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Par Ken Dryden. 2005
Former Montreal Canadiens goalie and former President of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Dryden captures the essence of hockey and what…it means to its fans. He gives us vivid portraits of the characters - Guy Lafleur, Larry Robinson, Serge Savard, coach Scotty Bowman - that made the Canadiens of the 1970s one of the greatest hockey teams in history. Dryden also reflects on life on the road, in the spotlight, and on the ice, offering up a rare inside look at the game. This edition marks the 20th anniversary of book’s original publication. Strong language, some descriptions of violence. 2005.
Par Bob Duff. 2017
2017-18 marks the hundredth anniversary of the birth of the National Hockey League. But the league almost didn't survive its…first year. Duff chronicles the trials and tribulations of that first season, and tells the story of that first generation of hockey heroes who lent their names to the game they loved, and helped to make it great. 2017.
Par George Bowering. 2016
Hockey forms the backdrop of our lives. The voices of 'Hockey Night in Canada' sportscasters are our soundtrack, and visions…of skates scraping across the ice lull us to sleep. George Bowering, Canada's former poet laureate, is no different. Growing up in Oliver, BC, Bowering was entranced by the kids from Saskatchewan who skated and handled pucks as easy as breathing. His fascination with hockey followed him into adult life, from BC to Quebec and back again. Bowering followed his teams with a critical eye and a fan's passion, and his stories bring us on a cross-country hockey-themed road trip, with occasional forays into boxing, poetry, and sports fashion. 2016.
Par Vladislav Treti͡ìak, V Snegirev. 1977
Par Roy MacGregor. 1995
MacGregor examines the relationship between father and son as it is lived through hockey. Using examples from famous hockey players,…including stars like Gretzky, Messier, and Coffey, he describes the dynamic between generations. c1995.
Par Brian McFarlane. 1996
Hockey writer Brian McFarlane tells the story of the Montreal Canadiens, the most successful sports team in North America. On…the way to winning 24 league championships, the Habs featured some of the greatest players in hockey. McFarlane chronicles their stories as well as the franchise they turned into a hockey legend. 1996.
Par Jonah Kalb. 1977
A personal analysis by two veteran sportswriters and hockey fans on the current crisis in hockey. They discuss the downturn…of the game's traditions as it turned more violent and NHL games became almost boring. The authors also offer solutions on how they think hockey's future can be saved.
Par Scott Young. 1990
A history of the 60-year-old CBC broadcast which originally began on radio in 1929 and became a Canadian institution. Discusses…the financial arrangements, the internal politics and battles with CBC, and provides a behind-the-scenes look at the announcers, cameramen, technicians and directors who put the show together. 1990.
Par Ted Mahovlich. 1999
Through interviews, anecdotes and photographs, Ted Mahovlich explores the life and career of his father, hockey legend Frank Mahovlich. He…follows his father's childhood and his early career in the old farm team system to his rise in the NHL and the World Hockey Association. 1999.
Par Jonathan Bernier. 2015
"La vie sur le beat du Canadien, c'est bien sûr le plaisir d'être sur la passerelle et de côtoyer les…idoles, mais c'est aussi le stress de la chasse aux primeurs, une collaboration parfois ardue avec l'équipe, d'innombrables ennuis techniques et des problèmes éthiques difficiles à résoudre. Jonathan Bernier a rencontré 29 journalistes de divers horizons affectés à la couverture du Tricolore afin de recueillir leurs plus savoureuses anecdotes. Découvrez le travail de ces artisans qui étanchent chaque jour la soif des fans et revivez de l'intérieur des moments marquants du Bleu-Blanc-Rouge: les trois retraites de Guy Lafleur, l'annonce du cancer de Saku Koivu, l'échange de Mike Cammalleri en plein match, la nuit en prison de Tom Kostopoulos et de Chris Higgins, et la bataille du Vendredi saint. " -- 4e de couv.
In the 1980s, the province of Alberta was home to the two best hockey teams in the NHL. Aptly dubbed…"Death Valley" due to the sheer talent and ability of its players, the province not only begat rivalry with other NHL teams, but also sparked fierce competition within its own borders. Thus began The Battle of Alberta, the historic struggle between the Edmonton Oilers and the Calgary Flames. Sports journalist Mark Spector presents homage to Albertan hockey, and the two teams that inspired one of the most bitter competitions in NHL history. Through exclusive interviews with coaches, trainers, and players, Spector provides a look at the brawls, the clashes, and the schemes. Bestseller. 2015.
Par Stephen Brunt. 2006
Bobby Orr redefined the defensive style of hockey - he was the first to infuse the defenseman position with offensive…juice, driving up the ice, setting up players and scoring some goals of his own. He was the first player to win three straight MVP awards, the first defenseman to score twenty or more goals in a season. But history will also remember Bobby Orr as a key figure in the Alan Eagleson scandal, and as the unfortunate player forced into early retirement in 1978 because of his injuries. Some strong language. 2006.
Par Lynda Baril. 2013
« Dans Nos Glorieuses, la journaliste et réalisatrice Lynda Baril nous révèle un pan complètement méconnu de notre sport national…et de l’histoire des femmes du Québec. Contrairement à la croyance populaire, les femmes ont été bien plus que des spectatrices. Dès la fin du XIXe siècle, elles ont chaussé leurs patins et formé des équipes. Durant la Première Guerre mondiale, elles attirent à Montréal jusqu’à 3000 spectateurs par match. Aujourd’hui, elles remportent des médailles d’or olympiques et sont plus nombreuses que jamais sur la glace. Des témoignages et plus de 200 photos, illustrations, documents d’époque, dont plusieurs inédits, relatent la longue et fascinante histoire de Nos Glorieuses. » -- 4e de couv.
Par Paul Quarrington. 1996
Par Bruce Dowbiggin. 1998
Dowbiggin studies Yzerman, Chelios, Sather and Hasek as examples of the thinking side of hockey. He examines Yzerman's leadership ability,…Chelios' determination, Hasek's unorthodox style and Sather's ability to build a successful team by emphasizing team chemistry over individual talent. Dowbiggin argues that it is participants such as these men who over the years have transformed hockey from a game into a craft. c1998.
Par Theresa Tedesco. 1996
Business journalist Tedesco describes the battle waged for control of Maple Leaf Gardens Ltd. after the death of Harold Ballard.…The figures include some of Canada's best known business people and largest corporations. 1996.
Par Murray Howe. 2017
Unlike his two brothers, Murray Howe failed in his attempt to follow in his father's footsteps to become a professional…athlete. Yet, his failure brought him to the realization that in truth, his dream wasn't to be a pro hockey player. His dream was to be his father, Gordie Howe. To be amazing at something, but humble and gracious. To be courageous, and stand up for the little guy. To be a hero. You don't need to be a hockey player to do that. What he learned was that it is a waste of time wishing you were like someone else. We need to identify and embrace our gifts. Gordie Howe may have been the greatest player in the history of hockey, but greatness was never defined by goals or assists in the Howe household. Greatness meant being the best person you could be, not the best player on the ice. Bestseller. 2017.
Par Todd Millar. 2013
There will always be morons. People who scream at their teenaged kids, guys who climb up the glass like Spider-Man…to yell at a rookie referee, women who brawl in the stands. This is a wake-up call not only to those morons, but to the rest of us. 2013.
Par Michel Forest. 1991