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October 18, 1985

October 18, 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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Hayward Hopes Time March (es) On—Again

WINNIPEG JETS WINNIPEG—Brian Hayward won more games in the month of March last season than the Winnipeg Jets did during the entire 1980-81 season. When winning was supposed to be toughest, the business-like goaltender dazzled the National Hockey League by registering a 10-1-2 record in the last full month of the season. Accordingly, he was named the NHL’s Player of the Month, breaking the monopoly of Wayne Gretzky. There were many other reasons why the Jets blew so hot in March. A quest to finish second in the Smythe Division spurred every member of the team. Burly Dave Babych was playing the most impacting hockey of his career and Dale Hawerchuk was a factor every game with 12 goals and 12 assists in the same month. As he had earlier, Hayward was giving the Jets a…

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Has The Goalie Gamble Paid Off?

LOS ANGELES KINGS LOS ANGELE—They went through goaltenders the way most National Hockey League teams go through sticks, and wound up discarding them in much the same manner. For six seasons, following the departure of Rogatien Vachon to Detroit for the big bucks of free agency in 1978. the Los Angeles Kings’ last line of defense was. well, utterly defenseless. Not that they didn’t try to fill the gaping hole in net. It seems the Kings tried just about anybody who was capable of wearing a mask and pads. Let’s see, there were Mario Lessard and Ron Grahame and Doug Keans and Jim Rutherford and Paul Pageau and Mike Blake and Markus Mattsson and Gary Laskoski and Marco Baron. Lessard had a couple of decent years and Laskoski played about as well as a 21-year-old…

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Penguins’ Bullard Anxious To Bounce Back

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS PITTSBURGH—Two years ago Mike Bullard was rated one of the rising stars of the National Hockey League. Last season, however, whenever Bullard’s name was mentioned, it usually cropped up in trade rumors. But the 24-year-old Bullard is still with the Pittsburgh Penguins, and he is determined to put his problems of last ason behind him. “This is the best I’ve felt in five years,” Bullard said. “I’ve dropped a lot of weight. I feel good. “Bob (coach Bob Berry) says he’s going to give me a lot of icetime. The more icetime I get, the better I play.” Bullard, who reported to training camp weighing 195 pounds, credits new strength and conditioning coach Doug McKenney with getting him into better physical shape. “Doug worked on me in the summer,” Bullard said. “He got me on…

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NHL Rosters

(As of Oct. 7) (Injured players excluded) BOSTON GOAL—Cleon Daskalakis, Doug Keans, Pete Peeters. DEFENSE—John Blum, Ray Bourque, Brian Curran, Gord Kluzak, Mike O’Connell, Frank Simonetti, Mats The-lin, Michael Thelvin. FORWARDS—Tom Fergus, Steve Kasper, Doug Kostynski, Ken Linse-man, Barry Pederson, Lyndon Byers, Keith Crowder, Rick Middleton, Dave Pasin, Louis Sleigher, Geoff Courtnall, Dave Donnelly, Morris Lukowich, Nevin Markwart, Kraig Nienhuis, Dave Reid, Charlie Simmer. BUFFALO GOAL—Tom Barrasso, Daren Puppa, Bob Sauve. DEFENSE—Steve Dykstra, Dave Fenyves, Bill Hajt, Bob Halkidis, Phil Housley, Larry Playfair, Mike Ramsey, Hannu Virta. FORWARDS—Mikael Andersson, Dave Andreychuk, Gates Orlando, Gilles Perreault, John Tucker, Mal Davis, Mike Foligno, Normand Lacombe, Sean McKenna, Ric Seiling, Paul Cyr, Gilles Hamel, Chris Langevin, Lindy Ruff, Don Lever. CALGARY GOAL—Rick Kosti, Rejean Lemelin, Mike Vernon. DEFENSE—Robin Bartel, Paul Baxter, George Boudreau, Charles Bourgeois, Steve Konroyd, Craig Levie, Allan Maclnnis, Jamie Macoun, Paul…