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October 21, 1977

October 21, 1977

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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Return To System Hockey Pleases New Hawk Kelly

CHICAGO— In areas where angels fear to tread, there may have been worse teams than the Chicago Black Hawks last season Maybe. But not many. The slot. The corners. The boards. Behind the net. Skaters from Chicago tended to skip those addresses for places with cooler climates. Little wonder that Bob Pulford, who believes that aggression is the better part of valor, made one of his first acts as general manager coach the acquisition of J. Bob (Battleship) Kelly, a free agent who decided that Pittsburgh isn’t a bad place to visit, but you wouldn’t want to play hockey there. “Didn’t like the situation with the Penguins.” Kelly said, meaning that neither general manager Baz Bastien nor coach Ken Schinkel saw eye to eye with him. One can recall a game last season in Pittsburgh…

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HOCKEY WORLD

Rangers Rocked Early THE NEW YORK RANGERS were off to a typically distracting start. Here is a team that has squirmed through more than its share of turmoil the last few years, a team that finished last season hearing one of New York’s finest fans snarl “I hope you die, you bum” at dazed goaltender John Davidson. Now the Rangers were being split apart by Rod Gilbert’s dispute with management. And this was only pre-season. As the song says, life in the city can make you crazy. Gilbert wanted the Rangers to sign him for the remaining two option years of his contract. Shifting through all the angry charges and counter-charges, one quote jolted me like a Gilbert slapshot would. “They’ve screwed me enough already,” the angry veteran told the New York Post. No one…

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AHL’s Revised 1977-78 Schedule

OCTOBER Fri. 14 New Haven at Binghamton Maine at Philadelphia Nova Scotia at Rochester Sat. 15 Nova Scotia at Hershey Binghamton at Maine Rochester at Springfield Sun. 16 Nova Scotia at Hampton Rochester at New Haven Binghamton at Philadelphia Wed. 19 Springfield at Binghamton Nova Scotia at Hampton Rochester at Maine New Haven at Philadelphia Fri. 21 Binghamton at Hampton Maine at New Haven Rochester at Nova Scotia Hershey at Springfield Sat. 22 Binghamton at Hershey New Haven at Maine Hampton at Springfield Sun. 23 Hershey at Hampton Philadelphia at Maine Binghamton at New Haven Rochester at Nova Scotia Wed. 26 Nova Scotia at Binghamton Springfield at Hampton New Haven at Philadelphia Fri. 28 Springfield at Philadelphia Nova Scotia at Rochester Sat. 29 New Haven at Hampton Maine at Philadelphia Nova Scotia at Springfield Sun. 30 Maine at Binghamton Nova Scotia at New Haven Hershey at Rochester NOVEMBER Wed. 2 Springfield at Binghamton Hershey at Nova Scotia Thu. 3 Rochester at Hampton Fri. 4 Hershey at New Haven Binghamton at Rochester Sat.…

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Hockey Players On The Move

Following are the latest player movements in hockey: NATIONAL LEAGUE ATLANTA — Brian Hill, Red Laurence and Miles Zaharko, forwards, assigned to Tulsa of CHL. Ab DeMarco, defenseman, released as free agent. BOSTON — Gary Carr, Jim Pettie and Dave Parro, goalers, Joe Rando, Keith Johnson and Mike Forbes, defensemen. Rich Adduono, Clayton Pachal, Barry Smith, Gordie Clark, Steve Langdon and Brian McGregor, forwards, sent to Rochester of AHL. BUFFALO — Ken Holland, Jim Weaver and Richard Sirois, goalers, Richard Dunn, Don Lemieux, Paul McIntosh, Wayne Ramsay, Ron Roscoe and Bill Stewart defensemen. Ron Areshenkoff, Paul Crowley, Michel Deziel, Billy Inglis, Claude Noel and Morris Titanic, forwards, assigned to Hershey of AHL. CLEVELAND — Larry Hendrick and Jim Warden, goalers, Owen Lloyd, Dave Syvret, Darcy Regier, Mark Toffolo, Tom Anderson, and Jeff Allan, defenseman. Ken…