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By SANDRA McKee | March 22, 1994
Someone should bottle the Buffalo Sabres and coach John Muckler. What they have is character and a dogged commitment to the game plan.When Pat LaFontaine tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, that might have been the end of the Sabres. Though Alexander Mogilny and Dale Hawerchuk were still in the lineup, the Sabres had a built-in reason for failure.Last Thursday, Buffalo learned LaFontaine, the American-born forward who nearly won the points title last season, would not be available until next season.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | December 22, 1995
One of the nicest gifts hockey fans are getting this Christmas is the return of Buffalo Sabres center Pat LaFontaine to his former self.Perhaps his story isn't as headline-grabbing as that of Pittsburgh Penguin Mario Lemieux, who has come back from cancer and back problems to lead the NHL in scoring, but for anyone who has met LaFontaine or watched him play, it is as compelling.LaFontaine is one of the NHL's truly nice guys.The last time he was playing this well was in 1992-93, when he produced 148 points and challenged Lemieux for the NHL scoring title.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | December 22, 1995
One of the nicest gifts hockey fans are getting this Christmas is the return of Buffalo Sabres center Pat LaFontaine to his former self.Perhaps his story isn't as headline-grabbing as that of Pittsburgh Penguin Mario Lemieux, who has come back from cancer and back problems to lead the NHL in scoring, but for anyone who has met LaFontaine or watched him play, it is as compelling.LaFontaine is one of the NHL's truly nice guys.The last time he was playing this well was in 1992-93, when he produced 148 points and challenged Lemieux for the NHL scoring title.
NEWS
December 12, 1995
Germany's SPD did not swing leftCommenting on events abroad should reflect some understanding of the background and context.Such understanding seems to be sadly lacking from the Nov. 17 editorial regarding the election of Oskar Lafontaine as head of the German Social Democrats (SPD).Historical inaccuracies aside (Mr. Lafontaine had not exactly ''poor-mouthed'' reunification but warned of its huge cost, with some justification as it turned out), the interpretation of the election as a turn to the left is a tad audacious.
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October 26, 1991
The New York Islanders, struggling in the NHL standings and at the box office, traded two of the cornerstones of their franchise yesterday, sending holdout center Pat LaFontaine to the Buffalo Sabres and center Brent Sutter, captain of the team, to the Chicago Blackhawks.In addition to LaFontaine, the Islanders sent left wing Randy Wood, defenseman Randy Hillier and future considerations to Buffalo for center Pierre Turgeon, defenseman Ewe Krupp, center Benoit Hogue and forward Dave McLlwain.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | March 30, 1993
Pat LaFontaine isn't worried that Mario Lemieux might beat him for the NHL scoring title.What's important to LaFontaine is that he's in the race, and that so is Lemieux.Only a couple of months ago, no one was sure about Lemieux's health, and, less than a decade ago, an American kid had to be very lucky to make it into the NHL at all, let alone to the top of the game."This is a great time for me," said LaFontaine, 28. "When I was growing up, there weren't a lot of American pro hockey players.
NEWS
November 19, 1995
GERMANY'S HAPLESS PARTY of the left, the once-proud SPD of Willy Brandt and Helmut Schmidt, has turned left once again in its frustrating battle against the CDU's perennially triumphant Chancellor Helmut Kohl. After losing in 1990, the SPD dumped Oskar Lafontaine, the fiery populist who dared to poor-mouth reunification of East and West Germany, and turned to a relative centrist, the bland and boring Rudolf Scharping. But Mr. Scharping also proved a loser in last year's elections. So what was the directionless party to do?
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By Diana Jean Schemo and Diana Jean Schemo,Sun Staff Correspondent | December 2, 1990
BERLIN -- As Germans from Leipzig to Hamburg vote in their first free elections since 1932, Helmut Kohl -- whose own conservative party considered replacing him just last year -- appears set to realize his avowed dream of becoming the first elected chancellor of the reunited Germany.It was Mr. Kohl who, as West German chancellor, first recognized, then seized, prodded and drove the historic opportunity that thousands of refugees fleeing the former East Germany presented him with last year.
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By Pat O'Malley | March 11, 1991
Leave it to Josh Hall to get back up off the deck and get in position for a knockout.Hall, the former light heavyweight who is in theMaryland Boxing Hall of Fame, has been trying his hand at promoting and matchmaking with his wife, Victoria Savaliski, for the last couple of years.They have had limited success with boxing-only shows at the Glen Burnie Armory and in Baltimore, and ditto for dinner and boxing showsat LaFontaine Bleu in Glen Burnie in November and January.But a third such show at LaFontaine Bleu is scheduled for Thursday, and Hall is excited.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | April 1, 1993
What do statistics mean, anyway? Anything you want.When Washington coach Terry Murray and goaltender Don Beaupre look at the overall team performance numbers, they see different things.The Capitals basically have had their way with Adams Division Notebookteams (12-5-2), Norris Division teams (10-3-2) and Smythe Division teams (6-4-1). It is only the Patrick Division teams that give them trouble -- 11-18-2."I hope we're mature enough and experienced enough to be beyond the point of not being able to do it whenever we need to do it," Murray said.
NEWS
November 19, 1995
GERMANY'S HAPLESS PARTY of the left, the once-proud SPD of Willy Brandt and Helmut Schmidt, has turned left once again in its frustrating battle against the CDU's perennially triumphant Chancellor Helmut Kohl. After losing in 1990, the SPD dumped Oskar Lafontaine, the fiery populist who dared to poor-mouth reunification of East and West Germany, and turned to a relative centrist, the bland and boring Rudolf Scharping. But Mr. Scharping also proved a loser in last year's elections. So what was the directionless party to do?
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By SANDRA McKee | March 22, 1994
Someone should bottle the Buffalo Sabres and coach John Muckler. What they have is character and a dogged commitment to the game plan.When Pat LaFontaine tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, that might have been the end of the Sabres. Though Alexander Mogilny and Dale Hawerchuk were still in the lineup, the Sabres had a built-in reason for failure.Last Thursday, Buffalo learned LaFontaine, the American-born forward who nearly won the points title last season, would not be available until next season.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | April 1, 1993
What do statistics mean, anyway? Anything you want.When Washington coach Terry Murray and goaltender Don Beaupre look at the overall team performance numbers, they see different things.The Capitals basically have had their way with Adams Division Notebookteams (12-5-2), Norris Division teams (10-3-2) and Smythe Division teams (6-4-1). It is only the Patrick Division teams that give them trouble -- 11-18-2."I hope we're mature enough and experienced enough to be beyond the point of not being able to do it whenever we need to do it," Murray said.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | March 31, 1993
LANDOVER -- When the Patrick Division race is getting tight and the Washington Capitals need a victory, they don't call 911. They call the Adams Division.It doesn't matter which Adams team comes into the Capital Centre, the Capitals send it home wondering how things could go so wrong.Yesterday, the Buffalo Sabres, who came in riding a league-high seven-game unbeaten streak on the road, became Washington's ninth Adams target.The Capitals won, 4-1, to extend their dominance at home over Adams Division foes to 8-0-1.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | March 30, 1993
Pat LaFontaine isn't worried that Mario Lemieux might beat him for the NHL scoring title.What's important to LaFontaine is that he's in the race, and that so is Lemieux.Only a couple of months ago, no one was sure about Lemieux's health, and, less than a decade ago, an American kid had to be very lucky to make it into the NHL at all, let alone to the top of the game."This is a great time for me," said LaFontaine, 28. "When I was growing up, there weren't a lot of American pro hockey players.
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By Bill Modoono and Bill Modoono,Contributing Writer | March 28, 1993
PITTSBURGH -- "Anticipation," said Pittsburgh Penguin coach Scotty Bowman, offering a one-word explanation for the unexplainable."The great players are a step ahead. They can anticipate what's going to happen."That's the kind of thing hockey people have been saying about Mario Lemieux for years. The only thing they can say, really, to explain why Lemieux always seems to be in the right place at the right time. Why it is, as Washington Capitals defenseman Al Iafrate says, "The puck seems to follow him around.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | March 31, 1993
LANDOVER -- When the Patrick Division race is getting tight and the Washington Capitals need a victory, they don't call 911. They call the Adams Division.It doesn't matter which Adams team comes into the Capital Centre, the Capitals send it home wondering how things could go so wrong.Yesterday, the Buffalo Sabres, who came in riding a league-high seven-game unbeaten streak on the road, became Washington's ninth Adams target.The Capitals won, 4-1, to extend their dominance at home over Adams Division foes to 8-0-1.
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By Bill Modoono and Bill Modoono,Contributing Writer | March 28, 1993
PITTSBURGH -- "Anticipation," said Pittsburgh Penguin coach Scotty Bowman, offering a one-word explanation for the unexplainable."The great players are a step ahead. They can anticipate what's going to happen."That's the kind of thing hockey people have been saying about Mario Lemieux for years. The only thing they can say, really, to explain why Lemieux always seems to be in the right place at the right time. Why it is, as Washington Capitals defenseman Al Iafrate says, "The puck seems to follow him around.
SPORTS
October 26, 1991
The New York Islanders, struggling in the NHL standings and at the box office, traded two of the cornerstones of their franchise yesterday, sending holdout center Pat LaFontaine to the Buffalo Sabres and center Brent Sutter, captain of the team, to the Chicago Blackhawks.In addition to LaFontaine, the Islanders sent left wing Randy Wood, defenseman Randy Hillier and future considerations to Buffalo for center Pierre Turgeon, defenseman Ewe Krupp, center Benoit Hogue and forward Dave McLlwain.
NEWS
By Pat O'Malley | March 11, 1991
Leave it to Josh Hall to get back up off the deck and get in position for a knockout.Hall, the former light heavyweight who is in theMaryland Boxing Hall of Fame, has been trying his hand at promoting and matchmaking with his wife, Victoria Savaliski, for the last couple of years.They have had limited success with boxing-only shows at the Glen Burnie Armory and in Baltimore, and ditto for dinner and boxing showsat LaFontaine Bleu in Glen Burnie in November and January.But a third such show at LaFontaine Bleu is scheduled for Thursday, and Hall is excited.
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