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March 22, 1952

March 22, 1952

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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“Stanley’s Quick Return Hurt Us,”--Cook

NEW YORK, N.Y.— When a team staggers into a late-season slump, as the Rangers have done, no one person can bear the blame. One, however might well have helped keep them on an even keel—and failed to do so. He is Allan Stanley, the team captain. Whether the Cookies make the Stanley Cup playoffs in the few days left to them will depend upon Stanley. Bill Cook verifies that, and he Is the one who took the responsibility of a big gamble on the blond defenseman a few weeks ago. Had the gamble worked earlier, the Hangers would have been safely in. “When Stanley came back from his shoulder operation,” the Cookies’ Coach says, “I realized he wouldn’t be in good playing shape right away. But he was our big guy, the take-charge…

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Hockey Crossword Puzzle

(Solution Next Week) ACROSS 1—Leaf rookie shown in centre. 6—Initials of a PCHL referee. 7—Initials of Main, tennis star. 9—Short for given name of Bedard, former Providence star. 11—Conn Smythe likes a player who can play this instrument. 12—Name given Hughes who played goal for Buffalo recently. 14—New Hampshire (abbr.). 15—This Pittsburgh player was born in Schumacher, Ont. 17—Pronoun. 19—Initials of Hrymnak of St. Louis. 21—Number of NHL teams Edgar Laprade has played for. 22—Gus Bodnar celebrates his birthday in this month (abbr.). 24—Name given 37 across. 25—Hugh Coflin’s club plays home games in this Stale (abbr.). 26—Initials of predecessor of 32 across. 27—New Testament (abbr.). 28—A member of the Cleveland Barons. 32—New coach of the Calgary Stampeders. 33—Initials of Beliveau of Quebec Aces. 35—Number of goals Bill Juzda scored last season. 37—Chief scout for the Cleveland Barons. 39—Initials of Lund of Providence. 40—Given name of Milligan of St. Louis. 41—Initials of ex-NHL goalie who…

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Canada Should Not Drop From Olympics

MONTREAL, Que.— Blood is boilong, temperatures are rising, people are going on off on tangents, which are not as pleasant as going on European junkets in hockey. Which is our roundabout way of saying that there are wigs on the green, the fat may be in the fire, and unless coolness and counsel prevail we may find ourselves out of future Olympic hockey competition. Some will emit loud cheers at the suggestion. They are the ones who get mad every time some Scandinavian, some blase European or bleating loser accuses our teams of rough tactics in these triumphs. They are the ones who don’t like it because we send a low quality team over there which usually cleans up anyway. They get hot and bothered because they think they carry ambassadorial burdens on…

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Wings Nominate Howe Sawchuk As Hart Reps

DETROIT, Mich.— This is the time of year, the season almost at an end, when a story should be written about which Red Wing rates top consideration for the Hart Trophy—Terry Sawchuk or Gordie Howe. Before you read any farther, a frank admission: This writer isn’t going to give any answer. Only some clues. But no clear-cut decision. The record book doesn’t show that the Hart ballotting ever ended in a tie, but maybe that would be the correct answer this time. The trophy is awarded to “the player adjudged to be the most valuable to his team.” Value is what Howe and Sawchuk both had contributed, in great big chunks, seemingly more than any other man in the loop to his team. And right there you can get an argument in Detroit, for…