Hockey's Most Wanted?: The Top 10 Book of Wicked Slapshots, Bruising Goons and Ice Oddities

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The history of hockey is filled with the bizarre, the unexpected, and the hard to believe. Hockey's Most Wanted™ chronicles 700 of the most outrageous players, coaches, and owners in hockey history. In humorous detail, Floyd Conner describes hockey’s top-ten strange plays, inept players, bizarre nicknames, craziest fans, colorful characters, unlikely heroes, odious owners, worst coaches, beleaguered officials, most brutal fights, and more. Learn why Dave Reece was nicknamed “the Human Sieve,” and find out which ...

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Overview

The history of hockey is filled with the bizarre, the unexpected, and the hard to believe. Hockey's Most Wanted™ chronicles 700 of the most outrageous players, coaches, and owners in hockey history. In humorous detail, Floyd Conner describes hockey’s top-ten strange plays, inept players, bizarre nicknames, craziest fans, colorful characters, unlikely heroes, odious owners, worst coaches, beleaguered officials, most brutal fights, and more. Learn why Dave Reece was nicknamed “the Human Sieve,” and find out which goalie once gave up fifteen goals in a game. Meet the player who was whistled for a record sixty-seven penalty minutes in a single game and another who played in the National Hockey League for five years before scoring his first goal. Imagine scoring the winning goal in the seventh and deciding game of the Stanley Cup—for the opposing team—or how it felt to be the defenseman traded for a net. You can find all this and more in Hockey's Most Wanted™, a book that every hockey fan will enjoy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574883640
  • Publisher: Potomac Books Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/31/2002
  • Series: Most Wanted?
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 929,740
  • Product dimensions: 5.05 (w) x 8.08 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

Floyd Conner is the author of numerous popular sports books, including Baseball's Most Wanted™, Football's Most Wanted™, and Golf!, which sold more than 150,000 copies. He has been interviewed many times for radio, newspaper, and television and lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Table of Contents

List of Photographs xi
Introduction xiii
The First Period: Notable hockey firsts 1
Rules of the Game: The evolution of hockey rules 5
Rocket and the Golden Jet: Hockey's best nicknames 10
Notorious Nicknames: Punch, Pinocchio, and Puck Goesinski 13
Dipsy Doodle Dandies: The sport's most unusual nicknames 16
They're Animals: A hockey menagerie 19
Production Lines: Famed forward lines 22
Family Affairs: All in the family 25
The International Hockey League: More than just a Canadian game 30
Born in the U.S.A.: American players in the NHL 33
Women in Hockey: It's not just a man's game 36
Black Hockey Stars: Outstanding black players 39
The Smart Set: Brains and Brawn 42
Playing Politics: They threw their hat tricks into the ring 46
Sports of All Sorts: Multisport stars 49
Going for the Gold: Memorable Olympic hockey moments 53
Drinking It All In: Milk and magic elixirs 57
Food for Thought: See what's on the menu 61
Bigger Is Better: Big and tall hockey players 65
Mighty Atoms: Hockey's little big men 68
Teenage Terrors: Hockey phenoms 71
Life Begins at 40: Hockey senior citizens 74
Clothes Encounters: They were what they wore 78
Tools of the Trade: Masks, pucks, and sticks 82
Dinky Rinks: Unusual hockey venues 85
Centers of Attention: Hockey's best centers 89
The Right Stuff: Hockey's best right wingers 93
The Left Stuff: Hockey's best left wingers 96
For the Defense: Hockey's best defensemen 99
The Puck Stops Here: Hockey's best goaltenders 102
Sizzling Slap Shots: The game's hardest shooters 106
Roadrunners: Faster than a speeding Bucyk 110
Check, Please: Poke, hip, and body checks 113
The Best Years of Their Lives: The greatest seasons in hockey history 116
Great Games: The best single-game performances 120
Lopsided Losses: Hockey's biggest blowouts 123
Terrible Teams: The NHL's worst teams 126
Seasons They'd Rather Forget: Superstars' less than super seasons 129
The Offense Rests: They couldn't score 133
Net Losses: Hockey's worst goaltenders 136
Who's Minding the Net?: Goalies for a day 139
One-Game Wonders: One-game NHL careers 143
Unlikely Heroes: They rose to the occasion 146
Their Cups Runneth Over: Hockey's ultimate winners 149
They Never Won the Stanley Cup: Great players who never raised the Cup 152
Stanley Cup Curiosities: Strange Stanley Cup facts 155
Hockey Believe-It-or-Nots: Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction 158
The One and Only: One-of-a-kind hockey feats 162
Hockey's Most Embarrassing Moments: Hockey can be a humbling game 166
Draft Bargains: Stars selected late in the draft 170
Draft Busts: Prospects gone bad 174
Minor League Wonders: They didn't make it in the NHL 177
They Couldn't Win: The NHL's least successful coaches 180
Colorful Coaches: The Fog and the Master of the Mouth 183
Outrageous Owners: Big Bill and Charlie O 188
Ice Flakes: The game's most colorful characters 194
Money Matters: Hockey players weren't always millionaires 199
Memorable Memorabilia: Costly collectibles 203
Hockey Fanatics: When fans become fanatics 206
Official Business: They called them as they saw them 211
The Extra Edge: Cheating and deception in hockey 215
Goons: Enforcers, intimidators, and tough guys 218
Good Sports: The nice men on the ice 223
Famous Fights: A hockey game broke out 227
Severe Suspensions: Hockey's worst suspensions 231
Incredible Injuries: Hockey is a dangerous game 234
The Final Horn: Notable hockey lasts 238
Bibliography 241
Index 243
About the Author 255
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2012

    Must read for hockey fans

    Every hockey fan should read this book. Great stories on famous and not so famous players.

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