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10-24-2013, 11:53 PM
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Country: Canada
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Wanting to learn more about the game

Hello HF Community!

I've been a long time lurker, have had a few accounts on emails that are long and forgotten.

Basically I want to learn more about the game. I have a basic knowledge, I've followed the game from many years. Know a lot of facts and stats but want to widen my knowledge.

Everything from:

Strategy (Offense, Defence, What to look for while watching, assessing players talents)
Economics of hockey (How Contracts and Salaries work)

The best books/online resources/documentaries/movies on hockey regarding:
History of the NHL
Stories about Players and Personalities
Summit Series', Canada Cups, World Championships and Olympics (Important Games or Rivalrys)
Dead Puck Era
Mario Lemieux
Expansion (Any period)
Scouting prospects
Comparing past eras to the current game
Bobby Orr
Wayne Gretzky
Russian's in the NHL
80s Oilers
Montreal Canadiens (Why were they so good)
Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL Scandals
Conn Smythe
Original 6
Gordie Howe
Maurice Richard
Top Managers/Gms
Top Coaches
Noteable World Junior Championships

And essentially anything considered a must read or must know. I don't expect one person to answer all the questions but if a few people can give me a good place to start with any of these subjects (some I'm sure can be grouped) then it would be appreciated and may make a good resource for future members! Basically what every fan of the NHL/Hockey should know

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