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November 10, 1972

November 10, 1972

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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WHL Nears Agreement With New Mexico

SANTA FE— An agreement to allow the Western Hockey League into the state of New Mexico is near finalization, state fair manager Finlay MacGillivray told the legislative committee. MacGillivray said that the state would be guaranteed $1,000 per game or 10 per cent of the gate—whichever is higher—for each game, under conditions of the agreement. He said that he had been negotiating with Ice Sports. Inc., for the proposed use of Tingley Coliseum at the fair grounds for the hockey team. The fair manager said the hockey team was committed to making $250,000 in improvements at the Coliseum. He said improvements would include ice-making equipment and new seating.…

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Pulford’s New Approach To Coaching Getting Test

LOS ANGELES— Tommy Ivan, who has won ten NHL pennants and four Stanley Cup championships in 25 years as coach in Detroit and manager in Chicago, stood in the dressing room passageway in the Inglewood Forum before a Black Hawk game in Los Angeles and said, “You have to hand it to Jack Kent Cooke. He has done everything he has said he would do except win and he will do that yet, I suspect.” Ivan pointed out, “I was at the meeting when Jack sought the franchise and I know few really thought he would build a new building, especially with a fairly new building already here, but he built a beautiful one. He is struggling, but what is significant to me. he does not complain. Many of the men who…

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PASSING THE PUCK

PAUL HENDERSON and Phil Esposito will both be presented with new cars bv a Canadian brewery for their outstanding play in the Canada-Russia series. Henderson was the actual winner of the pouplarity contest sponsored by the brewery but the voting was so close that it was decided to give Esposito, who was the runner-up, a new car “as well… Owner Charlie Finley is finally getting down to earth again after his Oakland A’s World Series’ victory. Charlie was ecstatic about his club—s thrilling win and now plans to get behind his California Golden Seals and see if he can’t move them into a playoff berth in the NHL West… A new brother act in the NHL this season is composed of Brian and Chuck Leflev. Natives of Grosse Isle, Man.,…

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Hawks’ GM Running Out String With New Season Big Challenge

CHICAGO— The world Hockey Association, that precocious infant, created absolute havoc for many of shinny’s establishment folks last summer. What normally is a time for sun and fun developed instead into a time for perpetual fretting about what evil tidings the next telephone call would bring. Include Tommy Ivan, the crafty general manager of Black Hawks, in the ranks of those men side tracked by the birth of the new league. The 61-year-old Ivan always polite, always proper, always impeccably dressed—won’t come right out and say it, but one is led to believe that Mr. Ivan was milling retirement plans when the WHA appeared. “I think,” says Ivan, with characteristic caution, “that I probably would have tapered off had not all of this happened. But this has been a year of change, and…