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November 9, 1990

November 9, 1990

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.



Another Red Wave is upon us. Or should that be Read Wave? Leading the way in this year’s hockey literature market are three Soviet-based books; one focuses on the Soviet invasion of the NHL, a second chronicles that country’s drive to be the best, while the third, by Igor Larionov, deals with the hardships of playing in the motherland. Listed below are some of the new hockey books and videos available this season. The books’ publishers and the videos’ distributors are in parentheses. BOOKS Toronto Maple Leafs: Images of Glory by Joseph Romain and James Duplacey (McGraw-Hill Ryerson). A pictoral history of the storied franchise. Golden fee by Stan Fischler (McGraw-Hill Ryerson). The controversial Fischler gives us a personal ranking of the top 20 teams of all time. Red Line: Soviets in the…



A goaltender for five teams between 1960-61 and ’77-78, Cesare Maniago, 51, owns a wholesale sporting goods outlet in Burnaby, B.C. “Probably my biggest thrill was just after I was called up by the Leafs (in 1960-61),” said Maniago. “We played Detroit back-to-back and I was named first star in the first game and second in the second game. It was a heck of a thrill.”…



PENGUINS Defenseman Paul Coffey agreed to a five-year contract believed to be worth about $6.1 million Oct. 24, just hours before he was scheduled for a salary arbitration hearing…Pittsburgh’s string of 25 home-ice sellouts ended when a crowd of 15,627 turned out for a 5-4 loss to Montreal Oct. 23. The Penguins had attracted capacity crowds since an 8-4 loss to Hartford last Dec. 19…The Penguins acquired 33-year-old defenseman Gordie Roberts from St. Louis Oct. 27 for future considerations. “He’s got a wealth of experience in a spot where we need experience,” said coach Bob Johnson, who coached Roberts in the 1984 Canada Cup…Right winger Tony Tanti went 11 games without a goal before getting his first of the season Oct. 28 in an 8-3 win over the Islanders. CAPITALS Don Beaupre didn’t…



BRUINS Defenseman Stephane Quintal was assigned to Maine Oct. 28: but failed to report to the American League Mariners. Quintal played in nine of the Bruins’ first 10 games before being sent to the minors. “I think he wants to know what his future is with the organization,” said Steve Freyer, Quintal’s agent. Quintal isn’t the first Bruin to go AWOL this year. Left winger Robert Cimetta was still sitting on the sidelines. Cimetta left the team during training camp when he, too, was assigned to Maine. He has asked to be traded…Center Ken Hodge Jr., son of the former Bruins’ star, played his first game as a Bruin Oct. 27: against the Chicago Blackhawks (a 5-4 win). Hodge was playing with the Mariners where he compiled 7-10-17 stats in eight…