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Scotty: A Hockey Life Like No Other
by Ken Dryden

Language

English

Pages

391

Publication Date

October 29, 2019

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<b>NATIONAL BESTSELLER<br /><i><br />A hockey life like no other.</i></b><br /><br /><b><i>A hockey book like no other.</i></b><br /><br />Scotty Bowman is recognized as the best coach in hockey history, and one of the greatest coaches in all of sports. He won more games and more Stanley Cups than anyone else. Remarkably, despite all the changes in hockey, he coached at the very top for more than four decades, his first Cup win and his last an astonishing thirty-nine years apart. Yet perhaps most uniquely, different from anyone else who has ever lived or ever will again, he has experienced the best of hockey continuously since he was fourteen years old. With his precious standing room pass to the Montreal Forum, he saw "Rocket" Richard play at his peak every Saturday night. He saw Gordie Howe as a seventeen-year-old just starting out. He scouted Bobby Orr as a thirteen-year-old in Parry Sound, Ontario. He coached Guy Lafleur and Mario Lemieux. He coached against Wayne Gretzky. For the past decade, as an advisor for the Chicago Blackhawks, he has watched Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin, and Connor McDavid. He has seen it all <i>up close</i>. <br /><br />Ken Dryden was a Hall-of-Fame goaltender with the Montreal Canadiens. His critically acclaimed and bestselling books have shaped the way we read and think about hockey. <br /><br />Now the player and coach who won five Stanley Cups together team up once again.<br /><br />In <i>Scotty</i>, Dryden has given his coach a new test: Tell us about all these players and teams you've seen, but imagine yourself as their coach. Tell us about their weaknesses, not just their strengths. Tell us how you would coach them and coach against them. And then choose the top eight teams of all time, match them up against one another in a playoff series, and, separating the near-great from the great, tell us who would win. And why.<br /><br />This book is about a life—a hockey life, a Canadian life, a life of achievement. It is Scotty Bowman in his natural element, behind the bench one more time.
Nicklas Lidstrom: The Pursuit of Perfection
by , Bob Duff

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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The life and career of Nicklas Lidstrom almost reads like a real-life hockey fairy tale. Drafted by the Detroit Red Wings as a 19-year-old defenseman out of his native Sweden, Lidstrom spent the next two decades manning the Motor City blueline. During those years he became a Hockeytown legend, amassing a mind-boggling collection of accomplishments and accolades: four Stanley Cups, seven Norris Trophies as the NHL's best defenseman, a Conn Smythe Trophy, 12 All-Star selections, and gold medals in both the Olympics and World Championships.<br /> Off the ice, life appears equally idyllic: Lidstrom is uniformly respected and admired by opponents, observers, and teammates alike, and he and his wife of more than 20 years have four boys who split their time between Sweden and their adopted homeland.<br /> Perhaps only one question remains unanswered about the man teammates referred to as the Perfect Human: exactly how did he do it?<br /> In <i>Nicklas Lidstrom: The Pursuit of Perfection</i>, the Hall of Fame defenseman and a who's-who of hockey luminaries investigate and reveal precisely how he made dominating the game he loves appear so effortless. How did an unimposing prospect catch the eye of Red Wings scouts during an era when few Swedes made it to the NHL? What was the secret to his remarkable endurance and longevity, allowing him to miss just 44 games in 20 grueling NHL seasons? And what level of preparation and study was required to transform a man who was not the biggest or fastest at his position into one of the greatest defensemen in hockey history?<br /> You'll find the answers to all of this and more in <i>Nicklas Lidstrom: The Pursuit of Perfection</i>
The Nordic Lightning: An International Legacies Romance
by Camilla Stevens

Language

English

Pages

392

Publication Date

September 24, 2019

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<b>Hockey is my game.<br />She's my goal. </b><br /><br /><b>ERIK SØRENSON</b><br />Fast. Hot. Electrifying.<br />With a grin that could melt ice.<br />My life was going just fine here in Brooklyn where I’ve lived all my life.<br />Then, the player they call the Nordic Lightning came skating into it.<br />What I know about hockey I could fit on the tip of my little finger.<br />I know even less about Erik Sørenson.<br />But I’m a fast learner.<br />Almost as fast as he is in those skates.<br />I’ve learned he’s a Swedish import…or is it Norwegian?<br />I’ve learned he does things on the ice that make my head spin.<br />I’ve learned he’s the playmaker, the one that helps his teammates score—both on and off the ice.<br />Which is why I’m more shocked than anyone when he’s the one asking me out…in the most public way possible.<br /><br />But our worlds are as different as night and day.<br /><br /><b><i>So what happens when the player who is constantly on the move meets up with the woman who is happily rooted in place?</i></b><br /> <br />From Brooklyn to Scandinavia, this is another <b>BWWM Stand Alone</b> in the <i>International Legacies Romance</i> series.<br /><b>WARNING:</b> Due to adult content, 18+ Only<br /><br />
Jesse and the Ice Princess (Gulf City High Book 1)
by Michelle MacQueen

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English

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Publication Date

January 10, 2020

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<p>Rule #1 of the Gulf City High hockey team: <em>Don’t date the coach's daughter. </em><br />Not like Charlotte Morrison will ever speak to Jesse Carrigan, let alone date him. <br />The coach's only daughter is a robot. At least, that’s what they call her. Robot, Ice Princess… it all means the same thing: she won't lose sight of her figure skating goal no matter what it costs. <br /></p><p>Even if her dad’s team needs her. <br /></p><p>Even if the captain of said team learns her biggest secret. <br /></p><p><em>That the ice princess has game. </em><br /></p><p><em></em>And Jesse has to know more. He wants her to teach him, to teach the team how to fix their zero-win record. <br />As those icy walls of hers start to thaw, Jesse realizes he needs her out there on the ice with him, skating next to him where she belongs. <br />But she’s been a figure skater her entire life. How does hockey fit into her life of competitions? <br />Maybe the game isn't the win he needs. <br />After all, hockey is just that--<em>a game</em>. <br />And Charlotte Morrison? <em>She is life. </em><br />The only problem? She skates on the outside of his world, and he isn't sure how to make her see they belong on the same ice.</p><p><em>Beware of Zamboni shenanigans, adorable siblings taking care of each other, lots of hockey playing madness, and a sassy girl who goes after what she wants.</em></p><p><em></em><br /></p><p><u><strong>The Gulf City High Series:</strong></u><br /></p><ol><li><em>Jesse and the Ice Princess</em><br /></li><li><em>Roman and the Hopeless Romantic</em><br /></li><li><em>Spencer and the Younger Girl</em><br /></li><li><em>Nate and the Invisible Girl</em><br /></li></ol>
If These Walls Could Talk: Pittsburgh Penguins: Stories from the ...
by , Josh Yohe

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Penguins have become one of the most storied teams in NHL history, with five Stanley Cup championships and stars like Sidney Crosby, Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr, and Evgeni Malkin who have all left their mark. Phil Bourque, who helped earn two of those Stanley Cup victories, has gotten to witness more than his fair share of that history up close and personal. Through singular anecdotes only Bourque 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. Penguins  fans will not want to miss this.
The Grim Reaper: The Life and Career of a Reluctant Warrior
by Stu Grimson

Language

English

Pages

324

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<b>A powerful memoir from an NHL heavyweight champion who moved from the dressing room to the courtroom.</b><br /><br />NHL tough guys all tell the same story. <br /><br />They all grew up dreaming of skating in the big league as stars. Then one day, a coach tells them the only way to make it is to drop the gloves. And every guy says the same thing: I'll do whatever it takes to play in the NHL.<br /><br />Not Stu Grimson, though. When he was offered a contract to patrol the ice for the Calgary Flames, he said no thanks, and went to university instead. And that's the way Grimson has approached his career and his life: on his own terms. He stared down the toughest players on the planet for seventeen years, while working on his first university degree. He retired on his own terms, and went on to practice law, including a stint as in-house counsel for the NHLPA.<br /><br />This has put him in a unique position when it comes to commenting on the game. He's seen it from the trenches, and he's seen it from the courtroom. This puts him in the eye of the storm surrounding fighting and concussions. And he handles that the way he does everything: on his own terms. When Don Cherry called him out on televison, it was the seemingly indominable Cherry who backed down. Hockey fans will be fascinated by his data-driven defence of fighting.<br /><br />But in the end, this is not a book about fighting and locker-room stories. It's the story of a young man who ultimately took on the toughest role in pro sports and came out the other side. Where many others have not.
Hockey Gods: Inside the 2001-02 Red Wings' Hall of Fame Team
by Nicholas J. Cotsonika

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English

Pages

213

Publication Date

September 01, 2002

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No NHL team has ever had the collection of stars that the 2002 Stanley Cup champions had—nine players and a Hall of Fame coach. Learn the untold stories of how these players and coaches surrendered their own personal glory for a chance at holding aloft the Stanley Cup at season's end.
Eddie Olczyk: Beating the Odds in Hockey and in Life
by , Perry Lefko

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

October 08, 2019

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When Eddie Olczyk looks at his life, he can't believe how many times he's beaten the odds. At age sixteen, he was selected for the 1984 U.S. Olympic hockey team, and four months after the competition ended he was drafted in the first round by his hometown Chicago Blackhawks. He played alongside Mario Lemieux and Mark Messier and saw his name engraved on the Stanley Cup. He's brought hockey into American homes as one of the most recognizable voices of the sport, and he's even become a respected analyst in the world of horse racing, thanks to his talent as a bettor—Olczyk once won more than $500,000 picking the winners of six consecutive races while wagering only $168. But perhaps there is no greater example of Eddie O. beating the odds than in 2018 when he went into remission eight months after being diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer. He will readily admit that this was the greatest victory of his life. This memoir is an honest and emotional account of everything Olczyk has experienced: the sacrifices his parents made so he could pursue a career in the NHL, the joy of playing for the Hawks, the mental and physical stress involved in the life of a professional athlete, the incredible moments he's called from the broadcast booth, and the profound lessons learned while battling cancer.
Toronto and the Maple Leafs: A City and Its Team
by Lance Hornby

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English

Pages

211

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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<p><b>100 years of love, celebration, heartbreak, and even parades</b></p><br /><p>On December 19, 2017, the Toronto Maple Leafs officially turn 100. In the spirit of the centenary celebrations, <i>Toronto and the Maple Leafs</i> explores the city’s relationship with its most beloved sports team. No matter how many times the Jays and Raptors make the playoffs, it’s a Leafs game that still brings the city together on a cold Saturday night and fuels the talk shows all summer. But why are fans so absorbed by a team that has not won a Cup in 50 years?</p><br /><p>Veteran Leafs and NHL columnist Lance Hornby gives readers an insider’s perspective on how the pulse of the city and team became one through two world wars, the Depression, the zany Harold Ballard years, and, until recently, dysfunctional hockey operations. <i>Toronto and the Maple Leafs</i> includes insights and stories from Mayor John Tory to Joe Fan; from influential voices of the Leafs, such as Foster Hewitt and Joe Bowen, to the ushers, cleaners, and ticket scalpers. Not to mention a funeral director who performs Leafs-themed services.</p><br /><p>An unforgettable book about the good teams, bad games, and bizarre times of this franchise’s history, this is the perfect companion for every Leafs fan.</p>
Building an Uncommon Champion: Help Your Child Redefine Success
by Jennifer Matras

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English

Pages

97

Publication Date

August 03, 2018

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<h2>BUILDING AN UNCOMMON CHAMPION</h2><br /> <br />Do you have a child who loves to play hockey and dreams of being on a college, NHL or Olympic team one day? So many children dream of this success, yet so few reach it. How come? In this book, <i>Building an Uncommon Champion</i>, Jennifer Matras will teach you from years of experience of working with athletes and also training with retired Navy SEALS, who are known as the best of the best, on how to help your child get to the next level along with helping them sustain success for a lifetime. <br /><br />Other books may claim to get others to another level, but they only focus on building speed or strength. Our program gives your child an <i>uncommon</i> advantage with proven techniques to enhance and sustain one’s abilities in the arena, weight room and classroom along with building world class leadership skills. <br /><br />Through this book your child will gain uncommon results in:<ul><br /><br /><li>Mental toughness</li><br /><li>Focus and discipline</li><br /><li>Communication skills</li><br /><li>Self-confidence</li><br /><li>Healthier relationships</li><br /><li>Over-all performance</li><br /><li>And much more!</li></ul><br /><br />Don’t miss out on learning how to tap into the God given tools He gives us to be the best we can be. Here’s to leaving common for someone else!

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