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March 10, 1978

March 10, 1978

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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Glennie Helps Leafs With Controlled Play

TORONTO— Brian Glennie bagged his first goal of the National Hockey League season the other night, the 11th score of his nine seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs. “It really takes the pressure off me—on the banquet circuit,” Glennie smiled. “It can be a little embarassing on the banquet circuit when some kid who’s scored about 700 goals in pee wee hockey stands up and asks how many goals I have this year.’ “I try to explain that I’m a defensive defenseman, whose job is keeping goals out, not shooting them in. But those kids want a total. It’s tough to say that I don’t have a goal. One sounds much more prolific.” The night he scored his first goal, Glennie absorbed considerable needling about his offensive output, much of it self-deprecating humor he delivered…

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WORLD HOCKEY ASSOCIATION

WHA Leaders WHA’S … Player of the Week Defending scoring champion Real (Buddy) Cloutier of the Quebec Nordiques may not successfully retain his title this year, but the 21-year-old sharpshooter is not going down without a fight. Last week he connected on six goals and added three assists to up his season’s production to 92 points, fifth in the league and not entirely out of the scoring race which is led by teammate Marc Tardif. He helped the Nordiques stop a long slide, which has seen them drop from third to fifth in the standings, with two goals and an assist in leading them to a 7-5 win over Indianapolis…

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Baldwin Frees Teams For Merger; Aeros Consider Two Alternatives

HOUSTON— When World Hockey Association president Howard Baldwin waived the $2 million penalty and allowed WHA teams to independently apply for acceptance to the National Hockey League, he placed seven more clubs in the position which the Houston Aeros’ franchise had arranged for itself when its new owners took over operation of the club earlier this year. Whether you believe that the Quebec Nordiques, Edmonton Oilers, Winnipeg Jets, New England Whalers, Cincinnati Stingers, or the Aeros, which have all expressed interest in joining the NHL, will be first in line, it was the Aeros who actually first obtained bargaining position to make such a move possible. When Aeros’ co-owner Kenneth Schnitzer headed a group that rescued the Aeros from extinction early in the season, a portion of the contract stipulated that if there…

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Denver Captures Title Sweeping Michigan State

DENVER— It wouldn’t be that unfitting now if singer John Denver would rededicate his song “Rocky Mountain High” to Marshall Johnston’s Denver University hockey team. The Pioneers are the toast of the West after wrapping up the Western Collegiate Hockey Association title with four games to go. Denver won the title by sweeping cellar-dwelling Michigan State 6-5 and 6-2 in Denver. The sweep gave Denver a 24-4 league mark with four games to go. Should Denver win three of its last four, the Pioneers would finish with the best record ever in the WCHA since the league expanded to 10 teams. Wisconsin set the record last year with its 26-5-1 record. But it’s in danger now by the red-hot Pioneers, who have made a shambles out of what was expected to be a tight race. Perry…