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12-21-2006, 11:11 AM
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Lions in Winter

Hi there. I am going to read the book Lions in Winter over the hoildays. From what I know its a book on the Habs from early history to 1986. Has anyone else read this book. I picked it up for a dime at a book store. The cover alone is priceless with Robinson hoisting the Cup over his head with Gainey and Nasland looking on and at the bottom of the cover the huge and famed CH. Any thoughts on the book before I read would be great. Also if you would like insight on the book I can post it if you like. Thanks alot.

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Yeah I'd love a review. I've never heard of it, but I might check it out myself. It sounds like a great gift for a friend of mine.

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I read it as a kid, back to front, over and over again. It's a really good narrative. It tells a story, giving insights into how Bowman ran the team and why he left, how the Habs angled themselves to draft Lafleur after missing out on Perreault, and stories about Beliveau and Richard and others. Highly recommend it.

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Isn't it a Shakespeare book?

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lol I just bought two copies. I sent one to a friend for Christmas, and bought a hardcover copy for myself I got them both on Amazon and Indigo for $5 each.

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It's a great book. The best part about it is that it gives very good stories from the old days and makes you learn to appreciate the history of the team. It also shows how the spoiled players of today are pale imitations of the greats who came before.

Best chapters are the ones about Beliveau, Selke, Pollock and Lafleur.

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Great book if only for the insight into the organization in years past. My favorite after 'The Game' and obligatory reading for any Habs fan.

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Isn't it a Shakespeare book?
Yep. Katherine Hepburn plays the role of Patrick Roy in the movie....

"II----IIIIII cccc---aaaahhhhhhn't heeeear you becah-ah-ah-ah-use I have four rings blocking my-eyeyeyeye ears!"

Seriously tho, great book.

I read another book about the Leafs-Habs rivalry in the 60s. Tells you what hockey used to be like. It used to be like West Side Story, except the kids were wearing Habs or Leafs jerseys.

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Yep. Katherine Hepburn plays the role of Patrick Roy in the movie....

"II----IIIIII cccc---aaaahhhhhhn't heeeear you becah-ah-ah-ah-use I have four rings blocking my-eyeyeyeye ears!"

Seriously tho, great book.

I read another book about the Leafs-Habs rivalry in the 60s. Tells you what hockey used to be like. It used to be like West Side Story, except the kids were wearing Habs or Leafs jerseys.

i thought west side story was about hockey... with the two teams being san jose and winnipeg

(hint: sharks and jets) hehe

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I have read the Lions of Winter twice (I also own it in both hard and soft cover), and would make it required reading in habs 101.

Absolutely the greatest book about the greatest sport org. out there!!!!!!

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You'll love this book, there's also an updated version that came out after the 93 cup win -- get that if you can too.

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You'll love this book, there's also an updated version that came out after the 93 cup win -- get that if you can too.
I think that might be the one that I got. It was printed in 1994, so hopefully I got the updated one.

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Absolutely the greatest book about the greatest sport org. out there!!!!!!
The Habs, by Dick Irvin, is a much better read.

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I read it every summer just before training camp starts... always a good read.

Oh, and I read Irvin's The Habs too. Both are excellent reads and a good way to spend a long summer (or winter)'s day.

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Yep. Katherine Hepburn plays the role of Patrick Roy in the movie....

"II----IIIIII cccc---aaaahhhhhhn't heeeear you becah-ah-ah-ah-use I have four rings blocking my-eyeyeyeye ears!"

Seriously tho, great book.

I read another book about the Leafs-Habs rivalry in the 60s. Tells you what hockey used to be like. It used to be like West Side Story, except the kids were wearing Habs or Leafs jerseys.
OT - Henry II rocked! Eleanor was quite the broad too.

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