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March 8, 1974

March 8, 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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Habs Waver But Big M Coming On Strong

MONTREAL— The waking of the sleeping giant has been awaited with anticipation all season by the Montreal Canadiens, and with trepidation by opposing teams. What the Habs have anticipated and the opposition feared has finally happened. Frank Mahovlich has awakened. The past month has not been a happy one for the Canadiens. With almost every game producing an injury, the Habs have seen their chances of finishing first dwindle with each passing day. At last look the Boston Bruins, who have been winning with amazing consistency, had a 13 point lead over the second-place Montrealers. But out of the shadows of gloom has emerged Frank Mahovlich. There have been other players supplying optimism. Yvan Cournoyer. Serge Savard, Guy Lapointe. Chuck Lefley and Pete Mahovlich. but by far and wide the most pleasing event has…

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Hockey World Shocked By Death Of Great Defenseman Tim Horton

BUFFALO— The world of hockey is mourning the death of one of its greatest competitors. Tim Horton. The 44-year-old Buffalo Sabres, defenseman was killed in a single car accident at approximately 4:30 a.m. Thursday Feb. 21 near St. Catharines, Ont. Horton was returning from visiting family and friends in Toronto following the Sabres 4-2 loss to the Maple Leafs Wednesday night. Police said Horton’s Italian-made sports car reached speeds of more than 100 miles per hour before it left the highway. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. He is survived by his wife. Lori and their four daughters. Jeri, 21, Kim, 18, Kelly, 17, and Tracy, 13. Only hours before his death, Horton had been chosen third star in the game with Toronto. His death brought words of praise from many…

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FAN FORUM

Rangers Pussycats Say New-York Fans We have been New York Ranger fans forever 10 years and by now we are totally fed up with their inability to be physical with the hard-hitting teams in the NHL. namely Philadelphia, Boston, and St. Louis. It is for this reason that until now Rangers have yet to win a Stanley Cup in seven consecutive years of playoff competition. Led by captain Vic Hadfield, their lack of hustle has cost them, among many, two important games in the Montreal Forum both of which were laughers and both of which were prime examples of their lack of pride and their indifference to their fans who have been so loyal to them over the years. If Ranger attitudes don’t change and their lack of hitting continues, Emile Francis dream…

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Jersey Knights Down But They’re Not Out Yet

CHERRY HILL— The Jersey Knights may be down but they’re not out. All but left for dead on the road, Harry Howell’s athletes rallied in the comfy confines of the Cherry Hill Arena and rolled to three straight wins to take a new lease on life in the World Hockey Association. The transplanted Knights are battling for their hockey lives but Howell is confident they have the momentum to make it to the final playoff spot. Time will tell. The Knights warmed up for the WHA stretch battle by rolling over Cleveland 6-2, Quebec 10-2 and Chicago 4-3 on home ice. The 10 goals in the Quebec game were the most ever scored by the Raiders. Golden Blades or Knights. The previous high was nine, set several times. The Knight are an even 20-20-0 in…