Stanley Cup: 120 Years of Hockey Supremacy

Stanley Cup: 120 Years of Hockey Supremacy

by Eric Zweig
     
 

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Stanley Cup: 120 Years of Hockey Supremacy is the definitive book on the history of the Stanley Cup and the championship teams that have won it.

In honor of the 120th anniversary of the first winner of the Stanley Cup, author Eric Zweig has collected the details of every cup winner from 1893 to present. Hockey fans can chart the course of

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Stanley Cup: 120 Years of Hockey Supremacy is the definitive book on the history of the Stanley Cup and the championship teams that have won it.

In honor of the 120th anniversary of the first winner of the Stanley Cup, author Eric Zweig has collected the details of every cup winner from 1893 to present. Hockey fans can chart the course of hockey history and revisit the dynasties and Cinderella stories of each and every decade. Zweig presents each Stanley Cup winner in an illustrated two-page spread, detailing playoff brackets, club rosters and playoff statistics, as well as providing stories and sidebars outlining the incredible journey each team took to achieve hockey supremacy.

Presented between seasons are highlights of some of hockey's best and most controversial playoff moments, such as Brett Hull's "no goal" in the 1999 final or Bobby Baun's overtime winning goal for the 1964
Stanley Cup.

Also included in this expansive volume are personal stories of some of the NHL's best playoff games as recounted by Hockey Hall of Fame legends Phil Esposito, Dave Keon and Ken Dryden, to name a few. Complete with a foreword by Phil Pritchard, the Keeper of the Stanley Cup, and packed with information and over 200 photographs, Stanley Cup is a must have for any hockey fan.

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Editorial Reviews

Sports Illustrated (SI.com) - Stu Hackel
Of all [the] big format histories, this new one might be the best yet. Not only does Zweig give the reader the annual highlights from the competition... he traces the ever-changing formats, tells many historic tales and gets inside the game by re-purposing a number of great first-person accounts... He selects the right photos to go with each season ... you can't go wrong with this one.
Owen Sound Sun Times - Andrew Armitage
Zweig has done a magnificent job documenting in a handsome coffee table giant the years since 1892 when Lord Stanley donated the original cup to be awarded as a challenge trophy. Heavily illustrated, chock-full of statistics and complete with fascinating sidebars, Stanley Cup is arranged from the most recent victory by the Los Angeles Kings to that day in February 1893 when the Montreal hockey club won the first annual match. In between those dates, Zweig packs enough full-colour photographs, biographies and Cup trivia to last until some agreement is reached in the NHL.
Shelf Life
True connoisseurs of the game will enjoy seeing every Cup winner noted, along with recaps, statistics, and more than 200 photos vintage and more recent... a publication that will give you a total respect for the ultimate part of hockey supremacy.
Resource Links, Vol. 18, No. 3 - Victoria Pennell
A wealth of information not only about the Stanley Cup but about the various teams and players who have faced the challenge to win the cup over the last 120 years. It deals with the evolution that has taken place in the composition of the various hockey leagues which led to the formation of the National Hockey League... Will be thoroughly enjoyed by all hockey fans and...a welcome addition to both school and public libraries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781770851047
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
10/11/2012
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,247,020
Product dimensions:
10.30(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Eric Zweig is an author and sports journalist who has written dozens of books and writes for the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail and the Toronto Sun. Eric was also a contributor to the Official Guide to the Players of the Hockey Hall of Fame also published by Firefly Books Ltd.

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