Walking with Legends: The Real Stories of Hockey Night in Canada

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In Walking with Legends, Ralph Mellanby, one of hockey's best-known executives, recalls his relationship with many of the sport's luminaries, from lawyers and coaches to managers, owners, and even those who ran the NHL. Mellanby includes anecdotes about Gary Bettman, Scotty Bowman, Ice Men Bobby Orr, Wayne Gretzy, Bobby Hull, and Gordie Howe, along with hundreds of others. He knows them all, has worked with them all, and recounts his experiences - and a wealth of insider hockey history and information — in this ...

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In Walking with Legends, Ralph Mellanby, one of hockey's best-known executives, recalls his relationship with many of the sport's luminaries, from lawyers and coaches to managers, owners, and even those who ran the NHL. Mellanby includes anecdotes about Gary Bettman, Scotty Bowman, Ice Men Bobby Orr, Wayne Gretzy, Bobby Hull, and Gordie Howe, along with hundreds of others. He knows them all, has worked with them all, and recounts his experiences - and a wealth of insider hockey history and information — in this entertaining, firsthand chronicle.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781551683058
  • Publisher: Key Porter Books
  • Publication date: 8/28/2007
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents


Foreword   Don Cherry     ix
Introduction   Mike Brophy     xi
On the Air
The Pioneers: Foster and Bill Hewitt     3
The Consummate Pro: Brian McFarlane     16
The Dream Team: Danny Gallivan and Dick Irvin     23
The Complete Broadcaster: Dan Kelly     32
The Voice of Hockey: Bob Cole     39
The Host's Host: Dave Hodge     45
Master of the Telestrator: Howie Meeker     52
The Sharp-Dressed Man: Don Cherry     64
The (Other) Boys of Saturday Night     77
Intermission: Two Historic Matchups
A Close Call: The 1972 Summit Series     105
The Miracle on Ice: The 1980 U.S. Olympic Team     119
On the Ice
The Competitor: Ted Lindsay     131
Larger Than Life: Rocket Richard     136
The Greatest of Them All: Gordie Howe     141
The Diamond in the Rough: Bohby Hull     148
One of a Kind: Bobby Orr     156
The Artist: Frank Mahovlich     167
The Dynasty: Gretzky, Sather and the Oilers     173
The Entertainer: Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion     181
Overtime: Off-Camera
The Last of the Pirates: Harold Ballard     189
Two Presidents and a Commissioner     202
Final Buzzer: A Father on his Son
The Heart and Soul Hockey Player: Scott Mellanby     219
Index     231
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