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March 25, 1983

March 25, 1983

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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DAN’S THE MAN IN TORONTO

Three years ago, the Pittsburgh Pirates surprised the sporting world by beating the Baltimore Orioles in the World Series. The Orioles had the bats and the gloves, but the Pirates had togetherness. Just to extol the virtues of team unity, the Bucs blared a disco ditty for all the world to hear. The song was Sister Sledge’s, We Are Family. Dan Daoust is not a ball player—he’s a hockey player—but he firmly believes in team unity. “You have to stick together,” he says. “You’ve got to think of yourself as part of the family. You’ve got to go out together and do things together and I think that has a big effect on winning.” On Dec. 17, the Montreal Canadiens traded Daoust, a center, and defenseman Gaston Gingras to Toronto in a deal…

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Oilers Cannot Live On Offense Alone

It’s nights like this when the guys play super in front of you, you’re gonna get a shutout…whether you like it or not.”—Eddie Mio, Dec 9, 1979. EDMONTON—Not so fast, Eddie. As it turned out, it was an awful long time between drinks. How long has it been? Well, consider… When Eddie Mio, now in the employ of the New York Rangers, stopped 30 shots to shut out the Hartford Whalers 3-0, the Edmonton Oilers were auditioning in their 25th National Hockey League regular-season game. When Andy Moog turned aside 25 shots on Feb. 27 to shut out the Winnipeg Jets 3-0, the Oilers were performing in their 305th regular-season encounter. In between, 279 games passed, along with three years or 37 months or 169 weeks or 1,176 days. Wayne Gretzky connected for his 11th career goal…

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Player Of The Week

The Toronto Maple Leafs are staging a late-season run at the playoffs and the key man in that drive is veteran netminder Mike Palmateer. The diminutive Toronto native, who rejoined the Leafs after a stint in Washington, has played well all season, but was never better than last week, when he recorded three wins and a tie in four starts. Palmateer was the main man in victories over St. Louis, Chicago and Detroit and was absolutely spectacular in a 3-3 come-from-behind tie against the Canadiens at the Montreal Forum.…

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Badgers Going To Nationals Again

MINNEAPOLIS—Wisconsin got hot at the right time. As a result, the Badgers have made it to the National Collegiate Athletic Association hockey tournament, which they’ve won three times, by going undefeated through the Western Collegiate Hockey Association playoffs. Wisconsin was joined in the national tournament by league champion Minnesota and Minnesota-Duluth, which finished fourth in the WCHA regula-rseason standings. Wisconsin, which finished third in the WCHA during the season, got hot in the league playoffs, beating Colorado College 8-4, North Dakota 7-6 and Minnesota 8-3 in the two-game, total-goal playoff series to claim the playoff championship and a berth in the national championships. That gave the Badgers 10 wins in their last 11 games and home ice in the quarter-finals of the NCAA tournament. Quarter-final pairings in the national tournament pit St. Lawrence (23-8-1)…