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Books similar to Power Plays by Gil Stein?

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Books similar to Power Plays by Gil Stein?

Picked up Power Plays for $1 at a thrift store and I'm liking it. Despite his obvious sycophancy to the power brokers of the then-contemporary hockey world, there's a lot of interesting stuff here.

What other books out there give perspective on high level power politics and business in hockey?

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^^^ You should probably start with Net Worth by Cruise & Griffiths. Traces the evolution of the NHL from inception through the creation of the NHLPA etc. Thereafter, a great many well written & both edifying as well as entertaining books written over the years, some big picture, others more boutique, subject specific, biographies etc.

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^^^ You should probably start with Net Worth by Cruise & Griffiths. Traces the evolution of the NHL from inception through the creation of the NHLPA etc. Thereafter, a great many well written & both edifying as well as entertaining books written over the years, some big picture, others more boutique, subject specific, biographies etc.
Cool, I've already got that book on the shelf. That'll be next. Thanks.

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Thanks.
Welcome, and you really should checkout & read on the same subject;

1) The NHL; A Centennial History by D'Arcy Jenish
2) Deception & Doublecross; How the NHL Conquered Hockey
3) Game Misconduct; Alan Eagleson & the Corruption of Hockey
4) Empire of Ice; The Story of the PCHA
5) A Great Game; Professional Hockey & the Forgotten Maple Leafs by Stephen Harper

Additionally, there's a 1995 made for TV (CBC) movie called Net Worth thats not a bad watch. Focuses primarily on Ted Lindsay & his attempts to create a Players Association back in the 50's.

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