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September 3, 1993

September 3, 1993

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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Andrews won’t alter philosophy

Dave Andrews won’t change the priorities of the American League when he succeeds Jack Butterfield as president following the 1993-94 season. While the International League continues to expand to large U.S. cities and lures big-money free agents to its teams, the AHL will continue to place emphasis on development, according to Andrews. “We’re not trying to keep up with the Jones’. Our claim to fame is that we have 16 No. 1 affiliates in our league and I think we’re quite stable,” said Andrews, who was named Butterfield’s successor July 20. Butterfield announced before last season that he would retire in two years. “The ‘I’ may find their part of the pro hockey puzzle and we’ll keep the same one we have as the top development league,” Andrews said. “Our teams will get younger…

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Summer shuffle sensible

For the first time in the 23-year history of the Buffalo Sabres franchise, there has been an orderly transition of power. Coach John Muckler is now coach and general manager. Gerry Meehan, the Sabres GM for the past seven seasons, has been elevated to the newly created post of executive vice-president for sports operations. “We’ve worked well together and I expect we’ll continue to work well together,” Muckler said after receiving his new title July 31. ‘I don’t think you can be coach and GM under the traditional format, but under the format we designed and intend to operate under, I don’t see any problems.” Muckler inherited most of the traditional duties of a GM-operation of the hockey and scouting department and player development as well as handling decisions on player movement and…

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NHL camp guide

The New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs will have a jolly good time at training camp this season. The Rangers and Maple Leafs conduct five days of training camp in London, England before their regular camp. The teams will play a pair of exhibition games Sept. 11-12 at the 9,500-seat Wembley Arena. The Chicago Blackhawks and Montreal Canadiens made the tour last season. Here’s a look at each team’s training camp locations and starting dates. ANAHEIM MIGHTY DUCKS Duck Pond; Anaheim Sept. 10 BOSTON BRUINS Ristuccia Center; Wilmington, Mass. Sept. 10 BUFFALO SABRES Sabreland; Wheatfield, N.Y. Sept. 11 CALGARY FLAMES Max Bell Arena; Calgary Sept. 10 CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS Chicago Stadium; Chicago Sept. 12 DALLAS STARS North Texas Arena; Irving, Tex. Sept. 12 DETROIT RED WINGS Joe Louis Arena; Detroit Sept. 10 EDMONTON OILERS Northlands Coliseum; Edmonton Sept. 10 FLORIDA PANTHERS Gold Coast Arena; Pompano Beach, Fla. Sept. 10 HARTFORD WHALERS Gutterson…

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QUOTABLE

‘We’re looking for Utopia. If there is an oar not going in the same direction. that oar is going lobe palled out pretty dam quick.” -New Jersey GM Lou Lamoriello on the team’s new philosophy. Page 11. “if I was a star player on the team, I would have been looked after in a better manner. I’m not afraid to say that.” -St Louis center Ron Sutter, struggling to come back from injuries. Page 27.…