July 28th, 2014 In Hockey Books 0 comments

Written by Howard Shapiro, "The Hockey Saint" might not be your typical hockey book, but it sure one that could be gobbled up by readers of all ages. Being a graphic novel, "The Hockey Saint" offers readers a chance to sit back and relax while enjoying some leisurely reading that carries a number of messages through its words and...

July 17th, 2014 In Hockey Books, KHL 0 comments

This is Russia: Life in the KHL – Doctors, bazas and millions of air miles by Bernd Bruckler with Risto Pakarinen (December 6, 2013, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Paperback. ISBN 9781494379285) After reviewing the book, The Hockey Writers gets another look at This is Russia: Life in the KHL, talking with the authors. We...

April 21st, 2014 In Hockey Books 0 comments

"Every goalie wants to be seen at their best, but unless you are mentally and physically prepared, more often than not, you will walk away disappointed." - Justin Goldman While one might look at the above quote and think it to be a rudimentary principle of goaltending, or any sport for that matter, there is certainly much more that goes into...

March 7th, 2014 In Hockey Books, Hockey History 0 comments

There is no substitute for experience. This is especially true for a difficult sport like hockey, where the best education is in playing as often as you can. But sometimes having a favorite hockey book can be a good start. There are many great or classic hockey books out there to meet every preference, including The Game, The Best of Down...

November 26th, 2013 In Hockey Books 0 comments

The Final Call: Hockey Stories from a Legend in Stripes by Kerry Fraser with foreword by Wayne Gretzky (2010, Toronto: Fenn Publishing Company and simultaneously in the United States; Plattsburgh: McLelland and Stewart. Paperback. Pp. 300. $19.99. ISBN 978-0-7710-4798-5)    In 2010, Kerry Fraser, who had widely been considered one...

November 25th, 2013 In Hockey Books, Montreal Canadiens 0 comments

The Game: 30th Anniversary Edition, by Ken Dryden. (2013, Chicago: Triumph Books. Trade Paper. Pp. 320. $19.95. ISBN: 9781600789618) If you pick up the 30th anniversary edition of Ken Dryden's classic hockey book The Game, across the top of the cover you'll see an endorsement by The Quill and Quire indicating that the book you're holding is...

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