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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 7, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Salming seems to enjoy heavy going Swedish imports a Leaf bargain TORONTO Borje Salming certainly doesn't ex- emplify the image of Swedish hockey players. When the occasion de- the 22-year-old defen- ceman is as bold a belter as you'll find anywhere in the National Hockey League. His apparent physical delight at cracking the opposi- tion certainly doesn't fit into the delicate image Sweden's hockey players had built for themselves in two decades of international competition- score on them in the first pe- riod or hit a couple of them and they'd surrender meekly. along comes Sal- the best man game after game wearing a Toronto Maple Leaf uniform. Overlooking his eight as- sists in 12 most Na- tional Hockey League defen- ceman go through a whole season without getting as many solid hits as the native of has deliv- ered already. But he's mildly apologetic about his aggressive or the lack of it by his coun- trymen. must remember that until recently body-checking was not a part'of hockey in he said Tuesday. The Swedes didn't consider hockey a contact sport. did the Leafs latch on to Salming and coun- tryman Ingo Hammarstromv Toronto sent scout Gerry NcMamara to Sweden last year to check on several pros- pects and was so impressed with the two nationals he phoned general manager Jim Gregory in the middle of the night to make sure they were added to Leafs' negotiation 'list. Chief scout Bob Davidson confirmed McNamara's selec- tion when he viewed the two at the world championships in March. Thommie Bergman was the first European to move to the signing with Detroit Red Wings last season. While the Swedish defenceman hasn't been an overwhelming the experiment spurred other NHL clubs to look to the continent. Sabres are still negotiating to import-another Swedish Thommy but un- der an agreement with the International Ice Hockey Federation can't work out the necessary financial problems. Toronto paid the Swedish national hockey organization an estimated to get Salming and and its already beginning to look like a bargain. Howie Toronto's director of ex- plains the economic factors to consider without confirming' the estimated cost. waive price is the figure you'd put on the men at the very bottom of each roster. Now with a young you add in the develop- ment money paid to amateur hockey plus the cost of your farm system. what value would you place on a star you could buy and you what would it A quarter Maybe I really don't know. But Salming definitely is a wouldn't you Bombers dump coach Spavital WINNIPEG Jim Spavital was released Tues- day after four years as head coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers but he didn't take the dismissal lightly. Although the Bombers fin- ished last in the Western Foot- ball Conference with four wins and a tie in 16 Spavital said in an interview he felt his firing was unjustified. I don't feel it was justi- fied after the job I did brought the club from last place to first place. vTnen we came up with this season but we had injuries and other problems and it. wasn't all it was General manager Earl Lun- who has known Spavital since high school an- nounced the decision at a news conference. In announcing the decision. Lunsford said the board of di- rectors felt there was some- thing in some of his coaching abilities. The decision to release Spa- who had one year re- maining on a two-year was not totally unex- pected. With the Bombers slumping badly most of the season after finishing first in rumors began cir- culating in the final weeks of the schedule. Spavital says his job would have been much easier if the club had supplied adequateVe- placements for three all-stars lost during the Lineman Bob Luck who and wide receiver Jim Thorpe and the Canadian Football League's top rusher of Mack who were dropped from the roster after being arrested on drug charges. they took those two players and away from me I had no say. I would probably have gone but I didn't have a yea or a na and I was upset at the who was coached by at Oklahoma said he shares some of the blame for the club's poor showing I didn't get the players to replace Thorpe and I think this football club was good enough to make the upon whose recommendation the board of directors said the board looked at the total picture of the coach's performance. 'But the sum total of it boils down to win or lose. A lot of problems happened this some of them some some breaks. You can't control the you can't control the you can't control the and part of it was who said he has al- ready been approached with several suggested his firing was prompted by the general manager looking after his own the pressure is on He also suggested that coaches should be in charge of player personnel since their jobs depend on the players. Spavital joined the Bombers as head coach in late 1969 and took the team from its last- place finish in 1970 to the top of the Western Conference in 1972. He is the second coach to de- part from the club since the season ended. Offensive line coach Leroy Montgomery re- signed immediately after the Bombers last game of the sea- son. Out of job Winnipeg Blue Bombers are in the market for a new head coach. Jim who was less than happy about the was fired from his post after the Bombers failed to make the western play- offs in the Canadian Football League.. Other Cy Young honor shared Palmer first sole-Oriole winner Roundup of bowling HOLIDAY BOWL HOLIDAY VILLAGE Cena Smith-294 Maria Joku- ty 256 -Laura Peake Mel Finnerty Edith Madsen Alice Gier Beth Flak Lois Aucoin 294 Irene Lynde Jean Mills 244. ALBERTA AGRICULTURE Rudy Susko Rod Cherries 302 Ken Corraini Lorraine Szentes George Siege Erica Granson Don McDowell 348 Gayle Cox Alex Szentes Alice Clark 232. VASA LODGE Hilda Bianchi Bea Hanson 258 Hialmar Nelson Ed Zalesak Nick Bianchi Bud Grouette Shim Berry Dwight Neis Arvid Oseen Debbie Christensen. 218. PEPSI Jim Malcomson Carol Hall Jean Christie Karl Campa Grace Orich Barne Orich Chris McTighe Dan Christie Dennis Hurst Linda Ellring 250. CAPRI BOWL Y.8.C. JUNIORS AND SENIORS Pat Hamilton 260 Natalie Tse 238. Darlene Terry 233 Joy Nakamura 231. Jennifer Mabin 250 REWARD Yourself now by taking advantage of our tour to SHUSWAP LAKE Per Couple all accommodation and re- Oet acquainted witn our wonderful way of it B.C. SM lor your- Mll why cMcrlmlnating made ttwlr recreation Offlnflr in tfiA fiMftflly community on beautiful Shuawap Lake. FILM SHOWING Nov. 11 2 and 4 p.m. WESTERNER ROOM ELRANCHO MOTOR HOTEL Call BOB PRESTON II Raocho Motor HoM MME ACT NOW NNE MMES MIT IF KMT Karen Ludwig Robin Stanton 237 Duane Guzzi 260 Harvie Pocza 302 Darryl Bailey Jim Rapuano 251 Ken Nagy 22S. SUNDQUIST CONSTRUCTION Jo Krokosh Pat Gray 248. Jean Passey 255 Marie Smith Marge Koole Dorothy Anderson 275 Jen Hegi 288 Dorothy Sorensen Janet Koole Ives 259 Peggy Guzzi 240. John Unitas deactivated SAN DIEGO --Many fans wanted San Diego Charg- ers to take Johnny Unitas off the bench and make him coach when Harland Svare stepped out Monday. the veteran quarterback was. deactivated. thought about con- ceded Eugene majority owner of the National Foot- ball League club. it wouldn't have been fair to ask Unitas to take over as interim coach. I don't think he wanted the The 40-year-old Unitas in- jured his right shoulder in Sunday's 19-0 loss to.Kansas City Chiefs. For three games before that he was side- lined in favor of rookie Dan Fouts. Klein named Ron the Chargers' special teams as interim head coach and made Svare general manager. Unitas once told reporters he would coach if only if given the general manager's duties as well. discussed his long- plans when we negotiated his Klein he showed no interest in coaching. SENIOR CITIZENS Agnes Van Wyk 208. Henry .Bechthold 282. Tom Smith 213. Nick Bianchi Ann O'Neil Doris Vaile Ted Haszard C. Van Wyk Bill Jensen 195. LETHBRIDGE BANKS Gordon Deibert Marie Vanish Mabel McFadden 259 Gerry Mann 266 Barb Jones 216. Jean Groves Dennis Hanzel Ina Harris 213. Kean Aldous Lebna Mann 211. HENRY HOMES Ed Henderson Gary Gibson Dennis Huber Bryan Leishman Cal Coolidge Greg Hamilton Jean Passey Ken Malcomson 295 Myra Malcomson Barry Tollestrup Fay Lanagager Jim More Keith Seibert 227. J.C.C.A. Jiro Miyagawa 343 Betty Tomiyama Marj Fujita Sumi Medoruma 306 Masa Goshinmon 271 Roy Kamitomo Mike Tobo 346 Mae Shigehiro Kaye Ayukawa 287 Mary Shigehiro Mao Tamayose Ryo Nagata 3.11 JUNIORS SHOP Leah Frances Harris Ev Krauss Marg Seefned 270 Olga LaRocque Dorothy Sorensen 301 Jean Passey 263 Janet Koole 301 Mert dually 2o9. Dianne Corbett Helen Holland Elaine Tompkins 292 GORDIES Wimp Nakamura 346 Al Smith 306 Sam Girardi Bill Hamilton288 Wayne Montgomery Sig Dobler Lino Chiste Fred Master Gary Lohuis 275 Norm Gyulai Andy Valor 281. Kyoto Shigehiro 277. LCC BOWLING LEAGUE Norm Stager Valerie Serbu Pete Zuidhof 276. Ed Krajewski Darrell Lagler 304 Petar Kanygen Andy Krajewski Clay Richardson Helen Weets 267 SPEEDY'S Carol Hall 254 Grace Beard Gail Malcomson Gail Sarka Anne Todd Mary Onofrychuk -262 Jeanette Smeed 286 Myra Malcom- son 285 Bea Salmon Beth Wilson 234. NEW YORK Right- hander Jim Palmer of Balti- more Orioles today was nam- ed the American League's Cy Young award winner for 1973. He won over an illustrious group of including strikeout whiz Nolan Ryan of California Angels and Jim Hunter of Oakland Athletics. Fisky Smith go at it MASS. -All- star catcher Carlton Fisk of Boston Red Sox says the American League team got rid of of the chief of friction among its players when it traded Reggie Smith to St. Louis Cardinals. guess most fans realize the Red Sox had friction and dissension on the ball club last Fisk said in an inter- view Tuesday. one of the chief causes of that friction has been traded to the St. Louis Cardinals of the National The which brought pitcher Rick Wise and cut- fielder Bernie Carbo to the Red was announced last week. Smith is gone and we will have to be a better ball club next season as the result of his Fisk said. Smith is a player with tremendous Fisk the Red Sox have been waiting five years for him to develop that poten- tial so they decided to trade him Fisk said Smith won't find St. Louis to his liking. he thinks he had it rough playing in wait until he plays in St. Fisk said. won't be numero uno in the Cardinals clubhouse like he was around Fenway The Baseball Writers' Association of America. noting Palmer's 22- 9 won-lost record and league- leading earned-run average of gave Palmer 14 first- place votes and six for second for a total of 88 points. Points were awarded on the basis of five for a firstplace three for second and one for third. nice to know that you're recognized as the best pitcher in the said year I've been close and this I finally made also a 20-game established an all- time major league strikeout record this season with 383 and pitched two no-hitters.But despite the the hard-throwing Ryan finished 26 points shy of Palmer in second place. Ryan's total of 62 points were fashioned on nine first- place three for second and eight for third'. Twenty- four of the from each of the league's 12 ticipated in the voting. Hunter was mentioned on more ballots than any still fell well below Palmer's runaway total. who had the gaudiest record of the three top Cy Young players with 21- had 52 points. The writers gave the Oakland pitcher the only other first-place as well as 13 for second and eight for third. Detroit's John the only relief pitcher named among the nine pitchers receiving was a distant fourth with six points. The Toronto who saved a record 38 games and won 10 more was awarded a vote for second place and three for third. The other pitchers recogniz- ed winner Wilbur Wood of Chicago White Jim Colburn of Milwaukee Oakland's Vida Bert Blyleven of Minnesota Twins and Gaylord Perry of Cleveland Indians. Five 20-game winners weren't even given a vote Coleman of Luis Tiant of Bos- California's Bill Ken Holtzman of Oakland and Kansas City's Paul Split- torff. The 28-year-old who had his fourth straight 20- victory in is the first Baltimore pitcher to win the award outright. In the Orioles' Mike Cuellar shared the prize with Detroit's Denny McLain. actually felt that I was the best pitcher in the 'American League in said Palmer. don't know exactly what the criteria is for a Cy Young but I guess in my it went to a balanced crowds are up TORONTO Montreal Alouettes showed the largest attendance increase in a record turnout in the nine Canadian Football League cities in but still the echoes could be heard in the Autostad. The Als played to jump of about sea- son. But that averages out to just over a game on the and left a lot of empty seats at the St. Lawrence River site despite their ex- citing football team. Toronto on the otter played to a packed .house all a game for a total of lead the record surge that saw the CFL play to fans in 68 regular-season games. The figure was more tttan a year ago and ahead of the previous high in the league reported today. The only time in the last two years the Argos have failed to attract a sellout was late in the 1972 season and 564 didn't show. Hamilton the defending national cham- performed to a smaller but hot by much. The paid attendance was just fewer than 1972 and that was attained -Sunday already out of the playoff they attracted just for their last game. Most of this year's increase was in the Western Conference again led by British Columbia Lions as six CFL teams in all showed higher attendance figures than they had a year ago in the same number of games. The at best attendance figures in the ahead of 1972 to lead the WFC turnouts. Calgary Stampeders were next-best in the with more than a year ago but fewer than the record high of 1971. 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