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August 23, 1985

August 23, 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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Gens On The March From Flint To Saginaw

Louisville Hockey® Louisville Hockey® INDIANAPOLIS—The players may be on the golf course, but action in the International League has been hectic ever since the Peoria Rivermen put the wraps on the Turner Cup a couple of months ago. There have been some surprises, perhaps, but commissioner Bud Poile will be looking at a nine-team league for the second straight season when the puck is dropped in October. The Generals from Flint, however, will be playing out of Saginaw this year. They will retain the team name and their organizational structure. The team will play its games at Wendler Arena. The former Gears from Saginaw occupied the arena from 1972 to 1983. The Generals were in Flint for 16 seasons. GM-coach Dennis Desrosiers indicated the Generals and the city of Flint just couldn’t reach an accord, thus…

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GM Patrick Considering Capitals’ Star Carpenter

NEW YORK RANGERS NEW YORK—One would think, what with the hiring of a new braintrust and all the attendant front office commotion at the New York Rangers’ mid-Manhattan offices, that the Broadway Blushirts were finally ready to take a summer vacation. Wrong. Not satisfied with restructuring of just his management team, Rangers’ GM Craig Patrick has delivered a not-so-subtle message that he is keenly interested in altering New York’s on-ice lineup as well. The Rangers are bidding for the services of the Washington Capitals’ free-agent center Bobby Carpenter. “We’re very interested in Bobby Carpenter,” said Patrick. “We’ve talked with his agent about our interest and explained our financial interests, too.” Carpenter, of course, is the only American hockey player to ever score 50 goals in one season (53 last year) and, at 22, is a budding…

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Collegiate Ace To Join U.S. Hall Of Fame

HOCKEY NOTEBOOK The United States Hockey Hall of Fame is opening its doors to three new members—among them a man who once scored 23 points in one game. Dartmouth great Dick Rondeau, longtime minor leaguer Bob Blake and Hal Trumble, president of the Amateur Hockey Association of the United States, are tentatively scheduled for enshrinement Oct. 5 at the Hall in Eveleth, Minn. Rondeau scored 12 goals and 11 assists in one game against Middlebury during the 1943-44 season. That 23-point outburst is believed to be an all-time record. He led the nation in college scoring in 1941-42 with 45 goals and 32 assists. Blake, a swift skater, played a total of 16 professional seasons—seven of them on championship teams, including the 1942-43 Buffalo Bisons which he captained. Trumble has guided AHAUS through a tremendous…

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Clark Prepares For Debut As A Maple Leaf

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS TORONTO—As one career nears its conclusion, another nears its introduction. That is the juxtaposition of Borje Salming and Wendel Clark—yesterday’s superstar and hopefully, tomorrow’s. News of Salming signing a three-year contract, likely the final pact of his superb career, reached here just as negotiations began in earnest on Clark’s first-ever National Hockey League contract. The Toronto Maple Leafs, typically tight-lipped, left it to Bill Houston of the Globe and Mail to reveal Salming had signed a deal with the NHL team. Houston made the surprising discovery by phoning Salming’s Swedish agent in Stockholm. Bjorn Wagnsson confirmed the signing but wouldn’t elaborate on contract details. Now 34, the six-time all-star defenseman will be active until the age of 37 assuming he lasts the length of the contract. Meanwhile, agent Don Meehan and Toronto GM Gerry…