Hockey's Young Guns: 25 Inside Stories on Making It to "The Show"

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Only a very small percentage of aspiring professional hockey players ever make it to the NHL, but for those who do, the rewards are enormous. In Hockey’s Young Guns, twenty-five of hockey’s most prominent young stars disclose their winning formulas and detail how they climbed the ladder from youth leagues to the Big Time. The Hockey News magazine — the number one hockey magazine in North America — chronicles the rise of Sidney Crosby, Alexander Ovechkin and Jordan Staal, among others, and gets the current crop of...
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Overview

Only a very small percentage of aspiring professional hockey players ever make it to the NHL, but for those who do, the rewards are enormous. In Hockey’s Young Guns, twenty-five of hockey’s most prominent young stars disclose their winning formulas and detail how they climbed the ladder from youth leagues to the Big Time. The Hockey News magazine — the number one hockey magazine in North America — chronicles the rise of Sidney Crosby, Alexander Ovechkin and Jordan Staal, among others, and gets the current crop of whiz kids to share tips, advice and drills for future generations of hopefuls.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780973835557
  • Publisher: Transcontinental Books
  • Publication date: 10/23/2007
  • Pages: 181
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Ryan Kennedy is a copy editor and writer at The Hockey News. He lives in Toronto with his wife, Christine, and DJs southern hip hop nights in his spare time.

Ryan Dixon, a copy editor and writer for The Hockey News, has covered the sport as a reporter on all levels. His favorite player as a kid was Guy Carbonneau.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 15

Hockey's Young Guns 17

Patrice Bergeron 18

Matt Carle 24

Sidney Crosby 30

Marc-Andre Fleury 36

Ryan Getzlaf 42

Phil Kessel 48

Anze Kopitar 54

Guillaume Latendresse 60

Kari Lehtonen 66

Andrej Meszaros 72

Rick Nash 78

Rostislav Olesz 84

Alex Ovechkin 90

Zach Parise 96

Corey Perry 102

Dion Phaneuf 108

Alexander Radulov 114

Mike Richards 120

Jordan Staal 126

Paul Stastny 132

Alex Steen 138

Ole-Kristian Tollefsen 144

Thomas Vanek 150

Cam Ward 156

Wojtek Wolski 162

The Future Young Guns 169

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