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November 12, 1955

November 12, 1955

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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If Hawks Maintain Present Pace They’ll Show Best Mark In Years

CHICAGO, Ill.— Although the Black Hawks could boast of no more than four wins and two ties in their first 10 games of the 1955-56 NHL schedule, a study of the club’s past achievements shows that play at this rate the rest of the season would give Chicago its best hockey record in history. A projection of this pace in wins and ties would give Dick Irvin’s charges a new peak of 28 victories and a new high in points of 70. It is interesting to note at this infant stage in developments that Toronto got 70 points last season in finishing third behind Detroit and the Canadiens. The most wins a Chicago team has ever recorded to date are the 27 accomplished in 1952-53 when rookie coach Sid Abel led the team…

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Sawchuk Improved As Bruin

BOSTON, Mass.— If his off-season transfer from the champion Detroit Red Wings to the Boston Bruins has affected Terry Sawchuk, the change has been for the better. The great goal-tender has made a better start with the Bruins this fall than he made with the Red Wings a year ago. The Bruins played nine games during the month of October, and during that period Sawchuk allowed the combined opposition only 14 goals, an average of 1.55 goals per game. Of the total, five were scored in one game by the Montreal Canadiens, so Sawchuk’s record for the other eight games was a total of only nine goals. In the first nine games played by Detroit a year ago, Sawchuk was scored upon 20 times for an average of more than two goals per game. Last month…

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PASSING THE PUCK

• NEW YORK will televise only four of their home games this season…This is the closest National Hockey League race for years and years…Chicago’s Harry Watson was happy when the Hawks stopped over for a few days in Toronto recently. It gave him a chance to put the storm windows on his Leaside home…Everyone around the NHL is wondering when the last place Detroit Red Wings are going to break loose with a barrage of goals…. Too good a club to remain in the cellar for long…Dick Irvin pointed out the other day that All-Star defenseman Doug Harvey of Canadiens has never scored a goal in the playoffs…Bucky Hollingworth has seen little action with Detroit this season Jack Adams says that Warren Godfrey is “nearly the best defenseman in the…

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What a Difference a Change Makes!