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March 30, 1979

March 30, 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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OFFICIAL NATIONAL HOCKEY WEEKLY FOUNDED 1947 VOLUME 32, NUMBER 26 MARCH 30,1979 Kenneth W. McKenzie President and Publisher. Charlie Halpin Editorial Director Tom Murray Assistant Publisher Peter Emerson Vice-President Sales Suite 600,55 University Ave., Toronto, Ont M5J 2H7, Telephone: (416) 3614)116 Advertising Representatives: Montreal Mary McCutcheon 1434 St. Catherine Street West, Suite 217 Montreal, Can. • H3G 1R7 (514) 866-4841 New York: Tom Murray 850 Third Ave. New York, N.Y. 10022 • (212)593-2100 Chicago: Hooper. Jones & Associates 3322 W. Peterson Avenue Chicago, III. 60659 • (312)478-5544 THE HOCKEY NEWS, (ISSN 0018-3016), is published weekly except monthly June through September by W.C.C. Publishing Co., Ltd., 1434 St. Catherine Street West, Montreal, Canada H3G 1R7. Phone (514) 866-4841. In U.S. c/o W.C.C. Publishing Corp., 850 Third Ave., New York, N.Y. 10022. Phone (212)593-2100. YEARLY SUBSCRIPTION RATES: $13.95 In Canada, $14.95 in the U.S.A, and $19.25 in Foreign Countries. Second class postage paid at…

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Gillis Rookie Year An Experience’

DENVER— Mike Gillis, the Colorado Rockies’ injury-troubled No. 1 draft choice, doesn’t consider his first National Hockey League season a total writeoff, but you couldn’t blame him if he did. “No, it’s not a writeoff, ‘cause I’m getting experience,” Gillis said as his team struggled through a stretch with just two wins in 17 games. Gillis and the team have been struggling from the start of training camp after high expectations for both. “The first year the biggest thing you can gain is experience,” said Gillis, a six-foot-one, 190-pound left winger who played his last season of junior hockey in Kingston. “I just want to play as many as possible of the last 15 games and gain experience.” Gillis suffered two broken collarbones and a broken leg his last two seasons of junior hockey…

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Sabres Revived By Minor League Defensemen

BUFFALO— Four regular defensemen out of action because of injuries? The Buffalo Sabres have gone through a hectic season but no one figured they ever would be in such bad shape at the backline. Yet, they had one of their most successful stretches—seven games with only one defeat—when at least three defensemen, and sometimes four, were sidelined. John Andersen, director player personnel, reached down into the minors and came up with three backliners who filled in more than capably. Jim Schoenfeld, picked for the NHL All Stars for their Challenge Cup series against the Soviet Nationals, suffered a strained right knee and missed 12 games. Then Bill Hajt got knocked against a goalpost in a game in Chicago and his lower back was hurt. The next game, Jocelyn Guevremont was hit in the shin by a…