Children's LiteraturePlayers such as Steve Yzerman, and Gordy Howe made the Detroit Red Wings the amazing hockey team it is today. They have never been known for finesse, but rather their hard work values and a gritty work ethic that come from being the motor city's team. Having been in the playoffs more than 50 times the Red Wings pose a threat every season. Their fans are loyal and have thus been rewarded with several Stanley Cup championships. With legendary players like Brett Hull, Chris Chelios and Steve Yzerman, the Red Wings are again proving what a great team they are. However, their coaching has also be that of legends. Jack Adams began by taking a small expansion team and making them Stanley Cup champions in the 1920s. Scottie Bowman who had led the Montreal Canadiens to the Stanley Cup went on to maintain the Red Wing dynasty in the 1990s. The Red Wings have never looked back. As with other books in the "Hockey History" series, there is good information but a lacking format without a bibliography or timeline. 2004, Creative Education, Ages 8 to 12.
John D. Orsborn