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August 1, 1957

August 1, 1957

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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Hershey Enrs Into Agreement With Red Wings

HERSHEY. Pa.— The Hershey Bears will have a working agreement with the Detroit Red Wings during the 1957-58 season. President John B. Sollenberger, of the Bears, has annourieed that the Hershey club has entered into an agreement with Jack Adams, of the Wings, to provide several players for the coming American Hockey League campaign. The Red Wings immediately assigned Gordie Hollingsworth, 24-year-oId defenseman. to the Bears, and indicated that several other players would follow when Detroit begins to sift through its squad at training camp. Meanwhile Solleuberger pointed out that the Bears would also continue to work with the Boston Bruins. The Bruins are expected to send the Bears four or five players, including such prformers as Lorne Davis, Eddie Panagabko, Al Nicholson and George Raniero.…

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Bruins Replace Missing Link, Springfield Is Top Farm Club

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.— The missing link in the Boston Bruins’ chain of hockey operation has, finally, been fashioned and put in place. In the past several years the Bruins’ management, starting almost from scratch, has constructed an efficient organization, one which stretches across the continent from the base here. But until this summer there was one link missing. The absent asset was a professional farm club of reasonable proximity. That lack was eliminated the other day with the announcement by Manager Lynn Patrick that the Springfield Indians of the American league have joined the Bruins’ system. The Bruins and Springfield are the only professional hockey teams in this state. The distance between Boston Garden where the Bruins play and Springfield Coliseum where the Indians play is only 100 miles. Yet until Patrick announced the reaching of a…

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Watson Ends 14-Year Stay In NHL, Succeeds Eddolls As Buffalo Coach

BUFFALO, N.Y.— Harry Watson, the elder statesman of National League players in point of service, has been named to succed Frank Eddolls as player-coach of the Buffalo Bisons, thereby ending a 14-year stay under the big top. Watson’s debut in the American League will mark the first time in his pro career that he played outside the NHL. He broke in with the defunct Brooklyn Americans as an 18-year-old-fresh from the Saskatoon juniors and subsequently wore Detroit, Toronto, and Chicago uniforms. He missed the 1943-44, 44-45 seasons while serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force. His 236 goal career total left him behind only Maurice Richard, Gordie Howe, and Ted Lindsay among active players at the time he accepted the offer to become Buffalo’s 10th coach since the Bisons entered the AHL in 1940. While…

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Shift of Giants, Dodgers Promises Publicitv Boom to Blues

NEW YORK, N.Y. — It’s official that the Giants are going to leave New York. And if you know anyone in the Dodger organization, it’s official that the Brooks will go bye-bye too. As for the Rangers, it’s strictly unofficial, but it doesn’t take much figuring to realize that the departure’ of the two National League baseball teams could prove to be a publicity boon to the Rangers. It could mean that, at long last, the Blues will get their place in the suit. And by the sun we mean the seven New York daily newspapers. For years hockey fans have bemoaned the fact that their favorite sport was treated like a second-class citizen in some of the Gotham papers. That is, compared with baseball, basketball and football. With the Giants and Dodgers gone,…