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September 14, 1984

September 14, 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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WEST GERMANY

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The International Hockey Weekly Founded in 1947 Published by W.C.C. Publishing Ltd. 85 Scarsdale Road, #100, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3B 2R2. Justice For All WHEN YOU SUBSTITUTE hockey talk for legalese, it usually means something is rotten in the state of our game. Nine times out of ten, hockey is the loser when the decisions being made are outside of a rink and inside a courtroom. But every so often, a courtroom verdict comes along and gives the game a boost. Such was the case in August, when Ontario. Supreme Court judge Robert Montgomery announced his decision in the case of Greenlaw versus the Ontario Hockey League. The details of the case are as follows: Jeff Greenlaw is a talented 16-year-old hockey player from St. Catharines. Heading into last May’s Ontario Hockey League midget priority selections—better known as…

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SOVIET UNION

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Goaltending Strain Took Toll On Tretiak

Ever since 1972, when National Hockey League pros began playing the Soviet Union national team on a somewhat regular basis, the western world’s nemesis has been goalkeeper Vladislav Tretiak. He stunned the hockey world in the Summit Series of 1972 after Team Canada’s scouting reports indicated the Soviets were strong in every area except one—goal. The rest, as the saying goes, is history. And now, 12 years after that exciting clash which introduced Tretiak to the world, he has retired to become a coach. What prompted the man who was known as the best hockey goalie in the world to quit? He tells you in the following excerpt from his diary, which was published in Soviet newspapers. In the spring of 1983, 1 made a firm decision to retire. Why? In outer appearance, everything…