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Somewhere, Reggie Dunlop is spinning in his grave. In a scene straight out of the last reel of the classic hockey movie "Slapshot," Johnstown Chiefs owner and former New York Rangers GM Neil Smith announced that the team would move to Greenville, S.C., for the beginning of the 2010-2011 season.á Just as in the movie, the Chiefs died at the box office right along with a steel town whose economy had nothing left to give.á Where are the Hanson brothers when you need them? Johnstown's place in hockey lore is safe forever thanks to the 1977 flick, starring Paul Newman (who did all of his own skating and on ice stunt work for the film).á But 60 years of hockey history will end on Sat., Apr. 2, when the final horn sounds at the ancient Johnstown War Memorial.á Pro hock ...

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