My Last FightDarren McCarty
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My Last FightDarren McCarty
Looking back on a memorable career, Darren McCarty recounts his time as one of the most visible and beloved members of the Detroit Red Wings as well as his personal struggles with addiction, finances, and women and his daily battles to overcome them. As a member of four Red Wings' Stanley Cup-winning teams, McCarty played the role of enforcer from 1993 to 2004 and returning again in 2008 and 2009. His "Grind Line" with teammates Kris Draper and Kirk Maltby physically overmatched some of the best offensive lines in the NHL, but he was more than just a brawler: his 127 career goals included several of the highlight variety, including an inside-out move against Philadelphia in the clinching game of the 1997 Stanley Cup Finals. As colorful a character as any NHL player, he has arms adorned with tattoos, and he was the lead singer in the hard rock band Grinder during the offseason. Yet this autobiography details what may have endeared him most to his fans: the honest, open way he has dealt with his struggles in life off the ice. Whether dealing with substance abuse, bankruptcy, divorce, or the death of his father, Darren McCarty has always seemed to persevere.
Competitive Advantage Training : 50 Week Hockey Training ManualSean Cromarty
The Competitive Advantage Training 50 Week Hockey Training Manual is a comprehensive training e-book designed to give athletes of all levels the template for strength in sport. Athletic success is contingent on control of variables such as situation/season, training design (sets, reps, rest, tempo), stage of training, and level of athlete. By successively introducing into the training program separate, specific means, each of which has a progressively strong training effect, and coupling them, we create conditions for linear increase in strength, speed, and agility.
Hooking HannahCassandra Carr & Cindy Carr
Watching her twin sister deal with being a hockey wife putting up with moves across the country and injuries has made Hannah Howard determined not to date hockey players. Ever. When she’s introduced to gorgeous center Scott Richards after an all-star game, though, her resolution is tested. She's pushed into going out with him afterward, but as their chemistry rockets off the charts that night, Hannah begins to wonder if her hands off hockey players rule is about to go up in smoke. Scott, a star playing for New York, is tired of puck bunnies and playing the field and longs for that home and family stuff he’s heard about. When he spots stunning Hannah across the room, those visions start solidifying in his head and he becomes determined to win her over, using his best techniques both in and out of bed to snag her for his future. Hannah's reticence means some fancy footwork, though, and not the kind he’s used to on the ice. Now Hannah must decide if Scott is worth the worry and uncertainty that comes with dating a player. Scott, for his part, needs to go after the most important goal of his life: making Hannah his forever. NOTE: This story was previously published in the Seduced by the Game charity bundle in 2014.
A Matter of InchesClint Malarchuk & Dan Robson
No job in the world of sports is as intimidating, exhilarating, and stress-ridden as that of a hockey goaltender. Clint Malarchuk did that job while suffering high anxiety, depression, and obsessive compulsive disorder and had his career nearly literally cut short by a skate across his neck, to date the most gruesome injury hockey has ever seen. This autobiography takes readers deep into the troubled mind of Malarchuk, the former NHL goaltender for the Quebec Nordiques, the Washington Capitals, and the Buffalo Sabres. When his carotid artery was slashed during a collision in the crease, Malarchuk nearly died on the ice. Forever changed, he struggled deeply with depression and a dependence on alcohol, which nearly cost him his life and left a bullet in his head. In A Matter of Inches, Malarchuk reflects on his past as he looks forward to the future, every day grateful to have cheated death—twice.
Crossing the LineDerek Sanderson & Kevin Shea
The autobiography of one of hockey’s first rebels and a beloved member of the “Big Bad Bruins,” this book shares how Derek Sanderson’s ferocious style helped lead the team to two Stanley Cup victories in the early 1970s. Living life in the fast lane, Sanderson grew his hair long, developed a serious drinking problem, and eventually found himself out of the league and prowling the streets for his next drink. In this autobiography, Sanderson comes clean on his life in hockey, the demons that threatened to consume him, and the strength and courage it took to fight his way back. Today a successful entrepreneur and speaker, Sanderson’s incredible story is a must read for any fan of hockey.
The Game: 30th Anniversary EditionKen Dryden
Widely acknowledged as the best hockey book ever written and lauded by Sports Illustrated as one of the Top 10 Sports Books of All Time, The Game is a reflective and thought-provoking look at a life in hockey. Ken Dryden, the former Montreal Canadiens goalie and former president of the Toronto Maple Leafs, captures the essence of the sport and what it means to all hockey fans. He gives vivid and affectionate portraits of the characters—Guy Lafleur, Larry Robinson, Guy Lapointe, Serge Savard, and coach Scotty Bowman among them—who made the Canadiens of the 1970s one of the greatest hockey teams in history. But beyond that, Dryden reflects on life on the road, in the spotlight, and on the ice, offering a rare inside look at the game of hockey and an incredible personal memoir. This commemorative edition marks the 30th anniversary of the book’s original publication, and it includes a new foreword by Bill Simmons, new photography, and a new chapter, “The Game Goes On.” Take a journey to the heart and soul of the game with this timeless hockey classic.
Playing With FireTheo Fleury
In Playing With Fire, Theo Fleury takes us behind the bench during his glorious days as an NHL player, and talks about growing up devastatingly poor and in chaos at home. Dark personal issues began to surface, and drinking, drugs, gambling, and girls ultimately derailed a career that had him destined for the Hall of Fame. Fleury shares all in this raw, captivating, and honest look at the previously untold story of one the game's greatest heroes.
The Russian FiveKeith Gave
Five former Soviet hockey players who wound up in Detroit in the 1990s and helped to catapult a beleaguered hockey franchise to the top of the summit played a pivotal role in that city’s celebrated comeback. They are The Russian Five, and while they changed their sport forever they also helped bridge rival cultures with their unique style of diplomacy. This is their remarkable story of espionage, defection, heartbreak and triumph – and remarkable courage after a fateful limo crash nearly killed one of them.
Ice Hockey Guide: Basic RulesSteve Robertson
Learn more about the high powered, fast paced game of professional hockey. The rules are often misunderstood and confused. Ice Hockey Guide – Basic Rules breaks down rules and rink configurations and explains penalties and other causes for the officials to stop play. This easy-to-read guide contains everything for the fan and non-fan alike to understand and enjoy the sport of ice hockey. Each section stands alone, so it can be used as a handy reference guide. The National Hockey League expansion of the last decade and the increased television coverage exposed millions of new fans to hockey. The Stanley Cup is now seen in over 170 countries, while annual sales of NHL merchandise today exceed $1 billion. Yet hockey remains one of the least understood sports. With the help of this guide, you can learn to follow the excitement of America's fastest-paced sport in no time at all.
Tough GuyBob Probert
Documenting his notorious career with the Detroit Red Wings and the Chicago Blackhawks, Bob Probert details in this autobiography how he racked up points, penalty minutes, and bar bills, establishing himself as one of the most feared enforcers in the history of the NHL. As Probert played as hard off the ice as on, he went through rehab 10 times, was suspended twice, was jailed for carrying cocaine across the border, and survived a near fatal motorcycle crash all during his professional career, and he wanted to tell his story in his own words to set the record straight. When he died unexpectedly of a heart attack at the age of 45 on July 5, 2010, he was hard at work on his memoir—a gripping journey through the life of Bob Probert, with jaw-dropping stories of his on-ice battles and his reckless encounters with drugs, alcohol, police, customs officials, courts, and the NHL, told in his own voice and with his rich sense of humor.
THE 100 GREATEST PLAYERS IN NHL HISTORY (AND OTHER STUFF)Dave Lozo, Sean McIndoe & Greg Wyshynski
To celebrate the National Hockey League’s centennial anniversary, three of the most hilariously irreverent writers in sports media present their own selections for the "100 Greatest NHL Players of All-Time." Read along as Dave Lozo, Sean “Down Goes Brown” McIndoe and Greg Wyshynski of Puck Daddy rank the NHL's best through a unique scoring system that's sure to spark debates – especially when it comes to where modern stars like Sidney Crosby rank. Plus, other lists, insights and general weirdness from the first 100 years of the NHL including: - The Top 10 Ways The NHL Will Be Different in 25 Years - The Top 10 Most Questionable Decisions Under Gary Bettman - The 10 Worst Teams In NHL History - And the biggest gripes the authors had with each other’s rankings. All of this makes THE 100 GREATEST PLAYERS IN NHL HISTORY (AND OTHER STUFF) a must-read for die-hard puckheads!
Tales of a First-Round NothingTerry Ryan
Terry Ryan was poised to take the hockey world by storm when he was selected eighth overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1995 NHL draft, their highest draft pick in a decade. Expected to go on to become a hockey star, Ryan played a total of eight NHL games for the Canadiens, scoring no goals and no assists: not exactly the career he, or anyone else, was expecting. Though Terry’s NHL career wasn’t long, he experienced a lot and has no shortage of hilarious and fascinating revelations about life in pro hockey on and off the ice. In Tales of a First-Round Nothing , he recounts fighting with Tie Domi, partying with rock stars, and everything in between. Ryan tells it like it is, detailing his rocky relationship with Michel Therrien, head coach of the Canadiens, and explaining what life is like for a man who was unprepared to have his career over so soon.
Blood FeudAdrian Dater
In Blood Feud, Colorado Avalanche beat writer Adrian Dater not only submits that the Red Wings-Avalanche rivalry was the most feverish match-up in recent years, but also that there was none better played.
So You Want Your Kid to Play Pro Hockey?Jamie McKinven
Less than 0.001% of all kids that start playing hockey will play a single game in the NHL. Those lucky enough to come close will experience a world filled with incredible highs and perilous lows. "So You Want Your Kid to Play Pro Hockey" takes the reader on a journey through the various levels of hockey to learn about politics, misconceptions, predators and hazing, drug addiction and alcohol abuse, and several other cultural intricacies. Learn about the differences between the NCAA and Major Junior, what hockey is like in the Southern U.S. and Eastern Europe, and why the process is more important than the end result. Experience the game of hockey from a new perspective. Strap on the gear, get beneath the helmet and take an uncensored peek at hockey’s truly unique culture.
If These Walls Could Talk: Chicago BlackhawksMark Lazerus
Led by stars like Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith, and Brent Seabrook, the Chicago Blackhawks are a modern NHL powerhouse, as much a part of Chicago as the Willis Tower or The Bean at Millennium Park. In If These Walls Could Talk: Chicago Blackhawks, Mark Lazerus chronicles the team's rise from the dark ages of the 2000s to the golden age of the 2010s through never-before-told stories from inside the dressing room, aboard the team plane, at the players' homes, and — especially in the case of the rowdy 2009-2010 team that started it all — in countless Chicago bars. If These Walls Could Talk: Chicago Blackhawks will bring readers closer to their favorite players than ever before. It's a book Hawks fans won't want to be without.
Wearing the "C"Ross Bernstein
Wearing the “C” insignia on the uniform—a badge of honor reserved for team captains—is professional hockey’s highest honor, and this study discusses how many of the NHL’s all-time greatest players were captains. This exciting new book—an entertaining and enlightening blend of hockey stories and leadership lessons—reveals the secrets of hockey’s greatest captains by asking questions such as What does it take to lead a team to championship? What are the keys to overcoming unexpected adversity? and How does a captain manage strong egos from diverse backgrounds into a unified, focused team? To get the inside story, author Ross Bernstein interviewed more than 100 of the all-time greatest captains, assistant captains, and head coaches, including Wayne Gretzky, Scotty Bowman, Phil Esposito, and Joe Sakic. An ideal book for any hockey fan, this work recounts some of the greatest moments in NHL history.
Killer B'sThe Boston Globe
For the first time in 39 years, the Boston Bruins have finally raised the Stanley Cup again, riding the heroics of goalie and Conn Smythe Award winner Tim Thomas and besting the Vancouver Canucks in seven games to bring the Cup back to New England. With their thrilling victory still reverberating in hockey towns throughout North America, this must-have, keepsake book and instant eBook by Triumph Books and The Boston Globe, Killer B's: The Boston Bruins Capture Their First Stanley Cup in 39 Years, celebrates this heroic event.
The BreakawayBryan Smith
“This is a terrific book, a dramatic family saga told in artful prose and filled with emotional turmoil, a few surprisingly touching moments but enough dysfunction for a couple of Eugene O’Neill plays.” —Rick Kogan, Chicago Tribune When Rocky Wirtz took over the Wirtz Corporation in 2007, including management of the Chicago Blackhawks, the fiercely beloved hockey team had fallen to a humiliating nadir. As chronic losers playing to a deserted stadium, they were worse than bad—they were irrelevant. ESPN named the franchise the worst in all of sports. Rocky’s resurrection of the team’s fortunes was—publicly, at least—a feel-good tale of shrewd acumen. Behind the scenes, however, it would trigger a father, son, and brother-against-brother drama of Shakespearean proportions. The Breakaway reveals that untold story. Arthur Wirtz founded the family’s business empire during the Depression. From roots in real estate, “King Arthur” soon expanded into liquor and banking, running his operations with an iron hand and a devotion to profit that earned him the nickname Baron of the Bottom Line. His son Bill further expanded the conglomerate, taking the helm of the Blackhawks in 1966. “Dollar Bill” Wirtz demanded unflinching adherence to Arthur’s traditions and was notorious for an equally fierce temperament. Yet when Rocky took the reins of the business after Bill’s death, it was an organization out of step with the times and financially adrift. The Hawks weren’t only failing on the ice—the parlous state of the team’s finances imperiled every facet of the Wirtz empire. To save the team and the company, Rocky launched a radical turnaround campaign. Yet his modest proposal to televise the Hawks’ home games provoked fierce opposition from Wirtz family insiders, who considered any deviation from Arthur and Bill’s doctrines to be heresy. Rocky’s break with the edicts of his grandfather and father led to a reversal for the ages—three Stanley Cup championships in six years, a feat Fortune magazine called “the greatest turnaround in sports business history.” But this resurrection came at a price, a fracturing of Rocky’s relationships with his brother and other siblings. In riveting prose that recounts a story spanning three generations, The Breakaway reveals an insider’s view of a brilliant but difficult Chicago business and sports dynasty and the inspiring story of perseverance and courage in the face of intense family pressures.
CujoKirstie McLellan Day & Curtis Joseph
Curtis Joseph, known affectionately to hockey fans around the world as Cujo, was an unlikely NHL superstar. The boy from Keswick, Ontario, didn't put on a pair of skates until most kids his age were already far along in organized hockey, and he was passed over by every team in the NHL draft. Despite an unorthodox start, he would go on to play 18 seasons with the St. Louis Blues, Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings, Phoenix Coyotes, and Calgary Flames, winning an Olympic gold medal along the way.For the first time, in this revealing memoir, Joseph talks about his highly unusual upbringing and what led him to pursue hockey. Fans will not want to miss this untold story of perseverance and finding one's own path.
Fighting BackChris Nilan
Chris Nilan, who grew up in the tough and gritty Irish enclave in Boston, was a feared enforcer for the Montreal Canadiens, the Boston Bruins, and the New York Rangers and a Stanley Cup champion never afraid to go into the corners or take off his gloves. He was a valued teammate whose very presence on the ice affected the way the game was played. As an enforcer and as a teammate, Nilan ranks among the greatest of all time; when the cheering stopped, however, Chris Nilan did not do well. The same qualities—his aggressiveness and high-emotion style—that proved so valuable on the ice did not serve him well when his career ended. Nilan turned to drugs and alcohol to dull his pain and nearly died from an overdose. His story is a fascinating and troubling exposé of the booze, bills, and drugs that destroy so many athletes after their careers are over. But it’s also a story of triumph, as Nilan has been the victor in his fight against his demons.
2015-16 NFHS Ice Hockey Rules BookNFHS
Contains the official rules for Ice Hockey, and are designed to explain all aspects of the game.
Hockey TalkRoss Bonander
"I was 14 when I lost my front teeth. The main thing was, we won the game. You hate to lose your teeth and the game too." Bill Barber Hockey Talk - Quotations About the Great Sport of Hockey, From The Players and Coaches Who Made It Great is a unique and inspired collection that includes over 350 quotations about every aspect of the great game of hockey-toughness, teamwork, scoring, goaltenders, the Stanley Cup and much, much more. And it includes quotations from and about legendary players like Lindsay, Gretzky, and Lemieux; legendary yappers like Cherry and Melrose; and legendary players and yappers like Brett Hull, Phil Esposito and Patrick Roy. It also addresses some interesting questions, like: - Who has been called "the best one-armed player in the game"? (hint: he's still playing) - Who did legendary Soviet coach Anatoli Tarasov consider to be the "greatest hockey player in the world"? (hint: he wasn't Russian) - Who was once called "a gap-toothed diabetic rink rat with the guts of 10 dozen burglars"? (hint: nowadaws he's a team executive) - And who was told at training camp that he should just go home because he would "never be a hockey player"? (Big hint: He goes by Mr. Hockey these days … ) Hockey Talk - Quotations About the Great Sport of Hockey, From The Players and Coaches Who Made It Great also quotes some of the most exciting moments from the great voices of the game, the play-by-play broadcasters whose calls can still give us goosebumps, including names recognized across North America such as Danny Gallivan, Doc Emrick and Chris Cuthbert, as well as local legends like Rick Jeanneret, Al Shaver, and Mike Lange. You'll find all of this and so much more in Hockey Talk - Quotations About the Great Sport of Hockey, From The Players and Coaches Who Made It Great. "No game makes you think 'Oh this is good, this is good—Oh, this is bad, this is bad' as much as hockey." Justin Bourne
2020-21 NFHS Ice Hockey Rules BookNFHS
Contains the official rules for ice hockey, and are designed to explain all aspects of the activity.
The KidShawna Richer
"In the tradition of A Season on the Brink and Peter Gzowksi's The Game of Our Lives, Shawna Richer has had the exclusive assignment of chronicling Sidney Crosby's incredible rookie season. Beginning with the NHL entry draft that almost never was, Richer follows Crosby to Pittsburgh, where he is greeted as the team's savior and moves in with living legend Mario Lemieux. From there it's onto the ice, where the team's youngest player proves to be its best player day in and day out, staying on pace to set rookie scoring records while the team loses and is forced to fire its coach. From an international advertising deal with Reebok to a season that seems to go from triumph to triumph, Sid the Kid has proven that he already is the man."
Sports Illustrated Hockey TalkSports Illustrated
From the leader in sports writing comes a collection of stories that examine just about every aspect of the game: the players, the league and what it means to the fans. For true hockey fans, there is no sport as great, as fast, as competitive, or as important as their beloved hockey game. The teams, the organizations, and the players are a part of their family and Saturday night is better known as hockey night. As children, we hockey fans would wake at 6am, jump into the back of a cold station wagon and head off with Dad or Mom at the wheel to our hockey games. Sleep deprived, cold and tired - it didn't matter how low we felt because as soon as those skates were laced, it was game-on! We traded the cards, we followed the players, and we watched as our team fought through the regular season to earn their rightful place in the post season. There is nothing like the feeling of seeing your team go all the way, seeing them hoist that cherished Cup that Lord Stanley so kindly gifted to the Dominion of Canada, seeing the tears in the eyes of these grown men, these ice warriors. We love this game of ours, and we can't get enough, so thank you Sports Illustrated for bringing us more. In this book, Sports Illustrated 's most prolific hockey writers give us the honest goods on hockey. They tell us about the players, the infractions, the best series, the most contentious of battles and the most glorious of victories. This is hockey in its truest form. This is hockey writing for hockey lovers and with an array of Sports Illustrated photos throw in for added benefit. This is just about the best damn book available on hockey, anywhere, period.
Black IceValmore James & John Gallagher
The first black American in the NHL tells his story Val James became the first African American player in the NHL when he took to the ice with the Buffalo Sabres in 1982, and in 1987 he became the first black player of any nationality to skate for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Born in central Florida, James grew up on Long Island and received his first pair of skates for his 13th birthday. At 16, James left home to play in Canada, where he was the only black person in junior and, often, in the whole town. While popular for his tough play and winning personality, the teenager faced racist taunts at opposing arenas, and the prejudice continued at all levels of the game. In his two NHL stints, James defined himself as a smart team player and opponent, known for his pugilistic skills. Black Ice is the untold story of a trail-blazing athlete who endured and overcame discrimination to realize his dreams and become an inspiration for future generations.
If These Walls Could Talk: Detroit Red WingsKen Daniels
The Detroit Red Wings are one of the most successful and unparalleled teams in the NHL, with 11 Stanley Cup victories and a perpetual playoff presence. Author Ken Daniels, as the longtime play-by-play voice for the Wings, has gotten to witness more than his fair share of that action up close and personal. Through singular anecdotes only Daniels can tell as well as conversations with current and past players, this book provides fans with a one-of-a-kind, insider's look into the great moments, the lowlights, and everything in between. Citizens of Hockeytown will not want to be without this book.
The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for HockeyRobert G. Price
The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Hockey is the most comprehensive and up-to-date hockey-specific training guide in the world today. It contains descriptions and photographs of nearly 100 of the most effective weight training, flexibility, and abdominal exercises used by athletes worldwide. This book features year-round hockey-specific weight-training programs guaranteed to improve your performance and get you results. No other hockey book to date has been so well designed, so easy to use, and so committed to weight training. This book will have players increasing speed, strength, power, agility, and stamina while reducing chances of injury. This book guarantees more velocity and accuracy on slap shots, more power on checks , and more endurance making it possible to give it your all until the final whistle. Both beginners and advanced athletes and weight trainers can follow this book and utilize its programs. From recreational to professional, thousands of athletes all over the world are already benefiting from this book and its techniques, and now you can too! About the Author Rob Price is a first class certified personal trainer and a former fitness consultant at the University of Wisconsin. He is a national weight lifting champion and state bench press record holder who has been featured in newspapers and magazines all over the world, including the USA Today, for his sports-training expertise. Rob is a contributing author to Golf Fitness Magazine, Swimmer's World Magazine, US Bowler Magazine, and OnFitness magazine and is the founder and head trainer of SportsWorkout.com's e-Training service. In addition to being an internationally recognized fitness expert, Rob also holds a Juris Doctorate from The Ohio State University where he was honored as one of ten Moritz Scholars.
100 Things Blues Fans Should Know & Do Before They DieJeremy Rutherford
Covering the entire 45-year history of the Blues, author Jeremy Rutherford has collected every essential piece of Blues knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them from 1 to 100. Most Blues fans have taken in a game or two at the Scottrade Center, have seen highlights of a young Brett Hull, and are aware that the team is named after the famous W. C. Handy song “Saint Louis Blues”. But only real fans know who scored the first goal in franchise history, can name all of the Blues players whose numbers are retired, or can tell you the best place to grab a bite in St. Louis before the game. 100 Things Blues Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the definitive resource guide for both seasoned and new fans of the St. Louis Blues.
2019-20 NFHS Ice Hockey Rules BookNFHS
Contains the official rules and case plays for ice hockey and are designed to explain all aspects of the sport.
The Best Seat In The HouseJamie McLennan & Ian Mendes
A back-up goalie's hilarious behind-the-mask look at life in the NHL Jamie McLennan spent twenty years playing professional hockey. Sort of. As the backup for such legendary goalies as Grant Fuhr, Ron Hextall, Roberto Luongo, and Miikka Kiprusoff, he saw everything--except much playing time. In The Best Seat in the House, McLennan looks back on his unique career, from breaking into the NHL, to working with the legends, to life on the road and in the league, offering readers an unprecedented glimpse into life inside the locker room. Filled with tales of camaraderie and crazy antics, the book covers 20 years on and off the ice--including McLennan's disastrous meeting with Gene Simmons, accidentally calling Lady Gaga a troll to her face, charging an opposing team's mascot on the orders of legendary coach Billy Smith, and even how he hid a hotdog in his gear for an in-game snack. A collection of hilarious, strange, and sometimes unbelievable stories about hockey, the NHL, and celebrity from throughout the career of NHL backup goalie Jamie McLennanA deeply personal account of life on and off the ice, packed with hilarious personal anecdotesCo-written with Sportsnet's Ian Mendes The Best Seat in the House is an irreverent look at the life of a professional hockey player, on the ice, on the bench, and in the dressing room, that is sure to delight hockey fans everywhere.
Don’t Call Me GoonGreg Oliver & Richard Kamchen
A fresh, analytical, and entertaining take on hockey’s tough guys In professional hockey, enforcers are often as popular with fans as the stars who cash the big paycheques. Called upon to duke it out with a fellow troublemaker, or to shadow (and bruise) an opponent’s top scorer, these men get the crowds out of their seats, the sports–radio shows buzzing, and the TV audience spilling their beers in excitement. Don’t Call Me Goon gives the mayhem–makers their due by sharing their overlooked stories and contributions to the game. Drawing on a wealth of knowledge, research, and interviews, Oliver and Kamchen highlight the players who have perfected the art of on–ice enforcing from old timers like Joe Hall and Red Horner; to legendary heavy–hitters like Tiger Williams, Stu Grimson, and Bob Probert; to fan favourites like Tie Domi and Georges Laraque; and contemporaries like Arron Asham and Brian McGrattan. Don’t Call Me Goon also explores the issues that plague the NHL’s bad boys — suspensions, concussions, controversy — and looks ahead to the future of tough guys in the fastest game on ice.
2017-18 Ice Hockey Rules BookNFHS
Contains the official rules for ice hockey, and are designed to explain all aspects of the sport.
Weiss Tech Hockey PlaybookJeremy Weiss
You’ve probably heard coaches talk about a player’s “hockey sense,” or how an athlete has a “knack” for being in the right place at the right time. I’ve noticed that these qualities are often spoken of as if they’re innate, natural abilities that players are just born with. While this may be true in some cases, it’s important to remember that “hockey sense” can and should be developed, no matter how experienced or inexperienced a player may be. The Weiss Tech Hockey Playbook will help you develop your players' hockey sense, and give you an advantage over your opponent! Testimonials: "Just a quick note to say thank you! Your playbook and drill book are phenomenal!" Steve - Toronto, ON "I use the playbook with my team and they have really taken to the process. We currently sit at the top of our peewee division, and I know using your playbook is a huge reason for it." Greg - Hockey Development Director - Edmonton, AB "Jeremy recently sent me an addition to the box plus one break out and not only are we 13-2, BUT WE BEAT AN UNDEFEATED TEAM in Toronto Canada, that went UNDEFEATED FOR THREE, YES THREE YEARS, AND we beat them 4-1. We have the lowest goals against in the league at 20 in 13 games and 68 GF. I was so proud of the boys. And I honestly believe we beat them because of Jeremy's help and his blog and website." Christian - Toronto, ON
Gordie Howe's SonMark Howe
Mark Howe emerged from the shadow cast by his iconic father Gordie to achieve greatness. In this autobiography, he vividly describes his unparalleled experiences. A U.S. Olympic silver medalist at age 16, and a member of the Memorial Cup champion Toronto Marlboros, Howe went on to play seven seasons alongside his father, Gordie, and brother, Marty, for the WHA's two-time champion Houston Aeros and New England and Hartford Whalers before becoming a four-time NHL All-Star with the Philadelphia Flyers. Howe, elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2011, recounts the joys and travails endured by the sport's most beloved family. Recollections of teammtes, injuries, game experiences, deaths, and his life as a child athlete make this a must-read for all hockey fans.
If These Walls Could Talk: Boston BruinsDale Arnold, Matt Kalman & Ray Bourque
The Boston Bruins are one of the most successful and historic teams in the NHL, with six Stanley Cup championships and counting. Author Dale Arnold, as a longtime broadcaster for the team, has gotten to witness more than his fair share of that history up close and personal. Through singular anecdotes only Arnold can tell as well as conversations with current and past players, this book provides fans with a one-of-a-kind, insider's look into the great moments, the lowlights, and everything in between. Bruins fans will not want to miss this book.
The incredible true story of the trailblazing men who risked everything to pass through the Iron Curtain and become NHL superstars, Breakaway is a thrilling look at the stories that changed hockey forever. From midnight meetings in secluded forests, to evading capture by military and police forces, this is the story of the brave players whose passion of the game trumped all. Featuring exclusive interviews with the legends of the ice who put everything on the line just for the chance to play on the world's greatest stage, many of them speaking about their experiences for the very first time, the book looks at how Peter Stastny, Igor Larionov, Petr Klima, Petr Nedved, Sergei Fedorov, Slava Fetisov, Alexander Mogilny, and other hockey superstars captured the imaginations of fans around the world. As much a tale of espionage and social history as a gripping hockey chronicle, Breakaway sheds light on the untold stories of some of the sports' most inspiring heroes.
The Biggest Book of Hockey TriviaDon Weekes
Hockey trivia master Don Weekes has cherry-picked more than 800 of his most compelling trivia questions and records to create this authoritative collection. Who was the only player to captain Steve Yzerman in NHL play? When did a forward or defenseman last tend goal during an NHL game? What is the time of the fastest goal from the start of a season-opening game? Irreverent, captivating, and even bizarre, these entertaining stories, historic milestones, and informative stats capture the essence of the game, today and yesterday.
2014-15 NFHS Ice Hockey Rules BookNFHS & Dan Schuster
Contains the official rules for Ice Hockey, and are designed to explain all aspects of the game.
Tales from the Bus LeaguesJamie McKinven
A collection of short stories from a former minor leaguer about life running the roads and playing for peanuts, with the small glimmer of hope of someday suiting up in the NHL. From shaking hands with Gary Player on the first tee at the Masters, to off-seasons living in his grandmother’s basement, Jamie McKinven – author of So You Want Your Kid to Play Pro Hockey – talks freely about life as a struggling pro. Learn about how to kill deadly spiders in Louisiana with a 7-iron, the day he was a jerk to Novak Djokovic and why goalies really are the weirdest bunch of dudes on the planet. The not-so glamorous lifestyle of a minor league hockey player is unveiled in this light-hearted exposé.
Orange, Black and BlueChuck Gormley
Orange, Black & Blue: The Greatest Philadelphia Flyers Stories Never Told will take you where you've always wanted to go—on the ice; on the bench; in the locker room; and into the private lives of the greatest players in franchise history. This eBook has been updated since the original hardback book was released and more insight was added. Join award-winning beat reporter Chuck Gormley as he takes you down Broad Street for the Flyers' victory parades; guides you through the tumultuous Mike Keenan Era; and allows you to be the judge and jury in the heated confrontations between Eric Lindros and Bob Clarke. All the while, he takes you into the hearts, minds and souls of some of the most colorful characters in NHL history.
Unstoppable!The Daily Herald
The Chicago Blackhawks’ triumphant series win over the Boston Bruins in the 2013 Stanley Cup Final was the culmination of a hockey season few Blackhawks’ fans will ever forget. Led by superstars Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews and goaltender Corey Crawford, Coach Joel Quenneville’s squad dominated the NHL in a lockout-shortened 2013 season—setting a league record with points the team’s first 24 games. The Blackhawks then prevailed over the Minnesota Wild, the Detroit Red Wings, and the defending champion L.A. Kings to reach the Stanley Cup Finals for the second time in four seasons. Packed with unique analysis from the Daily Herald and stunning action photography, Unstoppable!: The Chicago Blackhawks’ Dominant 2013 Championship Season takes fans through the Blackhawks’ amazing journey, from their early season dominance to the epic playoff comeback against Detroit to the final seconds against Boston. This commemorative edition also includes in-depth profiles of Kane, Toews, Quenneville, Crawford, and other Blackhawks stars.
Battle On the HudsonTim Sullivan
The monumental spring 1994 faceoff between the New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers is recaptured in this mesmerizing account. Arguably one of the greatest series in NHL history, it changed the face of hockey in the New York metropolitan area through 27 periods in seven games across 13 days, during which Ranger captain Mark Messier guaranteed a gamesix victory. The book presents a definitive portrayal of these two determined teams: the Rangers, an originalsix franchise desperate to win their first title in 54 years, and the Devils, the underappreciated new kid from across the Hudson River who feverishly wanted to forge an identity of their own. This indepth retrospective conducts an unforgettable rollercoaster ride of emotions that lives in the hearts and minds of hockey fans forever.
Hockey IQ – Skate Fast… Think Faster!Puck Professor
Hockey is an exciting, fast-paced, contact sport, relying on creativity that challenges a player both physically and mentally. Complete players need skating and stick handling skills, but just as vital for peak performance, the right mental road map for success, “the winning mindset.” This guide is a collection of inspirational quotes that will motivate you to peak performance and breakthrough success. You will discover timeless wisdom and insights of priceless value to guide you on your journey of becoming a better hockey player. It is fun to read and thought-provoking: a mental power play that will challenge you to reach and fulfill your true potential. Hockey I.Q. is uncommon, but it can be learned. It’s hard to overstate the value of thinking the right thoughts, yet successful thoughts can take your game to a whole new level. Change your thinking and you will change your game. I hope you will discover the treasures of these life-changing ideas and become inspired, encouraged, and motivated to master the “winning mindset” so you extract every ounce of potential that lies inside of you.
Simply the BestMike Johnston
Simply the Best delivers rare insights on success straight from the hearts and minds of winning coaches Scotty Bowman, Marc Crawford, Jacques Demers, Clare Drake, Ken Hitchcock, Mike Keenan, Dave King, George Kingston, Andy Murray, Rodger Neilson, Pat Quinn and Brian Sutter. These world-renowned hockey visionaries, recognized as some of the greatest coaches in the game, talk about what it takes to be a champion and the strategies that have made them successful.Each one of us is a coach, whether we are raising children, coaching a youth sports team, being the project team leader at work, teaching students in a classroom or managing employees in a corporation. Simply the Best makes it clear that these coaches' mastered principles of success are also relevant off the ice, so that people in all walks of life can win their own Stanley Cups.
Small Area Games and Fun Drills for 8U/10UFlexxCOACH
This book contains 10 animated hockey drills and their descriptions for use with 8U and 10U youth hockey teams
Ultimate Hockey TrainingKevin Neeld
In Ultimate Hockey Training, hockey development expert Kevin Neeld details exactly how you should design and progress your off-ice training to continually improve on-ice performance. Neeld’s system includes assessments, exercise progressions, and year-round training guidelines to help you realize your full potential. Specific injury prevention strategies are identified to not only make you a faster, stronger, and better conditioned player, but also more durable one.
The Good, the Bad, & the UglySteve Zipay
The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly includes the best and worst teams and players of all time, the most clutch performances and performers, the biggest choke jobs and chokers, great comebacks and blown leads, plus overrated and underrated players and coaches.
Hockey Night in DixieJon C. Stott
During the 1980s, the geography of minor-league professional hockey changed radically, moving from its roots in the Canadian Maritime provinces, New England and the Midwestern states into the American south. In addition to cities like Dallas, Charlotte, Norfolk and Oklahoma City, which had long traditions of minor-league hockey, unlikely places such as Biloxi, Baton Rouge, Little Rock and Augusta hosted teams. Over an 18-year period, minor-league hockey was played in 72 different southern cities, and at one point there were more minor-league teams in Texas than in all of Canada, making Texas the place where many players learned their hockey skills. Hockey Night in Dixie examines this phenomenon with a historical overview of the period, including interviews with people involved in the founding and early years of each of the 13 leagues. There are also in-depth portraits of four teams, one from each of the four lower minor leagues that played during the 2005–06 season. These portraits feature interviews with owners, coaches, players, officials, fans and reporters. Amply illustrated with photographs, Hockey Night in Dixie paints a vivid picture of this extraordinary development in minor-league sports.
BrettBrett Hull & Kevin Allen
In this newly revised edition, Brett Hull tells his own story and shares his troubles and triumphs. Through all the pressure and controversy that comes with being an NHL great, he strives to stay on top of his game and to maintain an easygoing attitude.