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Saving the Game: Pro Hockey's Quest to Raise its Game from Crisis to New Heights Hardcover – Apr 4 2006


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  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: McClelland & Stewart; 1st Edition edition (April 4 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0771064349
  • ISBN-13: 978-0771064340
  • Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 3.2 x 23.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 771 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #913,733 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“From the moment I started reading Saving the Game, it was evident that this book is different from most hockey books out there. Like any good book, it is quite simply an engaging read. But it also tackles many of the issues of our sport comprehensively and with an uncommon depth of insight. It takes the challenges and changes in our game and addresses them with courage and a constructive approach. Do I always agree with him; certainly not, but the perspective of this former player is clearly something rare and special that sets this book apart. Even among player perspectives, the book is unique — it is written not out of the self-interest so often heard today from people in the hockey industry, but from the perspective of the game itself, and for the good of everyone touched by it.”
—Canadian hockey legend Paul Henderson from the Foreword



“In Saving the Game, Mark takes the sport he has lived and loved so dearly and reflects its strengths and flaws in the mirror, for all to assess. He brings a mathematical rigour to the pursuit of understanding and the search for solutions, yet one driven by a deep-seated and unquestionable devotion and passion for the game, bolstered by triumphs and tested by disappointments.”
—from the Introduction by Michael Grange

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Advance praise

“From the moment I started reading Saving the Game, it was evident that this book is different from most hockey books out there. Like any good book, it is quite simply an engaging read. But it also tackles many of the issues of our sport comprehensively and with an uncommon depth of insight. It takes the challenges and changes in our game and addresses them with courage and a constructive approach. Do I always agree with him; certainly not, but the perspective of this former player is clearly something rare and special that sets this book apart. Even among player perspectives, the book is unique — it is written not out of the self-interest so often heard today from people in the hockey industry, but from the perspective of the game itself, and for the good of everyone touched by it.” —Canadian hockey legend Paul Henderson from the Foreword

“In Saving the Game, Mark takes the sport he has lived and loved so dearly and reflects its strengths and flaws in the mirror, for all to assess. He brings a mathematical rigour to the pursuit of understanding and the search for solutions, yet one driven by a deep-seated and unquestionable devotion and passion for the game, bolstered by triumphs and tested by disappointments.” —from the Introduction by Michael Grange

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Don Marshall on April 19 2006
This book is a fascinating, and exciting journey into the hockey world. If you have ever been intrigued by the world of pro hockey, or the world of pro sports in general, then this is the book for you! I have been playing, and following hockey since I was a child (like most other Canadians) and thought I knew hockey pretty well. After the first few pages of this book, I realized I had a lot to learn! As a reader, you are taken on a tour of the sport, from an insider's perspective, from the very beginning through to the present day, and even where hockey can and should go in the future. I strongly suggest you check this book out!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Vaughan Carrozza on June 10 2006
I got this book on Thursday after seeing the author on Breakfast Television. So far I'm over 2/3 of the way thru, and it's great!! One of the best hockey books I've seen. I'm going to buy another copy for my Dad for Father's Day. He'll love it. My Dad talks about this stuff all the time! Ciao. -V.
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Mark Moore: A Young Ken Dryden April 13 2006
By Simone Shultz - Published on Amazon.com
This is a must read! Not only is Moore astute, engaging, and gorgeous-(check out that author photo!), but his passion for the game is palpable and contagious. His frustrations with the state of the game, rather than rant-like, are constructively channeled. Moore offers many realistic and intelligent potential solutions to a number of problematic issues in hockey today. This compelling read makes a perfect gift for hockey loving husbands and wives alike!
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highly recommend this book April 18 2006
By sarah munson - Published on Amazon.com
What a find! This book is such a welcome departure from the tired and unsinspired pages filling most other hockey books out there. It is intelligently written and you can't help but feel Moore's passion for the game as you read- whether you have followed the game for years or are new to the sport, this book will definitely speak to you. I am an avid hockey fan, but this book offered me a fresh perspective on the game I thought I already knew very well. Moore presents thorough and surprisingly balanced arguments in ways I had not thought of before... Highly recommend this thoughtful read.

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