Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Goalies: Profiles, Memorabilia, Essays and Stats

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A wealth of information about goalies... The text is quite accessible and the photographs are stunning.... It would be a great addition to a school or public library and hockey enthusiasts will want to add this one to their private collections.
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Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Goalies features the most distinguished and influential men and women who ever patrolled the crease, exploring the careers ...

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Overview

A wealth of information about goalies... The text is quite accessible and the photographs are stunning.... It would be a great addition to a school or public library and hockey enthusiasts will want to add this one to their private collections.
--Resource Links

Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Goalies features the most distinguished and influential men and women who ever patrolled the crease, exploring the careers of such stars as George Hainsworth, Georges Vezina, Johnny Bower, Jacques Plante, Ken Dryden, Tony Esposito and Patrick Roy.

In this comprehensive illustrated reference:

  • Chris McDonell profiles all 33 goaltenders enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
  • Bob Duff explores the pioneers and trailblazers of goaltending, including the stars of international and women's hockey.
  • Michael Farber of Sports Illustrated analyzes the goaltender from the other players' perspective.
  • Brian Costello of The Hockey News chronicles the history of the NHL's two goaltending-specific trophies (the Vezina and William Jennings), as well as the goaltenders who have taken home other significant NHL awards, such as the Conn Smyth MVP trophy for the Stanley Cup playoffs and the Hart trophy for MVP of the league.
  • The Hockey Hall of Fame's impressive goaltending artifacts are presented in a photo collection of stunning memorabilia.
  • Bob Duff uncovers the history, lore and evolution of goalie equipment, including gloves, chest protectors, pads and, most significantly, the mask.
  • Former NHL goaltender Brian Hayward opines on what makes hockey goaltenders so unique.

Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Goalies is the official Hockey Hall of Fame book on goalies and the definitive book on the topic.

The Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum in Toronto, Ontario, honors and preserves the history of ice hockey and those who have made outstanding contributions and achievements in the development of the game.

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Editorial Reviews

Globe and Mail
This coffee-table book features the most distinguished and influential men and women who ever patrolled the crease -- masked and unmasked. All the greats are pictured here from George Hainsworth, Georges Vézina and Johnny Bower to Jacques Plante, Ken Dryden and Patrick Roy. Writers Michael Farber and Chris McDonnell lead an experienced group of writers who contributed to the book.

— Robert MacLeod

Ottawa Citizen
Goalies probably are the most interesting people in an NHL dressing room for their quirks and storytelling. On the ice during the maskless era, no one was more photogenic or evoked more sympathy. This book spotlights all 32 Hall of Fame-enshrined goalies on and off the ice in this gold mine of profiles, rich history and exhaustive statistics. A study of the equipment evolution photos proves that if today's netminder seems a little off-centre, his trailblazer was certifiable.

— Dave Stubbs

Resource Links
This book provides hockey fans with a wealth of information about goalies that have been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. The text is quite accessible and the photographs are stunning.... It would be a great addition to a school or public library and hockey enthusiasts will want to add this one to their private collections.

— Victoria Pennell

Ottawa Citizen Holiday Gift Guide
Spotlights all 32 Hall of Fame-enshrined goalies on and off the ice in this gold mine of profiles, rich history and exhaustive statistics.

— Dave Stubbs

Globe and Mail - Robert MacLeod
[Review for hardcover edition] This coffee-table book features the most distinguished and influential men and women who ever patrolled the crease -- masked and unmasked. All the greats are pictured here from George Hainsworth, Georges Vézina and Johnny Bower to Jacques Plante, Ken Dryden and Patrick Roy. Writers Michael Farber and Chris McDonnell lead an experienced group of writers who contributed to the book.This coffee-table book features the most distinguished and influential men and women who ever patrolled the crease -- masked and unmasked. All the greats are pictured here from George Hainsworth, Georges Vézina and Johnny Bower to Jacques Plante, Ken Dryden and Patrick Roy. Writers Michael Farber and Chris McDonnell lead an experienced group of writers who contributed to the book.
Montreal Gazette
[Review for hardcover edition] Fabulous from beginning to end.
Ottawa Citizen - Dave Stubbs
[Review for hardcover edition] Spotlights all 32 Hall of Fame-enshrined goalies on and off the ice in this gold mine of profiles, rich history and exhaustive statistics.
Resource Links - Victoria Pennell
[Review for hardcover edition] This book provides hockey fans with a wealth of information about goalies that have been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. The text is quite accessible and the photographs are stunning.... It would be a great addition to a school or public library and hockey enthusiasts will want to add this one to their private collections.
Shelf Life
[Review for hardcover edition] A hockey team is only as good as its goalie. He is the last line of defense... The goalies noted here are the crème de la crème of the National Hockey League, those chosen few who have been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. [They] are among the best players who have every put on a pair of pads, and in more modern times, a goalie mask. The book is divided into 3 sections, Pioneer Puckstoppers, Original Six Stars, Expansion and Modern Day Greats... Photos classic and new are of all goalies along with career statistics and a great section of photos of the goalie equipment, skates, masks and jerseys from old times to modern day. No hockey fan should pass up this exceptional book of the men with the greatest net results.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781770852860
  • Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 11/4/2014
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 248

Meet the Author

Steve Cameron is an editor, hockey player and fan who has created over 15 sports titles. He also wrote the Canadian Book of Beer. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

Pioneer Puckstoppers
Hardware Heroes
Original Six Stars
Gearing Up
Up Close and Personal
Expansion and Modern Era Greats
Game Changers
Crazy Like A Fox

Credits
Index

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