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December 12, 1975

December 12, 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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Duluth Bulldogs May Have Their Day After Three Seasons Of Frustration

DULUTH— Something isn’t right in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings. Michigan State’s in first—that’s okay. Michigan and Minnesota, two other pre-season favorites, are also in the top four—that’s okay. But something’s still wrong, completely out of the ordinary-There it is, the second place club. It’s Minnesota-Duluth. Now what’s it doing up there? And lead protecting the league in goals scored, too! The Bulldogs, who have never risen above tilth place since coming into the league 14 years ago, seemingly are for real, however. They have won five of their first eight games, and two of their losses were by one goal. Defending league champion Minnesota beat them 5-4 in overtime and North Dakota won by the same score, making good on the league’s first penalty shot of the season in the opening period…

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WHA SCORING AND PENALTY STATISTICS

CALGARY COWBOYS CINCINNATI STINGERS CLEVELAND CRUSADERS DENVER SPURS EDMONTON OILERS HOUSTON AEROS INDIANAPOLIS RACERS MINNESOTA SAINTS NEW ENGLAND WHALERS PHOENIX ROADRUNNERS QUEBEC NORDIQUES SAN DIEGO MARINERS TORONTO TOROS WINNIPEG JETS…

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Another First Draft Pick Vanishes As Blues Shuttle Merrick To Seals

ST. LOUIS— The St. Louis Blues, dissatisfied with a slow start this season by Wayne Merrick, shipped him off to the California Seals. The Blues received Larry Patey, also a center, and a third round choice in the National Hockey League’s amateur draft in 1977. Merrick, who was the Blues’ first-round pick in the 1972 amateur draft, was coming out of an early slump this year when he was traded. In his last game for the Blues he scored his seventh goal and 15th point of the season to put him third behind Garry Unger and Chuck Lefley among the team’s scoring leaders. In his fourth season with the Blues, Merrick was in the process of fulfilling the super star expectations pinned on him. He scored 10 goals his rookie season, 20 the following…

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NHL SCORING AND PENALTY STATISTICS

ATLANTA FLAMES BOSTON BRUINS BUFFALO SABRES CALIFORNIA SEALS CHICAGO HAWKS DETROIT RED WINGS KANSAS CITY SCOUTS LOS ANGELES KINGS MINNESOTA STARS MONTREAL CANADIENS NEW YORK ISLANDERS NEW YORK RANGERS PHILADELPHIA FLYERS PITTSBURGH PENGUINS ST. LOUIS BLUES TORONTO LEAFS VANCOUVER CANUCKS WASHINGTON CAPS…