Search for your favorite player or team

© The Hockey News. All rights reserved. Any and all material on this website cannot be used, reproduced, or distributed without prior written permission from Roustan Media Ltd. For more information, please see our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.


June 12, 1992

June 12, 1992

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.

IN THIS ISSUE

Stiffer penalties against fighting won’t mean Mayday for enforcer

Alan May has paid close attention to increased discussion about imposing stiffer penalties on fighting in the NHL. He should. A large part of his job depends upon it. But the Washington Capitals’ right winger/enforcer thinks he’ll survive in the league regardless of whatever rule changes might be made. He’s even resigned to that fact. “I guess they have to do something about fighting,” said May, who led the Capitals in penalty minutes with 221 this season. “Every time the media shows a fight, it somehow demeans the game of hockey, so they probably will have to do something for public relations reasons. “It would probably eliminate the guy who is one dimensional and only out there to fight.” May isn’t so sure the number of high-sticking and checking from behind penalties will drop…

IN THIS ISSUE

Tigres decide on a Lion with first pick overall

Cosmo Dupaul may be out of this world in terms of the rest of the players selected in the Quebec League’s midget draft but the Victoriaville Tigres aren’t expecting him to be a universal star. The 6-foot-1, 173-pound center from the Air Canada Cup midget champion Lac St-Louis Lions was the first choice overall in the QMJHL’s draft May 30 but he’s not expected to have the same impact as Alexandre Daigle, Victoriaville’s first choice overall in 1991. Daigle was the Canadian Hockey League rookie of the year after leading the Tigres with 35 goals and 110 points in 66 games as a 16-year-old. Expectations for DuPaul are more modest. “Another Daigle? No,” Victoriaville coach Pierre Aubry said. “That’s asking a little too much but I still think he’s a very good player.…

IN THIS ISSUE

Yzerman main figure in possible Lindros deal

Here we go again. The Eric Lindros trade talk has heated up, with several of rumors targeting Detroit as his future home. And that’s bad news for Red Wings’ captain Steve Yzerman, who faces another restless summer until the Quebec Nordiques trade their superstar-in-waiting. Separating fact from fiction will be difficult until a deal is consummated but everybody in Detroit was able to laugh off the first ridiculous rumor of the off-season. A Toronto newspaper reported Lindros would be traded to Detroit for Yzerman and Sergei Fedorov and Keith Primeau and and two No. 1 draft picks and as much as $5 million. That may be far-fetched but insiders keep insisting the Wings have the inside track on the Lindros sweepstakes. If the Red Wings do get Lindros, speculation is Yzerman would be key to…

IN THIS ISSUE

MVP Lemieux lobbies for stickwork crackdown

Mario Lemieux has two consecutive Stanley Cups and two consecutive Conn Smythe Trophies as playoff MVP. Now he wants something else-a safer work environment. “There certainly has to be changes made in this league,” said Lemieux, who led the playoffs in scoring with 16 goals and 34 points in only 15 games and was presented with the Conn Smythe Trophy after his team’s four-game sweep of Chicago June 1. “There’s too much stickwork, too much slashing, too much interference and it has got-in way out of hand,” he said. “We are trying to sell this product to the public.” Lemieux said he hoped Pittsburgh’s record would highlight the team’s commitment to the artistic side of the game. “That’s certainly the type of team we have,” he said. “We don’t go out and try’ to…