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October 3, 1986

October 3, 1986

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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Caps Hopeful Corriveau Will Be Marksman

LANDOVER—A year ago, Kevin Hatcher jumped from the Ontario League to the Washington Capitals and capably filled a big hole on the right side of the defense. This season Yvon Corriveau seems likely to make a similar move. After a week of training camp, Corriveau had shown enough to be considered seriously for a prominent role at left wing, the Capitals’ weakest position. Corriveau, Washington’s No. I draft pick in 1985, has been handled in much the same manner as Hatcher, a first-rounder in 1984. Corriveau was sent back to the Toronto Marlboros last year, joined the Capitals in late March and was inserted into some key playoff games. Corriveau has responded in positive fashion to each step. He collected 54 goals for the Marlboros, nine more than the combined total of all…

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ASK THE REFEREE

Q: When a puck hits the goal post, why isn’t it considered a shot on goal? Tom Foster, Dayton, OH A: A shot on goal, or in other words a save by the goaltender, can only be ruled as such in the case where the puck would have gone into the net had it not been stopped by the goalie. Q: I once watched the Pittsburgh Penguins defeat the Detroit Red Wings. Mike Bullard got a hat trick, but later in the game got a penalty for an illegal stick. First, what are the requirements for a stick and how do you measure the curve and the width of the blade? And second, could Detroit protest the game if the Penguins won by less than four goals? John Babson, Pittsburgh. PA A: The process for…

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Feltrin Almost Lost Eye But, Still, He’s Back

NEW HAVEN—It was a New Year’s Eve defenseman Tony Feltrin would like to forget. There was no time for resolutions, just prayers. Feltrin ushered in 1986 in a Nova Scotia hospital, wondering if he’d ever see out of his left eye again. Hours before, in his New Haven Nighthawks’ 6-4 win over the Oilers at the Halifax Metro Centre, Feltrin was accidently hit in the eye by a Nova Scotia player’s stick. “I had control of the puck and I was trying to head up ice,” Feltrin said from the New York Rangers’ training camp, where he is attempting a comeback. “A Nova Scotia player reached to lift my stick and his momentum lifted his blade up and it came and hit me flush in the eye. AHL SOUTH “I knew it was serious,…

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Waiting Is Hardest Part For Veteran Wilson

CHICAGO—The Chicago Blackhawks don’t know when Behn Wilson will be coming back, and Behn Wilson isn’t sure, either. “It’s like any other injury, only a lot slower,” said Wilson, the Hawks’ defenseman sidelined with a bad back suffered in the playoffs last April. “It’s driving me crazy, missing training camp. “But I don’t want to do anything that will set me back. The last thing I need is another setback.” There had been a rumor that Wilson was unhappy with some medical treatment and considering legal action. “Somebody else asked me about that,” he said, shaking his head. “The one thing I’m unhappy about is having a bad back. When it happened, I was just so angry that it had happened to me. “You never expect it to happen to yourself. I don’t like it,…