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Yearbook 1988

Yearbook 1988

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.

IN THIS ISSUE

Winning Coverage at home & away…

THE LEAGUES

Titan GM Student Of History

Jocelyn Guevremont, first-yea general manager of the Laval Titan is hoping history repeats itself. Last season, the ex-National Hockey League defenseman was working for a sports promotion firm in Montreal. He watched another former NHL rearguard Guy Lapointe, build a Quebec League championship team during his short reign as GM of the Longueuil Chevaliers. Before the season was over Lapointe left the QMJHL for an assistant coaching position with the Quebec Nordiques, but not before his Chevaliers were on their way to becoming league champion. They rebounded from a dismal 18-51-3 record in ’85-86 to a LeBel Division-leading 46-20-4 mark in ’86-87. Longueuil then earned a berth in the Memorial Cup, where they failed to win a game. Guevremont, who previously coached in Drummondville and Cornwall, says he’d like to follow in Lapointe’s footsteps—not…

THE FEATURES

Quebec Nordiques

The Quebec Nordiques have taken a page from the book of the Montreal Canadiens, their bitter provincial rivals. The Nordiques are looking to the future…and hording draft choices in the best tradition of former Montreal general manager Sam Pollock. Quebec GM Maurice Filion began on draft day this past summer by trading center Dale Hunter and goalie Clint Malarchuk for forwards Alan Haworth and Gaetan Duchesne, plus a 1987 first rounder. Soon after, Quebec shocked the hockey world—trading Michel Bergeron to the New York Rangers for $100,000 and a 1988 first rounder. That gives them four first-round picks in two years. The Nordiques used the ’87 pick to draft high-scoring center Joe Sakic, who counted 60 goals and 113 assists for Swift Current of the Western League last season. With their own first-round choice, they…

THE STATISTICS

National League Report