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06-16-2012, 11:03 PM
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Good hockey books

Any good books out there ?

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Play Better Hockey: 50 Essential Skills for Player Development is good. The Laura Stamm Power Skating book and also her DVD is good too.

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Play Better Hockey: 50 Essential Skills for Player Development is good. The Laura Stamm Power Skating book and also her DVD is good too.
Okay I'll check em out, would the be available at like a book store or something ?

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Okay I'll check em out, would the be available at like a book store or something ?
Possibly, but Amazon is your best bet.

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The books that helped me / continue to help me are the aforementioned Laura Stamm book and Ron Davidson's "Play Better Hockey"

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Hockey Tough by Dr. Saul Miller was a pretty interesting read. It's geared more towards a young player looking to get an edge on the path to a professional career in hockey, but it's loaded with great information and transferrable skills you can use in any facet of life that requires confidence and critical thinking.

I may have to check out that Play Better Hockey book.

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+1 for Hockey Tough
I don't want to sound dramatic, but this book changed my life. The relaxation and positive thinking techniques that Dr. Miller talks about have made me successful on and off the ice.

A good one I'm reading right now is Zamboni Rodeo by Jason Cohen. The author follows the Austin Ice Bats (a "AA" Prosfessional team at the time) for a season and chronicles the success of professional hockey in a really unlikely place. The players don't make very much and are either at the end of their careers or trying to jumpstart their pro career; either way it's not a very glamourous lifestyle and they are truly playing for the love of the game.

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Hockey Tough
Psycho Cybernetics
50 Essential Hockey Skills

They've been mentioned but I found them to be very good.

Laura Stamm's Power Skating (Wasn't so helpful for me as I'm more visual I guess)
Complete Conditioning for Ice Hockey (Haven't bought yet but want to)

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Any good books out there ?
My fav hockey book is "Playing With Fire" from Fleury.

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Ken Dryden's "the Game" is a good read. A bit dated (I think he wrote it in 1983) but gets to the heart of the sport

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Laura Stamm's Power Skating (Wasn't so helpful for me as I'm more visual I guess)
Complete Conditioning for Ice Hockey (Haven't bought yet but want to)
Laura Stamm's book was suggested to me by someone on this site. I really like it- the pictures were enough of a visual for me but if you're like Jarick, you might want to supplement it with youtube videos.
I also have the conditioning book with the dvd. I haven't used it all that much but I like it so far- it'd be nice if it included more excercises that you could do without all of that specialized equipment though. I'm sure if you're creative enough and have the material that you could improvise pretty easily.

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Jay and Dan Bylsma's:
"So Your Son Wants to Play in the NHL"
and for young players:
"So you want to play in the NHL"

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Ken Dryden's "the Game" is a good read. A bit dated (I think he wrote it in 1983) but gets to the heart of the sport
Forgot about this one. It's a fantastic read for any hockey fan. I agree about "the heart of the sport".

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Ken Dryden's "the Game" is a good read. A bit dated (I think he wrote it in 1983) but gets to the heart of the sport
It was a good book, although not quite what I expected..

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The game was very slow paced for me :/

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The game was very slow paced for me :/
That's kind of what I meant, I was hoping it would of been more like the Derek Sanderson story. With that said, it was a good read, just wasn't a page turner!

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The Reflections series is great albeit it is a picture book. Some awesome photography.



This one is also great. It has a Hockey Hall of Fame vibe to it...


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That's kind of what I meant, I was hoping it would of been more like the Derek Sanderson story. With that said, it was a good read, just wasn't a page turner!
As a hab fan and former athlete i loved the game..hearing the locker room stories was interesting to me and correlations to my life and time as an athlete

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Thanks for the list guys, I will be checking ourt the books you guys recommended.

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Slapshot Original by Dave Hanson

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Jay and Dan Bylsma's:
"So Your Son Wants to Play in the NHL"
and for young players:
"So you want to play in the NHL"
Didnt realize there was one for kids. Picking this one up for my 9 year old right away. I hope he is inspired as I was after reading the first Bylsma book.

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Any good books?
Depends on what kind of hockey book you are looking for.


Here's a few:

Tropic of Hockey by Dave Bidini

- goes on a trip playing hockey in non-traditional hockey places (Hong Kong, Transylvania, Dubai, etc.)


on the 1972 series -> Hockey Night in Moscow by Jack Ludwig
on the WHA -> The Rebel League by Ed Willes
critique of the NHL game-> The Death of Hockey by Klein & Reif

teaching guide -> The Hockey Handbook (originally by Lloyd Percival - has been revised by others)

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Obviously it's been brought up, but I'll say it again, Hockey Tough. It improved my game as soon as I started using its techniques. It's to great to look over before a big tryout or to use psyching yourself up for an important game.

I can't say enough good things about it.

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i am looking at getting cold so long by john leake. the story of the duncan macpherson coverup

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