Sports Illustrated Hockey Talk: From Hat Tricks to Headshots and Everything In-Between

Sports Illustrated Hockey Talk From Hat Tricks to Headshots and Everything In Between From the leader in sports writing comes a collection of stories that examine just about every aspect of the game the players the league and what it means to the fans For true hockey fans there is no

  • Title: Sports Illustrated Hockey Talk: From Hat Tricks to Headshots and Everything In-Between
  • Author: Sports Illustrated
  • ISBN: 9780771083228
  • Page: 451
  • Format: Paperback
  • From the leader in sports writing comes a collection of stories that examine just about every aspect of the game the players, the league and what it means to the fans For true hockey fans, there is no sport as great, as fast, as competitive, or as important as their beloved hockey game The teams, the organizations, and the players are a part of their family and SaturdayFrom the leader in sports writing comes a collection of stories that examine just about every aspect of the game the players, the league and what it means to the fans For true hockey fans, there is no sport as great, as fast, as competitive, or as important as their beloved hockey game The teams, the organizations, and the players are a part of their family and Saturday night is better known as hockey night As children, we hockey fans would wake at 6am, jump into the back of a cold station wagon and head off with Dad or Mom at the wheel to our hockey games Sleep deprived, cold and tired it didn t matter how low we felt because as soon as those skates were laced, it was game on We traded the cards, we followed the players, and we watched as our team fought through the regular season to earn their rightful place in the post season There is nothing like the feeling of seeing your team go all the way, seeing them hoist that cherished Cup that Lord Stanley so kindly gifted to the Dominion of Canada, seeing the tears in the eyes of these grown men, these ice warriors We love this game of ours, and we can t get enough, so thank you Sports Illustrated for bringing us .In this book, Sports Illustrated s most prolific hockey writers give us the honest goods on hockey They tell us about the players, the infractions, the best series, the most contentious of battles and the most glorious of victories This is hockey in its truest form This is hockey writing for hockey lovers and with an array of Sports Illustrated photos throw in for added benefit This is just about the best damn book available on hockey, anywhere, period.

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    1. The purpose of the eighteen articles included in Sports Illustrated's "Hockey Talk" were to capture the essence of the game through an examination of some of its greatest moments (Sidney Crosby's overtime goal in the gold medal game of the 2010 Olympics), its greatest players (Bobby Orr, Wayne Gretzky, Maurice Richard, Guy Lafleur, Gordie Howe), its most influential figures (Don Cherry, Scotty Bowman) and some of hockey's great human interest stories. Because each article was printed in the maga [...]

    2. This is actually an excellent read for someone extremely interested in historical NHL background, ranging from Scotty Bowman's pre-Detroit Red Wings coaching stint to a feature about a 16-year-old competiting for Sault Ste. Marie -- some young guy named Gretzky. These are some of the best stories compiled for this Sports Illustrated book, a book that is entertaining and informative about the insights and background of the game.The book almost mandates a look at the greats of the game -- Gretzky, [...]

    3. I absolutely loved this book. My love for hockey may have contributed but the stories that they were able to fit into one book were amazing. Some were of record breaking milestones while others were just of career long rivalries. They had stories from the 1980s all the way up to a few years ago, so being able to read about all these storie from these different decades was quite interesting. Recommend to any hockey fan.

    4. An interesting collection of past and present newspaper articles on hockey. A very good way to sustain one's hockey-deprived self during the great lock-out of 2012.

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