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For true hockey fans, there is no sport as great, as fast, as competitive, or as important as their beloved hockey game. The teams, the organizations, and the players are a part of their family and Saturday night is better known as hockey night. As children, we hockey fans would wake at 6am, jump into the back of...
For true hockey fans, there is no sport as great, as fast, as competitive, or as important as their beloved hockey game. The teams, the organizations, and the players are a part of their family and Saturday night is better known as hockey night. As children, we hockey fans would wake at 6am, jump into the back of a cold station wagon and head off with Dad or Mom at the wheel to our hockey games. Sleep deprived, cold and tired - it didn't matter how low we felt because as soon as those skates were laced, it was game-on! We traded the cards, we followed the players, and we watched as our team fought through the regular season to earn their rightful place in the post season. There is nothing like the feeling of seeing your team go all the way, seeing them hoist that cherished Cup that Lord Stanley so kindly gifted to the Dominion of Canada, seeing the tears in the eyes of these grown men, these ice warriors. We love this game of ours, and we can't get enough, so thank you Sports Illustrated for bringing us more.
In this book, Sports Illustrated's most prolific hockey writers give us the honest goods on hockey. They tell us about the players, the infractions, the best series, the most contentious of battles and the most glorious of victories. This is hockey in its truest form. This is hockey writing for hockey lovers and with an array of Sports Illustrated photos throw in for added benefit. This is just about the best damn book available on hockey, anywhere, period.
Foreword Kostya Kennedy xiii
1 Eight Seconds Michael Farber 6/12/2010 2
A Second By Second Account Of Sidney Crosby's Legendary Golden Goal, As Told By Players Who Were There
2 The Ever Elusive, Always Inscrutable, And Still Incomparable Bobby Orrs.L. Price H/3/2009 18
At Sixty, He's Been A Player Agent For Longer Than He Ruled The Ice. He Is Fiercely Private And Deeply Loyal, And The Force Oforr's Singular Presence Has Not Waned
3 Torn Asundergary Smith 8/5/1995 38
The Inner Conflicts That Drive St. Louis Blues Coach Mike Keenan To Succeed Also Make Him The Most Reviled Man In Hockey
4 Less Than Murder Jeff Macgregor 22/3/1999 72
When Jesse Boulerice Laid Out Andrew Longwith A Vicious High Stick, Was It Just Hockey, Or Something Much Worse?
5 Why Good Teams Fight Michael Farber 13/10/2008 102
With Hockey's Dark Art Making A Comeback, Star Players Have To Be Protected. Call It Insurance Or Self-Defense, But Clubs Are Muscling Up With A New Breed Of Tough Guy
6 On The Wild Side E.M. Swift I8/8/2003 114
From A Tiny Canadian Town 200 Miles South Of The Arctic Circle, Jordin Tootoo Will Soon Be In Nashville, Trying To Become The First Inuit To Play In The Nhl
7 The Collector Richard Hoffer 13/5/I991 126
Bruce Mcnall Is The Acquisitive Owner Of The La Kings Whose Tastes Run From Antiquities To The Priciest Athletes
8 Fire On The Ice Herbert Warren Wind 6/12/1954 146
Burning Intensity, A Champion's Spirit, The Glory And Loneliness Of Supremacy? These Qualities Make Maurice Richard One Of The Great Athletes Of Our Time
9 Learned In All The Lore Of Old Men E.M. Swift 20/2/I976 170
Hiawatha Was Sault Ste. Marie's First Legend, But Nowadays The Town Hero Is A Teen-Aged Hockey Phenom Named Wayne Gretzky
10 The Public Enemy Michael Farber 14/3/2011 189
There's One Thing Keeping Matt Cooke From Being Regarded Among The Nhl's Handiest Third-Line Wingers: He Also Might Be The Dirtiest Player In The Game
11 Cherry Bombs Leigh Montville 29/3/1993 196
Don Cherry, Part Rush Limbaugh And Part Dick Vitale, Is Loud, Abrasive, Volatile, And The Most Popular Television Personality In Canada
12 Boris And His Boys Prepare For A Few Friendlies Mark Mulvoy 5/1/1976 214
In A Mission To Moscow's Hockey Factories The Author Learns Why The Soviets'famed Amateurs Can Challenge The Best Teams In The Nhl
13 The Worst Job In Sports Michael Farber 24/3/1997 240
While Some Nhl Enforcers Like To Brawl, Many Members Of The Fraternity Of Fighters Find It Dangerous And Demeaning, An Ugly Way To Earn A Handsome Living
14 Super Conductor E.M. Swift Io/5/1993 254
Scotty Bowman - The Nhl's Winningest Coach - And His Pittsburgh Penguins Are On Track To Win A Third Straight Stanley Cup
15 To Pick A Golden Flower Hark Mulvoy 1/3/1971 274
They Cannot Finish In First Place, But The Canadians Are Fighting To Be First In Line For The Rights To A Blooming Guy From Quebec
16 The Doghouse Diaries Michael Farber 11/1/2010 284
Benched, Berated, Bullied, And Beaten Up In The Film Room. For Many Nhl Players, Learning To Survive A Coach's Wrath Is The Key To Surviving In The League At All
17 I'm Glad I Went To Prison L.Jon Wertheim 28/2/2011 294
Nearly Seven Years After He Tried To Arrange A Murder, Former Nhl Player Mike Danton Is Studying Psychology And Finally Piecing His Life Together
18 On An On And On And E.M.Swift 21/1/1980 310
...On. Gordie Howe Is Skating In His Fifth Decade, And While His Legs Are Not What They Used To Be, His Heart, Head - And Elbows - Are
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Ok I admit from early September to the beginning of July are the best months of the year for me---why--HOCKEY is alive and well. July to early September is lonely and boring! Again---why---no to HOCKEY, ok, hockey addicts will be feed a tidbit here and there, a trade may take place now and then. What is an addict to do? Read hockey books, delve into story lines, facts, oddities, stories about the greats of the hockey world, foibles, and behind the bench and in the locker room antics. Amen for authors who are kind enough to bring us HOCKEY all year round.
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