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March 18, 1988

March 18, 1988

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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The Hockey Hall of Fame is in dire need of expansion. That much is obvious. Many artifacts from the game’s past can’t even be displayed because of a shortage of space at the Canadian National Exhibition building in Toronto. But good news is on the horizon—an NHL committee has bought the site for a new hall in downtown Toronto, and hopes to move into its new digs within three years. Read about the plans to bring the hockey hall into today’s world. The Fredericton Express is a unique success story. One of its two NHL parents—Vancouver—doesn’t even want to be in New Brunswick. But between Vancouver and Quebec, the other partner, they’ve supplied enough talent for the Express to be among the AHL’s top teams. You’ll also enjoy our regular columnists, features…

NHL

Yawney Fills Void On The Defense

CHICAGO—After working for five months to improve their defense, the Chicago Blackhawks produced a drastic improvement in one week. Canadian Olympian Trent Yawney came aboard and veteran Keith Brown returned from a knee injury. Suddenly, two-thirds of the defense had a new look. The arrival of Yawney, 22, had long been awaited. It was a foregone conclusion that the 6-foot-3, 190-pounder would be joining the club after the Calgary Games. “I’m not going to be the savior of the franchise,” Yawney said, echoing Hawk coach Bob Murdoch. But that doesn’t mean he won’t be relied on heavily. Yawney saw action on the power play in his NHL debut in Minnesota March 6, then again manned the point the following night when he made his Chicago Stadium debut. Yawney contributed a power-play goal, beating Detroit’s Greg…

The Juniors

Castors Going To Court Over Trade

The St-Jean Castors have sought an injunction in Quebec Superior Court to nullify a trade made in February between the Hull Olympiques and Granby Bisons. The Quebec League deal saw the Olympiques send goalie Andre Racicot to the Bisons for defenseman Stephane Quintal and reserve goalie Alan Mladenovic. Quebec League players attending school can be traded only once per season. Castor coach Mario Bazinet contends that Racicot was a student at the time of the trade. Any QMJHL players attending school can be traded only once per season. Racicot began the year in Victoriaville before being traded to Hull. Racicot’s academic record was unclear, but Olympiques’ governor Charlie Henry is confident the trade will be upheld. “St-Jean doesn’t have a leg to stand on,” charged Henry. “The only reason they did it was to shake…

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