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Hockey's Greatest Stars: Legends and Young Lions
     

Hockey's Greatest Stars: Legends and Young Lions

by Chris McDonell
 

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This new edition is the biggest ever and features more profiles of the sport's best players.

Hockey fans everywhere are always hungry for more information on the Game. Hockey's Greatest Stars profiles hockey's greatest players: the legendary all-stars and the promising young lions. Fans of all ages will enjoy the book's lively and incisive commentary

Overview

This new edition is the biggest ever and features more profiles of the sport's best players.

Hockey fans everywhere are always hungry for more information on the Game. Hockey's Greatest Stars profiles hockey's greatest players: the legendary all-stars and the promising young lions. Fans of all ages will enjoy the book's lively and incisive commentary combined with memorable quotes and insider tales of trades and off-ice antics.

The book now profiles 100 players — a combination of the greatest NHL players of all time plus the top players on the ice today. Each profile is illustrated with action-packed photographs.

The legends include:

  • Wayne Gretzky
  • Maurice Richard
  • Bobby Hull
  • Mario Lemieux
  • Gordie Howe.

The young lions include:

  • Sidney Crosby
  • Alex Ovechkin
  • Steve Stamkos
  • Drew Doughty
  • Carey Price.

Bigger than ever before, this update of hockey's best continues the tradition of being a collected favorite of hockey fans.

Editorial Reviews

Detroit News
(Praise for the first edition) For hockey fans it provides fabulous memories and action photos of the century's hockey giants.
The London Free Press
(Praise for the first edition) It's beautifully done and the player profiles are solid and interesting.
Booklist - Frances Reiher
(Praise for the first edition) It is interesting to peruse this book as it takes a backward and forward look at the sport. It is split into four sections for the positions played. The first category looks at 15 centers who have distinguished themselves in that field, each highlighted on a double-page spread of photos, biographical sketches, career analyses, and statistics. McDonell includes stars such as Steve Yzerman, Phil Esposito, Mario Lemieux, and Wayne Gretzky as well as young centers with enormous potential such as Peter Forsberg, Mike Modano, and Mats Sundin. The book goes on to feature wingers, defensemen, and goaltenders. An introduction explains the criteria for such selections. Each grouping includes a description of the specific demands of the position. An end section gives the statistics on the players. The full-color and archival black-and-white photos convey the excitement and speed of the sport.
Frances Reiher
The full-color and archival black-and-white photos convey the excitement and speed of the sport.
School Library Journal, May 2000
Library Journal
One of the better hockey books published in the last few years, this is divided into well-organized sections describing the great players at each of the great game's positions and a postscript with five young players who could join the greats. As with any "greatest" book, it will be the starting point for arguments about who was left out and who should have been omitted. Players are listed alphabetically, with no attempt to rank them within each position. The life and career of each player is summarized in several pages, and the color and black-and-white archival photographs are excellent. There are also career statistics for each player. This book should appeal to hockey fans of all ages, especially teenagers. Recommended for school and public libraries.--William O. Scheeren, Hempfield Area H.S. Lib., Greensburg, PA Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
School Library Journal
YA-It is interesting to peruse this book as it takes a backward and forward look at the sport. It is split into four sections for the positions played. The first category looks at 15 centers who have distinguished themselves in that field, each highlighted on a double-page spread of photos, biographical sketches, career analyses, and statistics. McDonell includes stars such as Steve Yzerman, Phil Esposito, Mario Lemieux, and Wayne Gretzky as well as young centers with enormous potential such as Peter Forsberg, Mike Modano, and Mats Sundin. The book goes on to feature wingers, defensemen, and goaltenders. An introduction explains the criteria for such selections. Each grouping includes a description of the specific demands of the position. An end section gives the statistics on the players. The full-color and archival black-and-white photos convey the excitement and speed of the sport.-Frances Reiher, Fairfax County Public Library, VA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
London Free Press
It's beautifully done and the player profiles are solid and interesting.
Associated Press - Ron Berthel
Hockey's history and its future are celebrated by honoring the game's greatest players of the past and its current young (under-30) stars, accompanied by 185 photos.
Detroit News - Barbara Hoover
Here's how to knock off your entire holiday gift list right now. Get Hockey's Greatest Stars, by Chris McDonell (Firefly Books, $35). For hockey fans it provides fabulous memories and action photos of the century's hockey giants, including 16 former and current Detroit Red Wings, from old-timers Gordie Howe and Ted Lindsay to current stars Yzerman, Osgood, Lidstrom and Chelios.
Booklist
(Praise for the first edition) The full-color and archival black-and-white photos convey the excitement and speed of the sport
— Frances Reiher

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781770852884
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
11/04/2014
Edition description:
Fourth Edition, Revised and Enlarged
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,292,101
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Chris McDonell is a writer and graphic artist and is the author of Shooting From the Lip, The Game I'll Never Forget and For the Love of Hockey.

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