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Yearbook 1984

Yearbook 1984

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.

STATISTICS

U.S. College Statistics

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Montreal Canadiens

A few years ago, novelist Roch Carrier wrote The Hockey Sweater, a story about a French-Canadian boy who is saddened when a mail-order catalogue store mistakenly sends him a Maple Leaf sweater instead of a coveted Canadiens’ jersey. Had the story been written today, chances are the young boy would be delighted with a Maple Leaf sweater. Well, maybe that’s stretching it a little bit, but there’s no question that the Habs' star has been falling in La Belle Province. Part of that can be explained by the presence of the provincial rival Quebec Nordiques, but the Habs’ fall from grace can be traced directly to their poor playoff performances in the past few seasons, especially last year’s three-game downfall at the hands of the Buffalo Sabres. As a result, new team president…

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NHL PLAYOFF SCORING

The NHL s Leading Shooters…

PREVIEWS

1983-84 QMJHL Regular Season Preview

Not too many things have changed heading into the 1983-84 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League season. The Laval Voisins, Shawinigan Cataractes and defending champion Verdun Juniors are still the class of the league. About the only changes are behind the bench, where no fewer than seven of 11 teams have new coaches: Michel Parizeau in Chicoutimi; Michel Morin in Hull; Jean Begin in Laval; Mario Bazinet in Longueuil; Guy Charron in Quebec; Yvon Gingras in St. Jean and Andre (Moose) Dupont in Trois-Rivières. Here, in alphabetical order, is a list of each team’s strengths and weaknesses. CHICOUTIMI SAGUENEENS—Parizeau brings experience to the team. He has been with the Nordiques for several years, first as a player in the WHA and then in the front office. The Sags have lost six players: Andre Villeneuve, Armel…