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April 17, 1965

April 17, 1965

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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“Hockey Man’s Game’, Says Sid Abel As Wings Set Out To Test Hull Knees

“You like 7up 7up likes you” DETROIT, Mich.— Playoff hockey thrives on controversy and this year isn’t any different. The Detroit-Chicago series hopped into the rainy day arguments when Red Wing manager-coach Sid Abel very frankly said that the Wings in-tended to “test” Bobby Hull to see if the Chicago super star’s knees were in shape. It’s something that every team in sport does, be it football, basketball or hockey, amateur, collegiate or professional. But no one admits it. Abel is different though, in case you hadn’t noticed. When told later that the words surprised some, Abel answered “It’s a man’s game. We’d expect it and I’m sure they do, too.” Not that any dirty work was afoot—just some stiff checking. Hull showed in a hurry though that he could withstand the Wings’ best checks and…

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Armstrong Man Who Keeps Club Morale High

TORONTO, Ont.— During the National Hockey League season just past, two of Toronto Maple Leafs’ players decided they could no longer function as linemates. Convinced their talents simply would not merge, they were becoming discouraged. The problem was solved by George Armstrong who, as team captain, has played a much more important role in Leafs’ recent successes than any outsider probably realizes. Armstrong’s achievements are in the record book for anybody to see; he produces when production is needed. But the fact is that he is not one of the major cogs in the Leaf machine. What he is, though, is the oil that makes that mighty engine run so smoothly. Bob Pulford is Leafs’ player representative and, as such, has been instrumental in smoothing out many of their economic difficulties. He is the…