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They Call Me KILLER: Tales from Junior Hockey's Legendary Hall-of-Fame Coach

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" Brian Kilrea is the best junior hockey coach of all time. And he would have been coach of the year in the NHL, if he had the chance. Just like me. The other thing he's great at is tellin' stories. Brian is a storyteller deluxe. This book's a beauty, and I know you are gonna love it."

- Don Cherry

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FROM THE FOREWORD

" Brian Kilrea is the best junior hockey coach of all time. And he would have been coach of the year in the NHL, if he had the chance. Just like me. The other thing he's great at is tellin' stories. Brian is a storyteller deluxe. This book's a beauty, and I know you are gonna love it."

- Don Cherry

More praise for They Call Me Killer

" If you love hockey and you love great, old-time hockey stories, you will love They Call Me Killer."

- Bobby Orr

" Brian Kilrea was the best coach I ever had, period. And this book is full of wonderful, hilarious, unforgettable stories that brought me back to those great days with the 67's."

- Darren Pang, former NHL goaltender and hockey commentator

" Brian Kilrea is a legendary character in hockey, and one of the sport's great storytellers. They Call Me Killer is a terrific read for anyone who loves the game."

- Steve Yzerman, General Manager and Vice President, Tampa Bay Lightning

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470677421
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/26/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian Kilrea was the head coach of the Ottawa 67's from 1974-84, then again from 1986-2009 and is currently their General Manager. He has more wins than any other hockey coach in junior hockey history and the CHL Coach of the Year award is named after him. Kilrea was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2003. In 32 seasons as head coach of the Ottawa 67's, he had only six losing seasons and missed the playoffs only once- astonishing accomplishments in junior hockey.

James Duthie is a graduate of the Carleton University School of Journalism, and is best known for his work on The NHL on TSN and his coverage of the World Junior Championship. He is host of TSN's NHL Draft coverage and was national co-host for CTV/TSN's coverage of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. James has been nominated for a Gemini six times and has also won TV Guide's "Sportscaster of the Year" award. His work has appeared in The Hockey News, Today's Parent and the Ottawa Citizen.

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Table of Contents

Foreword (Don Cherry).

Preface (James Duthie).

Chapter 1: They Call Me . . . Gig?

Chapter 2: Cigars, Anne Murray and Polar Bears.

Chapter 3: Somewhere There's a Hero.

Chapter 4: One Minute Between Legends.

Chapter 5: A Chance on Lance.

Chapter 6: Life in Hell with Eddie Shore.

Chapter 7: Move the Puck! (And Killer's Other Hockey Commandments).

Chapter 8: Ralph.

Chapter 9: Grapes and Me.

Chapter 10: Stopping Mario (The First Memorial Cup).

Chapter 11: The Boys on the Bus.

Chapter 12: Long Nights on Long Island.

Chapter 13: You Got Three Options!

Chapter 14: Did I Tell You the One About . . .?

Chapter 15: The Call of the Hall.

Chapter 16: Winger for Life.

Chapter 17: Eyewitness to a Killer.

Chapter 18: Time To Go.

Index.

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