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May 7, 1993

May 7, 1993

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City in frenzy over rumored move to Hamilton

Copps and robbers? Stealtown? Edmonton newspaper headlines like those screamed news that turned Oilers’ fans angry, scared or both. Whether by design or by circumstance, Oilers’ owner Peter Pocklington managed to whip Edmonton media and sports fans into a state of frenzy. He called a state-of-the-franchise news conference eight days in advance and then went golfing. Word leaked out Pocklington has had discussions with Hamilton mayor Bob Morrow and the people who run Copps Coliseum about moving the Oilers to the Steel City. For days the media was full of facts and speculation about what Pocklington would say April 27. “The fans of Edmonton are scared and I’m scared too,” said Edmonton Northlands president Gerry Yuen. Northlands operates the Coliseum, where the Oilers play, under terms of a lease Pocklington said is running him…

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Farwell not defensive about shortcomings

While an eight-game winning streak was a nice way to close out the season, the Philadelphia Flyers know they still have work to do before they go from pretender to contender. The organization is pretty much in agreement the No. 1 need is defense. While the Flyers did score 67 more goals than they did each of the previous two seasons (252 to 319), they also gave up 319. Coach Bill Dineen’s decision in late March to go to a more defensive style covered up some weaknesses on the backline, but more help is needed for 1993-94. The question is, how will these quality defensemen be attained? The Flyers don’t have a No. 1 draft pick in 1993 or 1994 (both went to the Quebec Nordiques in the Eric Lindros trade) and general…

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Persistence Pays off as hockey arrives in Charlottetown

The battle to bring pro hockey to Charlottetown, P.E.I., has been a long one. but local backers never gave up. Even after five failed attempts in three years. The first talks were with the Montreal Canadiens, who left Sherbrooke, Que., after the 1989-90 season. But the Charlottetown group lost out to Fredericton, N.B. There were then discussions with the New York Islanders, who were leaving Springfield, Mass., after that same season. Troy, N.Y., was the winner that time. The Hartford Whalers, who then left Binghamton, N.Y., that same season, were next, but they chose Springfield. The most serious negotiations took place in 1991 with the Toronto Maple Leafs. They were moving from New market, Ont. But St. John’s, Nfld. won the bidding war. Maine Manners owner Ed Anderson toured Charlottetown last season when he decided…