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For the Love of Hockey: Hockey Stars' Personal Stories
Chris McDonell
1552096068
October 2004
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Book Review
"My mom gave a couple of dollars to a woman who was in desperate need of milk for her family. In return, the woman gave my mom a gunnysack full of things, including a pair of skates. My sister Edna grabbed one and I got the other. We went outside and push-glided around an ice pond. When Edna got cold and took her skate off, I put it on my other foot." So begins the story of one of the greatest--and toughest--men to ever play the game of ice hockey, Gordie Howe. Or try Bobby Hull: "We won the Stanley Cup in 1961 when I was 22 years old... but I never did drink out of the Stanley Cup. As the festivities began, I started drinking beer out of the owner's son Mike Wirtz's dirty old felt hat. I got sick as a dog and had to go to bed instead of celebrating that night." For the Love of Hockey collects the...


Gordie: A Hockey Legend
Roy MacSkimming
1550547194
August 2003
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From Publishers Weekly
For longevity, no athlete in a contact sport has matched hockey's Gordie Howe, who played professionally as a right wing for 35 years, with a two-season hiatus, from age 17 to 52. In that career, spent mostly with the Detroit Red Wings, he set dozens of records, but the most noteworthy are the scoring of 801 goals in regular season play, winning the trophy for most valuable player six times, being named to NHL all-star teams 21 times and playing on the same squad as two of his sons. Born in 1928, and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, one of nine children of a poor family, Howe was preternaturally shy as a child and not much less so as an adult. He started to skate and play hockey before he was six and was recognized as an outstanding talent in his early teens. MacSkimming (On Your Own Again) spends too many...


When the Final Buzzer Sounds: NHL Greats Share Their Stories of Hardship and Triumph
Colleen Howe
1572433922
August 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
These Hockey legends faced their toughest trials off the ice. In When the Final Buzzer Sounds, a collection of poignant stories detailing the lives of hockey's greatest players, after the last goal has been tended and the final buzzer sounds. For most players in the NHL, hockey is the defining focus of their lives. Their days are determined by practices and games, teammates and coaches, fans and endless public appearances. Imagine how difficult it would be if all this were to stop with the sounding of the final buzzer. For the players in this book, it was-and the paths they took after hockey often led them far away from the roar of applause. Out of the public eye and facing life off the ice, these champions of hockey share the sometimes bittersweet, sometimes unexpected, always insightful accounts of their journey...


Hockey Dynasties: Bluelines and Bloodlines
George Johnson
1552976769
October 2002
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Hockey fans old and new will enjoy this lavish display of notable hockey families. From the Richards to the Hulls and Espositos, brothers and fathers and sons have shared ice time. Bill Bentley "insisted" that not just four-time all-star offspring Doug and Max but "all six of his sons could have played" in the NHL. At 45, Gordie Howe became the only player to cohabit a pro hockey roster with his sons when he, Mark, and Marty skated for Hartford in 1979-80. And how about all those Sutters, both as players and coaches? Action photos in crisp black and white and vibrant color present striking images, such as players with neither helmet nor face protection twisting off wristers and dropping the gloves with elan. Even the fictional Hanson brothers in the hockey flick Slap Shot, played by real brothers Steve and Jeff...


All Work and All Play: Life in the Outrageous World of Sports
Jim Hunt
0470835524
September 2005
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Book Description
"Have you ever had a friend, or a colleague at work, that you could listen to all day long? One who sees life as an anecdote, who finds a story in everything, who speaks with such unbridled passion, and sometimes crazy enthusiasm, that you don’t want to miss a single syllable of their stream of consciousness?

"That’s what it was like to work with or around Jim. We had a front seat on a most enjoyable class act, but we may not have taken the time to appreciate everything about him: where he has been, to whom he has spoken, the way in which he relates the tales that have been his life….We know the stories, he lived them."
From the Foreword, by Steve Simmons, Columnist, the Toronto Sun

Jim "Shaky" Hunt is one of Canada’s best-known and...



The Big M: The Frank Mahovlich Story
Ted Mahovlich
1583820299
September 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Big M is the story of trhe quiet and self-effacing hockey legend whose mighty strides and explosive shot contributed to six Stanley Cup teams. Ted Mahovlich, Franks son, interviewed such hockey greats as Gordie Howe, Bobby Hull, Guy LaFluer and Henri "Rocket" Richard to recreate one of the greatest NHL careers of all-time.

About the Author
Ted Mahovlich is a writer who works in music and communications in Toronto. He spent four years researching archives and conducting interviews for The Big M. When he's not playing hockey, he manages a blues band called The Sidemen.


Hockey's Glory Days: The 1950s and '60s
Dan Diamond
0740738291
September 2003
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Book Description
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About the Author
Dan Diamond is a widely recognized authority on the game of hockey. For 19 years, his company, Dan Diamond and Associates, has produced The National Hockey League's Official Guide and Record Book and numerous other books about the history of the game, including Total Hockey: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Hockey League. Eric Zweig is a managing editor with Dan Diamond and Associates in Toronto. Eric and Dan also cowrote the AMP titles Ice Q and As: A Century of Hockey Intelligence and Hockey Stories On and Off the ice (with James Duplacey).


Hockey's Golden Era: Stars of the Original Six
Mike Leonetti
1894622448
September 2003
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The Third Best Hull: I Should Have Been Fourth But They Wouldn't Let My Sister Maxine Play
Robert Thompson
1550223607
October 1998
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Book Description
Hockey legend Gordie Howe once said there were two superstars in the Hull family: Bobby, the Golden Jet and one of the greatest players ever to tie up a pair of skates, and his brother Dennis, who had a solid career with the Chicago Blackhawks, and is now one of the most sought-after public speakers in North America. In The Third Best Hull, Dennis Hull outlines his life in hockey with humorous anecdotes, insights, and stories. Not just another sports autobiography, this book provides insight into the life of a hockey star without taking itself too seriously. Recounted are the time Hull taught Guy Lafleur to speak English; how he once won a coin toss worth $250,000; and his ongoing rivalry with Henri Richard, the younger brother of the legendary Canadiens' great Maurice Richard. Hull recounts the famed 1972...

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