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April 28, 1962

April 28, 1962

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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Adams Lists Trio—The Rest Can Be Dealt For

NEW YORK, N.Y.— The opening gun in the post playoff trade derby has been fired by Detroit g.m. Jack Adams who listed three Red Wings “Untouchables” and said he’s on the lookout for a left winger. “How about Dean Prentice of the Rangers?” a reporter asked. “Fine,” said Jack, “but I’m afraid the Rangers will ask too much for him.” Adams said neither Gordie Howe, Alex Delvecchio nor rookie Larry Jeffry was obtainable from Detroit. Jack didn’t think any explanation was necessary, so he didn’t explain. “There are plenty who are available,” he went on. “Like who?” “Marc Boileau, Val Fonteyne and Parker McDonald.” Adams, who deserves the reputation he has as an active trader, said he hadn’t conducted serious barter talk with his New York counterpart, Muzz Patrick, but there was every indication he would. “Muzz is a…

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Rangers Break For Homes-Some To Work Others Play

NEW YORK, N. Y.— Unaccustomed as they are to having playoff money to spend, the New York Rangers were suitably stupefied when questioned about their off-season projects. Veterans of many a losing season reacted by conditioned reflex and announced that they would work. Then, realizing they no longer are in the poor house, some discussed vacation plans. Harry Howell, one eminent member of the Blueshirts “nouveau riche,” held a press conference—attended by one reporter—and disclosed that he would spend his playoff loot on a Puerto Rican vacation. Not to be outdone, Harry’s benchmate, Irv Spencer, said he would go to Acapulco, Mexico with his buddy, Eddie Shack. Andy Hebenton said he’d go back to work in a Victoria, B. C. shipyard. When asked why he wasn’t spending his extra cash on a vacation. Andy shot…

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Hawks Even Series When Hull, Fleming Net Pairs

CHICAGO, Ill— For the second straight game the Chicago Black Hawks used their weight and speed to all but chase the Toronto Maple Leafs out of Chicago Stadium as they racked up their second straight win—4-1—to tie the best-of-seven Stanley Cup final series 2-2. A capacity crowd saw the Hawks and Leafs go at it with sticks and fists on occasion. It was one of the roughest and toughest Cup games in many years as fights broke out in each period, climaxed by a sticks winging duel between Chicago’s Stan Mikita and big Frank Mahovlich of Toronto. No damage was done in this vicious duel as both players stood back and took wild—but far off the mark—pokes. Referee Frank Udvari slapped them with game-misconduct penalties with less than three minutes remaining and both skated…

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‘Explosion Line’ On Verge Of Rewriting Book For Kingston

KINGSTON. Ont— There is no need to be alarmed over the muffled blasts you have probably heard coming from Eastern Ontario. Unless, of course, you have a hockey team in the Eastern Professional Hockey League playoffs. The sounds do not emanate from a new nuclear testing area, but from Kingston Frontenacs’ exciting new ‘Explosion Line’. The fellows making the noise are Don Blackburn, Bobby Leiter and Terry Gray, who were united at the start of the EPHL semi-finals against the Sudbury Wolves. One would have thought these fellows came from a long line of bounty hunters the way they treated Murph Chamberlain’s Wolves. The trio, none of which had been particularly startling throughout the schedule, scored 16 of 30 goals Frontenacs registered in five games. As a result, Sudbury lost 6-2 and 6-3 in the first two…