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01-22-2007, 04:23 PM
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OT: book "Black Ice"

Looks like an interesting read, Amazon's got it for $29.95, I'd like to wait for another review before paying that, but I'd hop all over a soft cover. Has anyone either read or heard anything else about it?


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"According to Black Ice, the contributions of blacks to hockey were anything but irrelevant, including their style of play in the late 19th Century that superceded the style being played contemporaneously by whites. Henry "Braces" Franklyn was the first "flopping" goalie and it would be more than 50 years before Jacques Plante popularized the style in the NHL. The slap shot was first seen in the Colored Hockey League and not again in the NHL for a half century."

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I've read articles of the subject before but have never seen this book, good lookin WB.

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Sounds pretty intresting

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Interesting article.

Year by year I see more blacks in the N/A hockey. Very good trend. When I was a kid it was rare. Hope it continues.

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Looks good. It's great to see hockey becoming a game for everyone more and more and it's good for the game to see stars from all different races, backgrounds and countries enjoying the game.

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I used to work with the author (in a completely non-hockey related job). He's a really good guy: hard-working, honest and absolutely loves hockey and hockey history. I know he put years of research into the book. He knows more about the real origins of the sport than you can read anywhere.

Separately, I've heard that this is a good book, too.


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Looks good. It's great to see hockey becoming a game for everyone more and more and it's good for the game to see stars from all different races, backgrounds and countries enjoying the game.
I couldn't agree more! I was happy to see mr.Fujufuki come play for the kings!

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I couldn't agree more! I was happy to see mr.Fujufuki come play for the kings!
Same here. And not just because the name Fukufuji rules

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Hahah that name does totally rule. And thanks to hockey bird, whenever i want to refer to the New Jersey Devils i can just say I don't give a Fujufuki! and all hockey fans will understand !!!

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