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October 22, 1982

October 22, 1982

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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HOCKEY CORNER

The Gretzky Game DID I EVER tell you about The Gretzky Game? It’s not the same as The Initials Game. But it’s just as much fun. I’ve been playing it for a couple of years now and can’t wait to start playing it again. If you’ve ever taken a hockey stick and practiced shooting a tennis ball at the garage door, you know how much fun it is to score goals. You can slap the ball, lift it, backhand it—all with great power and noise. Just don’t do it when the folks are home. Later, when they see those small marks on the garage door, you can say: “Geez, I don’t know how they got there…I was in the house studying.” In other words, everybody loves to score—even with a tennis ball off a garage door,…

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Jets’ Tre Kronor Trio Looks To Score More

WINNIPEG—This city’s affection for cute hockey is as great as ever. It is evidenced by the popularity of the Tre Kronor Line, a combination of three Swedes, namely Willy Lindstrom, Thomas Steen and Bengt Lundholm. In motion, the line can bring opponents to a virtual standstill with a series of short passes, constant movement and blanket checking. “I love watching them and so do the fans,” said their coach, Tom Watt. “They are truly something to behold. But I only wish they would shoot more. Willy does, but he’s as North American as I am. The others don’t. Hey, you’ve got to put it in the twine, too.” Lindstrom is the most senior member on the team. He joined Winnipeg Jets in 1975 upon his discharge from the Swedish Army, where he served as…

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FAN FORUM

EXPANSION IGNORANCE I find it incredible that Portland, Seattle, Ottawa and Hamilton have been ignored since 1967 as potential NHL cities. Not only do these areas have an enthusiastic base of fans, but they have been linked to professional hockey since 1920-21 at the very least. Since the expansion, the NHL has seen franchises fold, transfer or simply collapse in Oakland, Kansas City, Colorado, Atlanta and Cleveland. If it’s not careful, Los Angeles, Washington, New Jersey and Pittsburgh will fall. It’s time that the NHL consolidates its franchises and places teams in cites where the sport will flourish—Seattle, Portland, Hamilton and Ottawa. Bill Le GrandLondon, Ont. BRING BACK CHERRY Now that the Colorado Rockies have been sold and again start the rebuilding process, it is apparant that the firing of Don Cherry was a monumental…

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CORRECTION

On the back cover the THE HOCKEY NEWS 1983 Yearbook, the subscription ad states, “Save over $38.00 off the newstand price.” This is an error. In fact, by subscribing to THE HOCKEY NEWS, you save $27.30 off the newstand price. THE HOCKEY NEWS regrets this error and any inconvenience it may have caused.…