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September 1, 1974

September 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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Arena Problems End, But Scouts Stymied By Juniors’ Demands

KANSAS CITY— The snickers of The expansion draft, almost deafening two months ago in Montreal, have faded away as the Kansas City Scouts move into their final month before putting their first team on the ice They are replaced by a more poignant and direct humor, but the people who are putting this new club together are fully excused from thinking anything is funny. The Scouts at this point are the perfect foils for a good news-bad news joke. The good is that after 24 months of political wrangling, hand-wringing and construction delays, it appears they will have a place ready in which to play. The bad is they may not have anyone to play there. Wilf Paiement, their first choice in the amateur draft, stands an excellent chance of being lost…

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Who Picked Up The Bill?

DALLAS — The CHL’s Aug 12 press conference which revealed Max McNab’s appointment as president was improperly heralded in a couple of rather noticeable places before the meeting and it brought a twinkle to Toronto GM Jim Gregory’s eye. “I read in the paper this morning that the Dallas Black Hawks are hosting this press conference.” grinned Gregory. “And 1 see that the sign downstairs points to the ‘Dallas Black Hawks press conference”. “Since it’s their press conference. I hope Tommy Ivan won’t mind when the league sends him the bill.”…

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McCreary Becomes Seals’ GM As Young Resigns Unexpectedly

OAKLAND— Garry Young, director of hockey operations of the California Seals, has resigned his position in order to enter into private business. There were rumors that Young, who during the last six months had made great strides in rebuilding the California hockey franchise through key trades and skillful drafting, was leaving the game for health reasons. Two seasons ago he stepped down from a similar position with the Seals under former owner Charles Finley and subsequently underwent major surgery. The general partnership of Oakland Hockey Club Ltd., which operated the Seals for the NHL, has named Bill McCreary, a man with over 20 years professional hockey experience, as the new director of hockey operations. McCreary, a 39-year-old native of Sundridge. Ontario, comes to the Seals after coaching the Vancouver Canucks during the first half…

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Hockey Ad Lib

Alive And Kicking… MIKE HAGGERTY, the enterprising young publicist of the Chicago Cougars, was on the telephone to tell me about his team having all but stolen a prize prospect from the mighty Montreal Canadiens, one Gary MacGregor, the only 100-goal scorer in all of hockey last season. That count came in the high-scoring Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, but it is impressive in any event. However, the most impressive thing about MacGregor was that he chose the Cougars over the Canadiens. Instead of more money. Montreal offered MacGregor the honor of playing for the most famous team in the greatest league in hockey. There was a time when that would have been too much temptation for a Canadian lad to resist, but that time has passed. Chicago offered more cash…