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May 1, 1960

May 1, 1960

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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Break Up Canadiens! “Never”, Says Muzz

NEW YORK, N.Y.— Should the NHL break up the Montreal Canadiens? The question was raised in New York, home of the last place club, after the Montreals assaulted and battered the NHL, finally coming out of it with their fifth straight Stanley Cup. Despite the Canadiens’ eminence, there is no desire in Rangerville to have the Habitants drawn quartered and doled out, star-by-star, to the lower clubs to create more balance in the league. “Why break up the Canadiens?” asks Muzz Patrick in answer to the question, “they’ve worked hard to build their organization, to put the team where it is. Would it be fair to break them up?” Without saying it, Muzz said “no.” The feeling is that the other clubs will have to raise themselves to the Canadiens’ plane. Rangers have moved in this…

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Cyr Leads Canucks To Series Win Over Cougars In Finals

SEATTLE, Wash.— Vancouver lost the first two games of the final series with Victoria then won the next five Twice previously a team has lost the first two games then went on to win the series. In 1950, Victoria lost the first two games of their series to Portland, both in overtime, then went on to win four games to three. In 1951, New Westminster lost the first two games to Tacoma then won the next four. There have only been two best of nine game play-off series played in the Western Hockey League. In 1954, Vancouver defeated New Westminster five games to two in semi-final series. It took Vancouver the same number of games to dispose of Victoria this season. Ray Cyr, Vancouver’s starry center, led the individual scorers during the playoffs.…

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27 Years Of Rookie History

Calder Memorial Trophy Winners 1958-59—Ralph Backstrom, Canadiens 1957-58—Frank Mahovlich, Toronto 1956-57—Larry Regan, Boston 1955-56—Glenn Hall, Detroit 1954-55—Eddie Litzenberger, Chicago 1953-54—Camille Henry, Rangers 1952-53—Lorne Worsley, Rangers 1951-52—Bernie Geoffrion, Canadiens 1950-51—Terry Sawchuk, Detroit 1949-50—Jack Gelineau, Boston 1948-49—Pentti Lund, Rangers 1947-48—Jimmy McFadden, Detroit 1946-47—Howie Meeker, Toronto 1945-46—Edgar Laprade, Rangers 1944-45—Frank McCool, Toronto 1943-44—Gus Bodnar, Toronto Calder Trophy Winners 1942-43—Gaye Stewart, Toronto 1941-42—Grant Warwick, Rangers 1940-41—Johnny Quilty, Canadiens 1939-40—Kilby Macdonald, Rangers 1938-39—Frank Brimsek, Boston 1937-38—Cully Dahlstrom, Chicago 1936-37—Syl Apps, Toronto Former Leading Rookies 1935-36—Mike Karakas, Chicago 1934-35—Dave “Sweeney” Schriner, Americans 1933-34—Russ Blinco, Montreal 1932-33—Carl Voss, Detroit…

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Blake Finally Puts Okay On Jacque’s Mask

MONTREAL, Que.— “The mask Is here to stay.” That was coach Toe Blake’s major quote as he cooled out in the quiet of his home after winning the fifth straight Stanley Cup championship for his Montreal Canadiens. Blake explained he wasn’t kidding. “I wasn’t in accord with Jacques Plante’s experiments with masks. I wasn’t sure a mask was necessary. But he’d had some indifferent games and I figured it was worthwhile going along with his idea. “Plante’s performances in the two playoff series have convinced me. I don’t care what kind of a mask he wears in the future. As far as I’m concerned the mask is here to stay. “I’ll tell another thing quite frankly,” Toe added. “I never dreamed we would knock off both Chicago and Toronto in straight games. Chicago had come…