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March 9, 1968

March 9, 1968

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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Canadiens Boast Four Hot Scorers On Road As Habs Test New Teams

MONTREAL, Que. - The Canadiens are currently on a road trip, and it’ll be interesting to see who does the scoring for them as they wind their way through a fivegame safari. If figures mean anything, and this is a chance to find out if they do, four men should lead the scoring parade. The four are Jean Beliveau, Ralph Backstrom, Yvan Cournoyer and rookie Jacques Lemaire. They’ve been the top guns for Habs on the road this season, prior to the start of the latest trip. Beliveau and Backstrom ranked as the best goal-getters on the road. They each had 10 goals in games away from home, not including the St. Louis contest of February 28th. Beliveau had been at his best against Detroit, with four goals in the Olympia. He also had…

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Coaching Tougher Than He Thought, But Kelly Doing First Class Job

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Leonard “Red” Kelly was one of the great players in the National Hockey League for 20 years. Now it appears he may become one of the great coaches in the circuit, as he heads down the homestretch of his first year in that role, as menter of the Los Angeles Kings. Mild-mannered, soft-spoken, a skilled, rather than a ferocious player, he did not appear the perfect type for a coach. And he was not the Kings’ first choice. And some felt owner Jack Kent Cooke selected him as much for Red’s great “name” and background as a member of Parliament as anything else. Many felt he would have too many problems working with Cooke, an active owner, and Larry Regan, a first-year manager, to succeed. Kelly was the only…

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Felt Promises To Rectify Sight Lines In New Garden

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Deluged by protests both telephonic and visual, Madison Square Garden President Irving Mitchell Felt promised the hockey fans of New York that corrections in the sight lines of the new Madison Square Garden would be made as soon as feasible. Felt made his promise at a hastily called press conference on February 23 after a fan demonstration at the New York-Montreal game of February 21 and after the switchboard at the new Garden had lit up like a well decorated Christmas tree, with Ranger fans communicating their protests. For hockey, the new Garden was designed so that each fan would have a full view of the ice over the top of the standard wooden dasher boards surrounding the playing surface. Many railings have caused interference with sight lines…

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NHL Player Of The Week — IN THE WEST

Wayne Connelly is getting what amounts to a third chance to make good in the National Hockey League. Drafted by the Minnesota North Stars as their No. 5 pick, Connelly has turned out to be a solid buy for the expansion team. His 30 goals ranks him as the No. 1 shooter among the new team players and undoubtedly the Boston Bruins are kicking themselves for leaving the fast-skating winger open in the draft. The North Stars grabbed Connelly off the Boston roster convinced he could succeed where he failed with both Montreal Canadiens and the g Bruins. Connelly’s best effort was a 13-goal year last season and he is threatening to triple his goal output before playoff time rolls around. The muscular Minnesota winger hit a season high point when he scored all…