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April 8, 1992 | THOMAS S. MULLIGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To New York sports agent Lou Oppenheim, the names of the divisions say it all. In major league baseball, basketball and football, the teams are grouped into geographic divisions called East, West, Central, Pacific and so on. But in the National Hockey League, there are such names as the Campbell Conference, after a revered former league president, and the Smythe Division, after the late owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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April 8, 1992 | THOMAS S. MULLIGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To New York sports agent Lou Oppenheim, the names of the divisions say it all. In major league baseball, basketball and football, the teams are grouped into geographic divisions called East, West, Central, Pacific and so on. But in the National Hockey League, there are such names as the Campbell Conference, after a revered former league president, and the Smythe Division, after the late owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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January 12, 1995 | MIKE PENNER
Bill Robertson, the Ducks' publicity director who now has something to publicize, beamed and announced, "It's like Christmas happened twice!" Tony Tavares, the Ducks' president who now has a real team to preside over, rocked back on his heels and mused, "It beats going to St. Louis." Ron Wilson, the Ducks' coach who now must prepare 20 men during the next week to play 48 hockey games in 3 1/2 months, giddily declared, "This is fun. This is a challenge.
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