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February 20, 1954

February 20, 1954

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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Puckish Monsieur Pelletier Suggests Players Wear Ties

SEATTLE, Wash.— Every hockey player should wear a necktie, says Marcel Pelletier. Not on the rink, to the rink, continues the Seattle Bomber goalie, with a touch of Gallic. Cravats are no part of puck panoply but players should be attired with decorum before and after the game, to lendignity to their sport. Fans should see them at their tailored best. That’s the way fans see Marcel. Le monsieur is no dandy or fop but always is well turned out. He was voted the best-dressed player in the Quebec Hockey League last season. He also was voted the most valuable. He had the best goais-a-game average, 2.53, and won the Vezina Trophy while helping Chicoutimi win the flag and the playoffs. In the process, Marcel poured a pail of whitewash on the league — 12…

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The Passing sports show

IN DETROIT they call him “Dick The Disturber” … He is Dick Irvin of course … His latest charges in the New York papers regarding the Detroit scorer are old hat around here but Dick always manages to give them a new twist… Anyway he has Jack Adams jumping … The latter wants to bet that his man named Jewell who so far as Howe is concerned seems to be a Jewell of consistency, is more impartial than Lambert Mayer who is scorer here… Jack wants to spring for a bet of $200 to prove his point… That suggestion will come under advisement from cautious Dick who is no betting man … We don’t know how they could settle that kind of a bet Irvin claims that all Gordie Howe has…

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Red Wings Will Utilize Peters’ Adept Checking

DETROIT, Mich.— Of all the places to find help, look where the first-place Detroit Red Wings picked up their newest player — from the last-place Chicago Black Hawks. The Wings rescued Jimmy Peters, who played with them once before, in a swap for a junior amateur to be given Chicago after the season ends. A question to puzzle the fang was how a 31-year-old veteran from the floundering Hawks was supposed to help the high-flying Wings. Manager Jack Adams answered that Peters definitely should strengthen his club, especially in “those tight-checking games with. Montreal and Toronto”. Which was strong tribute to Peters’ noted checking ability. In addition Adams figured he had gained expert help in the penalty-killing department. “When the chance came to get Peters, I talked it over with some of the older players…

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The Happybirthday to You

February 24 to March 2 27—FOGOLIN, Lee, Chicago defense, 1926. 28—DENIS, Jean-Paul, Providence forward, 1924. 1—HIRSCHFEL.D, Bert, Providence forward, 19 29; STANLEY, Allan, Vancouver defense, 192 6; BENTLEY, Max, New York forward, 1920. 1—QUACKENBUSH, Bill, Boston defense, 1922.…