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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - May 23, 1990, Winnipeg, Manitoba Please give jute 2s Winnipeg Pree press May pages 4352 Mark sports editor sports Fergie headed Back to Hal Sigurdson stars Shine could be tarnished in the end National hockey league people everywhere heaved a collective sigh of Relief the other Day when Howard Baldwin and Morris Belzberg struck their Deal with Brothers George and Gordon the North stars would remain in Minnesota and the funds would get the expansion franchise earmarked for californian san Francisco Bay the Deal May have been but at least it spared the league the embarrassment of having a team fold in what is considered the heart of hockey that would have been hard to explain at a time when it is talking expansion and demanding an initiation fee of but were those sighs premature despite initial forecasts that had everyone living happily Ever some people Are at first Only the Good things were Baldwin would live in removing the Absentee ownership stigma that plagued the Gordon Gund lives in George Gund in san that didst go Over in what remains a close knit Community for All its recent growth and newfound in Baldwin and Belzberg were expected to move the team into the state of the Art Arena nearing completion in downtown their old Home in suburban Bloomington would be left to the mercies of bulldozers Clearing ground for what is scheduled to become the worlds biggest shopping it was agreed several prominent local business people would be brought aboard As minority shareholders and so even though the transaction was filled with strange caveats that permit the funds to pirate some of the stars brightest prospects to the West it seemed the league would muddle now that int so for one the North stars May not be playing in fancy new quarters after at least that what everyone said last weekend when negotiations that would have made the stars and Aba Minnesota Timber wolves covenants in the new Arena broke the new scheduled to become the first smoke free Arena in North is owned by Harvey Ratner and Marv who also own the publicly both sides claim the hangup was contracts with corporate the for have a Deal with Coke and Budweiser that bans ads for competitors products from their the Timber wolves have the same Deal with Pepsi and despite president Lou Nanne hints a move into the new Arena still int despite what weve been he says contracts with corporate sponsors dont pose that big a but in not in a position to say any he added from his Bloomington office if names guarded optimism int the stars will be Back at the old met Center which still needs a million Facelift and still requires a cryptically identified Maze of detours to in other they be Back in the same conditions that caused the funds to lose million a year and decide to put a gun to their fellow governors if see Sale Page 44 Canseco Moo shot sends the Blue jays packing by Tom Maloney the Canadian press for new id like to hit the just for the the scoreboard is 420 feet 128 metres from Home plate and about 100 feet 30 Heck of said Jose after launch metres off the Toronto when the monster Home run ing a Gam winning grand slam against the on the Oakland slugger used his is your calling youre always looking slue jays on Granite biceps reached the windows of a restaurant in dead Centre the Oneman demolition Crew added a run scoring single to sweep the Oakland athletics past the Toronto Blue see Jose Page 44 oilers Romp to the Brink up photo Bruins net minder Andy Moog Peers Between teammate Ray Bourque and Mark Edmonton up Glenn Anderson and Craig Simpson each scored twice As the Edmonton oilers beat the Boston Bruins 51 last night to move to within a Victory of winning the Stanley cup for the fifth time in seven Anderson moved into sixth place on the Al time career playoff scoring list with two first period goals and he set up two More by sending the oilers to game 5 of the Besto seven nil final tomorrow in Boston with a 31 Simpson moved into the nil Lead for playoff goals with his 14th and 15th and also set up Andersons pair while team Captain Mark denying a report he is suffering from broken had three As the line of Anderson and Simp son accounted for 11 we had to Start contributing and tonight we got on said at the other end of the Bill Ranford was less than five minutes away from his second shutout of the playoffs when John Carter scored at the goal broke ran Fords shutout Streak at 99 minutes and 58 seconds going Back to the first period of game Esa Tikkanen had the other Oiler scoring late in the second on a shot that Andy Moog should have it gave the oilers an insurmountable 40 the oilers won the first two games in Boston Garden by building Early but the Bruins won game 3 Here when they built a 20 last night the oilers again reversed the trend in their Mark Lamb flipped the puck into the Boston end following a turnover in the Neutral leaving Simpson and Ander son in alone on defence Man Gary Galley during an Edmonton Power Simpson passed in front to who deed Moog to the ice and scored on the backhand at Anderson scored again at after Bostons Ray Bourque overstated the puck behind his Messier swooped in behind and passed in front to who scored High Over moods Glove hand for a 20 Andersons three Point night left him with 74 goals and 93 assists for 167 Points in 145 playoff the line clicked again one minute into the second period when Anderson got the puck in the Neutral zone and passed to blazing Over the Bruins Blue he passed quickly across to whose snap shot from the Edge of he face off Circle beat Moog to the far Cor Ranford made some great stops in the second period to keep the Bruins off the robbing Cam Bourque on the backhand from in close and getting a piece of a Brian Propp breakaway Carter scored on a shot that beat Ranford Between the pads at of the final but Simpson came Back at to convert a Trade talk appears on sided by Scott Taylor Winnipeg jets general manager Mike Smith says Doug Smail has never asked to be who told the free press that he mind a the jets 32yearold a fan favorite in Hast talked to Smith about it for nearly a but Hes looking Forward to sitting Down with the jets pm after the june 16 National hockey league draft to discuss the Doug has never asked me to Trade Smith but Smail contends he told Smith before the Start of the 198990 season that if he wanted to Trade id be Happy to Ive tried to make it easy for them to Trade Smail said during the in not unhappy with the direction the team is but i be upset about being traded for economic is entering the option year of his present contract with the the 10year nil Veteran is paid in Canadian funds by the he mind taking a shot at the american Market where his pay Cheque would immediately increase because of a lower tax base and the greater value of the my agent Calgary Art Breeze has tried to talk contract with Mike but Mike has put it off until after the draft and i understand Smail i Hope we can get something worked out but if i be against a Winnipeg free press racism cries ring again Martinez stirs up hornets nest Doug Small says he Tes asked about a l by Terry Scott the Canadian press in an article in let a monthly Magazine sold mainly at olympic Montreal Pitcher Dennis Martinez reflects on his omission from baseballs National league Allstar team last season at a time when he had a 91 Martinez says in the article that other pitchers with inferior records got invitations to the mid season he concludes if it comes Down to a Choice Between a White player and a player of latin american the White player will be picked every the timing of Martinez com made several weeks is noteworthy because last week Martinez stirred a hornets nest when he questioned the expos rationale for demoting Catcher Nelson Santovenia to class aaa Santovenia was mired in a batting his average had dipped to he had thrown out Only three of 23 the move apparently was made to re store Santovenia shattered Confidence under More relaxed Condi but Martinez declared the demo Tion had something to do with the fact that a cuban native who has lived in the United states since the age of is latin Ameri Martinez suggested the expos would not have done the same thing to Mike an american from the reaction of expos manager Buck Rodgers to Martinez com ments could not have been More with expletives in All of the key Rodgers Hes a pop he pitches on the club and All he has to do is he has to do his Job and that but he achieved his one goal he got his name in the last night Martinez met with Gen eral manager Dave Dombrowski and apologized that his remarks about Santovenia had upset the the Nicaragua born mar who grew up in said he still believes Santovenia reassign ment was made easier because Santovenia was a i never said the expos were what i said was Santovenia was demoted because he want see Martinez Page 44

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