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If These Walls Could Talk: Chicago Blackhawks: Stories from the C...
by , Denis Savard

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

November 15, 2017

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<DIV>Led by stars like Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith, and Brent Seabrook, the Chicago Blackhawks are a modern NHL powerhouse, as much a part of Chicago as the Willis Tower or The Bean at Millennium Park. In <I>If These Walls Could Talk: Chicago Blackhawks</I>, Mark Lazerus chronicles the team's rise from the dark ages of the 2000s to the golden age of the 2010s through never-before-told stories from inside the dressing room, aboard the team plane, at the players' homes, and — especially in the case of the rowdy 2009-2010 team that started it all — in countless Chicago bars. <I>If These Walls Could Talk: Chicago Blackhawks</I> will bring readers closer to their favorite players than ever before. It's a book Hawks fans won't want to be without.</DIV>
Ice Capades: A Memoir of Fast Living and Tough Hockey
by , Michael McKinley

Language

English

Pages

323

Publication Date

October 24, 2017

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<b>Controversial hockey star Sean Avery's no-holds-barred memoir of high living and bad behavior in the NHL—coupled with the behind-the-scenes glitter of celebrity and media nightlife in New York and LA.<br /> </b><br /> As one of the NHL’s most polarizing players, Sean Avery turned the rules of professional hockey on its head. For thirteen seasons, Avery played for some of the toughest, most storied franchises in the league, including the Detroit Red Wings, the Los Angeles Kings, and the New York Rangers, making his mark in each city as a player that was sometimes loved, often despised, but always controversial.<br />  <br /> In <i>Ice Capades</i>, Avery takes his trademark candidness about the world of pro hockey and does for it what Jim Bouton's game-changing <i>Ball Fou</i>r did for baseball. Avery goes deep inside the sport to reveal every aspect of an athlete’s life, from what they do with their money and nights off to how they stay sharp and competitive in the league. While playing the talented villain in the NHL, Avery broke far away from his on-ice character in the off-season, and <i>Ice Capades </i>takes the reader inside the other unexpected and unprecedented roles that Avery inhabited—<i>Vogue</i> intern, fashion model, advertising executive, restauranteur, gay rights advocate, and many more.<br />  <br /> Love him or hate him, Sean Avery changed the way professional hockey is played today. Rollickingly honest and compelling throughout, <i>Ice Capades</i> transcends the “sports book” genre and offers a rare, unvarnished glimpse into the world of 21st century hockey through the eyes of one of its most original and memorable players.
Game Change: The Life and Death of Steve Montador, and the Future...
by Ken Dryden

Language

English

Pages

370

Publication Date

October 17, 2017

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<b>From the bestselling author and Hall of Famer Ken Dryden, this is the story of NHLer Steve Montador—who was diagnosed with CTE after his death in 2015—the remarkable evolution of hockey itself, and a passionate prescriptive to counter its greatest risk in the future: head injuries.</b><br /> <b> </b><br /> Ken Dryden’s <i>The Game</i> is acknowledged as the best book about hockey, and one of the best books about sports ever written.  Then came <i>Home Game</i> (with Roy MacGregor), also a major TV-series, in which he explored hockey’s significance and what it means to Canada and Canadians. Now, in his most powerful and important book yet, <i>Game Change</i>, Ken Dryden tells the riveting story of one player’s life, examines the intersection between science and sport, and expertly documents the progression of the game of hockey—where it began, how it got to where it is, where it can go from here and, just as exciting to play and watch, how it can get there.
Behind the Bench: Inside the Minds of Hockey's Greatest Coaches
by , Sidney Crosby

Language

English

Pages

270

Publication Date

October 01, 2017

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<DIV>They are motivators, key strategists, tough bosses, and choreographers. They can be branded as heroes, ousted as scapegoats, quietly valued as friends, and everything in between. It's all in the job description for an NHL head coach. In <I>Behind the Bench</I>, ESPN's Craig Custance sits down for film sessions and candid conversations with some of the game's most notable modern luminaries—names like Mike Babcock, Joel Quenneville, Dan Bylsma, Todd McLellan, Ken Hitchcock, and Claude Julien—all of whom share their singular views on topics ranging from leadership secrets to on-ice game plans. Dissect some of hockey's greatest moments with the men who set the pieces in motion. Go straight to the source on what it's like to manage a dressing room full of the league's top stars or execute line changes with everything at stake. Signature games, including Stanley Cup finals, Olympic gold medal clashes, and World Championship contests—both wins and losses—are reflected upon and broken down in detail, making this essential reading for current and aspiring coaches, players, and hockey fans alike.</DIV>
If These Walls Could Talk: Detroit Red Wings: Stories from the De...
by , Mickey Redmond

Language

English

Pages

346

Publication Date

October 15, 2017

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<DIV><I>The Detroit Red Wings</I> are one of the most successful and unparalleled teams in the NHL, with 11 Stanley Cup victories and a perpetual playoff presence. Author Ken Daniels, as the longtime play-by-play voice for the Wings, has gotten to witness more than his fair share of that action up close and personal. Through singular anecdotes only Daniels can tell as well as conversations with current and past players, this book provides fans with a one-of-a-kind, insider's look into the great moments, the lowlights, and everything in between. Citizens of Hockeytown will not want to be without this book.</DIV>
Nine Lessons I Learned from My Father
by Murray Howe

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

October 31, 2017

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<b>As a child, Murray Howe wanted to be like his father. He was an adult before he realized that didn't necessarily mean playing hockey.</b><br /><br />Gordie Howe may have been the greatest player in the history of hockey, but greatness was never defined by goals or assists in the Howe household. Greatness meant being the best person you could be, not the best player on the ice.<br /><br />     Unlike his two brother, Murray Howe failed in his attempt to follow in his father's footsteps to become a professional athlete. Yet his failure brought him to the realization that his dream wasn't really to be a pro hockey player. His dream was to be his father. To be amazing at something, but humble and gracious. To be courageous, and stand up for the little guy. To be a hero. You don't need to be a hockey player to do that. What he learned was that it was a waste of time wishing you were like someone else.<br /><br />     When Gordie Howe passed away in 2016, it was Murray who was asked to deliver the eulogy. <i>Nine Lessons I Learned from My Father</i> takes the reader through the hours Murray spent writing the words that would give shape to his father's leagcy--the hours immediately after his hero's death, as he gathers his thoughts and memories, and makes sense of what his remarkable father meant to him. The result is nine pieces of wisdom, built out of hundreds of stories, that show us the man behind the legend and give us a glimpse of what we can learn from this incredible life.
Happy Valley Hockey
by Ben Jones

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English

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Publication Date

November 13, 2017

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A hundred years of waiting finally paid off as the phone rang at Joe Battista’s house in the winter of 2005. On the other end, a soon-to-be-billionaire Penn State alum with an interest in hockey and philanthropy. Not long after the puck dropped at Pegula Ice Arena for the first time, Penn State found itself in the thick of the NCAA Tournament. This is the story of how the Nittany Lions got there and people who made it happen.<br /><br />StateCollege.com Sports Editor Ben Jones takes you behind the scenes as the program is built and into the locker room to recount some of the program’s most pivotal games.
Hat Tricks From Heaven: The Story of an Athlete in His Own Prison...
by Kate Genovese

Language

English

Pages

201

Publication Date

October 30, 2017

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This is the incredible story of a woman’s roller coaster ride as she moves from the non-stop joy of mothering, to the realization that her son has become a participant in a deadly epidemic.<br /><br />A golden boy grows up in a loving family, surrounded by friends, effortlessly sailing through high school, college and a promotions career. What could be wrong? <br /><br />Along with being the captain of the hockey team came six surgeries for sports-related injuries, that resulted in an escalating opioid addiction. Besides this, a dark secret from his past was lurking, waiting to see the light of day.<br /><br />
If These Walls Could Talk: Philadelphia Flyers
by , Bernie Parent

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

November 01, 2017

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<DIV>From the days of Bobby Clarke, Bernie Parent, and the Broad Street Bullies, and up to the current era with stars like Claude Giroux and Shayne Gostisbehere, Lou Nolan has lived and breathed Flyers hockey as the team's longtime public address announcer. In <I>If These Walls Could Talk: Philadelphia Flyers</I>, Nolan provides insight into the Flyers' inner sanctum as only he can. Featuring conversations with players past and present as well as off-the-wall anecdotes only Nolan can tell, this is your rinkside ticket to some of the most memorable moments and characters in Philadelphia hockey history.</DIV>
100 Things Capitals Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (100 Th...
by , Craig Laughlin

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English

Pages

417

Publication Date

November 01, 2017

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<DIV>Plenty of Capitals fans have taken in a game at the Verizon Center and cheered the team on during thrilling recent playoff runs. But only real fans know the full history of the "Save the Caps" campaign or have rocked the red in enemy territory. <I>100 Things Capitals Fans Should Know &amp; Do Before They Die</I> is the ultimate resource for true fans of the Caps. Whether you were there through the early dark days of the franchise, or whether you're a more recent supporter of Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, these are the 100 things every fan needs to know and do in their lifetime. Experienced sportswriter Ben Raby has collected every essential piece of Caps knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist as you progress on your way to fan superstardom.</DIV>

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