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10-04-2011, 12:14 PM
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TBH, I wasn't the biggest fan of "The Game". Heard a lot of hype for it on here, so I guess I built it up too much. Good book for sure, but not my favourite hockey book. I've read Playing with Fire, which was almost terrifyingly honest, Bob McKenzie's book is funny and a pretty light read. My all time favourite though, which I'm re-reading right now, is Future Greats and Heartbreaks, by Gare Joyce. He spends a year as a scout for the Blue Jackets in 2006-7, and documents EVERYTHING. its excellent, and very well written.

As for fiction, since I was a kid I've loved Scott Young's books: Scrubs on Skates, Boy on Defense, and Boy at the Leafs Camp. Trilogy about a high school team in Winnipeg in the 50's I think, with a focus on a few particular players. Excellent books. I haven't read them in years, but I'm sure I'd still enjoy them

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