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March 28, 1964

March 28, 1964

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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Jeffrey’s Frustration Mounts As Injuries Cut Down Wings

DETROIT, Mich. This was to be Larry Jeffrey s year - - Larry Jeffrey, the Red Wings’ new Ted Lindsay. Jeff is one of the Wings quintet of talented forwards 24 years old and younger who have put new zip into the club this season, particularly in the second half, a member of the Jet Set. But it hasn’t quite been Jeffrey’s year. It’s been a year of frustration caused by injuries. the hindrance of a knee brace worn almost since the start, sore feet and a couple of headaches. For a youngster, the game isn’t all eating steaks, flying in jets, signing autographs and scoring goals. Occasionally there have been whispers that Jeffrey “throws snow,” backs off. doesn’t dive into the corners. “Some nights he looks like a star, other nights he might as well…

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Central League Summaries

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Chicago Misses Sweep, Places Five On First Team; Beliveau Named MVP, Laperrière Leading Rookie

—MONTREAL, Que. The Chicago Black Hawks may not have won the National Hockey League championship but individually they were the big favorites of the fans across the country when it came to picking the all-star teams. The results of THE HOCKEY NEWS 17th annual all-star poll announced this week clearly indicated the fans had eyes mostly for the Black Hawks, who lost the NHL title in a dramatic stretch race to the Montreal Canadiens. The Hawks almost pulled off a first team sweep, something unheard of in NHL circles. In all Chicago placed five players on the first ‘dream’ squad and only defenseman Tim Horton managed to break through the Black Hawks monopoly to win a defense berth. The Hawks placed a total of six on the two teams, with Montreal and Toronto each…

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Kelly’s Sensational Netminding Certain To Bring Rookie Award

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. A veritable cinch for rookie of the year award in the Western League is young Dave Kelly of Portland, and he probably will pick up a vote here and there for most valuable player honors. The 20-year-old goalkeeper, a product of Toronto junior teams, finished the season with such a blaze that he easily could be considered the best cage cop in the loop. This is not to take too much away from Denver’s Al Millar as the latter only started to lose a game here and there when the Invaders had clinched first place some 20 games before the windup. Millar likely will be MVP. But Kelly surely would be crowding him had he started the season as well as he finished it. And in the process he carved out…