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January 21, 1950

January 21, 1950

The Hockey News has been providing the most comprehensive coverage of the world of hockey since 1947. In each issue, you'll find news, features and opinions about the NHL and leagues across North America and the world.

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THE INTERNATIONAL HOCKEY WEEKLY

TEAM OR INDIVIDUAL? When Detroit goalie Harry Lumley was knocked out of action for a few games recently, and replaced by Terry Sawchuk from Indianapolis, it stirred up anew the controversial discussion about the method of awarding the Vezina Trophy. Around Detroit they point out that a substitute goalie for an injured regular might let in enough goals to ruin the full-time netminder’s chances of collecting the prize trophy and the $1,000 cheque that goes with it. Under the present system, the Vezina Trophy for goaltending excellence is awarded to the goalie who has played the most games for the team having the fewest goals scored against it during the complete season. If a cage custodian is out of action for two or three games, his substitute might let in six or seven goals…

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THE FAN FORUM

WHO OWN WHO Dear Sir, Could you please tell me what National Hockey League club owns Colin Kilburn and Marcel Pronovost? Gerald Comeau. Fredericton, N.B. (Canadiens own Kilburn and Detroit have the right to Pronovost.) DON’T CRY LEO Dear Sir, In the December 24th edition of THE HOCKEY NEWS, you said you published stupid letters, well I agree with you. The letter from Mr. Leo Mercado of Boston sounds as if he has a grudge against Toronto. He almost accused Bill Barilko of deliberately injuring Eddie Sandford. This may be true, but 1 doubt if any player would deliberately injure another player. Don’t you think it’s up to Sandford to do the beefing. As far as the incident with Elmer Lach goes, it probably could have happened to anyone. I don’t think Mercado should pass judgment on anyone, (Bill Barilko…

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Peirsons Injury Makes Him Blue—He Wants To Get Into Action

BOSTON, Mass.— Johnny Peirson hobbled off a table in the Bruins dressing room where Win Green, the Boston trainer, had worked on his severe Charley horse for the past half hour. The 24-year-old Boston right winger limped heavily on his right leg as he nervously paced back and forth in the dressing room. “This is the third week of play I’ve missed because of this injury,” he moaned. “I didn’t think much of it at first, but it grew worse after that game with the Hawks was over.” Peirson was referring to a Bruins-Black Hawks game in Chicago the week before Christmas when Bill Gadsby felled him whale he was racing in on 1 Brimsek. DOESN’T KNOW HOW “For the life of me, I don’t know how Gadsby ever got me,” he said. “I saw him…

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Player – Of – The – Week

Leo Gravelle, fast stepping right winger of the Montreal Canadiens, has been chosen by THE HOCKEY NEWS as the Player-Of-The-Week and becomes the third player to win the ‘Schaefer Award’. Last week Gravelie, often termed the “Tiger”, scored his first hat trick since turning professional from the Montreal Senior Royals two and a half seasons ago. He scored his fourth goal in one week when the Canadiens met and stopped the Chicago Black Hawks for the second time in five days. On January 10, playing in Chicago, the Goldy Locked Lad led the Habs to a one sided 7-3 victory over the Black Hawks, the low men on the N.H.L. Totem pole. Playing in Montreal last Saturday against the Hawks, Gravelie netted his fourth marker of the week as the Montrealers gave Bill…