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December 17, 1982

December 17, 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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Lafleur’s Temper Triggered After Going Deer Hunting

MONTREAL—It was much ado about something very little. Guy Lafleur’s sore little toe became somewhat controversial as December dawned on the Canadiens’ camp. Lafleur, sidelined since Nov. 9 with a broken little toe, decided to go out for some fresh air and recreation in the woods of Quebec. With gun in hand, Lafleur went deer hunting and got one, too. There was even pictorial proof carried along with a story in the Sherbrooke La Tribune, a daily French-language newspaper. Well, Lafleur’s trip was soon brought to the attention of the various media outlets in Montreal and the reaction to his day in the woods was not totally positive. “I don’t know why they are making such a big thing about it,” Lafleur mentioned a couple of days later. “They criticize me because I go…

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AMATEUR SCOREBOARD

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NHL SCORERS THIS WEEK

BOSTON—Middleton 10, 11, B. Crowder 5, Howe 1. Pederson 10. 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, K. Crowder 9, MacTavish 1,2, Bourque 6. Park 4. Winning goals—MacTavish, Middleton. BUFFALO—Foligno 8, Housley 3, Perreault 15. Savard 6, Van Boxmeer 4, Ramsay 4, 5. Winning goals—none. CALGARY-Reinhart 5. Mokosak 3, Hindmarch 5. Peplinski 6 McDonald 19, 20, Bridgman 8,9,10,11, Hislop 6. 7, Nilsson 13, Hunter I. Winning goals—Nilsson. CHICAGO—Savard 10, Larmer 11, Cyr 2, Sutter 6, 7, 8, Secord 21, 22, 23, Wilson 7, Preston 13, Higgins 5. Winning goals—Secord, Larmer. DETROIT—Foster 1.2. Rowe 4. Blaisdell 7, 8. Gare 6, 7. Winning goals—Blaisdell. EDMONTON—Kurri 15,16,17, Hughes 11, Anderson 12, 13, 14, Huddy 7, 8, Gretzky 21. 22, Linseman 9. Boschman 3, Messier 16, Semenko 2, 3. Winning goals—Linseman, Anderson. HARTFORD—Stoughton 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. Johnson 11, 12, Malinowski…

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Wranglers Looking For Goal Scorer To Maintain Status In Eastern Pack

CALGARY—Doug Sauter doesn’t mince his words. “I need a goal scorer,” said the coach of the Western Hockey League’s Calgary Wranglers. “I need someone who can step in and run the power play. And, unless we find someone who can score goals on a regular basis, we’re going to struggle.” Sounds like a coach struggling to keep his club out of the cellar, doesn’t it? Well, that’s not the case in Calgary, where Sauter’s Wranglers have ridden Mike Vernon’s goaltending and some stout defense into the thick of the Eastern Division pennant race. Twenty games into the season, Scot Makin was the Wranglers’ leading sniper with 11 goals. But, he was on the shelf temporarily, with a knee problem. And, believe it or not, a defenseman was leading Calgary’s point parade. Mike Heidt, a…