April 30th, 2015 In Hockey Books 0 comments

Reviewed by Mark Brown   David Paitson and Craig Merz, Chill Factor: How a Minor League Hockey Team Changed a City Forever   New York: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., 2015.   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Any road to a successful minor league operation...

January 31st, 2015 In Hockey Books 0 comments

Review of Mr. Hockey: My Life by Gordie Howe For anyone who wants to learn more about hockey why not start with a book by the person known affectionately as “Mr. Hockey,” none other than Gordie Howe. Howe tells his story in this 2014 autobiography which covers not only his life on the ice, but spans from his youth in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan...

December 5th, 2014 In Hockey Books 1 comments

Since hockey's inception as a sport, the goalie position has been a point of intrigue for fans, players, coaches, and all those that have followed the game with some regularity. Flopping on the ice, leaping and lunging to keep the puck out of their net, and dressed in completely different hockey gear than his teammates, the goaltender is a...

November 26th, 2014 In Hockey Books 0 comments

In a day and age where many hockey fans are starting to try to understand the complex worlds of Corsi, Fenwick, and advanced statistics in general, it's nice to know that there are authors out there that will dedicate themselves to breaking down statistical analysis to the most fundamental levels. In his book, Rob Vollman - along with Tom Awad...

September 23rd, 2014 In Hockey Books 0 comments

"It was 'us' versus the big 'evil other.' Our guys banded together, despite early setbacks, to win. 'The goal' was a never-to-be-forgotten moment of triumph that united a large and politically fractious country." - Brian Kennedy, Coming Down The Mountain Brian Kennedy's compilation of essays on the 1972 Summit Series demands that the reader...

September 17th, 2014 In Hockey Books 0 comments

You know the important chunks of St. Louis Blues history – the three Stanley Cup Final appearances at the beginning, the Monday Night Miracle and Brett Hull’s fabulous 86-goal season – but do you know everything else? How Pavol Demitra was brought to town, Noel Picard’s short stint as a Bruins benchwarmer and… The St. Louis Apollos?...

September 16th, 2014 In Hockey Books, OHL 0 comments

Showtime: One Team. One Year. One Step from the NHL by Ed Arnold (HarperCollins Publishers, Toronto. 2016) Of the three Major Junior hockey leagues that fall under the umbrella of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL)—namely, the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), the Western Hockey League (WHL), and the Ontario Hockey League (OHL)—the...

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