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October 24, 1975

October 24, 1975

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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Flames Even Up Luring St. Sauveur From WHA

ATLANTA— You lose one. You win one. That’s how the Atlanta Flames stand so far with the World Hockey Association. Last year, the Flames lost one of their best young forwards, Al McDonough, who jumped to Cleveland of the WHA. But now a jump has one the other direction. Flames general manager Cliff Fletcher may have evened things up by acquiring Claude St. Sauveur in a rather mysterious interleague transaction. Fletcher won’t say what he had to give up to persuade the WHA’s Calgary team to release St. Sauveur from the remaining year on his contract. The implication was that there was more than just cash involved. However. Fletcher pointed out, “You can’t trade players between leagues. No Atlanta player is being dispatched to Calgary.” Meanwhile, Calgary was claiming that its share of the deal was…

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Gene Sobchuk Making Stingers’ Experiment Look Good

LOUISVILLE SLUGGER HOCKEY STICKS Made in Canada by HILLERICH & BRADSBY, LTD. Arnold Street, Wallaceburg, Ontario Sold in U. S. and Canada LOUISVILLE SLUGGER HOCKEY STICKS Made in Canada by HILLERICH & BRADSBY, LTD. Arnold Street, Wallaceburg, Ontario Sold in U. S. and Canada CINCINNATI— When the Cincinnati Stingers went to training camp, coach Terry Slater knew right wing would be a problem position. And he also knew left wing would be well set. Perhaps too well set. In an effort to balance the scales, Slater began ex-perimenting by moving some portsiders to the right side with disastrous results…with one exception. Gene Sobchuk, the older and much less publicized brother of Cincy star center Dennis Sobchuk, is now playing the right side for the Stingrs and playing it well. He doesn’t like it. At least he…

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Seals An Improved Team Ready To Shed Old Image

OAKLAND— Yes, Virginia, the National Hockey League is in the Bay Area to stay. As one writer put it: “The reports of their demise have been greatly exaggerated”, and he was talking about the California Golden Seals, an improved hockey team that figures to shed its old role as doormats and take on a new image. The Seals started their NHL season right on schedule as virtually everyone in North America (if you exclude the lower mainland of British Columbia) expected them to. Further, their permanent address is the Bay Area, a fact that had to be reconfirmed again by the NHL just prior to the start of the season after the fertile little minds of the rumor bugs had them moving anywhere from Peoria, Ill., to Hole-in-the-Rock, Wyoming. Melvin M. Swig, an…

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Caps’ Exhibition Play Encouraging For Fans

WASHINGTON— Five hundred (.500) hockey is not particularly palatable in many cities. But the Washington Capitals and their fans will take it, thank you. And that’s what was served up for the nine-game exhibition season: four wins, four losses and one tie. It was close to being even better. The Capitals had a 3-1 lead almost half-way through the final pre-season contest—in the Capital Center versus St. Louis. Then an old bugaboo bit again. The Caps, on power-play goals by Ace Bailey, Jack Egers and Nelson Pyatt had built a 3-1 lead, and with the Blues Bob Gassoff serving one of their 14 penalties, were pressing for another. Then, Jerry Butler beat Mike Marson to a rebound, caromed it around Greg Joly, skated the length of the rink and beat D.C. goalie Michel…