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December 5, 1964

December 5, 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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Hull May Make Scoring History

CHICAGO, Ill.— National Hockey League observers have predicted that the existing 50-goal season record will likely be shattered in the very near future. They didn’t say when but they obviously had Bobby Hull, the brilliant left winger of the Chicago Black Hawks in mind, when they went out on the limb. Now with Hull declaring open season on netminders and shooting 17 pucks into the net in the Chicago’s first 18 games, they’re not sure that they should revise their estimates upwards with 60 a more likely figure. Hull has been setting a blistering pace this season and is well ahead in production as compared to his 50-goal year in 1961-62 and that of both Bernard Geoffrion and Maurice Richard, both of whom experienced the thrill of scoring 50 times in a season before…

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Stickboy Pressed Into Action As Bisons’ Netminder Injured

BUFFALO. N.Y.— Denis DeJordy…Gus Mortson…Encil (Porky) Palmer. Who? Encil (Porky) Palmer is a 23-year-old, overweight, sometime goalie who joined DeJordy and Mortson to give Buffalo its hockey version of THAT WAS THE WEEK THAT WAS, the highly popular TV program. DeJordy, one of the most popular players in history here, and Mortson, out of pro hockey for four years after winding up an illustrious career with the Herd, stepped in to replace Ed Chadwick and Ian Cushenan. Chadwick, giving the club fine goal-tending, suffered a concussion in a game at Rochester, and a back ailment forced Cushenan out of the lineup and left the team with three defensemen. DeJordy, recalled by the parent Chicago Black Hawks a year ago, made his first start in a month, and scored his first victory in 11 months, when…

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Western Ad Lib

LOS ANGELES, Calif.— At the one-quarter mark of the Westerr Hockey League season, Seattle is fighting it out with Portland for the lead and coach Keith Allen and defenseman Larry Zeidel agree on the reason for the improvement in last season’s fifth-placers. “It’s spirit,” Allen says. “We’ve added some new men—including goalie Jimmy McLeod, defenseman Moe Mantha, forwards Bill Dineen and Gerry Brisson—who talk it up on the bench and in the dressing room.” Zeidel says, “It really helps as you go along. It keeps you fired up. McLeod has such guts and confidence, he’s a real backbone for us, and the other guys have been giving us a lift.” It is perhaps no coincidence that McLeod, Mantha and Brisson formerly played for San Francisco, playoff champions the last two seasons. Now,…

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Bruins’ Foldup In Road Games Helps Keep Boston On Bottom

BOSTON, Mass.— What ails the Bruins? A lot of things, obviously, but two in particularly: 1—Inability to win road games. 2—An atrocious record against Detroit and New York. In the past five seasons the B’s have won just 21, count ‘em, 21 of 147 road games. Over this span they have won just three games each in Detroit, Montreal and Chicago. What’s more, Boston has managed to beat New York just 14 times in the past 60 games. The B’s-Rangers record, spelled out further, stands 37 wins, 14 losses, nine ties in New York’s favor. The Boston-Detroit rivalry has been equally as one-sided. Tracing back to the 1960-61 season, the Bruins have won just 13 of 60 games with 10 ending in ties. “I don’t know what it is. but we can’t seem to beat New York.”…