All I Needed to Know About Hockey I Learned from Stan Fischler

All I Needed to Know About Hockey I Learned from Stan Fischler

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 […]

by · March 7, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey Books, Hockey History
The NHL A Centennial History by D'Arcy Jenish

Book Review: The NHL A Centennial History

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.

by · January 6, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey Books, Hockey History
Book Review: My Last Fight by Darren McCarty

Book Review: My Last Fight by Darren McCarty

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 […]

by · December 31, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey Books
Book Review: Between The Pipes by Randi Druzin

Book Review: Between The Pipes by Randi Druzin

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 […]

by · December 13, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey Books
Book Review: The Final Call

Book Review: The Final Call

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: […]

by · November 26, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey Books
Ken Dryden’s ‘The Game’, 30th Anniversary Edition

Ken Dryden’s ‘The Game’, 30th Anniversary Edition

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 […]

by · November 25, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey Books, Montreal Canadiens
Book Review: Gordie Howe’s Son by Mark Howe

Book Review: Gordie Howe’s Son by Mark Howe

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) […]

by · November 19, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey Books
Stephen Harper’s “A Great Game” and its Not-So-Hidden Agenda

Stephen Harper’s “A Great Game” and its Not-So-Hidden Agenda

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 […]

by · November 19, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey Books
(Photo By Andy Martin Jr)

Fact, Figures, and Outside Perspectives on the Penguins

Don’t be surprised when the Penguins slip into a losing streak after the March 5 trade deadline.

Book Review: Rob Vollman’s Hockey Abstract

Book Review: Rob Vollman’s Hockey Abstract

“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 […]

by · August 5, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey Books
From Firewagon Hockey by Mike Leonetti (Mark Ascione)

Firewagon Hockey: The Game in the Eighties – Review

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 […]

by · April 26, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey Books
Next Goal Wins by Liam Maguire

Book Review: Next Goal Wins, NHL Trivia

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 […]

by · March 11, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey Books