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Hockey Now!

by Mike Leonetti
     
 

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The team of Dan Hamilton and Mike Leonetti is well known to hockey fans. In the last five years their calendar, "The Hockey Year," has been a bestseller every year.This unique book contains biographies and action photography of 70 of the top players in the National Hockey League, with their career statistics up-to-date through the 19981999 season.Organized by seven

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The team of Dan Hamilton and Mike Leonetti is well known to hockey fans. In the last five years their calendar, "The Hockey Year," has been a bestseller every year.This unique book contains biographies and action photography of 70 of the top players in the National Hockey League, with their career statistics up-to-date through the 19981999 season.Organized by seven "positions" or player roles, this is a ready reference for the millions of hockey fans across North America: 1. The Masked Marvels: the very best modern goaltenders including Patrick Roy, Martin Brodeur and Dominik "The Dominato" Hasek. 2. The Rear Guard: The "stay-at-home" defensive specialists - big, mobile and brutal - who clear the slot in front of the net: Chris Chelios, Scott Stevens, Sylvain Lefebvre and others. 3. The Blue Line Attack: Brian Leetch, Paul Coffey and Rob Blake lead the rush past the blue line. 4. The Power Forwards: Mark Messier, Eric Lindros, Brendan Shanahan and others are all big, powerful, fast and talented. 5. The Playmakers: The quarterbacks of hockey led by Wayne Gretzky, Adam Oates, Doug Gilmour and Steve Yzerman. 6. The Snipers: Jaromir Jagr, John LeClair, Pavel Bure and others may be hockey's most exciting stars - fast and elusive with deadly accurate shots. 7. The Hitmen: Tie Domi, Donald Brashear and Darren McCarty dominate the enforcer team. 8. The Young Guns: These are the up-and-coming superstars of tomorrow including Jeff Friesen and Saku Koivu.Mike Leonetti carefully selected these hockey stars and defends his choices aggressively. He is also the author of "Hockey's Golden Era." Photographer Dan Hamilton is a veteran NHL photographer.

Editorial Reviews

Rick Boulton
Dan Hamilton's 160 action color photos ... brings this one to life.
The Hockey Talk, March 2000
Resource Links
Whether it be for class work or for personal enjoyment, Hockey Now! is a great read!
Hockey Talk
[Review of earlier edition:] Mike Leonetti is one of our favorite hockey writers.

— Rick Boulton

Booklist
[Review of earlier edition:] Action shots and formatted with the brightness and gloss of a magazine, this book will be interesting reading for hockey fans.

— Helen Rosenberg

North Bay Nugget
[Review of earlier edition:] Featuring full-color action photographs, fast-paced text and the brightness and gloss of a magazine, this is the who's who of current hockey.
North Bay Nugget - North Bay Public Library staff
This is fascinating reading for hockey fans and faithful followers of the world's fastest game.
Booklist - Helen Rosenberg
[Review of earlier edition:] Action shots and formatted with the brightness and gloss of a magazine, this book will be interesting reading for hockey fans.
Hockey Talk - Rick Boulton
[Review of earlier edition:] Mike Leonetti is one of our favorite hockey writers.
Resource Links - Joanne de Groot
[Review of earlier edition:] This is a fantastic book for teachers and students alike. It is written in an informative and easy-to-read style and is a definite must have for any library or classroom.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554076390
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
08/30/2010
Edition description:
Sixth Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.80(d)

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Gene Marrano
Gene Marrano, Roanoke Valle Sports Journal, February 2000

Pure, dyed-in-the-wool National Hockey League enthusiasts (especially those between the ages of 10 and 14) will probably find Hockey Now! to be a useful reference guide ... While casual hockey fans might recognize Mark Messier, Dominik Hasek or Ray Brurque, names such as Chris Pronger, Keith Primeau and Michael Peca may escape them. "Hockey Now!" can fill that gap, and Hamilton's photography uncovers the faces beneath the helmuts.

Meet the Author

Mike Leonetti is a sports journalist and the author of dozens of hockey books.

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