Two of the four teams still skating after the 1982 Stanley Cup got that way with a nice lift from veterans of Czechoslovakia's national team. A rumor from Finland has the Capitals perhaps wanting in on the act.
Word from the World Hockey Championships is that Czechoslovak center Milan Novy, left wing Jaroslav Pouzar and defenseman Miroslav Dvorak have been cleared to negotiate with NHL teams. Supposedly, the three have been in touch with Vancouver and Washington. Nothing concrete, says the Capitals' front office. But, look at the NHL semis and the Nordiques, with the three Stastny brothers who defected, and Canucks, with Jiri Bubla and Ivan Hlinka, and . . .
Czech team captain Novy and Dvorak, each 31, and Pouzar, 30, yielding to a youth movement on a squad out to cinch the silver medal today, but still maybe what the NHL doctor ordered for a sick team.
Celtic M.L. Carr is playing under a shadow. Tree Rollins, Atlanta center just fined a third time for elbowing, is about to sue Carr. The NBA sent Carr a letter of reprimand after Rollins complained (Carr denies) that the Boston guard pulled a razor on him after a Jan. 13 game; Rollins--whose fines total $4,750--says he wants more satisfaction . . .
Ted Turner and Bowie Kuhn restated pros and cons of unrestricted cablecasts of pro sports yesterday to Senate communications subcomittee. Turner said giving fat-cat club owners blackout rights "is like saying the Arabs need more oil." Kuhn said baseball would be "grievously hurt" by lack of controls . . .
Kermit Washington, American U.'s NBA alumnus, receives AU Alumni Association's recognition award at dinner Saturday, 6 p.m., Key Bridge Marriott . . . Georgetown basketball banquet last night: Eric Smith cited as MVP, Eric Floyd outstanding player . . . Big score for Navy recruiting: Vernon Butler, 6 feet 7 with 24-point, 13-rebound averages and Prince George's County player-of-year credentials, goes from High Point to academy.
Scratch Hamburg May 10-17 as one Bjorn Borg will play. Borg sent word, a spokesman said, he is dropping out of Hamburg and every 1982 Grand Prix event in which he would have to qualify . . .
A. Lone female rider in Kentucky Derby: Diane Crump, 1970 (on Fathom, 15th place) . . . Q. Pitt's a.d., Cas Myslinski, is retiring. He was all-America on what team?