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December 25, 1970

December 25, 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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Rangers’ Ice Depth Challenged By Run Of Center Injuries

NEW YORK— Emile Francis had the door open and one foot was on the ice of Madison Square Garden. “You are crazy,” screamed the irate Cat at Rosaire Paiement, the rugged Vancouver Canuck wingman. “And the referees miss most of what you do.” Francis was hopping mad at Paiement’s running amuck in the New York—Vancouver contest of December 6. Rosy tangled with Vic Hadfield in the first period, Ted Irvine in the second and also took on Brad Park in the middle stanza. “He hit me right over the head,” moaned Park. “Referee Bryan Lewis just didn’t do anything about Irvine and Paiement battled even up after Rosaire crosschecked Ted to start it all. Lewis didn’t notice this one either. Hadfield got the decision over Rosaire, but wound up the big loser. Vic broke the metacarpal…

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NHL Team Rosters

C-Captain. A-Alternate Captain. MONTREAL GOALKEEPERS Rogatien Vachon Phil Myre DEFENSEMEN Pierre Bouchard Terry Harper A J.C. Tremblay Guy Lapointe Serge Savard CENTERS Jacques Lemaire Henri Richard A Ralph Backstrom Jean Beliveau C RIGHT WINGS Bill Collins Claude Larose MickCy Redmond Rejean Houle Leon Rochefort Yvan Cournoyer LEFT WINGS Pete Mahovlich John Ferguson Marc Tardif INJURED Larry Pleau Jacques Laperriere CHICAGO GOALKEEPERS Gerry Desjardins Tony Esposito DEFENSEMEN Jerry Korab Keith Magnuson Paul Shmyr Pat Stapleton Doug Mohns Bill White CENTERS Lou Angotti Bryan Campbell Pit Martin Stan Mikita A RIGHT WINGS Cliff Koroll Chico Maki Eric Nesterenko A Jim Pappin LEFT WINGS Dennis Hull Bobby Hull Gerry Pinder Dan Maloney INJURED Daug Jarrett A BOSTON GOALKEEPERS Gerry Cheevers Ed Johnston DEFENSEMEN Don Awrey Ted Green A Bobby Orr Dallas Smith Rick Smith CENTERS Phil Esposito A Derek Sanderson Fred Stanfield RIGHT WINGS Wayne Cashman Ken Hodge John McKenzie Ed Westfall A LEFT WINGS Garnet Bailey John Bucyk A Wayne Carleton Don Marcotte Dan Schock INJURED None ST. LOUIS GOALKEEPERS Glenn Hall Ernie Wakelv Robbie Irons DEFENSEMEN Noel Picard Barclay Plager John Arbour Jim Roberts A Bob Wall CENTERS Red Berenson C Chris Bordeleau Terry Crisp Jim Lorentz Frank St. Marseill RIGHT WINGS Craig Cameron Tim Ecclestone Gary Sabourin LEFT WINGS Bill McCreary A Bill Sutherland George Morrison Brit Selby Ab McDonald INJURED Bob Plager A DETROIT GOALKEEPERS Jim Rutherford Don McLeod DEFENSEMEN Ron Harris Gary Bergman A Jim Niekamp Gerry Harf Dale Rolfe Serge Lajeunesse CENTERS Alex Delvecchio C Rene Leclerc Garry Unger Don Luce RIGHT WINGS Wayne Connelly Tom Webster Hank Monteith LEFT WINGS Billy Dea Bruce…

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DETROIT SHUFFLE BACK WITH WINGS

—Page 15 “I’LL NEVER SCORE 66 GOALS.” SAYS PHIL ESPOSITO BUT EXPERTS WONDER —Page 3 ECCLESTONE GETS THE BIG GOALS —Page 14…

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Bomb Scare On Jet Unnerves Rugged Flyers

PHILADELPHIA— They won’t be kidding when the Flyers look back to their first visit to Vancouver and say they were “bombed”. It won’t be because of their 5-4 loss to the Canucks, either, but because of the bomb scare they encountered on the jet they were going to take out of town. It happened at Vancouver International Airport when the Flyers were informed, just minutes before boarding the craft, that an anonynmous caller had said an explosive device would be aboard this particular flight into Seattle. “It undoubtedly is a crank,” remarked an airport official. “But we can’t take any chances. We won’t let the jet take off until we’ve gone over it with a finetooth comb.” With that, teams of Royal Canadian Mounted Police and airport security officers went to work. They examined the…