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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - May 8, 1990, Winnipeg, Manitoba Winnipeg free press May pages 4556 Mark sports editor its not whether you win or but How you treat the stars by Jim Morris the Canadian press Calgary Terry crisps head had been on the chopping Block since the Calgary flames Early playoff exit last and the axe finally fell it is the feeling of our organization that to maximize the potential of our hockey club it necessitates a change of said general manager Cliff not causing any great Surprise among the Media Assem bled for a news a minor Surprise was Fletcher didst name a in the words of Crisp d in sick and tired of taking All the flak arid All the heat from you Guys telling me in not a Good i defy you to find a coach with a better winning percentage than i have Over three o i can get up in the and say Ive honestly done As much As i can do i dont feel Ive shortchanged my d in very in in ill be up and Down you like an but please remember one As Long Asim on i i have a person in said who has fired Only two other coaches in his 18 years As flames general in not going to speculate or play 20 questions on who May or May not be a Crisp didst attend the news conference and didst return phone Fletcher said if Crisp chooses he can remain with the organization in a meaning Ful Doug Calgary assistant Gen eral manager and a rumoured coaching can refused to say if he wanted to become the flames sixth head he was an assistant for two years under in three years As coach Crisp guided the flames to a 1446333 two presidents trophies for finishing first Overall during the regular season and last years Stanley but during his tenure the flames twice made Early exits from the in his Rookie year Calgary was beaten in four games in the second round by the eventual Stanley cup Champion Edmonton this year the defending champions were dumped in the first round by los there were Calls for crisps head during the but Fletcher said the loss to the Kings didst influence his no one is trying to hang Terry Crisp for the fact we lost to in six said it is a responsibility that has to be shared by everyone in the Fletcher said player moves May most certainly i think the next step is to look at the personnel the native of Parry was twice nominated for coach of the year and has two years remaining on a contract he signed last he played 11 seasons in the he was an assistant to Fred Shero for two seasons with then took Over As head coach of the Ontario hockey league Sault Marie greyhounds and won three league Crisp then spent two seasons with the Moncton Golden Calgary Ameri can hockey league farm crisps head hit the chopping Block a sacrifice to the hockey Scott Taylor whats a coach gotta do numbers at least Terry crisps numbers As head coach of the Calgary flames for the past three National hockey league crisps teams finished first in the smythe division All three during the 198889 the flames had a Wonloy Stried record of the Best in the clubs his Overall three year record was that a percentage of crisps teams won the presidents trophy and the that goes with it twice and the Stanley cup he has the Best percentage among All Active nil trouble Hes no longer a flames president and general manager Cliff Fletcher fired him fired him whats a Guy gotta do for one Hes gotta beat the los Angeles Kings in the smythe division after he probably has to keep his emotions under because other than being a emotional Crisp did everything a hockey team could Ever ask of i mean How Many nil in 73 have Ever won the Stanley cup exactly and Only 17 since Crisp was one of he was told by a Man he deeply respects yesterday that his services behind the Bench were no longer he was offered a meaningful Job within the organization but it was obvious Crisp had come to accept there were times when he May not have enjoyed but he did seem to thrive on it is the feeling within our organization that to maximize the potential of our hockey club it necessitates a change of Fletcher told a gathering of High priced Media clerks in Calgary yesterday Hes the most of them Good need a big change of Crisp is he was named the fifth head coach in the flames franchise history on May when he replaced Badger Bob who had see loss Page 46 Hawks Lemieux now a hit in game of checkers by Chris Cariou the Canadian press Chicago Hes a grinder Extraordinaire with the Nils Chicago but Jocelyn Lemieux used to be on a High scoring line with the Laval titans of the Quebec major Junior hockey Lemieux scored 57 goals in his final year of Junior in 1986 but he was often frustrated As opposition teams put their checkers on now primarily a checker Hes been one of the main ingredients in the Success of the Blackhawk As they take a 21 Bruins Warmin up Broom capitals on the ropes As Boston has 30 Lead by Bill Beacon the Canadian press Craig Janney scored late in the second period to quiet a boisterous crowd and the Boston Bruins went on to a 41 Victory last night Over the Washington Capi moving within one win of the Stanley cup with his second goal in As Many led a Boston Cut into the Slot and hit a slap shot in off a goal Post at of the second period to break a 11 the win gave Boston a 30 Lead in the Besto seven Wales conference the Bruins can sweep the series and reach the final for the second time in three years with a win in game 4 tomorrow at the capital we cant Start thinking too far series Lead into tonight fourth game of the Campbell conference final against the Edmonton nobody likes to get Lemieux said yesterday after a fulfilled practice at Chi Cago it gets there Down a couple of goals and they get run its hard to stay you tend to lose it and its but that what we have to keep doing to i know what the feeling is and i sure know what to do to upset the who did not skate Are in for some changes for game coach John Muckler he criticized his club for something he said Edmonton cant do in Chicago he singled out Craig Glenn an Derson and Peter Kiima As forwards who Are not playing although Simpson was the Only Oiler to beat Chicago goaltender Greg Millen in sundays 51 Muckler said the line of Mark Simpson and Anderson had Only one shot in the loss and it was Simpsons the intensity is he he indicated that Centre Anatoli a photo drafted by the oilers in could get into the lineup and other changes were being Semenov has not yet signed an nil Dirk Adam Creighton and others have been the main bangers against the oilers in a 43 win in Edmonton and sunday nights Victory in the tight confines of the the Stream of checkers has been the likes of Lemieux Are hitting the Oiler defence men at every turn in their own slowing Edmonton attack almost before it can games 2 and 3 were a turnaround from game 1 in when the oilers had Little trouble getting their attack going in a 52 its always exciting to know that what were doing is said the younger brother of Montreal Claude Lemieux but no relation to Pittsburgh super Star a lot of times you look at a lineup like they you get caught watching them too instead of going right at we just sat Back and watched them play in game chastity is not just for kicks Italy a the coach of the italian soccer team has asked his players to refrain from sex until the world cup tournament ends Azeglio Vicini said yesterday at the teams training Centre that next weekend will be the last at Liberty for the players before a Long period of chastity of players prior and during a major Competition has been a Long debated but unsolved a former said he was certain the players would be Busy enough trying to win an unprecedented fourth world title for for he the players will have videotapes and a few excursions out of the training Centre under the watchful Eye of team pave Christian celebrates after Don Beaupre is beaten in first said Randy whose goal made it 31 in the third weve got to keep playing disciplined hockey the Way weve been Dave in his first game at the Centre since Washington traded him to bos ton late in the scored in the first John Druce scored his 14th playoff goal for Washington while the capitals skated with a woman advantage in the second Cam Neelys empty net goal with 21 seconds remaining completed the Washington out shot Boston 2624 but was unable to finish off Many of its Best scoring when it Boston goaltender Andy Moog was a flight of Freedom and self discovery Home is where she when she could no longer Zola one of the worlds most reviled went to her when at last she wanted no one to find the free state swallowed and she was lost to the this is where she found herself 748

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