Hockeytown Doc: A Half-Century of Red Wings Stories from Howe to Yzerman [NOOK Book]

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Reflecting on nearly five decades with the Detroit Red Wings, Dr. John Finley takes sports fans far beyond closed doors and into the trainer’s room where cuts were bandaged, broken noses were reset, sore muscles were rubbed out, and casts made for broken bones. In this stellar memoir, Dr. Finley recounts his experiences with the stars on the revitalized Red Wings franchise in recent years, including Steve Yzerman and Nicklas Lidstrom, as well as heroes of previous generations, including 1972 Hockey Hall of Fame ...

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Hockeytown Doc: A Half-Century of Red Wings Stories from Howe to Yzerman

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Overview

Reflecting on nearly five decades with the Detroit Red Wings, Dr. John Finley takes sports fans far beyond closed doors and into the trainer’s room where cuts were bandaged, broken noses were reset, sore muscles were rubbed out, and casts made for broken bones. In this stellar memoir, Dr. Finley recounts his experiences with the stars on the revitalized Red Wings franchise in recent years, including Steve Yzerman and Nicklas Lidstrom, as well as heroes of previous generations, including 1972 Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Gordie Howe. Along the way, Dr. Finley shares some of the most vivid accounts ever written on the subject of sports injuries, including the hundreds of stitches he applied to Borje Salming’s face after it was cut by Gerard Gallant’s errant skate blade, as well as his recommendation on the knee injury sustained by a young Steve Yzerman that ultimately helped maintain his Hall of Fame career.

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Hockeytown Doc is various parts Dr. Finley's life story, Red Wings history, entertaining lore, medical memoir, coverage of the game's evolution, and essay on the current state of the game … To a Red Wings fan, this book is a great addition to a literary collection.” — "Winging It In Motown," a Red Wings blog affiliated with SB Nation

“You don’t need to be a Red Wings fan to enjoy Hockeytown Doc … [it is] richly illustrated with dozens of photos spanning the decades … entertaining and recommended.” —TheHockeyWriters.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617499951
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 10/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 888,707
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Dr. John Finley served as team physician for the Detroit Red Wings from 1957 to 2003 and is the former president of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons. He lives in Detroit, Michigan. Gordie Howe is a former NHL and WHA player. He is a four-time Stanley Cup champion and the recipient of six Art Ross Trophies, six Hart Trophies, and the first NHL Lifetime Achievement Award. He lives in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Gordie Howe vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

Prologue xv

Chapter 1 A Stitch in Time 1

Chapter 2 Vengeance Is Theirs 11

Chapter 3 The "Heart" of a Problem 23

Chapter 4 A Great and Wonderful Game 29

Chapter 5 Getting a Good "Head" Start 49

Chapter 6 A Major-League Problem 59

Chapter 7 Self Defense 65

Chapter 8 Behind the Curtain 75

Chapter 9 Mr. Hockey 91

Chapter 10 Old Scarface 119

Chapter 11 "Everything but Guts" 131

Chapter 12 Eclipse Behind the Bench 141

Chapter 13 Home Ice 149

Chapter 14 He Shoots, He Misses! 157

Chapter 15 Hail (Little) Caesar 163

Chapter 16 The Captain 171

Chapter 17 The "Perfect Human"? 183

Chapter 18 Velikolyopnaya Pyatyorka* 189

Chapter 19 Spring Fling 213

Chapter 20 A Cast of Characters 219

Chapter 21 Distinguished Alumni 249

Chapter 22 Doctors in the House 263

Chapter 23 Reflections 271

Index 282

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