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August 1, 1984

August 1, 1984

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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Smith Yearns For More Time With Kings

LOS ANGELES—Center Doug Smith sounded like a fellow who hoped his days as a King will have ended before training camp opens in September—though he wouldn’t come out and say it. He did express—for the umpteenth time—unhappiness over the amount of playing time he’s received since being drafted second overall back in 1981, when he became the highest pick in club history and the youngest King (18) ever. “All I heard in training camp last year was how well I was playing, and where did it get me?” Smith said. “I sat on the bench the first half of the season. I heard I was the best player in camp and then-…dot, dot, dot.” Dot, dot, dot, Doug? “Whatever you see, I guess,” he said, smiling. “It’s not my position to say.” Smith played in…

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TRIVIA

1. Name the last player to play on back-to-back Stanley Cup winners with two different clubs? 2. Where did the New York Rangers play their home games during the 1950 Stanley Cup finals? 3. When was the last season that the NHL had a two-game, total-goals series in the first round of the playoffs? 4. Name the goaltender for the 1924 U.S. Olympic team who replaced George Vezina in the Montreal Canadiens’ goal in 1925? 5. What player played in his first Stanley Cup final in 1906 and his last in 1928? 6. What team ended Philadelphia’s 35-game unbeaten streak in 1979-80? 7. What current NHL general manager played for Canada at the 1960 Olympics? 8. How many games did Gordie Howe play during his final NHL season? 9. Name the three brothers who led Canada to the…

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Atlantic Coast To Fly U.S. Colors

HAEGERSTOWN, Md—Commissioner Ray Miron feels a new plan adopted by the owners could mean the salvation of the Atlantic Coast Hockey League. In a meeting held at Haegerstown, the owners scrapped their old format and elected to become a genuine producer of talent for the National Hockey League by featuring American-born players. The new system for the coming season will feature 15-man rosters with 10 of those players on each squad being American-bom. The remaining five spots will be filled by veteran players, those who have competed in the loop before or those assigned by NHL clubs. About 100 American rookies, players who have not played pro or those who have competed in the U.S. junior leagues, will be invited to a training camp in September where ACHL coaches will view the talent…

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Henning Signing Ends Coaching Turnovers

GLENS FALLS—The annual coaching shuffle in the American Hockey League has been completed. The Springfield Indians’ hiring of New York Islander assistant coach, Lome Henning, means all 13 AHL teams have named coaches for the coming season. Six other positions have been filled since the Maine Mariners snatched the Calder Cup away from the Rochester Americans in May. In a rather expected move, the New Jersey Devils sent Tom McVie back to Maine—from where he was beckoned in November—and gave him the top job with the Mariners again. John Paddock, who replaced McVie and led the Mariners to the title, was named the assistant. Larry Kish, the popular and well-respected former Springfield and Binghamton coach, returns to the AHL as the coach and general manager of the Nova Scotia Oilers, while Larry Pleau,…