Jerry Korab
Canadian ice hockey player
Jerry Korab
Jerry Joseph Korab is a retired Canadian professional hockey player. A defenseman, he played in the National Hockey League from 1971 to 1985. Nicknamed "King Kong", Korab made a solid reputation for himself in the tough 1970's-era NHL as an imposing physical defenseman. His size gave him a distinct advantage in his own zone, and he also possessed a hard shot and some offensive skill.
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The ol' Blue and Gold “what if…” (part 1) - Sabre Noise
Google News - over 5 years
Looking at the Sabres defensemen from 1977-78, they had a couple of guys in Jerry Korab and Jocelyn Guevremont who had obvious offensive skills, but they could have used that stud point man to take them to another level. Robert was dealt anyway,
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Devils Tie Canadiens, 4-4
NYTimes - about 32 years
John MacLean, a right wing, scored his second goal of the game, deflecting in a blue- line blast by Phil Russell with 1 minute 58 seconds to play, enabling the New Jersey Devils to earn a 4-4 overtime tie with the Montreal Canadiens tonight. Montreal's Chris Nilan blocked a shot by Dave Lewis at the Montreal blue line. He managed to outrace Lewis
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With Net Gone, Rangers Settle for a Tie
NYTimes - about 32 years
There were 20 seconds gone in overtime, and at the top of the circle on the right was Reijo Ruotsalainen. He shot. The puck bounced off the goalie's chest to Barry Beck, in close. He raised his stick high. Mark Pavelich was charging in to Beck's left. Beck's stick came down to shoot, and Pavelich tripped. All at once, Pavelich flew into the left
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Korab Is Asked To Rejoin Sabres
NYTimes - about 32 years
Jerry Korab, a 36-year-old defenseman who has not played this season, is returning to Buffalo to play for the Sabres. Scotty Bowman, coach and general manager of the Sabres, said Korab would rejoin the team Thursday. The Sabres got Korab in December 1973 in a deal with the Vancouver Canucks. Bowman traded Korab to Los Angeles in 1980, then claimed
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RANGERS BATTLE SABRES TO A TIE
NYTimes - over 33 years
The Rangers worked overtime tonight, hoping the rank and file could end a three-game losing streak, but still found no victory, and little reward, for their labor. ''We think we have one of the best skating teams in the National Hockey League - when we skate,'' said Herb Brooks, the Ranger coach, following his club's 3-3 tie with the Buffalo Sabres
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SPORTS PEOPLE; Comings and Goings
NYTimes - over 33 years
The Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League reacquired their former defenseman Jerry Korab on waivers a week after Korab, a free agent who had played three seasons with the Los Angeles Kings, had been signed by the Minnesota North Stars without first clearing waivers, as N.H.L. rules require. . . . Chuck Armstrong , a California lawyer and
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ISLANDERS HOLD OFF KINGS
NYTimes - about 34 years
After going five games without a goal, Mike Bossy scored three times at the Los Angeles Forum tonight to lead the Islanders to a 6-4 victory over the Kings. The Kings drew their fourth-largest crowd of the season, 14,073 people, perhaps some of them in town for the Super Bowl on Sunday. The crowd saw an exciting finish when Marcel Dionne scored his
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DEVILS SCORE 2 IN 47 SECONDS TO WIN, 5-3
NYTimes - about 34 years
The Devils scored two goals within 47 seconds midway through the third period and added an empty-net goal for a 5-3 triumph over the Los Angeles Kings tonight before a crowd of 10,367 at Byrne Meadowlands Arena. Rob Palmer opened the scoring with his first goal of the season for the Devils, but Charlie Simmer of the Kings tied the score before the
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NYTimes - about 34 years
FLYERS TROUNCE WHALERS FOR 9TH STRAIGHT PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 9 (AP) - Mark Howe and Bill Barber scored shorthanded goals 32 seconds apart in the second period tonight to break a 2-2 tie and send the Philadelphia Flyers to an 8-4 victory over the Hartford Whalers. It was the Flyers' ninth straight triumph, tying a club record. The slumping Whalers,
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SPORTS PEOPLE; Korab Is Suspended
NYTimes - over 34 years
The spate of recent punishments imposed for violent play in the National Hockey League continued yesterday when the Jerry Korab, a Los Angeles Kings defenseman, was dealt a six-game suspension after a match penalty he received in a game last Thursday at Quebec. The suspension includes two games Korab missed last weekend while awaiting his hearing
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League Reviews Korab Incident
NYTimes - over 34 years
The National Hockey League is expected to decide Tuesday whether to extend the suspension of Jerry Korab, the Los Angeles Kings' defenseman, who slashed Dale Hunter, the Quebec Nordiques' center, in the face last Thursday. Korab and General Manager George Maguire of the Kings met with Brian O'Neill, executive vice president of the N.H.L., and game
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ISLANDERS SUFFER 2D LOSS, 6-2
NYTimes - over 35 years
For the first 38 seconds, when they scored a goal, the Islanders were the best team on the Nassau Coliseum ice. But then the Buffalo Sabres scored six times, five on the power play, and skated off with a 6-2 triumph. Led by John Van Boxmeer's three goals, Ric Seiling's two and one by J.F. Sauve, the Sabres denied the Islanders a chance to improve
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KINGS TOP RANGERS, 5-4 AFTER BRAWL ENDS FIRST PERIOD
NYTimes - almost 36 years
Dean Hopkins scored with 2 minutes 44 seconds remaining to give the Kings a 5-4 playoff victory over the Rangers in a game that was marred by 267 minutes of penalties and a knee injury to New York's Dave Maloney. The victory tied the three-of-five series at one game each as both teams prepared to leave for New York for Saturday and Sunday games at
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BAKER AND RANGERS TURN BACK KINGS, 3-1
NYTimes - almost 36 years
Steve Baker survived a furious final period tonight to win his first National Hockey League playoff game as the New York Rangers beat the Los Angeles Kings, 3-1, in the opening game of their three-of-five series. Baker was battered by several hard charges into the net after giving up a goal to Billy Harris with 7 minutes 29 seconds to play that
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Capitals Win, Tie for Last Playoff Spot
NYTimes - almost 36 years
A goal by Bob Kelly with 4 minutes 24 seconds to play gave the Washington Capitals a 3-2 victory over the Bruins in Boston last night and a tie for the 16th and final playoff spot. The victory moved the Capitals into a 16th-place tie with Toronto. Each has 68 points with two games left in the regular season. Boston remained tied with Minnesota for
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Canadiens Tie Blues On Lambert Goal, 2-2
NYTimes - about 36 years
Yvon Lambert flipped Doug Risebrough's pass into the net with 6 minutes 35 seconds remaining, giving the Canadiens a 2-2 tie with the Blues last night in St. Louis. Montreal extended its unbeaten string to 10 games. Wayne Babych had put the Blues ahead 10 minutes earlier with his 43d goal of the season, tying a club record set in 1976 by Chuck
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Timeline
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    THIRTIES
  • 1984
    Age 35
    He would retire for good after playing 25 games with the Sabres in 1984-85.
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  • 1983
    Age 34
    In 1983 he retired but two months into the season he was offered a chance to make a comeback with the Sabres.
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  • 1980
    Age 31
    Korab was traded to the Los Angeles Kings on March 10, 1980, for a first round draft choice that Buffalo used to select offensive defenceman Phil Housley.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1975
    Age 26
    He was picked to play in the 1975 and 1976 NHL All-Star Games.
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    Korab was a physical presence while hitting double-digits in goals four times, helping the Sabres reach their first Stanley Cup final in 1975.
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  • 1973
    Age 24
    Korab's best years were spent on the blueline of the Buffalo Sabres from 1973 to 1980, where he blossomed into an effective defenseman on one of the best young teams in the league.
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  • 1972
    Age 23
    He continued to play the same role for the next two seasons while scoring 12 goals in 1972-73 and helping Chicago reach the Stanley Cup finals in 1971 and 1973.
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  • 1970
    Age 21
    Making his NHL debut with the Chicago Black Hawks in 1970-71, Korab was asked to simply keep the front of his own net clear, a task he was more than capable of handling.
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    Nicknamed "King Kong", Korab made a solid reputation for himself in the tough 1970's-era NHL as an imposing physical defenseman.
    More Details Hide Details His size gave him a distinct advantage in his own zone, and he also possessed a hard shot and some offensive skill.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1948
    Born
    Born on September 15, 1948.
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