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February 22, 1958

February 22, 1958

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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Nick Has One Record: No Trips To Bonus Window In 7 Seasons

DETROIT, Mich.— If all that bonus money split among the playoff teams is supposed to make them hungry, nobody in the entire National Hockey League is hungrier than Nick Mickoski. “I’m starving for some of it,” admits the lean winger who honestly does not look too well fed. Mickoski has been away from that bonus trough for seven straight years, which is some thing of a course record. No other player now in the NHL has gone longer than four years without grabbing at least one slice of the incentive money paid to teams finishing fourth or higher and engaging playoff action. Now a Detroit Red Wing, Mickoski has gone unfed for such a long stretch because of the timing in his trade from New York Rangers to Chicago Black Hawks. After drawing a blank…

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AHL Stumped; Can’t Understand Why NHL Just By Passes Fisher

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Not too long ago Johnny Crawford, Profidence Reds coach and a pretty sharp guy to have in your corner in a big game, was talking about Dune Fisher, star right winger of the Hershey Bears. Said Crawford, who piloted the Reds to back-to-back titles the past two seasons in the American Hockey League: “It’s always amazed me why the National League has overlooked Fisher. I know the guy’s 30, but hell he’s got the legs of a 25 year old and can play with any club in the National League tomorrow.” Said Jim Hendy, Cleveland Barons general manager, who has observed Fisher’s, work for years: “Sometimes you wonder if some of the National League men know a good hockey player when they see one.. Fisher’s the best corner man in our league.…

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Employment For QHL Goalers Is Steady, But For Who, Is Question

MONTREAL, Que.— Have pads—will travel! If the sports pages carried advertisements at space rates paid by the performers, like the theatrical journals, announcements bearing this slogan would be commonplace. Not original, of course, it’s a take off of the old vaudevillians’ text: “Have Tux will travel.” Surely these netkeepers in Byron Higginson’s circuit are a nomadic lot. They get around. Take the itinerary of Al Millar for example. Last year’s Vezina Trophy winner, who starred for the Quebec Aces in their triumphant march to both the Thomas O’Connell Memorial and Edinburgh Trophies has played for five different teams in three separate leagues this season. Millar began with Springfield Indians in the American League on a high recommendation from his old boss, when “Punch,” Imlach switched from Quebec to the Tribe. After a while…

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Playing the field

The Habs Draw Big Although the Canadiens have figuratively walked right out of the National Hockey League this season it hasn’t hurt attendance. If a team were to make the same kind of a shambles of the pennant race in either major baseball league the fans would stay away in droves. The Habitants themselves are the biggest box office draw in the circuit, packing them in wherever they go. It has been written more than once that this team may be the greatest of all time, which is enough to attract the fans. Everybody wants to see the greatest, whether in sport or anything else. “When the Canadiens play in Chicago the people come in from 200 miles away,” Tommy Ivan, the Black Hawks’ general manager, told us. “The last time they played…