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October 29, 1971

October 29, 1971

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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Player’s of the week

In The East For the first time since Jan. 17, 1963, the name of a member of the New York Rangers heads the NHL scoring parade. The New York club, second place finishers to the powerful Boston Bruins in the NHL East last season, are off to their fastest start in years, and much of the credit must go to veteran right winger Rod Gilbert who is away to a blazing opening of his own with 11 points—three goals and a league-leading eight assists. The eight points which Gilbert scored in the team’s three games last week-Boston, Toronto and Montreal—also enabled him to surpass two personal milestones, his 300th regular season assist and 500th point. In The West Two years ago, as a rookie in his first full season in the NHL, Chicago Black Hawk…

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Barkley Encounters Expected Problems In Wings’ NHL Bow

DETROIT— It didn’t come as a surprise to anyone—the opening weekend of the National Hockey League season simply confirmed what had been predicted: the Red Wings aren’t going to overpower anyone offensively and, defensively, they’ve still got problems moving the puck up, clearing it from in front of the net. All four goals in the opening 4-2 loss to Minnesota came from the slot. And then the next night, in a 2-1 setback at Chicago, Detroit mustered just 16 shots—only two in the final period. Coach Doug Barkley preferred to look at the brighter side, complimenting his defense, especially Arnie Brown and Gary Bergman, after the Chicago defeat, and praising goalie Joe Daley who turned back 22 of 23 first period shots, none of them soft touches. It appears that Detroit might have to look…

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Omaha Rebuilding Knights; Dallas Hawks Get Maloney

OMAHA— Five other teams in the Central Hockey League will have to roll over and play dead if Omaha’s depleted Knights hope to win their third straight Adams Trophy this season. Veteran Jake Milford, known affectionately by Dallas coach Bobby Kromm as “the No. 2 President”, is the source of this bleak observation. Could be the Knights’ general manager is seeking some quarter from Kromm’s forces, who usually are victimized in Ak-Sar-Ren Coliseum here. While Milford peers through gloom-encrusted windows, coach Larry Popein is methodically welding a respectable club on which will be but four players with experience in CHL action. The balance will be neophyte. “I am happy to be back in Omaha and it is a pleasure to work with young kids like we have on our club this year,” said Popein, who…

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HOW DIVISIONS STAND

(Including games of Sunday, October 17)…