Between the Pipes: A Revealing Look at Hockey's Legendary Goalies

Between the Pipes: A Revealing Look at Hockey's Legendary Goalies


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Some NHL goalies are great and others are intriguing, but a dozen of them are legends because they're both. In Between the Pipes, Randi Druzin profiles these athletes, revealing the traits that make each one unique.

Gump Worsley defied the laws of biomechanics by being nimble despite having a cabbage-shaped body. He was also one of the funniest men ever to start in goal. Glenn Hall used to wrestle with a trainer in the dressing room before games and Jacques Plante refused to stay at a particular Toronto hotel. Despite their quirks, these 12 goalies are among the best the game has ever seen. With wit and verve, Druzin paints unforgettable portraits of these masked mavericks.

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ISBN-13: 9781771000147
Publisher: Greystone Books
Publication date: 11/12/2013
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 249,393
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Randi Druzin is an author and journalist. Her work has been published in The New York Times, Time magazine, and the Globe and Mail. Randi is the author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Women in Sports, a book that traces the history of women's sports from antiquity to the present.

Roy MacGregor has spent a lifetime playing and writing about Hockey. In 2012 he was named the media inductee to the Hockey Hall of Fame and received the Elmer Ferguson Award for distinguished writing on the game. His acclaimed books on hockey include Home Team: Fathers, Sons and Hockey which was shortlisted for the Governor-General's Award for Literature, Home Game, written with Ken Dryden, and Wayne Gretzky's Ghost.

Table of Contents

Author's Note ix

Foreword Roy MacGregor x

1 The Tortured Soul Terry Sawchuk 1

2 The Trooper Glenn Hall 23

3 The Maverick Jacques Plante 43

4 The Joker Gump Worsley 69

5 The Gentleman Johnny Bower 91

6 The Bon Vivant Bernie Parent 117

7 The Scholar Ken Dryden 139

8 The Warrior Ron Hextall 165

9 The Cock of the Walk Patrick Roy 187

10 The Fanatic Ed Belfour 213

11 The Engima Dominik Hasek 237

12 The Cool Customer Martin Brodeur 265

Notes 289

Acknowledgments 305

Photo Credits 307

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