I had heard about this book when the author was on NHL radio and started looking for it immediately. For hockey fans, or fans of the history of hockey, I would highly recommend this. The author is clearly a fan of hockey first and shares the statistical side of things as part of the overall story. For me, that is a plus, however, I could see a non-hockey fan struggling through the parts where detailed parts of seasons seem to bog the stories down. Reading this book in some ways brings back a part of life that I never liked which was the uncomfortable stand-off the U.S. had with the former Soviet regime that existed during my childhood. But, seeing things from the other side is worth every bit of the unease.