Game Misconduct: Alan Eagleson and the Corruption of Hockey Hardcover – Oct 26 1995
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“A masterpiece of investigative journalism.”
–Lester Munson, Sports Illustrated
About the Author
Russ Conway has worked at the Eagle-Tribune of Lawrence, Massachusetts, since 1967. “Cracking the Ice,” the investigative series from which this book was developed, won many regional and national newspaper awards and was runner-up for a Pulitzer Prize.
Top Customer Reviews
Conway methodically documents the path Eagelson traveled in his rise from virtual unknown to head of the NHLPA and major sports agent. How one man can succeed in an environment of obvious conflicts of interest is testimony to the ruthlessness of major sports team ownership and the naivete of the young professional athlete. Conway brings the reader to 1996 and the Eagelson indictments in US Feredal Courts in Boston but unfortunately is unable to report on the successful extradition of Eagelson to the US from Canadan proving money has its benefits.
This is a well researched book on the corruption of major sports in Norht America. Conway deserves praise for exposing the cold and calculating Eagelson who profited from the agony and injury of players he represented as agent and NHLPA head. Anyone interested in major sports off the field will be amazed by this book
Most recent customer reviews
Learned a lot more than I already knew. Still enjoyed reading the book. Learned also more players than I knew about.Published on Dec 19 2013 by Bruce Allanson
The detail provided by Russ Conway is so easily digested. In the end, it's surprising how lacklustre the RCMP could have been in their investigation. Read morePublished on Dec 13 2013 by Horn
Russ Conway has written a wonderful investigative piece about a man who is truly a disgraceful figure in the history of Canadian hockey. Read morePublished on Feb. 18 1999