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November 23, 1963

November 23, 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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Seike Predicts NHL Expansion By ’68

Sees ‘8-Team’ Major League In Five Years MONTREAL, Que.- Frank J. Selke, managingdirector of the Montreal Canadiens, believes National Hockey League expansion is less than five years away. Selke, who has long advocated the expanding of hockey’s sole major league, declared that he sees the day coming - possibly by 1968 - when the NHL will have eight teams. Visiting Cincinnati recently to launch the new Cincinnati Wings entry in the Central Professional Hockey League, Selke said, "the NHL will consider new teams when the right parties come along with the necessary money to finance a big league club." He added the operation would cost in the neighborhood of $2,000,000. Selke was adamant that the NHL should not expand by more than two teams. He singled out Los Angeles, San Francisco, Pittsburgh and St. Louis…

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PASSING THE PUCK

• MONTREAL CANADIENS will play their second exhibition game in as many years when they meet Fort Wayne Komets of the International League in Fort Wayne later this month. John Ferguson, Canadiens’ rugged rookie, played for Fort Wayne in 1959-60 and it’s expected he will receive quite a homecoming … Fort Wayne has been drawing terrific crowds this season as Ken Ullyot has once again come up with a crowd-pleasing team … Rangers and Maple Leafs are trying to make a trade but so far have hit snags … Jacques Plante is still being bothered with asthma. Not bad enough to stop him from playing, however … Dennis DeJordy has played brilliantly in goal for Chicago since the Hawks gave him a chance … The Hawks right now have the…

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Gendron Given Call Again To Replace Bucyk

BOSTON, Mass.— For the second time in five years, exit Johnny Bucyk, enter Guy Gendron. Several years ago the Bruins had an outstanding scoring line composed of Bronco Horvath, Vic Stasiuk and Bucyk. It was known as the Uke Line, since Bucyk and Stasiuk were both of Ukranian ancestry. One night in a game with the Montreal Canadiens here, Bucyk was checked lightly by Maurice “Rocket” Richard. The big left wing lost his balance, fell and struck the boards, sustaining a severe injury to his right shoulder. For Bucyk’s replacement Milt Schmidt chose Gendron. One of little Guy’s first acts was to dub himself “the French Uke.” While Bucyk was recovering, Gendron did a good job of substituting and the Uke Line continued to score. Horvath is now with Rochester, Stasiuk with Pittsburgh, but when…