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The Handsome Hero Of The Hawks By Kenneth Rudeen, November 14, 1960 That's blond Bobby Hull, hottest shot of hockey's hungriest team, who at 21 is league scoring champion and one of the game's brightest stars.

Hockey '69: The Rough Get Rougher By Gary Ronberg, October 13, 1969 Influenced by the pugnacious style that carried Boston so far against the champion Montreal Canadiens last season, the other NHL teams have toughened up for a campaign of heavy hitting.

A Seller's Market By Mark Mulvoy, October 20, 1975 When Marcel Dionne put himself up for bids, buyers from both leagues got a complicated lesson in modern sales promotion.

He's The Hindmost Of The Devils By Jack Falla, November 8, 1982 Chico Resch must save, save ...

A King In Edmonton By Austin Murphy, October 31, 1988 Wayne Gretzky returned to his old city and was greeted with heartfelt cheers.

The Good Old Days By E.M Swift, October 7, 1996 That's what Mark Messier and Wayne Gretzky hope to recapture in New York.

Will Skate For Food By Michael Farber, October 4, 2004 In the first week of the lockout, NHL players were taking games wherever they could find them.

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