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March 25, 1961

March 25, 1961

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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Despite Late Slumps, Habs Still Favorites

MONTREAL. Que.— On the eve of the playoff start in the Eastern Professional Hockey League there seemed to be a great many people in the wings warming up to throw dornicks at the Hull-Ottawa Canadiens. The war-cry of those hostile to the H-O Habs was that they wouldn’t get very far in the money series for the Tom Foley Memorial Trophy. The analysis was that the Pollock-Skov forces had not been having things their own way in the later stretches of the race; making no romp-away as in earlier laps. It might be that these moaners recall the 1960 playoffs when Sudbury Wolves, leaders of the pack all the way through were given their come-uppance in the money scramble by the under rated Montreal Royals, second place finishers. Very likely all Mr. Edward…

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Habs, Leafs Load NEWS Dream Squad

MONTREAL, Que. — Three players from the Montreal Canadiens, two from the Toronto Maple Leafs and one from the Detroit Red Wings were this week voted to the NHL All-Star team as chosen for THE HOCKEY NEWS by its thousands of readers from coast to coast. Veteran Defenseman Doug Harvey; Right Winger Boom Boom Geoffrion and Center Jean Beliveau easily won positions on the 14th annual All-Star club chosen by the Bible’s readers. Johnny Bower was the choice for goal and Frank Mahovlich of the Leafs was the left wing choice. Detroit’s Marcel Pronovost was the only member of a non-Canadian club on the team. The Detroit rearguard ran second to Harvey, but never threatened the Habs’ Captain for the first defense slot. Over twenty five thousand readers poured their ballots into THE HOCKEY NEWS…

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Leader Plans Attack To De-Ice The ‘leers’

EDMONTON, Alta. — The home team had just been called for throwing the puck down the ice to protect a slim lead as the game wore into its late stages. Al Leader, the bossman of the Western League, squirmed in his press box perch. “Something has to be done about that,” he grunted. Not that he had any quarrel with the home squad winning, mind you. One thing we’ve noticed about him over the years, he doesn’t take an exactly detached view of the proceedings beneath him. We suspect he’d always be happy if the home team won. That way, the fans would go home happy each night and come back enthusiastically for more. That would be the best assurance of all that Mr.Leader will always have a league beneath him to run. Anyway. about…

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Hull’s 100th Goal Puts Him In Speedy Class

CHICAGO, Ill.— The 100th goal of Bobby Hull’s National Hockey League career came on a blazing 15-foot shot against Montreal goalie Jacques Plante in Chicago Stadium, on March 12. Hull’s first 100 goals have come in four seasons — faster than did Gordie Howe’s or Boom Boom Geoffrion’s first 100 goals; but not in as short a period as did the first 100 goals scored by Rocket Richard or Jean Beliveau. Hull scored his first 100 goals as follows: 12 his rookie season of 1957-58 with the Chicago Black Hawks … 18 his next season … 39 last year when he led the NHL in scoring with 81 points … and 31 to date this season (with three games remaining). Hull operated as a center his first two years in the NHL, and as…