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February 11, 1948

February 11, 1948

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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Cheers And Boos Of Fans Can Make Or Break Goaler

SPRINGFIELD, MASS.—Apparently most of the trials and tribulations for American Hockey League coaches this season can be laid at the door of an inadequate defence. There seems to be a curious unanimity of opinion where the trouble lies for teams that are not doing as well as expected. All these complaints indicate that either the goalie is below par or else the defencemen are not measuring up to the required standard. In other words so much attention has been paid to perfecting the offence that the defence has been left behind. You get the same thing in baseball where in some seasons the hitters dominate the pitchers and then fall off and permit the throwers to take command. Also there are seasons in football where the offence as represented by the forward passers, line plungers…

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Peppy Grant Warwick May Help Faltering Bruin Six

BOSTON In a surprise move that is hoped will add a spark of much needed strength to Boston’s sagging hockey forces, the Bruins announced late last week that Billy “The Kid” Taylor had been traded to New York Rangers for Winger Grant “Nobby” Warwick. The one-time “wonder boy” of the Toronto Maple Leafs and rated as Canada’s best junior player when he led the Oshawa Generals to the Memorial Cup in 1939, now joins his fourth N.H.L. club since entering hockey’s “big time” back in 1939-40 with the Leafs. In Warwick the Bruins get one of the scrappiest forwards in the league and his play this season on Rangers’ newly-formed WOW Line with Buddy O’Connor and the veteran Phil Watson has been brilliant. Born in Regina, Sask., 26 years ago. Nobby was Rangers’…

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Round the Rinks

When the Brantford junior team which competes in the O.H.A. started to slip recently, the backers of the club went out to the farm of Leo Reise Sr., father of the Detroit Red Wings defenceman, and asked him to take over the coaching reins. Although he had been away from the game for some time the senior Reise agreed and moved into town. He looked over the rink with all the red lines, face-off circles and dots which had been added to the ice surface in the years since he started for New York Americans, Pittsburgh and Hamilton in the National Hockey League. “We want these boys to eat, sleep and breathe hockey—to think of nothing but hockey 24 hours a day,” he said. “So I suggest that the first thing you…

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Visiting Clubs Shifted Out Of Danger In Hub

BOSTON— With Milt Schmidt out of the lineup for an additional three weeks, the Boston Bruins playoff hopes have taken a turn for the worse. And with a long road trip in prospect for the latter half of this month, the Bruins’ only hope for a playoff bid is a prolonged slump on the part of the Canadiens. That unfortunate injury to Schmidt has given rise to considerable bad publicity for Murph Chamberlain. Many of the local fans felt that Murph deliberately injured Milt, but Weston Adams, the Bruins Boss, doesn’t think that “Hardrock” was malicious in his intent. “Schmidt had just given Chamberlain a beautiful bodycheck before he was injured,” explained Adams. “Murph naturally was riled and wanted to get back at Schmidt. When Milt crossed the Canadien blue line, Chamberlain slashed…