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November 24, 1972

November 24, 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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HOW THEY STAND

CENTRAL LEAGUE (Standings on Tue. Nov. 14) (Affiliations: *—St-Louis and Detroit. 5—Chicago. 6—Toronto, 16-—Atlanta). INTERLOCKING PLAY GAMES COMPLETED Wed. Nov. 8 Tulsa 3 at Salt lake 3 Thur. Nov. 9 Omaha 4 at Fort Worth 3 Fri. Nov. 10 Dallas 3 at Omaha 2 Fort Worth 1 Tulsa 6 Sat. Nov. 11 Tulsa 1 at Dallas 5 Salt lake 5 at Fort Worth 2 GAMES TO COME Tue. Nov. 14 Salt Lake at Tulsa Wed. Nov. 15 Fort Worth at Portlohd Thur. Nov. 16 Fort Worth at Seattle Fri. Nov. 17 Dallas at Tulsa (Olkahoma City) Salt Lake at Omaho Sat. Nov. 18 Salt lake at Dallas Fort Worth of Denver Omaha at Tulsa Sun. Nov. 19 Fort Worth at San Diego Wed. Nov. 22 Tulsa at Dallas Fort Worth at Phoenix LEADING SCORERS GOALKEEPERS RECORDS…

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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

(INCLUDING GAMES OF SUN. NOV. 12) ATLANTA Flames BOSTON Bruins BUFFALO Sabres CALIFORNIA Seals CHICAGO Black Hawks DETROIT Red Wings LOS ANGELES Kings MINNESOTA North Stars MONTREAL Canadiens NEW YORK Islanders NEW YORK Rangers PHILADELPHIA Flyers PITTSBURGH Penguins ST. LOUIS Blues TORONTO Maple Leafs VANCOUVER Canucks NHL’S EAST WEST SCOREBOARD (Statistics include games of Sun. Nov. 12)…

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NHL WEEK—In Review

MONTREAL— A hustling band of hockey players, all born far north of the Mason-Dixon line, have rebelled against the odds to get Atlanta Flames off to the sixth-best start by a first-year team in National Hockey League history. The Flames have seven wins, seven losses and three ties for a.500 mark after 17 games and are fourth in the West Division, only three points behind leading Philadelphia Flyers. Since the NHL was formed in 1917, 25 teams have operated and of those, only Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Arenas (each with 22 points in 1917-18), New York Rangers (21 in 1926-27), Philadelphia Flyers (20 points in 1967-68) and Los Angeles Kings (19 points in 1967-68) had more points than the Flames have after their first 17 games. An ironic fact about Flames’ unexpected showing…

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FAN FORUM

Fan Salutes WHA, Blessing In Disguise I feel the WHA is a blessing in disguise, because it is inadvertently bringing about both parity and better competition in the NHL by inducing players to leave Boston Bruins. Personnally, I travelled 300 miles to witness my first hockey game on opening night in Atlanta. I was singularly impressed with the arena (the Omni) and the whole set-up. After the game, I talked with several of the Flames’ players, and both coach Boom Boom Geoffrion and center Larry Romanchych were especially friendly and kind. I am confident the Flames will make the playoffs in their very first year. But I believe the NHL should realign into four divisions. BILL GUPTON,Bristol, Tenn. Dionne Unsung Hero Of World Series I think Marcel Dionne was the off-ice star of Team Canada.…