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11-23-2012, 07:10 PM
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Read Any Good NHL Books This Lockout?

The lockout is annoying me, but it gives me time to just read some NHL-related books.

In the middle of "Final Call" by Kerry Fraser - so many funny stories! Same with Don Cherry's two books.

I also recommend "The Game" by Ken Dryden if you want a more serious read.

Any others I/we can get our hands on?

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11-23-2012, 07:15 PM
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I'm reading, "Go to the Net: Eight Goals That Changed The Game," by Al Strachan. It's not bad, but I can't compare it to any other NHL related books, though.

I want to read, "Playing with fire," by Theo Fleury.

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Read the Instigator by Jonathon Gatehouse. Just bought it and read it.

Very interesting, and very appropriate reading during a lockout

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90 pages into Coach: The Pat Burns Story and Tough Guy: The Bob Probert Story is on the way in the mail.

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I'm getting the book.on.bob goodenow and the nhlpa soon. Heard its pretty good. I would.be interested in a book about the emergence of.the khl over the past half.dozen yrs or whatever. Not.one out though

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I'm reading, "Go to the Net: Eight Goals That Changed The Game," by Al Strachan. It's not bad, but I can't compare it to any other NHL related books, though.

I want to read, "Playing with fire," by Theo Fleury.
OMG, such a great book! Read it NOW!

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Prust says there's a good new biography on Bettman.

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I've been trying to scour local used book stores to find cheap hockey history books.

Found Stanley Cup Fever by Brian McFarlane (basically a history of hockey focused on playoffs) for cheap Also picked up THN's 100 Years of Hockey or whatever it's called which gives a brief recap of each season with old THN articles from old seasons. Definetely wanna find more books like that.

There are some pdfs/online torrents floating online like In The Crease by Brodeur and The Greatest Game and a book called How the NHL Conquered Hockey or something. There are also 3 versions from 1955/56 of Hockey Pictorial magazine floating online on torrents.

Also went through some old THN articles, a tonne of libraries if they have online access to the right resource research sites have full versions of THN going back to 2005 I believe.

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Don't know why, while I read a whole bunch of football books and liked most, I haven't been able to get into hockey books. People on this site swore up and down that the game was the greatest book ever, I couldn't finish it, I got bored.

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I'm getting the book.on.bob goodenow and the nhlpa soon. Heard its pretty good. I would.be interested in a book about the emergence of.the khl over the past half.dozen yrs or whatever. Not.one out though
what's the title of this book on the PA? I'd be curious as well...

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Finished the new Derek Sanderson autobiography, ['Crossing the Line] last week. Fun read, a quick one.....the lad packed a lot of living in a short time......played as hard as he worked, then just played hard and almost lost his life.

Finished the Eddie Shore biography a couple of months ago.....he was a HARD man.

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I'm trying to get my hands on the Jamie McClennan one. Unfortunately, the library hasn't bought it yet.

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The Game of our Lives by Peter Gzowski is a classic. The author spends a season with the 80-81 Oilers.

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what's the title of this book on the PA? I'd be curious as well...
"Money Players: The Amazing Rise and Fall of bob Goodenow and the NHL Players Association"

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"Money Players: The Amazing Rise and Fall of bob Goodenow and the NHL Players Association"
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Don't know why, while I read a whole bunch of football books and liked most, I haven't been able to get into hockey books. People on this site swore up and down that the game was the greatest book ever, I couldn't finish it, I got bored.
I liked The Game simply because it came from a different perspective. You don't always get to hear the downsides of being a player on a dynesty team. That said, my favorite Dryden book is Home Game that he wrote with Roy MacGregor. It is broken up into different topics such as Canadian prairie towns and the importance of a rink, kids and why some don't continue into hockey, Gretzky & the Nordiques financial situations (neat in perspective), the 72 series, etc.

That said, I finally read Gretzky's Tears some months ago and found it boring. If I had no clue about what happened then maybe it would've been better, but a lot just seemed repetitive. The author, who's name skips me right now, also copied the press conferences which took a few pages and then some newspaper article after Wayne was in LA. There were some good bits and pieces to it, but not 230+ pages worth. If it hadn't been a hockey book, I would've put it down.



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I've been trying to scour local used book stores to find cheap hockey history books.

Found Stanley Cup Fever by Brian McFarlane (basically a history of hockey focused on playoffs) for cheap Also picked up THN's 100 Years of Hockey or whatever it's called which gives a brief recap of each season with old THN articles from old seasons. Definetely wanna find more books like that.

There are some pdfs/online torrents floating online like In The Crease by Brodeur and The Greatest Game and a book called How the NHL Conquered Hockey or something. There are also 3 versions from 1955/56 of Hockey Pictorial magazine floating online on torrents.

Also went through some old THN articles, a tonne of libraries if they have online access to the right resource research sites have full versions of THN going back to 2005 I believe.
I've never bought a book online cause I like the search of book stores and whenever I visit my Half Price I always find some interesting ones. I have 4-5 Pro Hockey Library Books from the 70s that are like Strange but True Hockey Stories, Top 10 Rivalries, and Top 10 goalies. Considering I'm in TX, quite the find I must say. They're geared towards a younger audience so they're not the best reads, but neat knowing what you know now.


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90 pages into Coach: The Pat Burns Story and Tough Guy: The Bob Probert Story is on the way in the mail.
how is the Burns book? thinking about ordering it on Amazon.

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I enjoyed 'They Call me Killer - Tales from Junior Hockey's Legendary Hall-of-Fame Coach' about Brian Kilrea.

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I partially replaced my NHL fix, by reading more hockey books...

Searching for Bobby Orr-Brunt
Gretzky's Tears- Brunt
The Instigator-Gatehouse
The Physics of Hockey- Haché
My 26 Stanley Cups - Irvin


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I've suggested this book before but I'll post it again.

King of Russia: A Year in the Russian Super League
Written by Dave King and Eric Duhatschek.

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I've read the Jean Beliveau book as of late. Looking forward to getting the Pat Burns book soon.

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The Instigator, I thought, was a very comprehensive examination of the business aspect of the NHL. It also goes into detail about the lenghts Bettman and Daly go through during labour disputes in 94 and 04-5 and IMO, it offers a different perspective on the current and ongoing lockout.

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A fun magazine called Hockey the magazine is a lot of fun.It asks famous hockey people who the top 100 canadian born hockey players ever are.Among the people are scotty bowman and Jacques demers.It's sold in all Walmarts in canada a fun fun read

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