Lords of the Rinks: The Emergence of the National Hockey League, 1875-1936

Lords of the Rinks: The Emergence of the National Hockey League, 1875-1936

by John Chi-Kit Wong

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442659582
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date: 12/15/2005
Series: Heritage
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 330
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

John Chi-Kit Wong is an assistant professor in the Sport Management Program at Washington State University.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
2 From Fraternal Hockey Clubs to Closed Corporation
3 The Hockey Front in the Athletic War
4 Leagues of Their Own
5 In Search of Hockey Order
6 An Inglorious End and an Inauspicious Beginning
7 Going South, Part 1
8 Going South, Part 2
9 Birth of the Minor-League System
10 Decline of the Ottawa Empire
11 The Rebellion
12 In the Best Interests of Hockey
13 Overtime
Appendix A: Rules of Hockey, 1877
Appendix B: Stanley Cup Regulations
Appendix C: National Hockey Association Constitution, 1910
Appendix D: Binding Agreement of 1926
Appendix E: Ottawa Gate Receipts, 1927-35
Appendix F: Detroit Gate Receipts, 1927-35
Appendix G: NHL Club Net Average Revenues by Year
Brief Biographies of Hockey Personalities
Notes
Index

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Morris Mott

'Clearly written and impressively researched, The Lords of the Rinks adds significantly to our knowledge of the early history of pro hockey and the National Hockey League. This is one of the most important books in Canadian sports history.'

Frank Mahovlich

'Lords of the Rinks is a great book for any hockey historian, a superb contribution to the hockey world, and a very interesting read for any hockey fan who wants to know more about the beginnings of the game.'

Bruce Kidd

'With Lords of the Rinks, John Chi-Kit Wong has uncovered a wealth of hitherto unexamined records and correspondence to re-examine the beginnings of professional hockey. His thoughtful analysis raises provocative questions about the rise and consolidation of the National Hockey League.'

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