“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.
Now 45 years removed from the last Stanley Cup victory, the Toronto Maple Leafs struggle to approach the glory the team once had. The dynastic Leaf team of the 1960s has reached something of a mythic status.
Ballad of the Whiskey Robber: A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts by Julian Rubinstein (2005, New York: Back Bay Books. […]
Reviewing Bruce Dowbiggin’s ‘The Stick; A history, a celebration, an elegy’, a useful and enjoyable look at an icon of hockey.
Dropping the Gloves: Inside the Fiercely Combative World of Professional Hockey. By Barry Melrose, with Roger Vaughan. (2012, Toronto: Fenn/M&S. Hardcover. Pp. 240. $27.99 US / $29.99 CAN. ISBN 978-0-7710-5694-9.) […]
Paul Henderson is best known as a former NHL player and hero of the 1972 Summit Series for Canada. The majority of people who have any idea about the name ‘Paul Henderson’ will make that connection. And, most recently, it’s become known that he now is dealing with cancer.
The Hockey News is a famous hockey publication that pumps out great content on a regular basis but does that mean you should go ahead and read their Top 10?