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October 15, 1960

October 15, 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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Champs Unanimous Chokes To Grab Another Bunting

MONTREAL, Que.— Take it from 18 newspapermen and radio announcers, It’ll be a two division race In the NHL in the 1960-61 season. In its 14th annual poll, THE HOCKEY NEWS this week discovered just what the experts think will happen in the NHL this season. We polled three men in each city, each who cover the hockey beat for their respective papers or radio and TV stations. All agree that Chicago has Improved, but the 18 also agreed that no One is going to catch the runaway Flying Frenchmen this season. The 18 unanimously called fhe Canadiens to win the title, it is the first time in NEWS history that a team has been chosen to win the marbles in such a Unanimous fashion. The writers, looking over the Canadiens power, both…

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Only Time Will Tell If Milt Has Plugged Bruins’ Leaky Defense

BOSTON, Mass.— The Bruins of the past several seasons have fitted that old baseball descriptive of years ago : “Good hit, no field”. Scoring goals hasn’t been a problem for them, but preventing the other teams from scoring more has. That unbalanced record is the basis of the objective which Milt Schmidt has set for the Bruins for this season. And the enthusiasm with which his players have trained toward the objective has put the Bruins’ coach in an optimistic frame of mind toward his team’s prospects for the year. “Our objective is to improve our defensive record substantially,” said Schmidt on the eve of the Bruins’ opening game of the National League season, “and I think we’ll accomplish it. “Last season we had 241 goals scored against us. I have the exact figure right on…

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Playing the field

The Big Question All around the National Hockey League the question is being asked: Is this the year that will mark the end of the Canadiens long domination of the NHL? Despite the fact that they are going to be without the services of Maurice (Rocket) Richard, the greatest scorer in history, they are still the team to beat. Jack Adams, general manager of the Detroit Red Wings, says that the greatest hockey teams disintegrate after five years and then must be rebuilt. According to him, this should be a crucial year for the Habitants, as they have won the Stanley Cup the last five years in a row. Punch Imlach, manager-coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, has this to say about the Canadiens: “It’s their strong defense that has kept them on…

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Set Lineup Makes Braves Much Better Warriors Than In 1959

In The Past Chicago Hasn’t Been Able To Get Set Crew Until At Least Xmas Time CHICAGO, Ill.— For the first time in his three seasons as coach of the Chicago Black Hawks, Rudy Pilous is starting the year with a fairly set lineup. If for no other reason than this, the 1960-61 edition of Chicago’s National Hockey League entry figures to be an improved team. “In other seasons we’ve experimented with our forward lines all through training camp and usually up until Christmas time,” said Pilous before the team’s opening game against Detroit in Chicago Stadium, Oct. 5. “Last year, as an example, we didn’t put Bobby Hull, Bill Hay and Murray Balfour together until Dec. 26. After that they were the hottest line in the league, scoring 50 goals over the last 50…