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January 31, 1959

January 31, 1959

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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NATIONAL LEAGUE

Bruins Missed Seven Times The Boston Bruins have missed the playoffs only seven times in their 34 year history and only once in those many years did they miss the post season classic twice in a row. The Bruins joined the league in 1924-25 and missed. They also failed the following season. They missed in 1931-32, 33-34, 43-44, 49-50 and 1955-56. Boston Won Title 10 Times The Boston Bruins, in 34 years in the National Hockey League have finished first ton times. Seven of those occasions wore as members of the American Division when the league was comprised of that division and the Canadian division. The Point Parade (Including Games of Sun., Jan. 25) RECORD OF GOALKEEPERS FOR SEASON 1958-59 PENALTIES IN MINUTES BY CLUBS How The Race Goes (Standings on Wed., AM., Jan. 21) Week Ending January 25, 1958…

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Adams Says Clubs Nixed Deals, Hoping Wings Would Sink

DETROIT, Mich.— His Detroit Red Wings skidding and slumping, Jack Adams has been scorned at every way post when it comes to seeking new players. “OK, so this is our penalty for getting in the playoffs 23 years in a row and for winning the title eight times in nine years.” That’s what Adams says. He offers a strange story of intrigue within NHL circles in his analysis of the inability to make any trades. “No one wants to help us. They figure we’ve got a bad year or so coming to us. Even the ones we helped out when they were hurting now refuse to help us until they’re certain that we’re really hurting,” Adams claimed. He pointed out these examples : Wings Offered More For St. Laurent, More For Sloan Than Habs, leafs Got Jack…

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“Who’s In First?” Dutchies, Maroons In Fierce Battle

STRATFORD, Ont— Kitchener Dutchmen and Chatham Maroons are still waging a see-saw battle for leadership in the NOHA-OHA senior “A” group, and at the moment the Dutchmen are one point up on the Maroons, as the lead changes almost nightly. Kitchener muffed their best chance to forge ahead when they dropped a 5-3 decision to the lowly North Bay Trappers on their last northern trip, although they made amends by defeating Sudbury Wolves and Soo Greyhounds. In the meantime, Chatham was waging a duel with their bitterest rivals. Windsor Bulldogs, the latter winning on Chatham ice, only to have the Maroons rebound on Windsor ice for a 5-4 victory in overtime. Chatham suffered a grievous loss when regular goalie Don Head sustained a shoulder separation in a game at Sault Ste. Marie, and…

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Rash Of Injuries Fail To Halt The Onrushing Barons

CLEVELAND, O.— How they are going to keep the Cleveland Barons from winning the American Hockey League pennant and the Calder Cup that follows escapes this observer. When the Barons capped a thrilling come back drive from the basement of the league to first place (for a few hours) the evening of Sunday. Jan. 18, they proved that they will stand for nothing getting between them and the glory road. Not widespread injuries, not raw recruits, not emergency goaltenders could stem their surge onward and upward. From the bottom of the league on Nov. 9th to the top of the league Jan. 18th was the story of the Barons that thrilled Cleveland fans in a way that they have seldow been thrilled before. Their 6-4 defeat of the Hershey Bears in a Sunday matinee on…