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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 30, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 24-THE LETHBRIDOE HBBALD-iiturdiy, March Toronto Maple Leafs should be happy, but things are different By THE CANADIAN PRESS You'd think news of Buffalo Sabres' tie with Chicago Black Hawks Thursday night would have sent spirits soaring in Toronto, but rumors of team tension and dissention are trickling out of Maple Leaf Gardens. The Lea is seemed safely entrenched in the fourth playoff spot in the National Hockey League's East Division, and just one Toronto victory or one Buffalo defeat will make it mathematically certain. If the Leafs are on edge, one cause might be the fact that tourth place, while a distinct improvement over their sixth place finish last year, is something of a mixed blessing. The fourth place team has the privilege of meeting the powerful Boston Bruins, division champions, in the quarter-finals. Coach Red Kelly isn't denying the rumors outright. "Tension? Dissention? Well, we have been in a bit of a tense situation trying to clinch the playoff spot. It seems the club is loose when we win or tie, but not so loose after a loss. What's so unusual about Kelly was referring to the fact that the Leafs failed to clinch the playoff spot Wednesday night by dropping a 5-3 decision to Chicago Black Hawks. The Black Hawks left unhappiness in their wake Thursday as well; the Sabres needed an outright victory, not a tie, to keep their slender hopes alive. There was anger too; the Sabres howled when an apparent goal that would have won them the game was wiped out by the referee. Such tension is understandable, but the rumors out of Maple Leaf Gardens go beyond mere playoff jitters. Other causes appear to be contract negotiations and a lack of ice time for some key players. Says veteran centre Norm Ullman: "Sure I'm trying to workout a new contract. I try to put it out of my mind and concentrate on hockey but I suppose it can divide your attention." In addition, Ullman and linemates Ron Ellis and Paul Henderson, who are also on Dolphins offered plenty TORONTO (CP) Larry Csonka, Jim Kiick and Paul Warfield of the Super Bowl- champion Miami Dolphins conferred Friday with officials of Toronto Northmen, Canada's entry in the newly formed World Football League. John F. Bassett, president of the Northmen, said he is interested in the three "as a and it has been rumored he has offered the National Football League players million for five years. "That's in the ball was Bassett's comment about the offer. contract negotiations, were benched for segments of games on the team's West- Coast road trip last week. "I've heard claims that the season is catching up to me and I Ullman said. "I don't look on it that way. "At this stage of the season I want to play a regular shift to stay in good condition for the playoffs. I've been missing shifts and sometimes whole periods at a time when I want regular work. "Losing the edge is very easy at this stage of the season when you don't play regularly." Another Leaf attacker said Kelly's use of four forward lines, in an attempt to give his young players plenty of work to give him depth for the playoffs, throws the veteran regulars off their stride. "When we use four lines sometimes you don't get much he said. "And at this stage of the season, especially when the club is in a bit of a scoring slump, everyone wants plenty of ice time." AH-AHH! TUSTTWI WW.LjOOK.TWCY, SlfTON iff iff A NICE -DON'TSPOILIT WANT rsee-' 'B'S ALSO A IN fKEE SPEECH' SELlEVEfc IN THE FREEDOM MOTTO, LISTEN.' Minor hockey Rick Williams blasted in three goals and led the Sabres to a convincing 6-1 victory over the Penguins in a Pee Wee playoff game Friday night. Greg Horon chipped in with a pair of goals while a single came off the stick of Tim Menzik. Dennis Vervoot replied for the Penguins. In another Pee Wee playoff match, the Canucks edged the Flyers 2-1. Brad Mesak and Lonnie NDP Premier Barrett: Oil firms 'should use tax said Douglas Sharp, ad a habit of getting out and the cloth was used him there. :rickson, 32, died in after suffering burns in a fire at the Empress ancouver. Police VANCOUVER (CP) Premier Dave Barrett said Saturday he does not blame oil companies for taking advantage of the Canadian tax laws to avoid paying what he said is a fair share of their revenue in taxes. The British Columbia premier said that if he were an oil company too would take_advantg the oild industry and said he objected strongly to large amounts of profit moving south of the border. He also said oil prices in Canada must eventually move up to the world level, but the public should get some sort of compensation, form SERVICE STATION JD] TO W> in the 16- Happiness rs NOOK Opening Soon! c Police. Justice department and Labor Minister Jean Cournoyer in his Montreal office. Mr. Cournoyer said the estimated Si-million outbreak of worker violence was to be condemed but was partially understandable. He cited difficult working conditions in the area. 650 miles northwest of Montreal, far removed from conventional facilities and in the grip of a harsh climate. Fnmiftating the Confederation of National Trade Unions CNTU from construction sites." that feuding between the CNTU and that set off the trouble last week has not been determined, but several accounts suggest the demonstration flared when QFL members refused Jto work alongside who representing workers at the LG-2 site on La Grande River, was responsible. The damage was Oie work of "a handful of individuals in the pay of American unions affiliated to the QFL." he Louis Laberage. QFL presidenct. has said the destruction stemmed from poor working and living conditions. Workers at LG-2 staged a _ _ layering icti tirey occupied administration buildings and seized control of radio- telephone communications. Generators were knocked out with a bulldozer Thursday, when fuel tanks were punctured and several hundred gallons of fuel tanks were punctured and several hundred gallons of fuel were used to set fire to bunkhouses. Laurent Hamel. director at the site, has said the damage could be repaired in a month but work may be delayed a year because it must be completed before the spring breakup while the river level is low KWIKKOLOR COLLEGE MALL PtiOM 327-4M4 "Same Day Service on your Color Pictures" KWIK llOA in! JnT CarttM we Kucheran tallied for the winners while Dorren Morez managed a single in a losing cause. The Generals captured the Coaldale Midget Hockey League title by dropping the Crusaders in two straight games in their bast of three final series. The Generals won the first game 4-2 and wrapped up the series with a 4-0 win in the second. The Northstars blanked the midget league pennant winning Nationals 2-0 in a playoff match Thursday night. Rick Parkyn and Gordon Tokariuk tallied for the Stars while Harry Smith registered the shutout. In a Midget "A" encounter, the Comets edged the Coaldale Crusaders 5-4. Lawrence Gardner and Dave Koskoski fired in two goals each for the Comets while Clarence Siroviak added a single. Brian Megella and Roy Husch scored two goals a- piece and paced the Bisons to a -slim 4-3 win over the Pintos in Pee Wee playoff action. Doug Richardson rifled in three goals for the Pintos who led 2-1 after the first period. Aaron has no pressure WEST PALM BEACH. Fla. (AP) Hank Aaron, on the threshold of the game's most-revered record, begins his 21st season in major league baseball Thursday at Cincinnati insisting there is no pressure on him. "I'm not the flashy-type ball player." Aaron said. "I've got to do it my way. I can't play under pressure. I think there's, been exaggerated talk about pressure. There just isn't any." The 40-year-old Atlanta Braves' slugger needs only two home runs to break Babe Ruth's lifetime record of 714; The Braves started a controversy last month by announcing that Aaron would be held out of the three-game opening series in Cincinnati so that he could take aim at the mark during an 11-game home stand beginning April 8 against Los Angeles Dodgers'. However, commissioner Bowie Kuhn ordered the Braves to start the famous slugger in at least two of the first three games. It is expected that Aaron may play in the opener and almost certainly in Saturday afternoon's clash slated for national television. The Monday night home opener also will be nationally. The Reds refused to get involved in the controversy and even though Aaron has more home-s against Cincinnati that any other club, 95, indications are that he might have a tough time. CMHA meeting organized The Coaldale Minor Hockey Association will hold annual meeting April 9. All interested persons are urged to attend the p.m... meeting which will be held at the Coaldale Sportsplex. ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES NATIONAL East Division W L T F A Ptt Boston.....SO 14 9 330 199 109 Montreal .43 22 9 275 224 95 Rangers .38 22 13 280 226 89 Toronto ....32 26 15 252 214 79 Buffalo.....30 32 12 228 240 72 Detroit.....28 35 10 238 296 6 Islanders ....17 39 18 173 235 52 Vancouver .20 42 11 203 280 51 Dhrfeion Phila.......46-15 12 251 150 104 Chicago ....37 14 22 249 152 96 LA.........31 31 12 214 218 74 Atlanta.....27 32 14 196 224 68 Minn..... 23 33 17 226 247 63 Pitts 25 38 9 220 255 59 St. Louis ...24 38 11 190 229 59 Calif .......1351 10 186 320 36 SCORING LEADERS 6 A Ptt Esposito. B............66 72 138 Orr. B.................30 82 112 Hodge. B..............47 53 100 Martin. Buf............47 34 81 Clarke. Pha............33 48 81 Apps. Pgh.............23 57 80 Cashman, B...........24 54 78 Hextall. Min ...........20 58 78 WORLD EMIDMMon W L T F .42 30 .38 33 ..38 34 N. England Toronto Quebec Chicago.....37 '33 Cleveland .35 32 New Jersey .32 39 WMtDMffen W L T F .46 24 .42 32 36 36 33 37 A P 4 287 254 88 4 293 265 80 4 303 274 80 5 262 263 79 9 257 258 79 4 259 296 68 A P 5 309 212 97 2 318 273 86 3 256 260 75 5 253 283 71 5 271 330 53 0 225 325 48 Houston Minnesota Edmonton Winnipeg Vancouver.. .33 27 Los Angetes .24 51 SCORING LEADERS GAP Walton. M............54 59113 Lacroix. NJ............31 75 106 G. Howe. H 31 69 100 Mull. W................50 41 91 Connelly. M ...........41 50 91 Carteton. T............35 56 91 Lawson. 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