Hockey Hall of Fame MVP Trophies and Winners

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MVP Trophies and Winners tells the story of hockey's three most prestigious individual awards: the Hart Trophy (Most Valuable Player of the NHL regular season), the Ted Lindsay Trophy (MVP of the NHL regular season as voted by the players) and the Conn Smythe Trophy (MVP of the NHL playoffs).

The authors present the history and origins of each trophy, as well as a biography of those whom the trophies are named after. Duff and Shea profile every winner of each trophy and make ...

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Overview

MVP Trophies and Winners tells the story of hockey's three most prestigious individual awards: the Hart Trophy (Most Valuable Player of the NHL regular season), the Ted Lindsay Trophy (MVP of the NHL regular season as voted by the players) and the Conn Smythe Trophy (MVP of the NHL playoffs).

The authors present the history and origins of each trophy, as well as a biography of those whom the trophies are named after. Duff and Shea profile every winner of each trophy and make their own selections for the winners of each award in the seasons preceding each trophy's existence.

MVP Trophies and Winners recounts the most controversial selections and surprise winners. Readers will be able to relive the best seasons and performances hockey has ever seen as Duff and Shea profile the NHL's multiple MVP winners and the most seminal seasons ever recorded.

MVP Trophies and Winners is the MVP of hockey books.

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Editorial Reviews

Booklist - Bill Ott
This gorgeous volume showcases the winners of the National Hockey League's three most prestigious awards and trophies: the Hart Memorial Trophy, the game's oldest individual award, given to the year's most valuable player as selected by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association; the Ted Lindsay Award, also given to the year's MVP but selected by the NHL Players Association; and the Conn Smythe Trophy, presented to the MVP of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The text is organized around the three awards... the illustrations are spectacular: sparkling action shots of all the greats strutting their stuff.
Resource Links - Victoria Pennell
Once again this Firefly volume gives an incredible amount of information for the hockey enthusiast. It will be well received by all who have an interest in the game.
VOYA - Barbara Johnston
Attractively printed on heavy glossy paper, this book chronicles the history of three hockey MVP awards: the Hart Trophy, the Lester B. Pearson Award (renamed the Ted Lindsay), and the Conn Smythe Trophy. Each section describes the balloting method for the specific award, tells of past controversies over selections, and concludes with a concise biography and an action shot of each winner. The Hart Trophy is awarded to the "player adjudged to be the most valuable to his team" as voted by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association. Wayne Gretzky holds the record with nine Hart awards. The Lester B. Pearson, or Ted Lindsay, Award was inaugurated by the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) in 1971; its members vote for the most outstanding player in the league. Some believe this peer-chosen award is the most prestigious, but the book purports that both awards are meaningful. Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux have captured the Lindsay five and four times respectively. The professional Hockey Writers' Association decides on the Conn Smythe Trophy winner, which honors the most valuable player in the playoffs. Interesting details about award controversies, background about how the trophies were named, gripes from spurned players, and collector-card-type photos make the book fun to read. There is humor in quotes from icons such as Ted Lindsay, who said his "involuntary plastic surgery" (stitches from hockey injuries) improved his appearance. Libraries in areas where ice hockey flourishes will relish this colorful history. Reviewer: Barbara Johnston
Kirkus Reviews
A vibrant introduction to the stars of professional hockey's firmament. Professional hockey dishes out more annual awards than any other sport, or at least it seems that way: highest scorer, best goalie, most valuable player as voted on by the players, most sportsmanlike, most valuable player in the playoffs and the highly esteemed Hart Trophy, given to "the most valuable player to his team," though only one player in the whole league is chosen. Duff and Shea provide a thorough background for a handful of these awards--they have gone through any number of name changes and trophy models--and all the controversies and close calls. They then provide short biographies and crisp photos of the winners of the three principal trophies--there are enough action shots to make readers want to hit the pond for a little shinny. Occasionally the authors are reduced to clich├ęs--"Montreal's fiery right-winger with a nose for the net showed his doubters he was the real deal" (many will wonder exactly who Maurice "the Rocket" Richard's doubters were) or hackneyed quotes. In general, though, the tone is enthusiastic, and the book runneth over with facts and lore. Any hockey fan will revel in these profiles of most valuable players, especially the oldsters that stir such memories--all those goals, all those broken noses. (Nonfiction. 12 & up)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781554078868
  • Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/8/2011
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 1,439,755
  • Product dimensions: 10.80 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Bob Duff is a hockey historian and a member of the Society for International Hockey Research. He is the sports columnist for The Windsor Star and covers the NHL for MSNBC.com. He was previously a featured author in the Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Goalies and is the author of the Johnny Bower biography The China Wall.

Kevin Shea is a hockey historian and best-selling author. He is the editor of publications for the Hockey Hall of Fame and teaches hockey history at Seneca College in Toronto, Ontario. He is also a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs Historical Committee and the Society for International Hockey Research. His most recent book is Toronto Maple Leafs: Diary of a Dynasty, 1957--1967.

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