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09-29-2013, 02:30 PM
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Looking for book recommendations

I'm currently reading Money Players by Bruce Dowbiggin, and excluding some errors in fact (like Chicago and Dallas being division rivals - sure they are now, but the book was printed in 2004), grammar errors (like confusing the words 'foreboding' and 'forbidding'), and a disjointed narrative, it's an interesting read. There were a couple of chapters devoted to labour relations in the O6 era which were quite interesting, and I wouldn't mind picking up a book that goes into greater detail about that particular subject. Can anyone recommend anything of the sort, but perhaps better written?


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09-29-2013, 02:33 PM
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09-29-2013, 06:57 PM
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Net Worth by David Cruise and Alison Griffiths is a fantastic and very well written book which was widely read in Canada when it came out. It relives some of hockey's most painful moments of the O6 era with a focus on labor relations, most notably the Red Wings failed attempt at a players union. Eddie Shore (as manager) and Alan Eagleson are covered in great detail as well.

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10-01-2013, 08:05 AM
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Lots of great hockey books out there. The following link should direct you to a lot of good ones:


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10-03-2013, 12:19 AM
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The Game by Ken Dryden is a pretty good book/journal.

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10-04-2013, 11:22 PM
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The only hockey book I've read that wasn't just an informational book is Gretzky: An Autobiography...it came out in 1990 (I think) but it's awesome.

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10-05-2013, 12:11 AM
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If you want books on the business of hockey, look no further than:

Lords of the Rinks (John Chi-Kit Wong)

Deceptions and Doublecross (Morey Holzman and Joseph Nieforth)

both cover periods before the O6 begins but they're essential reading.

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One of the only hockey books I've read is Jeremy Roenick's, and he does talk about the lockout for half a chapter or so. Maybe you could just pick it up in the bookstore and skim through that part!

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