Breakaway: The Inside Story of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Rebirth by Andrew Conte (2011, Indianapolis: Blue River Press. Hardcover. ISBN 9781935628101) Once upon a time, the Pittsburgh Penguins’ former home, the […]
Warriors on the Ice: Hockey’s Toughest Talk by Brian D’Ambrosio (2013: Jabberwocky Press. Kindle Edition. Pp. 229. $8.70.) As human beings, we’re taught that every story has two sides – […]
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 […]
The NHL is well on its way to celebrating 100 years of hockey entertainment. D’arcy Jenish commemorates those 100 years in The NHL A Centennial History.
When hockey fans drive their way to watch games every night throughout the winter they are often drawn to the arena by a simple love of watching goals, fast paced […]
Between the Pipes: A Revealing Look at Hockey’s Legendary Goalies, by Randi Druzin (2013, Canada: Greystone Books. Paperback. Pp. 256. $19.95. ISBN 978-1-77100-014-7) As writers, or even just as fans […]
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: […]
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 […]
Gordie Howe’s Son: A Hall of Fame Life in the Shadow of Mr. Hockey, by Mark Howe with Jay Greenberg (2013, Chicago: Triumph Books. Hardcover. Pp. 336. $25.95. ISBN 978-160078-847-5) […]
What does it say about Canada that the Prime Minister has written an extensively researched book about the beginnings of hockey? Perhaps it reveals that the sport is our great […]
Don’t be surprised when the Penguins slip into a losing streak after the March 5 trade deadline.
“Intelligence and hockey don’t go together.” Gilles Gratton Gratton, a 1970s goalie also known as Grattoonie the Loonie, was actually on to something. Intelligence–real-world, applicable smarts–has never had much of a […]