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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - May 1, 1990, Winnipeg, Manitoba Winnipeg free May 45 coming to defence of goalies Billy the axe cites crease woes by Grant Kerr the Canadian press running the goaltender has been a if not feature of the Stanley cup Calgary Theoren Fleury smashed into Kelly Hrudney in the los Angeles Montreal Shayne Corson threw a Well placed shoulder into Andy Moog in the Boston allowing the habs to Curtis the Fine Louis blues was forced out of the playoffs by a sprained shoulder after being rammed by Toronto Dave that happened after blues Winger Dave Lowry put Leaf goaltender Jeff Reese out with a knee Edmonton Glenn Anderson May have turned the opening round series against Winnipeg in favor of the he skated full tilt into goalie Bob forcing the jets to use backup Stephane Beauregard when Essensa the scenario is a Forward drives to the is partially checked by a defence Man and skates into the even when the attacker could have avoided former goaltender Billy who made an nil record 132 play off Doest like what he even a bigger crease to protect something he lob bied for during his playing Days with the new York Hast changed a it just makes the incident look All the More obvious with the big Ger Smith said last that goal Montreal scored when Corson blocked Moog should never have been the instant replay showed the Guy leaned into the goalie in the it was on but you know what Montreal is the worst team for running the the Treyve got the big forwards and they think nothing of coming from behind the net and or coming through the there was a time when forwards were wary of the crease especially when Smith was wielding the big Billy the they called and Smith often let opponents have it with the heavy what May have changed the Bra Vado of forwards was the change to instead of steel rods stuck into the ice to Anchor the goal a circular Magnet was Intro injuries to forwards were reduced because the nets came off the posts but forwards Sud Denly got thus endangering the safety of Smith insists referees dont Call crease interference if at nil rules Call for a minor penalty when a player is deliberately in the unless the puck is in the crease has often called for stricter enforcement of crease Vio almost from the Day the is Landers made their first playoff appearance 15 years the Isles won four straight beginning with the 197980 with the combative Smith in he was awarded the Conn smythe trophy As the most valuable player in the 1983 now Semi retired in the Vancou ver suburb of White Rock he is a roving goaltender coach for the Isles Smith has time to watch his son play goal in minor the crease area there is no More sacred than the romans land of the Bostons Rejean Lemelin displays one technique of keeping opposition forwards honest Hawks prove attest in end by Ashley Prest Winnieg free press it was their Home Victory in a playoff series this year and the Nipawin Hawks have asked for better Tim despite a third period comeback by the Portage terriers when they scored three consecutive it want enough As the Hawks Defeated Portage 64 to win the bestow seven Ana vet cup Junior hockey series these Guys just never there a Quality group of said terriers coach Wayne Cox they worked hard All and you ask for anything i guess it just want meant to the terriers got goals from Dar Ryl Bruce Greg Long and Gord Scott Sean Corey Trevor Derek Crawford scored for Nipawin with Corey Malefant picking up the heading into game 6 of the series the Hawks and Portage each had a formidable list of proving that a Long and trying sea son takes its toll on even the toughest last nights match was portages 72nd game this season while it was nip wins the terriers started backup net minder Trevor Hicks in game 5 for the first time since the second round of the Manitoba Junior hockey league playoffs As starter Jeff Koleski rested a Groin team scoring Leader Brad Mcginnis and left Winger Kelly Edwards lost their right Winger Cory chuch much after game 2 when he Tore knee Chris who is easily the teams Best injured a shoulder in game 4 while Assis Tant Captain Dave Jaska took a shot to the hand in game 5 but both were playing the Hawks have been without team Captain and Leader Brad who Tore knee since their Saskatchewan Junior hockey league also out were defence Man Dave Podlubny defence Man Paul Brisbois and regular backup goalie Dean mens big tall department look for this sign at select woolco we now carry fascinating new fashion styles for the big tall choose the look to suit we have a full Range of mens apparel from contemporary to casual to comfortable in sizes up to 3 Al for big men and 2 Alt for tall its new at our Crossroads location Only the Flower continues to write Book on spice by Daniel Sanger the Canadian press Quebec Guy Lafleur is front Page news albeit not because thousands of fans Are chanting Guy in a style they were accustomed to in his glory Days with the Montreal canadians of the National hockey league in the but rather with the publication of his wart Sandall official biography yesterday which followed on the heels of three Days of excepts of the spic Iest passages on the front Page of Montreal la the effect has been much the leading radio stations to fill up their airtime with clucking Over the on and office exploits of the Star known at times As the Flower or be Demon Blond the Blond Demon but usually just Plain dramatically titled Guy Lafleur the darkness and the the Book has been snatched up by Many sports writers for any new Light it Sheds on the darkness surrounding Lafleure unceremonious departure from Les Glorieux in and the Book Hast been disappointing for who played on five Stanley cup teams in Montreal by 1984 and still thought he was in top reveals what has Long been suspected that he was actively pushed into retirement by his former team mates and then coach and general Jac ques Lemaire and Serge but who has since made a comeback with the new York rangers and the Quebec says he didst agree to write the Book for its not a settling of accounts i just Tell things As they Lafleur said at the launch of the Book Here but there is much More in Lafleure Book than his departure from the with whom he re fused a front office Job after retiring from the the written in a More than told to manner by Georges Ebert a Quebec City also deals with Lafleure extramarital affair and the prob lems resulting from his propensity to Guy Lafleur Sheds Light on departure Price is just the store hours to to 10 9 1580 Regent West mighty mite packs Wallop by Chris Cariou the Canadian press Edmonton Reijo Ruopsa 5foot9 and 170 skates circles around the much bigger Craig Simpson before bumping into his Edmonton oilers prompting a mock fight Between Ruotsalainen the tiniest of the oilers takes a decision even though his arms barely reach Simpsons All around the practice ice players chuckle at the finn they know As its been a trying season for who was eagerly sought by the new Jersey devils and finally signed an nil con tract this season after a two year hiatus in then he mostly sat on the Bench until the oilers obtained him at the Trade the 30yearold defence Man is making a curtain late in the 1987 he joined the oilers and provided some of the spark that led Edmonton to its third of four Stanley cups in the As quickly As he had he left after the season to play in Switzerland and now Hes Back again and has scored two goals and seven assists in 11 playoff games to help the oilers gain a berth in the Camp Bell conference which starts wednesday in although they eagerly sought the devils played their soviet defence men and Ruotsalainen was the Odd Man the oilers obtained him March 6 in Exchange for defence Man Jeff Ruotsalainen perfectly compliments the oilers High powered game that is built on Quick breakouts and Crisp Hes Clever on the Point and a master at getting the attack Hes the quarterback of our Power Hes our offensive de said Edmonton coach John Hes the Guy who can go Back into our end zone when were in beat people in one none move the puck out quickly and get our team going the other like fellow finn Jari Ruotsalainen becomes a free agent june

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