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April 26, 1974

April 26, 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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Flyers’ Depth Key To Success As Big Stars Have ‘Off Year’

PHILADELPHIA— Bobby Clarke’s-tlnal goals and assists were down from last season. So were Rick MacLeish’s. Gary Dornhoefer’s and Bill Flett’s. How, then, did the Philadelphia Flyers manage to convincingly win the NHL West and set several records? The obvious answer is bigger scoring contributions form Bill Barber. Ross Lonsberry. Dave Schultz. Simon Nolet and Don Saleski. plus newcomer Orest Kindrachuk. Barber topped his rookie totals by finishing with 34 goals and 39 assists. Lonsberry. the West Division’s best left winger and perhaps the most effective two-way winger in the NHL., scored a career-high 32 goals. Check further, however, and you find another reason for the Flyers’ sir cess: a talented reserve corps. Coat Fred Shero must feel like one of heroes. UCLA basketball coach Joi Wooden, whose team depth is legedary. Our team is deeper…

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Deadline Stoppers

FLYER COACH MUGGED ATLANTA — Philadelphia coach lied Shero won’t forget his visit to this city for the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs in a hurry. Shero was jumped by two men outside his hotel following a team meeting after the third game of the series. While he suffered only a few scratches. Shero complained of being dizzy and Hew back to Philadelphia to rest. His place behind the flyers bench was taken by assistant coach Mike Nykoluk for the fourth game of the quarter-final series. DYCK JUMPS TO WHA INDIANAPOLIS— The 1973-74 National Hockey League season has just ended for the Vancouver Canucks and they’re already lost two players to the Worls Hockey Association. After losing left winger Fred O’Donnell to the New England Whalers earlier this year, the Canucks lost goaltender…

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Toros Get Big Jump On Crusaders As Cougars Surprise Whalers

TORONTO — The Toronto Toros and the Chicago Cougars have one thing in common — they’re the hot teams in the first round of the World Hockey Association’s East Division playoffs. The Toros were proving more than troublesome for the Cleveland Crusaders in their best-of-seven series winning the first three games before the Crusaders finally got untracked. In the other division semi-final. Chicago Cougars dropped the first two games of their best-of-seven set to New England Whalers then came roaring back to take the next three games in succession. Toros won the opener 4-0. took the second 4-3 before the series swung to Cleveland for games three and four. Toros won the third one. too. 4-2 and held a commanding 3-0 edge before the Whalers put it all together in game four for a…

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Blair Sees Half Dozen New Faces In Stars’ Plans

MINNESOTA— There are changes in the wind at Minnesota, but general Wren Blair has no plans to uproot the entire North Stars’ team that missed the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup playoffs for only the second time in the club’s seven-year history. Blair took stock of the Minnesota situation a few days after the North Stars’ playoff hopes finally guttered out and displayed no signs of pushing the panic button. On the contrary, his approach was businesslike and to the point. “We may well see six or seven new faces when we open play in 1974-75.” he said. “But there’s no sense in ripping up this club simply for the sake of change.” Where will those new faces come from? ‘We think we may have as many as four players on our New…