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10-29-2009, 08:39 AM
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Does it cover 1880's-1890's era extensively with all player bios with detail? I find myself very fascinated with that era of hockey & its many great forgotten players.
If you're interested in that era you might like "Win, Tie or Wrangle" by Paul Kitchen. It is a history of hockey in Ottawa (not hockey in general) but it is a pretty hardcore history book which goes into a lot of detail on the birth and evolution of the game and leagues that turned into the NHL. It is not a light read but there's a lot of great detail you can't get in many other places. It gives you a great feel for the early days of the game.

I'd love to get the Trail of the Stanley Cup (I've never even seen a copy but just from the description). I guess there's no inexpensive alternative is there? The NHL should consider re-releasing it - the original printings should still hold their value even if it came out again I would imagine (most of them seem to be personalized to some hockey great and would still have collectors value).

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Rather than buying Trial of the Stanly Cup, check out the library. If your local library doesn't have it, you might be able to get it through inter-library loan. I know the Toronto Reference library has all 3 volumes. i spent a couple of hours there skimming through it.

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If you're interested in that era you might like "Win, Tie or Wrangle" by Paul Kitchen. It is a history of hockey in Ottawa (not hockey in general) but it is a pretty hardcore history book which goes into a lot of detail on the birth and evolution of the game and leagues that turned into the NHL. It is not a light read but there's a lot of great detail you can't get in many other places. It gives you a great feel for the early days of the game.

I'd love to get the Trail of the Stanley Cup (I've never even seen a copy but just from the description). I guess there's no inexpensive alternative is there? The NHL should consider re-releasing it - the original printings should still hold their value even if it came out again I would imagine (most of them seem to be personalized to some hockey great and would still have collectors value).
Thanks I'll have to check it out.

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10-30-2009, 10:34 AM
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If you're interested in that era you might like "Win, Tie or Wrangle" by Paul Kitchen. It is a history of hockey in Ottawa (not hockey in general) but it is a pretty hardcore history book which goes into a lot of detail on the birth and evolution of the game and leagues that turned into the NHL. It is not a light read but there's a lot of great detail you can't get in many other places. It gives you a great feel for the early days of the game.
By the way, I just wanted to add that this is an outstanding book.

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can you guys all name the authors of your brooks too thanks

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Hello Canada!, The Life and Times of Foster Hewitt - Scott Young
Conn Smythe, If You Can't Beat 'Em in the Alley - Conn Smythe with Scott Young
I Play To Win - Stan Mikita
Canadiens Captains - Michael Ulmer
Strength Down Centre, The Jean Beliveau Story - Hugh Hood
When The Rangers Were Young - Frank Boucher with Trent Frayne
Lions in Winter - Chrys Goyens and Allan Turowetz
Heroes, Stars of Hockey's Golden Era - Frank Pagnucco
Red's Story - Red Storey with Brodie Snyder
The Home Team, Fathers, Sons & Hockey - Roy MacGregor
Hockey in My Blood - Johnny Bucyk
The Game of Our Lives - Peter Gzowski
Gordie A Hockey Legend - Roy MacSkimming
Canada On Ice 50 Years of Great Hockey from the archives of Maclean's - edited by Michael Benedict and D'Arcy Jenish
The Mad Men of Hockey - Trent Frayne

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Hello Canada!, The Life and Times of Foster Hewitt - Scott Young
Conn Smythe, If You Can't Beat 'Em in the Alley - Conn Smythe with Scott Young
I Play To Win - Stan Mikita
Canadiens Captains - Michael Ulmer
Strength Down Centre, The Jean Beliveau Story - Hugh Hood
When The Rangers Were Young - Frank Boucher with Trent Frayne
Lions in Winter - Chrys Goyens and Allan Turowetz
Heroes, Stars of Hockey's Golden Era - Frank Pagnucco
Red's Story - Red Storey with Brodie Snyder
The Home Team, Fathers, Sons & Hockey - Roy MacGregor
Hockey in My Blood - Johnny Bucyk
The Game of Our Lives - Peter Gzowski
Gordie A Hockey Legend - Roy MacSkimming
Canada On Ice 50 Years of Great Hockey from the archives of Maclean's - edited by Michael Benedict and D'Arcy Jenish
The Mad Men of Hockey - Trent Frayne
Got 'em all, except for the Mikita book, as I have two others solely about Mikita and as I understand it, this one focuses mostly on technique.

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11-05-2009, 01:25 PM
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can you guys all name the authors of your brooks too thanks
Net Worth- David Cruise and Alison Griffiths
Ultimate Hockey-Jeff Chapman, Glen Weir, Travis Weir
Power Plays-Gil Stein
Money Players-Bruce Dowbiggin
Game Misconduct-Russ Conway
Go to the Net-Al Strachan(an interesting book if you get past the premise that a single goal can change the game).
The Rookie-Shawna Richer
For the Defence-Larry Robinson
The Glory Barons-Douglas Hunter

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The Fabulous Flyers, by Jim (James) Vantour with the forward written by the great Glenn Hall.

I know the author personally, so I am a bit biased, but it is a good book nonetheless.

If you are looking to read an entertaining bit of hockey history, you should track down a copy of the book.

http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Hockey/New...f-1536643.html

To order the book, if you are interested: http://fabulousflyers.ca/Page1.htm

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11-10-2009, 02:45 AM
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Just got 2 books glanced at the Hockey Now book written by Mike Leonetti

It is about today's best players. He gives you a bio on each player with insights about their career accomplishments thus far.

and I couldn't put down the Book "Hockey Commentary" by Brian McFarlane who was a Host and Colour man for HNIC for several decades.

There is a section on players that he knew.He talks too and reminisces about cyclone taylor, ace bailey bill barilko's sister and dozens more hockey stars and hall of famers.

Def a worthy addition to your hockey library


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I always wonder why brian isn't on radio somewhere for at least one day a week!

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11-23-2009, 02:36 PM
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Walking with Legends written by Ralph Mellanby and Mike Brophy

real stories of hockey nigh in canada

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Walking with Legends written by Ralph Mellanby and Mike Brophy

real stories of hockey nigh in canada
I got that one for Christmas last year, it's a good read. He really doesn't like Gary Bettman!

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Leafs Abomination

Thunder and Lightning (Phil Esposito)
- holds NOTHING back, extramarital activities of players, himself etc.

Let's Talk Hockey 50 Wonderful Debates - if you ever want to feel like you are in a barroom debating hockey than this is a great read. Aimed at the hard core fan I think. Apparently Andy Frost (Maple Leafs public announcer) enjoyed and promoted this book

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11-23-2009, 10:21 PM
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I got that one for Christmas last year, it's a good read. He really doesn't like Gary Bettman!
who does

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bought Leafs Abomination and it is pretty good but just very well known info to a leaf savante of knowledge like myself


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11-26-2009, 10:14 PM
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bought Leafs Abomination and it is pretty good but just very well known info to a leaf savante of knowledge like myself
I thought the exact same thing when I browsed it in the store. Same with "why the Leafs suck"

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Just recently got Let's Talk Hockey 50 Wonderful Debates and Cyclone Taylor "The legend". Both are good books to add to your collection. The debates book is cool, and a fun read. I'm still reading the legend but it is very very good so far.

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The Rangers book by Ross Cohen is a great read and one that I would reccomend.

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Buried in that link, that not all people might find right away, is a link to a search page that lets you search by keyword, author, or year. All hockey specific, I believe.

http://www.hip.english.dal.ca/form_search.php

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Hockey: A People's History (Hardcover) written by Michael McKinley

excellent!!

I have bought alot of hockey books over the few months

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NHL Coaches~ No 4

The book "The Reddins of Prince Edward Island has a chapter in it on their late relative Tommy Gorman. He is one of the five founding fathers of the NHL. Colin Reddin playing in the WHL is grandson of Ivan Reddin of PEI.

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Lots of fine books mentioned, but you might want to try "Putting A Roof On Winter: Hockey's Rise from Sport to Spectacle" by Michael McKinley

It is a very well written, broad-based account of hockey's early and formative years.

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Leafs Abomination

Thunder and Lightning (Phil Esposito)
- holds NOTHING back, extramarital activities of players, himself etc.

Let's Talk Hockey 50 Wonderful Debates - if you ever want to feel like you are in a barroom debating hockey than this is a great read. Aimed at the hard core fan I think. Apparently Andy Frost (Maple Leafs public announcer) enjoyed and promoted this book
I read most of Thunder and Lightning recently and its pretty interesting.

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Let's Talk Hockey 50 Wonderful Debates - if you ever want to feel like you are in a barroom debating hockey than this is a great read. Aimed at the hard core fan I think. Apparently Andy Frost (Maple Leafs public announcer) enjoyed and promoted this book
Yes, I picked it up for Christmas for my two nephews. I read it already and went out to get one for myself

Good for those classic debates

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Lots of fine books mentioned, but you might want to try "Putting A Roof On Winter: Hockey's Rise from Sport to Spectacle" by Michael McKinley

It is a very well written, broad-based account of hockey's early and formative years.
I agree; this book was a fun read and has been very useful in the all-time draft.

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