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April 19, 1985

April 19, 1985

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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Skriko’s Scoring Should Keep Him With Canucks

VANCOUVER CANUCKS VANCOUVER—It has been difficult season for the Vancouver Canucks. They had no idea they were going to be finishing in the cellar of the Smythe Division when the season began and even less knowledge the games would become meaningless by Dec. 1. But there have been some good points. Along with the improvement of Cam Neely and the discovery of defenseman Doug Lidster, the best thing to happen to the Canucks this year may be Petri Skriko. The rookie Finnish winger scored the winning goal in the Canucks’ 3-2 victory over the Minnesota North Stars March 31, and should total many more before his National Hockey League career is over. He gets chances by the dozen, and for a European in his first year, this is quite delightful. When he gets…

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This Leaf Season Is A Bad Play On Words

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS TORONTO—Of Ice And Men, the satiric play about Toronto Maple Leaf owner Harold Ballard and his players, closed after only a three-week run. Soon thereafter, the real Maple Leaf season finished. Hockey and theatre critics will have a real chore deciding which one was worse. Certainly, the real Maple Leaf season will go down in team history as the absolute worst. Proof of that is the 52 losses and 48 points. The 20 wins, which wouldn’t have been as “high” as it is without a post-Christmas (albeit shortlived) spurt, ties a previous low. And, oh yes, the Leafs finished 21st overall for the 1984-85 season, which some people are flopping (because that was what the Leafs season was) to mean 21 st best. The only good thing to happen to the Leafs…

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Can The ‘Pinup’ Covers

FAN FORUM Let your voice be heard! Send your comments to Fan Forum. THE HOCKEY NEWS, 85 Scarsdale Rd., Suite 100, Don Mills, Ont., Canada M3B 2R2. PLEASE TRY TO remember that—however small our percentage may be—there are women among your readers. I am writing to give you the news that some of us are more interested in following the game than in becoming pinups for male fans. I can’t begin to express my disgust at the cover of your March 29 Collectibles Craze issue, which featured two women wearing high-heeled pumps and, it seemed, nothing else but hockey jerseys. I have gotten used to routine sexist comments like Bill Fleischman’s reference to Warren Young’s search for “a few attractive ‘guest’ cooks.” And I am accustomed to seeing women display uniforms as negligees…

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Memorial Cup Finally Finds Home

HULL—The long and twisted saga of the Memorial Cup’s search for a home has ended. “We have accepted the proposal of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League that the first two games be held in Shawinigan and the remainder of the games in Drummondville,” said Ed Chynoweth, president of the Canadian Major Junior Hockey League. The last major obstacle before the sites could be approved concerned television coverage. Shawinigan was originally chosen as the site on the basis of a league resolution awarding the tournament to the QMJHL’s regular-season champion. CTV is broadcasting the championship game nationally and an agreement in principle had been reached with The Sports Network (TSN) to televise the remaining games, Chynoweth said. But both networks found Shawinigan’s 2,700-seat Municipal Auditorium unsuitable because of the interference of support beams. “TSN has graciously…