Former National Hockey League all-star Bobby Hull has stated that goalies are different. How true, considering what it takes to stand between two pipes and attempt to stop a frozen piece of rubber traveling in excess of 100 miles per hour. Hockey enthusiasts often debate the question, Who are the greatest goalies? Authors Allen (USA Today) and Duff (Hockey Weekly) provide the answer in this book, in which they pick the top 50 goalies and explain why they made the list. The contents are divided into six sections: the rankings, innovators, winners, perfectionists, tragic figures, and underappreciated players. With the exception of former U.S.S.R. sensation Vladislav Trekiak, the book is a who's who of N.H.L. goalies, from Patrick Roy, Turk Broda, and Jacques Plante to Glenn Hall, Ken Dryden, and Terry Sawchuck. The legendary Gordie Howe wrote the foreword, and longtime Toronto Maple Leafs net minder Johnny Bower offers the commentary. Complete with archival photos from the Hockey Hall of Fame, this is essential reading for aficionados of all ages.-Larry R. Little, Penticton P.L., BC Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.