The Toughest I Ever Faced: Hockey Hall of Fame Players Remember Rivals, Teammates and Heroes

The Toughest I Ever Faced: Hockey Hall of

The greatest players in the world--those inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame--have shared with author Steve Milton their opinions on the players that impressed them most during their NHL careers. Who did Gordie Howe name as the best player he ever played against? Who did Bob Gainey think was the most underrated player in the NHL? Who always got the best of Johnny Bower? The names and stories of each of these players--and of each of the participating Hockey Hall of Famers--can be found in the gloriously rich and detailed The Toughest I Ever Faced. Steve Milton's interviews reveal surprising, never before heard answers from Hall of Famers about all manner of things. Supported with lavishly illustrated pages and more than 150 photos, there has never been a book as thorough or revealing as The Toughest I Ever Faced. Like a Venn diagram or a six-degrees of separation flowchart, The Toughest I Ever Faced presents more than 120 NHL players--and 40 Hall of Famers--and illustrates who said what about whom, and why. Some of the great connections made in this book include: Hall of Famer Peter Stastny named Helmut Balderis as the best skater he ever saw Hall of Famer Ray Bourque named the Montreal Forum as his favorite place to play Marcel Dionne named fellow Hall of Famer Jari K...

  • ASIN: 177085598X

Pro Hockey Records: A Guide for Every Fan (The Ultimate Guides to Pro Sports Records)

Pro Hockey Records: A Guide for Every Fan

This comprehensive look at pro hockey records covers everything from Wayne Gretzky's astonishing 215 points in a single season to Tiger Williams' infamous  mark for career penalty minutes. Among the record highs and lows, budding fans will find loads of epic accomplishments and eye-popping numbers. And discovering hockey's record book only multiplies the fun of following the game.

  • ASIN: 1543559344

Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Trivia: NHL Centennial Edition

Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Trivia: NHL

Think you know hockey? Think again! Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Trivia features the most distinguished and influential men and women who have ever played the game, policed the ice or called the shots from the bench and the boardroom. In this second edition, hockey trivia guru Don Weekes looks to stump readers with a centennial-anniversary themed chapter containing questions to tickle novices and pros alike with clues that span the NHL's 100 years. Divided into eight fascinating chapters, 175 questions and eight compelling games challenge you with the best of the Hockey Hall of Fame. Try your luck with questions such as these: Superstars Evgeni Malkin and Ilya Kovalchuk wear sweater numbers honoring which Hall of Fame member? How many of the five Canadian skaters on the ice when Darryl Sittler scored the climactic 1976 Canada Cup-winner later became Hall members? Which modern-day player entered the Hall of Fame having scored the highest percentage of his team's total goals in one season? Which NHL 500-goal-scorer waited the longest for Hall recognition after his retirement? Fully illustrated with more than 300 images, Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Trivia will enlighten novice fans, challenge die-hard fans and provide fun for anyone interested in hockey and the Hockey ...

  • ASIN: 1770859543

So You Think You're a New York Rangers Fan?: Stars, Stats, Records, and Memories for True Diehards (So You Think You're a Team Fan)

So You Think You're a New York Rangers

So You Think You’re a New York Rangers Fan? tests and expands your knowledge of Rangers hockey. Rather than merely posing questions and providing answers, you’ll get details behind each—stories that bring to life players and coaches, games and seasons.This book is divided into multiple parts, with progressively more difficult questions in each new section. Along the way, you’ll learn more about the great Rangers players and coaches of the past and present, from Mark Messier to Wayne Gretzky, Rod Gilbert, Bryan Hextall, Vic Hadfield, “Gump” Worsley, Ron Greschner, Andy Bathgate, Jean Ratelle, Eddie Giacomin, Adam Graves, Brad Park, Jaromir Jagr, Mike Richter, Brian Leetch, Henrik Lundqvist, and so many more. Some of the many questions that this book answers include:• Who was the first draftee to actually play for the Blueshirts?• The current Madison Square Garden hosted the first Rangers game on February 18, 1968. Did the Blueshirts win? Who’d they play?• When was the only time an opposing goalie was robustly cheered from the opening faceoff to the end of the game?• Who was the first player of Chinese descent to play in the NHL when he debuted for the Rangers in 1947?• Which unlikely Ranger ended the longest shootout in NHL history? This book makes the perf...

  • ASIN: 1683580788

A Century of NHL Memories: Rare Photos from the Hockey Hall of Fame

A Century of NHL Memories: Rare Photos from

A Century of NHL Memories celebrates the NHL's centennial by throwing open the doors to the Hall of Fame's archives and unveiling some of the photographic collection s hidden treasures. Snapped by legends of photojournalism, and selected for their beauty and originality, or both, these photos cast hockey's heroes in a different light, take you into the heart of the action or reveal as much about the charm of an era as the game on the ice. The book unveils 130 stunning images selected from the Hall's famed collection of 3 million+ photographs, and features a special foreword by Lanny McDonald.

  • ASIN: 0995863008

The Down Goes Brown History of the NHL: The World's Most Beautiful Sport, the World's Most Ridiculous League

The Down Goes Brown History of the NHL:

Sean McIndoe of Down Goes Brown, one of hockey's favourite and funniest writers, takes aim at the game's most memorable moments--especially if they're memorable for the wrong reasons--in this warts-and-all history of the NHL.The NHL is, indisputably, weird. One moment, you're in awe of the speed, skill and intensity that define the sport, shaking your head as a player makes an impossible play, or shatters a longstanding record, or sobs into his first Stanley Cup. The next, everyone's wearing earmuffs, Mr. Rogers has shown up, and guys in yellow raincoats are officiating playoff games while everyone tries to figure out where the league president went. That's just life in the NHL, a league that often can't seem to get out of its own way. No matter how long you've been a hockey fan, you know that sinking feeling that maybe, just maybe, some of the people in charge here don't actually know what they're doing. And at some point, you've probably wondered: Has it always been this way?     The short answer is yes. As for the longer answer, well, that's this book.    In this fun, irreverent and fact-filled history, Sean McIndoe relates the flip side to the National Hockey League's storied past. His obsessively detailed memory combines with his keen sense for the absurdities that m...

  • ASIN: 0735273898

Bobby: My Story in Pictures

Bobby: My Story in

The incredible story of the life and phenomenal career of hockey's most legendary superstar, told through never-before-seen photographs. Bobby Orr rarely speaks of his accomplishments as a hockey player. He doesn’t have to—his play did all his talking for him during his storied career. His was a style of seemingly effortless grace, a style that helped reinvent the sport of hockey.   Now, Bobby Orr shares his story through a personal collection of photos, inviting readers into different seasons of his life while introducing some of the people that filled these moments in time. We see him at home and in the dressing room. We are there the day the Boston Bruins first scouted him, at rinkside when he celebrated his first Stanley Cup with his father, and back in Boston the day his famous number four was retired.   Yet behind all the statistics, trophies, and public persona, is the man himself. There were losses to go along with the victories, disappointments alongside the accomplishments. Without the people around him, and without the many challenges he faced along the way, the triumphs would have meant much less.   Capturing not only a legendary career and incredible person, Bobby: My Story in Pictures also brings into focus a different era. These photos chronicle not only ...

  • ASIN: 0735236186

99: Stories of the Game

99: Stories of the

“The Great One” weaves memories of his legendary career with an inside look at the sport of professional hockey, and the heroes and stories that inspired him. From minor-hockey phenomenon to Hall of Fame sensation, Wayne Gretzky rewrote the record books, his accomplishments becoming the stuff of legend. Dubbed “The Great One,” he is considered by many to be the greatest hockey player who ever lived. No one has seen more of the game than he has—but he has never discussed in depth just what it was he saw. For the first time, Gretzky discusses candidly what the game looks like to him and introduces us to the people who inspired and motivated him: mentors, teammates, rivals, the famous and the lesser known. Weaving together lives and moments from an extraordinary career, he reflects on the players who inflamed his imagination when he was a kid, the way he himself figured in the dreams of so many who came after; takes us onto the ice and into the dressing rooms to meet the friends who stood by him and the rivals who spurred him to greater heights; shows us some of the famous moments in hockey history through the eyes of someone who regularly made that history. Warm, direct, and revelatory, it is a book that gives us number 99, the man and the player, like never before.

  • Brand: G P Putnam s Sons
  • ASIN: 0399575472

The NHL -- 100 Years in Pictures and Stories

The NHL -- 100 Years in Pictures and

In The NHL -- 100 Years in Pictures and Stories, authors Ryan Dixon and Bob Duff recount the events that have shaped the league from its madcap early years all the way to the 30-team elite professional sport that it is today. From game changing decisions like allowing goalies to wear masks, to jaw-dropping performances like Maurice Richard's 50 goals in 50 games, there is no stone left unturned. Some of the events you'll read about in The NHL -- 100 Years in Pictures and Stories: 1945: Maurice Richard scores 50 goals in 50 games 1951: Bill Barilko scores his last goal -- a Cup winner 1958: Willie O'Ree breaks the NHL's color barrier 1959: Jacques Plante starts to wear a mask 1960: Montreal Canadiens first ever five-time Cup champs 1966: Bobby Hull breaks Richard's 50 goal record 1971: Phil Esposito scores 76 goals 1980: Peter Stastny defects to the NHL 1981: Wayne Gretzky scores 50 goals in 39 games 1989: First Russians play in the NHL 1998: NHL players go to the Olympics 2003: NHL takes the game outside 2005: NHL installs shootout 2015: Carey Price becomes first goalie to win four major awards. With more than 200 images, hundreds of star players and dozens of artifacts from the Hockey Hall of Fame, The NHL -- 100 Years in Pictures and Stories is ...

  • Brand: Firefly Books
  • ASIN: 177085861X

Ice Capades: A Memoir of Fast Living and Tough Hockey

Ice Capades: A Memoir of Fast Living and

**One of Sports Illustrated's Best Sports Books of 2017**Controversial hockey star Sean Avery's no-holds-barred memoir of high living and bad behavior in the NHL—coupled with the behind-the-scenes glitter of celebrity and media nightlife in New York and LA. As one of the NHL’s most polarizing players, Sean Avery turned the rules of professional hockey on its head. For thirteen seasons, Avery played for some of the toughest, most storied franchises in the league, including the Detroit Red Wings, the Los Angeles Kings, and the New York Rangers, making his mark in each city as a player that was sometimes loved, often despised, but always controversial.   In Ice Capades, Avery takes his trademark candidness about the world of pro hockey and does for it what Jim Bouton's game-changing Ball Four did for baseball. Avery goes deep inside the sport to reveal every aspect of an athlete’s life, from what they do with their money and nights off to how they stay sharp and competitive in the league. While playing the talented villain in the NHL, Avery broke far away from his on-ice character in the off-season, and Ice Capades takes the reader inside the other unexpected and unprecedented roles that Avery inhabited—Vogue intern, fashion model, advertising executive, restauranteur, ga...

  • ASIN: 0399575758
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