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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - April 10, 1990, Winnipeg, Manitoba 46 Winnipeg free april give this Goon talk some rest Ted Green wore a Winnipeg jets uniform when wha teams named los Angeles Minnesota fighting saints and Birmingham bullies deliberately set out to skewer his swedish Ulf Anders Hedberg and Lars Erik some of the players on those teams were trying to maim put them out of Green still angry at the what those swedes had to put up with was totally Green also played for the nil Boston Bruins when Philadelphia Broad Street bullies were gaining their game plan forever expanded the already Loose boundaries of hockey actually i missed the worst series Between Boston and Green that was the 1974 Stanley cup Green had left for the that one was actually it was Tough and with that background in who is now John Bucklers co coach with the Edmonton finds it difficult to understand How anyone familiar with nil playoff hockey could watch the current series Between his oilers and the jets and find it exceptionally this is just playoff hockey and everyone intensity level moves up another notch or Green said yesterday on the eve of a fourth Winnipeg Edmonton in the heat of emotions run there have been a few cheap shots on both that but what in seeing is two highly skilled teams playing entertaining people Are trying to make a big Deal out of Phil Sykes but Kelly Buchberger hit him with a clean Sykes have been Hurt if hed been wearing a helmet designed for Protection instead of Green is far from alone in his Murdoch compares Fenton to Harper continued from Page 43 minus through sunday were Moe Dale Hawer Chuk and Doug All of the each was the worst plus minus of the playoffs so far is los Angeles Kings Marty Mcsorley at d d d jets coach Bob Murdoch was in a comparing mood asked a question about Paul who surprised Many with 3 goals during the regular season and got his second of the playoffs on sunday Murdoch said he reminds me of Terry Harper the 19season defence Man who retired in Hes All we love the d d d today history titbits when the jets Are leading a playoff series two games to their series record is both series victories came against when the oilers Are trailing a series two games to their series record is the defeats came against los Angeles and new York free press photo Hal Sigurdson free press photo Green and this rough Contention that the Winnipeg Edmonton series has produced far More hysteria than premeditated Craig Simpson has been accused of spearing Stephane Beauregard in the Green i know he Doest play that he speared but in certain it want on Gord Donnelly spearing Joe Murphy in game two looks but i cant say that what he meant to he May just have been trying to Hook violence is big Guys picking on Little All Ive seen in this series is players on both sides taking the Larry one of the finest skaters in hockey during a 20year playing is also puzzled by All the talk of dirty what has impressed me in this series is the who now scouts for the Calgary said both teams Are poplin gave credit to referee Andy Van Hellemond for allowing sundays game to become the Best in the series so Andy Doest referee by the he Calls the game with his he he can read the Tempo and As Long As they stay away from cheap retaliation he lets the players decide perhaps its been so Long since weve seen the jets involved in a playoff Battle where they had any Hope of Lon term weve forgotten what playoff hockey is All too because in All the fuss Over perceived some great stories Are being who would have imagined jets Veteran defence Man Moe Mantha becoming More important than Moe centum who figured Brent a 10year Veteran on would emerge As the Centre of what has become the jets key line Paul Fenton and Paul Macdermid or How about this intriguing scenario with the Kings now leading their series with Calgary has anyone stopped to think the Battle of Alberta May be waged in los Angeles and Winnipeg this year Wayne free press Bill Ranford and the oilers the series hinges on tonight game at the driving for the Edge oilers coach knows importance of fourth game by Scott Taylor John Muckler sat grinned and Laid it on the this is the most important game of the pronounced the head coach of the Edmonton if we win were Back in the Drivers if the jets win there really in the Drivers tonight in the midst of White Clad Winni Peg jets the oilers will play game 4 of the National hockey leagues smythe division Semi if the oilers win regain Home ice if they lose be Down 31 and on the verge of being eliminated in the first round of the playoffs for the second consecutive it is a Prospect that definitely does not sit Well with i really Hope we dont have to put a 31 deficit to the he said after a Brief and Light half hour workout at Winnipeg Arena yesterday there is no question in anyone mind about the importance of this after losing the series opener 75 at North lands the oilers bounced Back and won game 2 by a 32 overtime sunday the oilers were dumped 21 in Winnipeg and have now lost four of their last five playoff to that Muckler promised some improvements in game 4 we definitely have to Start taking More he referring to the fact the mighty oilers managed Only 16 shots on jets goaltender Bob Essensa on Winnipeg is doing a very Good Job checking us and As a result weve had a tendency to tonight were going to have to Start shooting the puck and testing the Jet Young a real Enigma for the oilers has been the playoff scoring slump of superstar Centre Mark Mes sier has a goal and no assists in three playoff games after enjoying an map season of 45 goals and 84 Muckler said some things would be done to help free up his greatest scoring mess line has to give us More he Muckler has been pleased with the play of left Winger Centre Kelly but he said there might be a lineup change Martin Gelinas May get Back into the he that a possibility although he wont be replacing Kelly because were very Happy with his Jeff Beuk Boom could play in place of Geoff that also a possibility because Kevin Lowe wont be available until game five Back in Edmon coach guards goalie Choice by Grant Mcginnis the weight of the decision rests squarely on the Ever broadening shoulders of Bob its not As if he Hast wrestled with this one before turn the clock Back 72 hours for reference Sake but today the coach of the Winnipeg jets has to do it All Over he must determine in whose hands hell place the goal ending duties for to nights fourth game of the smythe division semifinals against the Edmonton is it Stephane the 22yearold Lethander from Cowans or is it Bob the 25yearold righty from Toronto go with the prescribed pattern and its Beau regards go with the flow and its Beauregard has played Well of late through an unlikely sequence of has not won a game in his last seven he tied in Boston and los he lost by a goal against Van Couver and included in that run was a 32 overtime loss at Edmonton in game two of the series when Mark Lamb beat him with a marginal five wins and tie Essensa has played and Hes compiled five wins and a tie in his last six included in that Streak was sundays dramatic 21 Victory Over which has Given the jets a 21 series at the game four is on the and Murdoch must tune in tomorrow and the coach said with a we Haven made a we said that unless something changes we would probably rotate nothings Murdoch was holding off on the big both net minders proclaimed their readiness following yesterdays workout at the Essensa was none the worse for Wear after his win Beauregard has recovered from a stick in the Groin Beauregard knows the possibility exists that hell be asked to step i be Hurt at if they decide that Bob is going 1 could said Beaure 1 Bob is playing real Good and it seems like Hes winning every subsequent slump earlier in the Murdoch went with the rotation even though Essensa was playing better than anyone in the league at the that May have contributed to his Quick Cooling off and subsequent this Murdoch has to wonder if he should milk Essensa current greatness for All its particularly since the jets have the Opportunity tonight to get a stranglehold on the a goaltender can get on a when his Confidence is Riding almost anything can said to be successful in play i think you have to have a goaltender who has that Stephane and i have both played Well Down the stretch so theres no reason to change the rotation sys but should they make the ill be whats Black and Blue and hurts All Over Breni Ashton Hurtin time by Grant Mcginnis it goes with the a series of horrendous Black and Blue welts and bumps and bruises when you throw in the inevitable slashes and form a giant connect thedous pattern from head to it is playoff hockey and it now that three games of the Winnipeg oilers smythe division semifinal series Are Complete and a fourth is set for the Wear and tear is hard to one glance through the doorway into either teams dressing room is enough to scare off the somewhat faint of the evidence is there that not everything in the Rule Book is being called at this time of i Tell you i know our room is said Moe the jets playoff hero thus i suppose their room is feeling pretty sore right its been More of a hard checking game the last couple of games than everybody thought it would Mantha is still nursing a sore Groin that caused him to miss the last three games of the regular he aggravated it during his end trend dash for glory sunday Pat a Lynnik was a doubtful starter sunday after suffering a bruised behind in fridays second game of the but he said the pain int so great when the games Are i just got pumped with the i wanted to win and i got out there and got involved right said who played an excellent i didst even think about he was moving Fine at yesterdays so were most of the 16 jets who elected to participate in the optional like Thomas Dave Ellett and Doug opted still in a Daze Steen had ice on his ankle following game three after blocking a Phil Sykes was still wandering around the dressing room in a Daze less than 24 hours after being knocked unconscious by Edmonton Kelly my whole body said there Arent believed to be any serious injuries among the Active and you can be certain the welts and belts will Only get bigger and Blacker As this prototypical postseason encounter wears youre said Brent but i guess once that pucks dropped you forget about it pretty youre youre you play through things like Start your with us Good selection of Astro passenger vans for those upcoming summer holidays includes air 8 plus much More As Low As includes pm truck Centre 3811 Portage at the perimeter

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