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July 1, 1970

July 1, 1970

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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PASSING THE PUCK

• HOCKEY HAS suffered some tragic happenings since the end of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The untimely death of Terry Sawchuk has really shocked the hockey world, and the near-fatal auto accident involving Pittsburgh’s Michel Briere which nearly a month later still found the outstanding young rookie unconscious…Veteran NHL referee Vern Buffey has decided to retire. He believes he is injury prone and hopes to land an administrative job with an NHL or minor pro team…Pittsburgh Penguins have promoted Bed Kelly to general manager and coach effective immediately. THE HOCKEY NEWS Coach of the Year takes over the GM duties from Jack Riley who assumes the role of acting president of the Pens…Joe Crozier failed in his first bid to sue the Vancouver Canucks. The former manager of the Canucks…

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First All-Star Berth Swells Orr’s Bonus Take To $17,750

MONTREAL— Boston’s brilliant Bobby Orr just can’t seem to avoid making money. It literally falls into his lap. With the culmination of the Stanley Cup playoffs and Boston’s ultimate victory, young Orr emerged from it all with the major share of the accolades and a bulging bankroll to match. Selection to the first NHL All Star defense mean’t another $2,000 bonus for the sensational Boston rearguard and raised his monetary awards’ to a high of $17,750, tops for the NHL for one of the most glittering seasonal performances ever seen in the big time. Orr had to share the All-Star spotlight with the Esposito brothers, Tony and Phil, who were both selected as well to be-come the first pair of brothers to be named to a first All-Star team since 1937-38 and only the…

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Stanfield Top Playoff Scorer

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Doctors Don’t Know When Briere Will Be Conscious

MONTREAL— Michel Briere, young star of the Pittsburgh Penguins, remained unconscious in a Montreal hospital and doctors were unable to say when he might regain consciousness or if he will ever play hockey again. Briere, 20, suffered a fractured skull in a car mishap near his hometown of Malartic, Que., May 15. He was rushed to a Montreal hospital where he underwent surgery for removal of a blood clot near his brain the day after the crash. Just recently, he underwent a second brain operation for removal of a blood clot in the left temporal area. Briere is said to be resting well and there are no complication affecting the young star.…