Gary "Suitcase" Smith and Rich Preston, Winnipeg Jets, Avco Cups Champions.

Gary "Suitcase" Smith and Rich Preston, Winnipeg Jets, Avco Cups Champions.

Anders Hedberg, Coach Fred Shero and Ulf Nilsson

Coach Fred Shero with Anders Hedberg and Ulf Nilsson, after life with the Jets.

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The first weekend of September 1972 was marked by the start of the greatest hockey series ever staged.

Jets score on the Aeros

Jets score on the Aeros

The addition of these four saved the Jets franchise, rejuvenated Bobby Hull and took the WHA to a much higher level.

The addition of these four saved the Jets franchise, rejuvenated Bobby Hull and took the WHA to a much higher level.

Wayne Carleton, recently appointed captain of the Toronto Toros, has had his ups and downs, mostly downs, as a professional hockey player. But he seems to have found his proper niche with Toronto's WHA team.

Wayne Carleton, recently appointed captain of the Toronto Toros, has had his ups and downs, mostly downs, as a professional hockey player. But he seems to have found his proper niche with Toronto's WHA team.

Craig Norwich D...Cincinnati Stingers

Craig Norwich D.

1973-74 O-Pee-Chee WHA Posters #16 Bobby Hull Front

1973-74 O-Pee-Chee WHA Posters #16 Bobby Hull Front

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