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June 14, 1985

June 14, 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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Jimmy Picks Up Pieces Of Wings’ Jigsaw Puzzle

DETROIT RED WINGS DETROIT—Even when he’s seated behind the desk in his Joe Louis Arena office, Jimmy Devellano is on the go. There’s plenty to do for the Detroit Red Wings’ general manager as he tries again to put together more pieces of the puzzle. There’s the National Hockey League entry draft June 15. And college free agents. And as of June I, there’ll be professional free agents to consider. And, of course, the possibility of trades always exists, although that course of action is on hold for the time being. Two of the college free agents who have attracted Devellano’s interest are Detroit native Chris Cichocki of Michigan Tech and Dale Krentz of Michigan State. “I’ve talked with those two and more,” Devellano said. “What happens with this free-agent thing is that several teams are in the…

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Brooks’ Terms Leave Stars Coach Hunting

MINNESOTA NORTH STARS BLOOMINGTON—The on-ice action ended for the Minnesota North Stars with a loss to the Chicago Black Hawks in the Norris Division finals. But the off-ice action has continued at a frantic pace—with most of it centering on talks between general manager Lou Nanne and prospective coach Herb Brooks. Will Brooks become the next coach of the Stars as most fans in Minnesota—and a clear consensus of the North Stars players—desperately hope? Will Nanne let Brooks have the final say on player promotions and demotions? Will he give him a clause that pays a bonus if Nanne decides to fire his long-time friend and former amateur hockey teammate? Or might Brooks opt for a lucrative business offer outside of hockey even if all his demands are met? And finally, has Paul Holmgren officially…

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Valiant Nordiques Run Out Of Gas

QUEBEC NORDIQUES QUEBEC CITY—When it was finally over, the Quebec Nordiques didn’t really feel as if they had been eliminated by a single loss. True, the Flyers had knocked them out of the playoffs in game six at the Spectrum, but the Nordiques felt it was more a case of the cumulative than the singular catching up to them. They had taken it to the limit too many times. Finally, the gas tank was empty. The full five games against Buffalo. The seven-game civil war against Montreal with three overtime wins. And even the series with the Flyers needed an extra effort when Peter Stastny scored in overtime. But how many times could Stastny come running with that extra can of gasoline to again fire up the engine? How many times before the Nordiques had…

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Hawk ‘Limp Brigade’ Succumbs To Oilers

CHICAGO BLACK HAWKS CHICAGO—For the third time in four years, the Chicago Black Hawks reached the Campbell Conference finals. The circumstances were far from ideal but they gave it their best shot. It wasn’t good enough. Edmonton’s sultans of skate ended the charge of Chicago’s limp brigade with a decisive 6-2 triumph in game six of the best-of-seven series. After being outscored 18-5 in the first two games in Northlands Coliseum, the Hawks came back to wild and crazy Chicago Stadium and discovered their fanatic followers had kept the faith. Led by Denis Savard. Darryl Sutter and Jack O’Callahan, the Hawks got the message and surmounted their injuries. They won the third game by two—in a noteworthy defensive performance—and then beat Edmonton at its own game by winning an 8-6 shootout. But emotion can only take…