As much as golf or baseball, hockey is bound to its traditions and history. Grand stories of the "Original Six," unending bus rides across the frozen Prairies, and "lacing 'em up" after disfiguring facial lacerations are as much a part of the game as the sticks and pucks. In For the Love of Hockey
, Chris McDonell has compiled the personal stories of 91 of the game's greatest talents. From vintage photos to Gordie Howe explaining how he acquired his first pair of skates, this book is special. Highlights? Try these: a photo of a young
Ray Bourque; Ted Lindsay telling of his struggle in starting the player's association; Sergei Federov's tale of childhood hockey in Russia; "Boom Boom" Geoffrion recalling his introducing the slap shot to the NHL; a photo of Lanny McDonald and his massive red moustache. There are gems scattered generously throughout this book, and the spirit of old time hockey is alive and well within these pages. --S. Duda
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