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June 1, 1974

June 1, 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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Hornets Transferred To Lansing As 11th IHL Team

DETROIT — Permission to move the Toledo Hornets to Lansing has assured the International Hockey League of having record 11 teams for the 1974-75 season. Toledo will remain in the HL as the result of a new group taking over the city’s hockey representation. Paul Bright, who operated the Toledo franchise for three seasons, previously had announced he would not operate in Toledo next season. He thought about selling to a Toledo group, transferring to another city or placing the franchise in mothballs until he decided the future. An earlier bid by a Toledo group to buy the franchise fell through when the prospective owners apparently decided that Bright’s asking price was too high for a franchise which had lost more than $100,000, according to Bright, in three seasons. Then a Lansing group became interested…

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THE INTERNATIONAL HOCKEY WEEKLY

FLYERS’ WIN STIMULATES HOCKEY — Pages 14-15 WASHINGTON, KANSAS CITY AWAIT LEAN EXPANSION PICKINGS — Page 3 WHA Windup HOUSTONS CUP SWEEP BIGGEST HOCKEY THRILL FOR GORDIE HOWE — Page 22 PHILADELPHIA NHL’S FIRST EXPANSION CUP WINNER — Pages 14-15…

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Opposition To Tour Eased As Russians Cancel IHL Trip

DETROIT — Bill Beagan, commissioner of the International Hockey League, didn’t have to try selling. the Board of Governors on the merits of sending an All Star hockey team to Russia in December. The Russians cancelled the Isvestia Cup matches. Beagan had accepted an invitation from Thayer Tutt, president of the Amateur Hockey Association of the United States, after the latter had accepted the chance to send a team to Russia. Although Beagan had insisted that the trip would be a boost to the IHL’s prestige, the trip didn’t set well with some of the general managers who couldn’t imagine how the tour would be financed oi how it could avoid a major conflict with the regular-season schedule. The cancellation smoothed everything.…

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Trades May Reduce Flyers’ Draft Losses

PHILADELPHIA— The Flyers were expected to be busy on the trade market before the annual NHL meetings. Don’t get the wrong idea. GM Keith Allen wasn’t trying to break up his Stanley Cup finalists. Allen’s problem was an abundance of players worth protecting in the expansion draft. Allen, who combined with coach Fred Shero to lead the Flyers into the finals in just seven years, was faced with either trading or losing players such as Simon Nolet. Bill Clement. Joe Watson. Bruce Cowick. Serge Lajeunesse. and goaltender Michel Belhumeur to Kansas City or Washington. Speculation had Allen packaging three or four players for one or two. One report suggested right wing Reggie Leach and defenseman Bob Stewart would come to the Flyers from the California Golden Seals for three or four players.…