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February 28, 1959

February 28, 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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Playoff Picture For Bulldogs And Trappers Gets Barker Each Game

STRATFORD, Ont.— Unless something akin to a miracle happens, it will be Chatham, Kitchener, Sudbury and Sault Ste Marie for the NOHA-OHA senior “A” playoffs. None of the money berths are certain, but Windsor, with but four games left to play trail the fourth-place Soo Greyhounds by five points, and the latter have seven games left. Greyhounds could hop over Sudbury Wolves into third place, because they e games in hand and only trail the Wolves by two points. A similar situation could occur in the tight battle being waged by Chatham and Kitchener for first place, because the Dutchmen have a game in hand over the Maroons, although five points to the rear in second place. Kitchener aided their cause considerably in back-to-back games with Windsor, on Saturday night and Sunday…

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Traveling Mikolas Finally hods In Vancouver Lineup

Vancouver Sun VANCOUVER, B.C.— Ray Mikulan is a landlord’s best friend. He keeps more apartments than Tommy Manville. Travel bureaus think he’s the best thing to come along since Abe Saperstein. The Sometimes goalkeeper for Winnipeg Warriors, Saskatoon Quakers and Vancouver Canucks will remember 1959 as the year Lunik hit the moon, the dollar hit the skids and Mrs. Mikulan’s 24year-sold son, Raymond, hit the road. The upkeep is fairly horrible. Ray’s wife, “Donnie,” stays in the family apartment in Winnipeg, patiently awaiting the most blessed of all events this June 10. Until three days ago, Ray lived in a Saskatoon apartment where the rent is paid up for the month. Now, he’s stowed away in a Vancouver inn with appreciable appre hension. Anybody still insist two can live cheaper than one? This is second…

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Ted Answers Sid: “I’m Not A Troublemaker”

Toronto Star TORONTO, Ont.— Over the phone, Theodore Blake Lindsay, the Mr. Scarface of shinny, sounded as if you could have knocked him down with a duster. He was in Boston with the Black Hawks and he hadn’t heard about the rap which his old buddy, Sid Abel, had hung on him at a press conference in Detroit. “Sid is quoted as saying he is glad Ted Lindsay wasn’t with the Red Wings when he (Sid) came in as coach,” Old Scarface was told. “He says he has nothing against you person ally, but he has gathered from what former coach Jimmy Skinner and others have told him, that you were trying to take over the club.” “It sounds to me, as if there must have been some puppet strings around,” Lindsay finally retorted.…

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Milt Warns: Might Try After Game Workout If Needed

BOSTON, Mass.— Clippings concerning the New York Rangers’ unusual postgame practice of recent vintage were being circulated in the Bruins’ dressing room at Boston College. Said an agihockey tating writer to Milt Schmidt, “You’d never do anything like that Watson (Phil, Rangers coach) did, would you, Milt?” “Why not?” demanded Schmidt, glancing at the players near him. “Don’t be too sure of that. I might try it some night myself.” As far as strict discipline is concerned, this has been a memorable hockey season. He'd Do It The Chicago Black Hawks were all fined $100 by Tommy Ivan after being plastered by the Montreal Canadiens. Most of the Detroit Red Wings were fined $100 each by Sid Abel after being trounced by New York. Punch Imlach, who threatened to fine all of the Toronto Maple Leafs if…