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April 20, 1979

April 20, 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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Canada, U.S. Set In World Cup Start

MOSCOW— Both Team Canada and Team U.S.A, arrived here for the start of the 1979 World Cup championships and while neither team figures to be in the showdown for the first-place gold, there was speculation that possibly the Canadian team might figure in the top three when it is all over April 27. Canada and the United States will oppose one another at the Army Club’s CSKA rink the first day of the tournament. All eight teams will see action on the opening day with the Soviets facing Poland, Czechoslovakia meeting Finland and the Swedes opposing West Germany. The tournament will last two weeks and will end with the championship game on April 27. Opening day is April 14. Team Canada, which will be coached by former NHLer Marshall Johnston, now the head coach…

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Detroit’s Lack Of Depth Sent Club Into Basement

DETROIT— “It’s been a season where everything that could possibly go wrong has gone wrong.” said Ted Lindsay. “I think all the controversy at the start of the year upset the chemistry. It had to have some bearing on Dale (Mc-Court). The way he’s been playing lately, that’s the way he’s capable of playing and that’s the way he will play for us. “It started out with the arbitrator’s ruling in the McCourt case. The collective bargaining agreement says ‘fair and equal’ compensation for free agents. His decision wasn’t. “One of the things we do not have is depth of personnel. If we lose an average hockey player, we can overcome it. If we lose a good hockey player, with good hockey sense, we’re in trouble. Like in the case of Greg Joly.” The Red…

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Difficult Year For Murray Wilson As Problems Mount After Trade

LOS ANGELES— This was a difficult season for Murray Wilson. He is 28-years-old and after six seasons as a part-time player with mighty Montreal, he failed to establish himself as a full-time regular with lowly Los Angeles. He missed about 20 games, primarily with a shoulder injury, played irregularly on several different lines, and scored infrequently. His play was impressive only occasionally. If his professional performance was unimpressive, his personal life was an even greater problem. And that has been more important. Murray and his wife Catherine went through about two months of the worst kind of worry before a newborn daughter Emily escaped danger. These are not uniformed robots out there on the ice, performing for the pleasure of the public, but flesh and blood people with families and the sort of real-life…

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Stanley Cup Flashback

1978 Cup Final (Montreal won best-of-seven series 4-1) GAME RESULTS Boston 1 at Montreal 4 Boston 2 at Montreal 3 Montreal 0 at Boston 4 Montreal 3 at Boston 4 Boston 1 at Montreal 4 Montreal 4 at Boston 1 Semi-Finals (Montreal won best-of-seven series 4-0) GAME RESULTS Toronto 3 at Montreal 5 Toronto 2 at Montreal 3 Montreal 6 at Toronto 1 Montreal 2 at Toronto 0 (Boston won best-of-seven series 4-1) GAME RESULTS Philadelphia 2 at Boston 3 Philadelphia 5 at Boston 7 Boston 1 at Philadelphia 3 Boston 4 at Philadelphia 2 Philadelphia 3 at Boston 6 Quarter-Finals…