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 […]
Firewagon Hockey: The Game in the Eighties. By Mike Leonetti. (2004, Toronto: Firefly Books. Paperback. Pp. 224. $24.95. ISBN 978-1-5529-7911-2) The term ‘fire-wagon hockey’ was coined in the 1950s, but […]
Next Goal Wins!: The Ultimate NHL Historian’s One-of-a-Kind Collection of Hockey Trivia By Liam Maguire, with a foreword by Wayne Gretzky. (2012, Toronto: Random House Canada. Softcover. Pp. 227. $19.50 […]
99 : My Life in Pictures, by Wayne Gretzky. Foreword by John Davidson. Edited by Dan Diamond. (1999, Toronto: Total Sports. Hardcover. 240 pages. ISBN 978-1-8921-2919-2) On April 19, 14 […]
Books that fit in your pocket can be useful. One can pull it out in the car, maybe the mall, or even the ridiculously-long line at the grocery store. Better yet, there’s one book you can quickly pull out at the rink, and this it it.
There have been books about hockey scouts before. And there have been more than a few great murder mysteries written. But novels about hockey scouts who get caught up in a murder mystery? They come few and far between.