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November 4, 1994

November 4, 1994

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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Europe and Junior leagues benefit from NHL lockout

The New York Rangers are expecting big things from Alexei Kovalev this season. The 21-year-old Russian delivered Oct. 21, exploding for four goals and two assists in a 12-1 victory. Too bad it wasn’t for the Rangers. Kovalev’s outburst came for Lada Togliatti and at the expense of the Central League’s Wichita Thunder. He was one of two NHLers-Buffalo Sabre Denis Tsygurov also played-who dressed for Togliatti in the first of a three-game CHL exhibition series. Kovalev was the best player in the game, but he was not treated with respect. When Togliatti took a 10-0 lead in the game and continued to double shift the left winger. Thunder players took runs at him. Kovalev fought Thunder hopeful Jason McQuat at 15:39 of the third period. Togliatti players appealed to the Wichita bench to…

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ONTARIO LEAGUE

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Bankrupt Trottier pondered suicide

Bryan Trottier learned as a six-time Stanley Cup-champion with the New York Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins how to cope with the pressures of great athletic expectations. It wasn’t until he faced financial ruin and thoughts of suicide last summer he realized he had to learn how to cope with real-life pressures. On Sept. 5, the Penguins’ 38-year-old assistant coach checked into a Pittsburgh-area hospital for physical, mental and emotional tests. During his two-week stay he told a therapist he contemplated killing himself so his wife could collect on a life insurance policy and help the family dig out from under a huge pile of debts. Then on Oct. 11, Trottier filed for Chapter 7 protection under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in a Pittsburgh federal court. Under Chapter 7 law, a filer’s assets are…

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ELSTON