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January 5, 1979

January 5, 1979

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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Where AHL Teams Play

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Detroit Intent On Going With Young Skaters

DETROIT— Coach Bobby Kromm wasn’t trying to be cute when he said, “I guess the way we’re going, all we need to do is buy ‘em ties for Christmas.” In fact, he was probably crying inside. The Red Wings had just blown a two-goal lead in the final 1:59 and had to settle for a 5-5 tie with Atlanta on home ice. Guy Chouinard notched the equalizer for the Flames with just one second left. Just three days earlier, in their previous start, the Wings had watched a two-goal margin disappear with four and one-half minutes left as Chicago rallied for a 3-3 deadlock on Ted Bulley’s goal with 60 seconds left. “Well, we made too many mistakes, I guess, particularly in the last 15 seconds and when you’re making mistakes like that, there’s…

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Canucks Wither From Road Trip, Physical Foes

VANCOUVER— When the Christmas season comes around, it means one thing for the Vancouver Canucks. Not presents, family times or other niceties normally associated with the season. It means long, usually losing road trips—a function of the National Hockey League schedule which offers a cruel 30-day stretch which sees the club play 13 of 16 games on the road. Every year it happens. There is nothing that can be done about it and really there is no reason, nor any need, to waste lime complaining. Everybody plays 40 away and 40 on the road, it’s just a matter of waiting until the 80-game schedule ends to balance it out. The only thing they can do to change would be to win a few hockey games, and that means playing the way they have…

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Looking At The College Scoreboard