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October 23, 1981

October 23, 1981

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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Edmonton Just Had To Keep Goalie

DMONTON — The gruff-voiced dude pith the handlebar mustache was speaking, not only out of respect, but also desperation. “He has no choice, he’s gotta keep the kid. And, I’ll tell ya one thing. I’ll be the last one to shed a tear when he’s gone …” Whoa, just a minute now. Prior to delving any deeper, perhaps introductions are in order … The speaker was Doug Sauter, general manager-coach of the Calgary Wranglers, who were deprived of a Memorial Cup jaunt last season by the youngster referred to above. Grant Fuhr happened to be the goaltender for the Victoria Cougars, the outfit that rallied from a 3-1 deficit in games to upstage Sauter’s Wranglers 3-2 in the deciding game of the best-of-seven western showdown. With Fuhr, who turned 18 on Sept. 28, perched…

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Buccaneers Boast New England-Flavored Crew

LOUISVILLE HOCKEY STICKS LOUISVILLE HOCKEY STICKS SOUTH YARMOUTH, MA. — Coach Jim Troy’s first edition of the Cape Cod Buccaneers certainly should have crowd appeal. Many of the Buccaneers made their hockey niche on college campuses around New England. Left winger Bob Hehir and right winger Mike Euwanowski are out of Boston College. Hehir is one of five players assigned to the Atlantic Coast Hockey League club by the Boston Bruins, and Euwanowski is a contribution by the Philadelphia Flyers. From Boston University come Darryl MacLeod, left wing, and Bill Cotter. right wing, and from Merrimack, the Buccaneers gleaned defenseman Dean Fraser. Gary Conn, a centerman from University of Maine, was sent down for seasoning by the New York Rangers. Cape Cod has an experienced, and highly capable goalie in Jim Stewart, property of the Bruins who…

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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE SCORING

BOSTON BRUINS BUFFALO SABRES CALGARY FLAMES CHICAGO BLACK HAWKS COLORADO ROCKIES DETROIT REDWINGS EDMONTON OILERS HARTFORD WHALERS LOS ANGELES KINGS MINNESOTA NORTH STARS MONTREAL CANADIENS NEW YORK ISLANDERS NEW YORK RANGERS PHILADELPHIA FLYERS PITTSBURGH PENGUINS QUEBEC NORDIQUES ST. LOUIS BLUES TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS VANCOUVER CANUCKS WASHINGTON CAPITALS WINNIPEG JETS Shorthanded Goals: None Game Winners, Dupont 1. GOALTENDING STATISTICS NHL LEADERS…

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Pros Make 41 Coaching Changes This Season

TORONTO — The coaching turnover in professional hockey continues to mount with each passing season. The 1981-82 campaign, which has bt begun, brought about no less than 41 coaching changes in the four pro level leagues. The NHL alone had 19 new faces in coaching roles for the start of the league’s 65th consecutive season of operation. There are six new head coaches and 13 assistant coaching appointments since last spring. The American, Central and International Leagues each had seven new head coaches who weren’t around at this time last season. In the NHL. Scotty Bowman at Buffalo. Parker MacDonald at Los Angeles, Bob Berry at Montreal, Herb Brooks at New York with the Rangers. Tom Watt at Winnipeg and Bert Marshall with Colorado represent the six new NHL head coaches. In addition, there were…