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November 26, 1960

November 26, 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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‘Not For Sale’ Sign Hung On McKenney’s Sweater By Patrick

BOSTON, Mass.— When a team cannot get started and the figures in the loss column begin to mount, when the natives become restless, there’s only one thing to do. Make a trade. But to that solution to a losing problem Manager Lynn Patrick of the Bruins may still be asking, “Oh, yeh?” As the Bruins forget the definition of “win” this fall, Patrick learned a number of new definitions for “trade.” “I always thought,” said the erudite Bruins’ boss, “that a trade was an equitable exchange of goods or services. But after some of the conversations I’ve been having, I don’t know.” Patrick listed some or the definitions with which he has become acquainted. Trade : The sending of Don McKenney to another National Hockey League team in exchange for two minor league forwards who have never…

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Sizzling Tussles Spark OHA Juniors …Petes Take Lead

ST. CATHARINES, Ont.— Peterborough Petes, a team virtually unrated by junior hockey observers before the season started, have sprinted into an early lead in the fast Ontario circuit. With back-to-back victories over St. Catharines Teepees, defending Memorial Cup champions, the surprising Petes moved into undisputed possession of first place. Least surprised person at the Peterborough success is their personable and voluble coach Scotty Bowman. “We may not have too many individual stars but this team has more drive than any I’ve handled since coming to Peterborough four years ago,” said Bowman, who manages as well’ as coaches the financially-successful Peterborough club. “If I can maintain this spirit for the next four months we could give all the teams plenty of trouble.”. Although Bowman claims there are no “individual stars” with the Montreal junior farm team,…

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Missed 20 Goal Club Only Once In NHL Career

MONTREAL, Que.— The word around the Forum for the past several years has been that as soon as Bernie Geoffrion can manage to play a full 70-game schedule without getting hurt, that’s the year he’s going to win the scoring championship again. The last time the Boomer played the full schedule was back in 195455, the last year Dick Irvin coached the Habitants, and that season Geoffrion hit is career high. He scored 38 goals, 37 assists and wound up the scoring champion with 75 points, one more than the suspended Rocket Richard who was forced to miss the last five games of the regular season plus the playoffs because of a fight in Boston. Many fans have, through some form of warped reasoning blamed Geoffrion for the fact the Rocket did not…

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Blues Hopes Hinge On 8 Of 15 To Be Played In Garden

NEW YORK, N.Y.— The comeback talk in Rangerville hinges on eight out of the next 15 games at home and a bit of recent NHL history. The history was made by the Chicago Black Hawks at this very moment last year. Mired in last place, with only three wins and nine points in 19 games, the Hawks carved a comeback trail that eventually led them into third place. Equally miraculous was Chicago’s feat in overtaking the Detroit Red Wings who, on Nov. 25th, 1959, were 17 points ahead of them. The Ranger brass remains convinced that in Bathgate, Prentice, Henry, Fontinato, Gadsby, Worsley, Hebenton and Sullivan, to name a few, it has the nucleus of a playoff club. All it takes, as Louie Fontinato said “is an 18-man effort.” Up until now it has been something…