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March 7, 1959

March 7, 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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Brown Saved Bruins From Ruin—Prexy

BOSTON, Mass.— Walter A. Brown is man with so many jobs that his workday never ends, but what has he done? He has accepted another job. Brown has been named chairman of the National Hockey League’s Owners’ Committee. The election of the Bruins’ president to the chairmanship of major league hpckey’s most important commitfee was announced here by Clarence S. Campbell, National League president. Campbell made his announcement as featured speaker at the annual dinner of the Gridiron Club of New England here, at which Brown was honored as New England’s Man of the Year in sports. Said Campbell of Brown, “Walter is the man who saved one of the greatest franchises in hockey, and today he’s the man who heads hockey’s most important committee. He’s chairman of the Owners’ Committee, and that’s as high…

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Player-of-the-Week

Bobby Hull.. ..Chicago Black Hawks CHICAGO, III. — Robert Marvin Hull was just 20 years of age last January 3rd. To the Chicago Black Hawks he is the best thing that ever came out of their vastly improved farm system. To his National Hockey League opponents Bobby is a menace. He’s clever, cocky and calm. He’s a menace because he has the ability to develop into one of the greatest players in hockey. He’s a menace because he’s already making his opponents look bad — and he’s only 20. Thus far this seeson Hull has been one of the main reasons for the sudden surge of the Black Hawks. Centering the club’s second strong line he has Eric Nesterenko on right wing and Ron Murphy on left and has been a tower…

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Playing the field

VOLUME 12 MONTREAL, MARCH 7, 1959 No. 23 Plight Of The Wings At a sportsmen’s dinner in Detroit a few nights ago, the plight of the Red Wings was brought up and Jack Adams was asked if he hadn’t gambled by making trades. “The most successful way to failure is never to take a chance,” the Red Wings’ general manager replied. “I’ll admit I’ve made a lot of trades, and I’ll keep on making them. No one remembers when you were successful. We got Tony Leswick and Bob Goldham in trades.” At this point, another dinner guest interrupted Jack to ask him if he’d traded any player he would like to have back. “Yes,” Jack admitted. “Jerry Toppazzini.” There are some other fellows around the league who were once owned by the Red Wings before being…

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HOCKEY CROSSWORD

ACROSS 1—Ranger player shown in centre. 5—Tantalum (Sym.) 7—Type of hockey pictured star played as a boy. 9—Played 54 games for Buffalo last season. 11—Name given a Red Wing forward. 12—Number of games Brian Cullen missed last season. 13—A Toronto forward answers to this. 14—Initials of Providence Reds’ manager. 15—Initials of goaltender Riggin. 16—Number of points Gordie Howe picked up in 1957-58 play-offs. 17—Nickname of Buffalo defenseman. 18—N.H.L. team with whom Bill Juzda first performed (abbr.) 19—Initials of high scoring Ranger. 20—Perform. 21—Mrs. Lester Patrick. 25—Toe Blake used to wear this number. 26—Hershey’s Ron Hurst broke one recently. 28—Initials of Solinger of Hershey. 29—Short for given name of Smith, ex Leaf captain. 30—Given name of an N.H.L. manager. DOWN 1—This N.H.L. referee a suffered facial cut on Feb. 14. 2—Marty Pavelich & Ted Lindsay’s business relationship. 3—Initials of Morrison, ex N.H.L. official. 4—Number worn by Hicke of Rochester. 5—“Sweeney” Schriner ended his career as a member…