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Gabby: Confessions of a Hockey Lifer
     

Gabby: Confessions of a Hockey Lifer

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by Bruce Boudreau, Tim Leone
 

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An inspiring story of perseverance and dedication in pro hockey

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An inspiring story of perseverance and dedication in pro hockey

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“Amusing and inspirational…a good old-fashioned story.”Foreword, May/June 2010

"Hockey fans will enjoy [Boudreau's] upbeat story and his friendly tone."ForeWord, February 4, 2010

"Boudreau is a fabulous story teller. . . . More than 60 hours of interviews . . . by veteran Patriot-News hockey writer Tim Leone produced 200 pages of vintage 'Gabby'. . . . Boudreau is honest, colorful, opinionated, grounded, funny, biased, and blunt. And that makes for a more non-traditional read because there are no layers to peel away."The Patriot News, January 17, 2010

“As Don Cherry, who wrote a foreword for this book, said: ‘I know you’ll enjoy it.’”—www.hockeyjournal.com, December 5, 2009

“A great tale of perseverance and positive thinking. After reading it, you can’t help but root for the ‘Columbo’ of the NHL.”—www.faceoff.com, December 10, 2009

"Amusing, engaging, and a great insight..."—http://districtpuckhouse.blogspot.org

“Full of entertaining and engaging stories about a minor leaguer who finally makes it to the NHL.”—www.hockeybookreviews.com, November 2009

“One read of the book is straight inspirational. Another is pure fun.”The Post-Star, Glenn Falls, NY, December 2009

“An old-time straight-shooting coach who has won everywhere, Boudreau is one of sport’s most honest, blunt, and entertaining coaches. Yet, despite his accomplishments, never too big for his britches. Except for the night you’ll read about in Bridgeport.”—Mike “Doc” Emrick, NHL play-by-play commentator, NBC, New Jersey Devils TV, and Versus

“When Bruce Boudreau was a scoring star for the junior Toronto Marlboros, I was in the stands at Maple Leaf Gardens cheering him on and now that he’s an NHL coach he’s still one of my favorite hockey people. Gabby is one of the great people in the game and his story is one of a love affair with the game of hockey; all levels of hockey, not just the NHL. Gabby’s story is a must-read, because it’s every bit as funny and quirky and nice as the man himself.”—Bob McKenzie, TSN Hockey Insider

“Bruce Boudreau is hockey’s Everyman, a droll and loquacious fellow who has been everywhere there is ice and who knows everyone who ever has strapped on a pair of skates. Now the Washington Capitals coach takes you on the rollicking, inspiring ride with him. Make sure you demand frequent Greyhound points.”—Michael Farber, Sports Illustrated

districtpuckhouse.blogspot.org

"Amusing, engaging, and a great insight..."—http://districtpuckhouse.blogspot.org
hockeybookreviews.com

“Full of entertaining and engaging stories about a minor leaguer who finally makes it to the NHL.”—www.hockeybookreviews.com, November 2009
Post-Star

“One read of the book is straight inspirational. Another is pure fun.”—Post-Star, Glenn Falls, NY
hockeyjournal.com

“As Don Cherry, who wrote a foreword for this book, said: ‘I know you’ll enjoy it.’”—www.hockeyjournal.com
faceoff.com

“A great tale of perseverance and positive thinking. After reading it, you can’t help but root for the ‘Columbo’ of the NHL.”—www.faceoff.com
Patriot News

"Boudreau is a fabulous story teller. . . . More than 60 hours of interviews . . . by veteran Patriot-News hockey writer Tim Leone produced 200 pages of vintage 'Gabby'. . . . Boudreau is honest, colorful, opinionated, grounded, funny, biased, and blunt. And that makes for a more non-traditional read because there are no layers to peel away."—Patriot News

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597974356
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Publication date:
10/31/2009
Pages:
228
Sales rank:
946,998
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Bruce Boudreau is head coach of the Washington Capitals. The former head coach of numerous championship teams, Boudreau is the eleventh all-time scorer in the American Hockey League. Boudreau played parts of eight seasons for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Chicago Blackhawks, recording 70 points in 141 career NHL games. He won two Memorial Cups with the Toronto Marlboros and set a Canadian Hockey League single-season scoring record that stood until Wayne Gretzky broke it.

Tim Leone is an award-winning sports columnist and reporter for the Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where he covers the Hershey Bears and the NFL. Formerly with the Sarasota Herald-Tribune he also has written for the Washington Post, Los Angeles Daily News, and The Hockey News. Leone is the author of The Hershey Bears: Sweet Seasons (Arcadia, 2003).

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