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January 4, 1974

January 4, 1974

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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WHA All Star Teams

EAST Goal — Gerry Cheevers, Cleveland; Al Smith. New England; Gilles Gratton, Toronto. Defense — J.C. Tremblay, Dale Hoganson, Quebec; Pat Stapleton, Chicago; Paul Shmyr, Cleveland; Brad Seiwood, Rick Ley, New England. Center — Serge Bernier, Quebec; Wayne Carleton, Toronto; Larry Pleau, New England; Andre Lacroix, Jersey. R. Wing — Tom Webster, New England; Gerry Pinder, Cleveland; Rosaire Paiement, Chicago Tom Simpson, Toronto. L. Wing — Gary Jarrett, Cleveland; Hugh Harris, New England: Rejean Houle, Quebec; Bobby Sheehan, Jersey. WEST Goal — Jack Norris, Edmonton; John Garett, Minnesota; Ernie Wakely, Winnipeg. Defense — Al Hamilton, Edmonton; Rick Smith, Minnesota; Paul Popiel, Houston; Larry Hornung, Winnipeg; Bart Crashley, Gerry Odrowski, Los Angeles. Center — Jim Harrison, Edmonton; Mike Walton, Minnesota; Larry Lund, Houston. R. Wing — Frank Hughes, Gordie Howe, Houston; Danny Lawson, Vancouver. L. Wing — Bobby Hull, Winnipeg; Ron Climie,…

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Finley Still Staying Away

OAKLAND— As the new year unfolded. Seals owner, Charles O. Finley maintained his nearperfect record of not watching his California Seals play. One interpretation of his continued absence was that he could not stand to watch, considering his heart problem. Finley was not doing anything uncommon in the Oakland area by staying away from the hockey rink. He had plenty of company. Crowds have been as bad as ever this season. In a recent game against the Montreal Canadiens. 7,676 patrons turned out.…

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THEY REPRESENT NEW IN IMPROVED ISLANDER DEFENSE

LONG ISLAND— It isn’t very often that a first year expansion club can get its name inscribed in the record book. But in 1972-73, the New York Islanders turned the trick by breaking or tying nine existing marks. Unfortunately, none of the nine would be deemed “favourable.” Although the Isles are still near the bottom of the East Division, there has been a marked improvement under coach Al Arbour, particularly on defense. Last year’s regular unit of Bill Mikkelson. Neil Nicholson, Ken Murray. Jim Mair, et al, has departed from the scene, thanks to the injection of some new blood by GM Bill Torrey and his staff. There are three new faces on the Long Island blueline this term, namely Denis Potvin. Dave Lewis, and veteran Bert Marshall. Together they have transformed the…

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Movements of Players

Following are the latest player movements in hockey: NATIONAL LEAGUE DETROIT — Bill McKenzie, goalkeeper, recalled from Virginia of AHL. Terry Richardson, goalkeeper, returned to Virginia. VANCOUVER — Paul O’Neil, forward, recalled from Seattle. LOS ANGELES — Jimmy Peters, forward, assigned to Portland of WHL. N.Y. RANGERS — Peter McDuffe. goalkeeper, recalled from Providence of AHL as replacement for Gilles Villemure, who is on the disabled list with knee injury. Gene Carr, forward, sent to Providence. PITTSBURGH — Yvon Labre, defenseman, called up from Hershey of AHL. Gary Inness, goalkeeper, recalled from Hershey as replacement for Andy Brown, who is on injured list. WORLD HOCKEY ASSN. NEW ENGLAND — Guy Smith, forward, returned to Jacksonville of AHL. TORONTO — Billy Orr, defenseman, recalled from Jacksonville of AHL. VANCOUVER — Sam Gellard, forward, assigned to Roanoke Valley of SHL. LOS ANGELES —…