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June 1, 1969

June 1, 1969

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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Regan Says L.A. Kings Show Need For Tougher Forwards, Ice Leader

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Like owner Jack Kent Cooke and coach Red Kelly, manager Larry Regan says he was “deeply disappointed” with this past season in which the Los Angeles Kings dropped from second to fourth among expansion teams, but picked up from the first to the second round in the playoffs. “We began last season with the youngest team in the National Hockey League, which we still have,” Regan points out. “I felt then and I feel now that this was the proper approach to building a solid team. I felt then and feel now that we have to acquire the volume of talent to prosper over the long haul. “However, I have been disappointed by some of my original draft picks and by the lack improvement in some of out younger…

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THE FANS’ CORNER

JACK KENT COOKE, owner of teams, Los Angeles, Calif.: “Of course I’m a fan, first and foremost. And Howie Morenz was far and away the greatest and most exciting player I ever saw. He could do things no one else ever could do. He could come in on two defensemen and fake them to opposite sides of the rink, splitting them right down the middle as he waltzed in on the goal-tender. Rocket Richard was exciting. Gordie Howe, Bobby Hull, Eddie Shore and others were great. But Morenz was easily the greatest of all time. And Bobby Orr is easily the most exciting player today, and he could become as great as any of them.” IRA GITLLR, jazz critic, New York City: “Gordie Howe. He could do more things better and has done…

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West Achieves All-Star Break Through

Veteran netminder Glenn Hall of the St. Louis Blues again became a trail blazer for the National Hockey League’s comparatively new expansion division. Hall was selected to the NHLs first All-Star team to become the first player from a West Division team to make the grade. Last season, the NHLs expansion teams didn’t get a look as the East dominated all 12 All-Star positions. This year, Hall changed all that by being named goaler on the first team ahead of New York’s Ed Giacomm. It was the fourth major first for the new NHL teams since they came into operation in the 1967-68 season. Hall and Plante combined this season to annex the Vezina Trophy from the East’s best puck stoppers and young Danny Grant of Minnesota North Stars set a precedent by…

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Calder Cup Playoff Summaries

SAT. APR. 26 QUEBEC 0 at HERSHEY 4 WED. APR. 30 QUEBEC 3 at HERSHEY 4 FRI. MAY 2 HERSHEY 4 at QUEBEC 3 Penalties — Leiter 3.03; Paiement 3.56; Koller, Edestrand 4.15; Drolt (misconduct) 4.15. Shots by: Hershey 36; Queboc 26. Attendance: 6,946 (Herhey leads best-of-von finals 3-0) SUN. MAY 4 HERSHEY 3 at QUEBEC 6 WED. MAY 7 QUEBEC 0 At HERSHEY 3…