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November 26, 1982

November 26, 1982

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Flames’ Reinhart Is Right Man For The Job

CALGARY—In the year of the 20-man roster, many National Hockey League teams have found a place for the onedimensional player in their line-ups. There are power-play specialists and penalty-killing specialists and face-off specialists and players that specialize in roughing up the opposition when the coach says don’t dance. In this era of specialists, the Calgary Flames have entered Paul Reinhart, a defenseman who has played three positions more or less regularly through the first quarter of the season. Reinhart is a defenseman by default, the best rearguard on a club with only a mediocre corps of blueliners. Coach Bob Johnson candidly admits that center is perhaps Reinhart’s best position. Unfortunately, there are six other players with the Flames—Kent Nilsson, Guy Chouinard, Jim Peplinski, Doug Risebrough, Mel Bridgman and Kari Jalonen—whose best position is…

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Stoughton Trade Talks Put On The Back Burner

HARTFORD—Newspapers in Chicago and Toronto have published stories, speculating that Blaine Stoughton, the Hartford Whalers’ leading goal-scorer for the past three seasons, will be involved in a multiplayer trade with the Chicago Black Hawks soon. Not so, says Larry Pleau, the Whalers’ director of hockey operations. “We’ve talked with Bob Pulford, but we talk to a lot of general managers,” Pleau said. “We’re delighted that we’ve got a player like Stoughton that other teams are interested in. He’s a proven 50-goal scorer. He’s matured as a hockey player and he’s a good man. Hey, he could help any team in the league.” Pleau travelled to Chicago one week, and the Whalers’ NHL scout, Rick Ley, was in Chicago the next, thereby adding fuel to the trade fires. “If we can make a trade that…

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