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November 16, 1963

November 16, 1963

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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“HEADLINE HOCKEY”

The Ryerson Press. 132 pp. $3.50 In “HEADLINE HOCKEY”Andy O’Brien has taken on the difficult task of giving a very condensed and informal history of the game’s most significant events. He has handled it well—. choosing carefully from a wide selection of material that—stretches back to before the turn of the century, and finishes up in 1963. O’Brien, however, has skillfully avoided the pitfall of attempting to write an overly-weighty book; and has come up instead, with a brief and entertaining volume in which there is something for everyone. Oldtimers will chuckle over the hilarious recounting of the challenge for the Stanley Cup by the Klondikers, in 1905, when they took on the Ottawa Silver Seven. The middle-aged will relive the days when the meteoric Howie Morenz made people forget the depression. And, the…

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Reay Says Scoring Ace Bobby Hull “Combination Of Howe And Richard”

CHICAGO, III.— Bobby Hull, regarded by many as hockey’s most exciting player, is a “combination of Rocket Richard and Gordie Howe". So says Billy Reay, new head coach of Hull’s team, the Chicago Black Hawks. Reay played with Richard at Montreal, against Detroit’s Howe and now coaches Chicago’s Hull. Reay made his remarks at his first public speaking appearance since being named Chicago coach last summer. The somewhat unusual “platform” was the weekly luncheon meeting of Chicago’s American football “Quarterback Club". “Richard was the most explosive scorer,” said Reay in answer to a question to compare the three. “He was a great clutch player… the greatest. His play-off scoring records attest that.” Howe is the greatest all-around player I’ve seen. He’s a leader, a great shooter, playmaker and team man,” continued the former Montreal forward. “Hull…

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Plante Not Talking Anymore—About Hubs

NEW YORK, N.Y.— The already embarassed Jacques Plante has vowed not to say another word about his former Montreal Canadiens teammates. Plante has become a somewhat penitent orator since his candid comments about the debility of the Canadiens prodded the Habs to efforts above and beyond the call of their ability. In three games, two in Montreal, the other in New York, Plante was stoned with 131 shots and permitted 15 goals. He lost all three games. Some of Jacques’ teammates suggested he would have been better off declaring an embargo on future anti-Canadiens’ statements. Jacques agrees. “I am not saying any more about Montreal,” Plante observed at a recent N.Y. hockey writers’ luncheon. “All I did was get them mad at me.” The Canadiens endorsed his statement without equivocation. “We were delighted to beat him,” said Jean…

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National Hockey League Summaries