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October 5, 1979

October 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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Starting Times For NHL Games

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AHL Starting Times

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Torrey Wants Islanders To Show Flexibility

LONG ISLAND—With the quiet addition of some experienced and skilled players, the New York Islanders may be •eady to repeat as the National Jockey League’s best regular-season team and—finally—o overcome the playoff jitters chat have destroyed the club’s chances at a Stanley Cup the ast two seasons. Few times, in ‘act, have the Islanders seemed certain to make as many changes as they are now. General manager Bill Torrey does not have to be reminded that the Islanders have stumbled in the playoffs the ast two years, losing to Toronto in the quarter-finals in 1978 and being upset by the Rangers in the semi-finals last season after leading the league with 116 points. Rarely one to complete a big trade, Torrey has begun to slowly replace worn parts. Anders Kallur, a swift…

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WHAT’S NEW…With The NHL

The National Hockey League will start its 62nd campaign with many changes in both players and coaches and four new teams. • The league has increased its team complement to 21 from 17 with the admittance of the four WHA clubs—Hartford Whalers, Quebec Nordiques, Edmonton Oilers and Winnipeg Jets. • There was division moving with the arrival of the new clubs. Washington went from the Norris to the Patrick division: Hartford replaced them in the Norris. Quebec moved into the Adams division as the fifth team. The Patrick division also has five teams now with the shifting of Washington; Winnipeg and Edmonton joined the Smythe Division to swell the number to six teams. • The NHL will stage its 1979-80 All Star game Feb. 5 at Detroit’s new Joe Louis Arena. The Red…