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1977-1978 Birmingham Bulls: 36-41-3
Previous Season Next Season Home record: 23-16-2 (171 goals scored, 127 allowed) Road record: 13-25-1 (116 goals scored, 187 allowed) Head Coaches: Glen Sonmor (36-38-3), John Bassett (0-3-0) Power Play: 60/286 (21.0%) Penalty Killing: 271/355 (76.3%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 8-13 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 219-217 287 goals scored (7th of 10 teams), 314 goals allowed (7th), 2177 PIM (1st) WHA Averages: 3.92 goals/game (313.5 goals/team), 1416.8 PIM/team Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- C 10 Ken Linseman 5'11 180 19 71 38 38 76 126 5 4 -- -- -- -- 216 17.6 +6 C 20 Pete Marrin 5'10 180 24 80 28 43 71 53 7 1 -- -- -- -- 187 15.0 +9 RW 19 Paul Henderson 5'11 180 34 80 37 29 66 22 11 1 -- -- -- -- 212 17.5 +4 RW 9 Mark Napier 5'10 182 20 79 33 32 65 90 14 0 -- -- -- -- 194 17.0 -11 D 3 Brent Hughes 6'0 205 34 80 9 35 44 48 3 0 -- -- -- -- 109 8.3 +12 RW 24 Tony Cassolato 5'11 180 21 77 18 25 43 59 4 0 -- -- -- -- 124 14.5 -3 RW 7 Dave Gorman 5'11 185 22 63 19 21 40 93 2 0 -- -- -- -- 108 17.6 +18 C 18 John Stewart 6'0 180 23 48 13 26 39 52 2 1 -- -- -- -- 86 15.1 +13 LW 27 Frank Mahovlich 6'0 205 39 72 14 24 38 22 6 0 -- -- -- -- 125 11.2 -5 D 5 Serge Beaudoin 6'2 215 25 64 8 25 33 105 1 0 -- -- -- -- 95 8.4 +14 C/D 21 Joe Noris 6'0 185 26 45 9 19 28 6 0 0 -- -- -- -- 83 10.8 -9 RW 17 Phil Roberto 6'1 190 28 53 8 20 28 91 0 0 -- -- -- -- 91 8.8 +7 D 2 Jim Turkiewicz 5'10 185 22 78 3 21 24 45 0 0 -- -- -- -- 83 3.6 +10 D 15 Dave Hanson 6'0 190 23 42 7 16 23 241 0 0 -- -- -- -- 39 17.9 +10 D 4 Rod Langway 6'2 218 20 52 3 18 21 52 0 0 -- -- -- -- 75 4.0 +10 LW 11 Steve Alley 6'0 185 24 27 8 12 20 11 1 0 -- -- -- -- 43 18.6 +17 LW 16 Frank Beaton 5'10 200 24 56 6 9 15 279 0 1 -- -- -- -- 63 9.5 -8 RW 22 Bob Stephenson 6'1 187 23 39 7 6 13 33 0 0 -- -- -- -- 51 13.7 -2 D 33 Dale Hoganson 5'10 190 28 43 1 12 13 29 0 0 -- -- -- -- 54 1.9 -6 D 6 Pat Westrum 5'10 185 29 77 2 10 12 97 0 0 -- -- -- -- 72 2.8 -7 D 14 Steve Durbano 6'1 210 26 45 6 4 10 284 1 0 -- -- -- -- 64 9.4 -12 RW 16 Tim Sheehy 6'1 185 29 13 4 2 6 5 2 0 -- -- -- -- 43 9.3 -14 RW 14 Vaclav Nedomansky 6'2 205 33 12 2 3 5 6 1 0 -- -- -- -- 29 6.9 -9 LW 8 Gilles Bilodeau 6'1 220 22 59 2 2 4 258 0 0 -- -- -- -- 20 10.0 -14 D 12 Chris Evans 5'9 180 31 12 1 2 3 4 0 0 -- -- -- -- 8 12.5 -7 G 1 Wayne Wood 6'1 195 26 32 0 3 3 22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 35 John Garrett 5'8 175 26 58 0 3 3 26 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 4 Paul Terbenche 5'10 170 32 11 1 0 1 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- 4 25.0 +1 LW 25 Danny Arndt 5'10 170 22 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- 0 --- +1
Skater data: GP: Games played; G: Goals scored; A: Assists; Pts: Total points; PIM: Penalties in minutes; PP: Power play goals; SH: Shorthanded goals; TGF: Total goals on ice for; PGF: Power play goals on ice for; TGA: Total goals on ice against; PGA: Power play goals on ice against; S: Shots taken; S%: Shooting percentage
Pos  #  Goalie              Age   GP   Min   GA   GAA   W   L   T  Sht    Pct  EN  SO
G   35  John Garrett         26   58  3306  210  3.81  24  31   1 1714   .877   5   2
G    1  Wayne Wood           26   32  1551   99  3.83  12  10   2  794   .875   0   1
Goalie data: GP: Games played; Min: Minutes played; GA: Goals allowed; GAA: Goals allowed per 60 minutes; W: Wins; L: Losses; T: Ties; Sht: Shots faced; Pct: Save percentage; EN: Empty net goals allowed; SO: Shutouts
1977 Draft:

                                        NHL    WHA
Rnd  Ovr  Pos  Player                  Games  Games  Team
  1    6  D    Rod Langway                           U. of New Hampshire (NCAA)         
  2   12  D    Brad Maxwell                          New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)      
  3   22  F    Mark Johnson                          U. of Wisconsin (NCAA)             
  4   31  LW   Norm Dupont                           Montreal Juniors (QMJHL)           
  5   40  G    Steve Baker                           Union College (NCAA)               
  6   49  D    Greg Tebbutt                          Regina Pats (WCHL)                 
  7   58  D    Bob Suter                             U. of Wisconsin (NCAA)             
  8   67       Curt Christopherson                   Colorado College (WCHL)            
  9   75  F    Jean Savard                           Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)            
 10   83  F    Ken Linseman                          Kingston Canadians (OHA)           

Traded draft picks:


Transactions
11-1977claimed Serge Beaudoin on waivers from Stingers
11-18-1977traded Tim Sheehy and Vaclav Nedomansky to Red Wings for Steve Durbano, Dave Hanson and future considerations
02-1978traded Paul Terbenche to Aeros for future considerations
07-1978Frank Mahovlich retired
07-06-1978signed Ernie Wakely as a free agent


Playoff Results:   Click on the date to view the game summary. Date Opponent Result Round 1 04/14/1978 at Winnipeg Jets L 3-9 04/16/1978 at Winnipeg Jets L 3-8 04/19/1978 vs Winnipeg Jets W 3-2 04/21/1978 vs Winnipeg Jets L 1-5 04/23/1978 at Winnipeg Jets L 2-5 Playoff Stats: Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- C 10 Ken Linseman 5'11 180 19 5 2 2 4 15 -- -- LW 27 Frank Mahovlich 6'0 205 39 3 1 1 2 0 -- -- D 14 Steve Durbano 6'1 210 26 4 0 2 2 16 0 0 RW 7 Dave Gorman 5'11 185 22 4 1 1 2 0 -- -- LW 16 Frank Beaton 5'10 200 24 5 2 0 2 10 -- -- RW 19 Paul Henderson 5'11 180 34 5 1 1 2 0 -- -- C 20 Pete Marrin 5'10 180 24 5 1 1 2 0 -- -- RW 9 Mark Napier 5'10 182 20 5 0 2 2 14 0 0 C 18 John Stewart 6'0 180 23 5 1 1 2 6 -- -- D 2 Jim Turkiewicz 5'10 185 22 5 1 1 2 0 -- -- D 6 Pat Westrum 5'10 185 29 3 0 1 1 2 0 0 RW 17 Phil Roberto 6'1 190 28 4 1 0 1 20 -- -- LW 11 Steve Alley 6'0 185 24 5 1 0 1 5 -- -- D 5 Serge Beaudoin 6'2 215 25 5 1 0 1 46 -- -- D 15 Dave Hanson 6'0 190 23 5 0 1 1 48 0 0 G 1 Wayne Wood 6'1 195 26 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 LW 8 Gilles Bilodeau 6'1 220 22 3 0 0 0 27 0 0 RW 24 Tony Cassolato 5'11 180 21 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 D 4 Rod Langway 6'2 218 20 4 0 0 0 9 0 0 G 35 John Garrett 5'8 175 26 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 D 33 Dale Hoganson 5'10 190 28 5 0 0 0 7 0 0 D 3 Brent Hughes 6'0 205 34 5 0 0 0 12 0 0 LW 25 Danny Arndt 5'10 170 22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 12 Chris Evans 5'9 180 31 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- RW 14 Vaclav Nedomansky 6'2 205 33 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- C/D 21 Joe Noris 6'0 185 26 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- RW 16 Tim Sheehy 6'1 185 29 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- RW 22 Bob Stephenson 6'1 187 23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 4 Paul Terbenche 5'10 170 32 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pos # Goalie Age GP Min GA GAA W L T Sht Pct EN SO G 35 John Garrett 26 5 271 26 5.76 1 4 .000 0 0 G 1 Wayne Wood 26 1 29 3 6.21 0 0 .000 0 0
Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
10/14/1977   vs Houston Aeros             W   5-3     1-0-0
10/15/1977   at New England Whalers       L   2-5     1-1-0
10/22/1977   at Quebec Nordiques          L   5-8     1-2-0
10/23/1977   at Winnipeg Jets             L  3-10     1-3-0
10/25/1977   vs Indianapolis Racers       L   4-5     1-4-0
10/28/1977   vs Edmonton Oilers           L   2-3     1-5-0
10/29/1977   at Indianapolis Racers       L   2-6     1-6-0
11/02/1977   at Houston Aeros             L   3-5     1-7-0
11/04/1977   vs Winnipeg Jets             L   2-4     1-8-0
11/05/1977   vs Quebec Nordiques          W   5-4     2-8-0
11/08/1977   vs New England Whalers       L   3-4     2-9-0
11/09/1977   at Cincinnati Stingers       L   1-2     2-10-0
11/12/1977   vs Edmonton Oilers           T   1-1     2-10-1
11/16/1977   at Winnipeg Jets             T   2-2     2-10-2
11/18/1977   at Indianapolis Racers       W   2-1     3-10-2
11/19/1977   vs Houston Aeros             W   4-3     4-10-2
11/23/1977   at Houston Aeros             L   0-3     4-11-2
11/24/1977   vs Cincinnati Stingers       W  12-2     5-11-2
11/26/1977   at Quebec Nordiques          L   2-4     5-12-2
11/27/1977   at Winnipeg Jets             W   4-3     6-12-2
11/30/1977   at Edmonton Oilers           L   2-4     6-13-2
12/02/1977   at Edmonton Oilers           W   7-5     7-13-2
12/04/1977   vs Indianapolis Racers       W   3-0     8-13-2
12/07/1977   vs New England Whalers       L   3-6     8-14-2
12/09/1977   vs New England Whalers       L   1-2     8-15-2
12/13/1977   at Houston Aeros             W   5-3     9-15-2
12/15/1977   vs Cincinnati Stingers       W   5-3     10-15-2
12/18/1977   vs Edmonton Oilers           W   3-2     11-15-2
12/21/1977   vs Czech All Stars           W   5-0     12-15-2
12/26/1977   vs Soviet All Stars          W   6-1     13-15-2
12/27/1977   at New England Whalers       L   1-8     13-16-2
12/29/1977   at Cincinnati Stingers       W   7-1     14-16-2
12/30/1977   at New England Whalers       L   2-6     14-17-2
01/01/1978   vs Quebec Nordiques          L   2-5     14-18-2
01/04/1978   at Indianapolis Racers       L   1-4     14-19-2
01/06/1978   vs Houston Aeros             W   6-4     15-19-2
01/08/1978   at New England Whalers       W   5-4     16-19-2
01/10/1978   at Quebec Nordiques          L   4-6     16-20-2
01/11/1978   at Winnipeg Jets             L  2-11     16-21-2
01/14/1978   at Cincinnati Stingers       W   4-3     17-21-2
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
01/18/1978   vs Cincinnati Stingers       W   3-0     18-21-2
01/20/1978   vs Edmonton Oilers           W   5-3     19-21-2
01/22/1978   at Houston Aeros             L   2-4     19-22-2
01/25/1978   vs Winnipeg Jets             W   6-2     20-22-2
01/27/1978   vs New England Whalers       L   2-6     20-23-2
01/28/1978   vs Winnipeg Jets             W   8-5     21-23-2
01/31/1978   vs Houston Aeros             L   2-4     21-24-2
02/02/1978   vs Quebec Nordiques          L   2-4     21-25-2
02/04/1978   vs Indianapolis Racers       W   5-2     22-25-2
02/05/1978   at Indianapolis Racers       L   1-6     22-26-2
02/07/1978   at Quebec Nordiques          L   3-8     22-27-2
02/08/1978   at Winnipeg Jets             L   0-9     22-28-2
02/12/1978   at Edmonton Oilers           L   0-7     22-29-2
02/14/1978   at Edmonton Oilers           L   1-4     22-30-2
02/16/1978   at Houston Aeros             W   5-2     23-30-2
02/17/1978   vs Indianapolis Racers       W   5-4     24-30-2
02/18/1978   vs Houston Aeros             L   2-3     24-31-2
02/19/1978   at Cincinnati Stingers       L   3-4     24-32-2
02/23/1978   vs Quebec Nordiques          W   7-3     25-32-2
02/25/1978   vs Cincinnati Stingers       W   7-3     26-32-2
02/26/1978   vs Indianapolis Racers       L   3-6     26-33-2
03/01/1978   vs Winnipeg Jets             W   4-3     27-33-2
03/04/1978   at New England Whalers       W   5-2     28-33-2
03/05/1978   vs Edmonton Oilers           L   3-4     28-34-2
03/09/1978   vs Quebec Nordiques          W   9-2     29-34-2
03/10/1978   vs New England Whalers       L   4-5     29-35-2
03/12/1978   at Winnipeg Jets             L   2-3     29-36-2
03/14/1978   at New England Whalers       L   0-6     29-37-2
03/15/1978   at Cincinnati Stingers       L   2-7     29-38-2
03/17/1978   at Houston Aeros             W   3-2     30-38-2
03/19/1978   vs Indianapolis Racers       T   3-3     30-38-3
03/21/1978   at Quebec Nordiques          W   5-4     31-38-3
03/22/1978   at Edmonton Oilers           W   5-3     32-38-3
03/24/1978   vs Quebec Nordiques          L   3-4     32-39-3
03/25/1978   vs Winnipeg Jets             L   1-3     32-40-3
03/31/1978   vs Edmonton Oilers           W   5-2     33-40-3
04/01/1978   vs Cincinnati Stingers       W   5-1     34-40-3
04/05/1978   at Cincinnati Stingers       L   4-5     34-41-3
04/07/1978   vs Houston Aeros             W   5-3     35-41-3
04/09/1978   at Indianapolis Racers       W   9-7     36-41-3

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