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February 9, 1952

February 9, 1952

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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Cook Prays Buller Will Hold Up Until Allan Stanley Returns

NEW YORK. NY.— Until team captain Allan Stanley reports back for duty about the middle of February, the Rangers, it would seem, have a definite defense problem. In fact, the problem is so acute that, if it weren’t for the presence of ever-able Hy Buller, there just wouldn’t be any defense at all. When the Cookies took off this week on a critical swing throughout the League, their coach was hoping that time would pass awfully fast. Bill Cook just couldn’t wait until Stanley came back to stabilize the defense. Buller couldn’t play all the time, although he was almost willing to. Cook’s difficulties were well illustrated in New York’s last game at home before the tour. With Boom Boom Geoffrion scoring three goals, the Canadiens won. 5-3. Three of Montreal’s goals can…

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Hockey Crossword Puzzle

ACROSS 1—New York rookie pictured. 9—This is Jake McIntyre’s second name. 11—Cnaeus (abbr). 12—Players have these in their uniforms. 16—Pictured player will celebrate 26th birthday in this month (abbr). 17—Short for first name of Bergeron of New Westminster. 20—Initials of an NHL goalie. 22—Turk Broda was given one recently. 23—Wally Stanowski Is now sidelined with a broken —. 25—Month in which Rollins celebrates birthday (abbr). 26—Behold! 28—Baldy Northcott’s initials. 29—Joe Bell plays for Seattle — Men. 31—Half an em. 32—Nickname of team coached by Lloyd Ailsby. 34—Initials of Newhouser, baseball star. 35—Of (Fr). 36—Ike Hildebrand played two seasons with this team (abbr). 37—Given name of a Leaf rookie. DOWN 1—Name given coach of Montreal’s Junior Canadiens. 2—Initials of AHL coach of 1 across. 3—Pictured player is sometimes called “The — “. 4—Initials of a Habitant rearguard. 5—One of the Canadiens is called this. 6—Guyle Fielder’s second name. 7—Sun God. 8—Initials of a Toronto center. 10—Initials of Sprout of Seattle. 12—Pelopium…

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Twenty - Three Rookies Battle for Calder And $1,000

There are 23 players performing in the National Hockey League today who are eligible for the League’s outstanding rookie award, the Calder Memorial Trophy. This is by far the biggest crop of first-year players to campaign in the NHL for many season. Montreal Canadians and New York Rangers each have five rookies on their roster at the present time. Boston Bruins have four, Chicago Black Hawks have three, Detroit Red Wings have three and Toronto Maple Leafs have two. Boston, Chicago, Detroit and Toronto have had other rookies in their lineup earlier this season but they ere not with the club rightnow. Steve Hrymnak of Chicago and Bob Solinger of Toronto are both bona-fide rookies and eligible for the Calder award but neither is with his respective team at the moment. Following…

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“All Part of Game,” Says Ez-- “Sure I Hope to be Back with the Leafs”

BOSTON, Mass.— The Boston Bruins closed a controversial chapter on one of hockey’s most controversial figures the other day by selling him to the team from which they acquired him a year ago last fall. Bad Bill Ezinicki packed his skates and departed for Pittsburgh to play for the Hornets of the American league — temporarily. The next time Boston sees the husky little fellow he will probably be wearing the uniform of the Toronto Maple Leafs again and playing against the Bruins. Ezinicki’s departure created considerably less furor here than did his arrival a year ago last November, because it was effected during a period when he was sidelined with an injury. He hadn’t played for eight games when General Manager Art Ross of the Bruins met President Connie Smythe of the Maple Leafs…