One of hockey`s greatest and most well-connected television executives, Ralph Mellanby, recalls his relationship with some of the game`s most influential individuals, from lawyers to coaches to managers, owners, and even those who ran the NHL. Mellanby left his mark on the game and writes about others who have also gained fame and fortune working in the game that they love.
One of the most powerful men in television and a driving force behind Canada`s most popular TV show, Hockey Night in Canada, Ralph Mellanby recalls his association with some of the most instrumental men in the hockey industry, as well as his involvement in some of hockey`s greatest events ever.
Mellanby takes readers behind the scenes to discover what made many of the game`s greatest individuals tick and what they were like when the camera wasn`t rolling.
Walking with Legends includes five sections on 25 of hockey`s biggest names and two of the greatest events in hockey history, the 1972 Summit Series and the 1980 Winter Olympics.
From the decision makers (Clarence Campbell, Gary Bettman and John Zeigler) to the brass (Scotty Bowman, Glen Sather and Cliff Fletcher) to the ice men (Bobby Orr, Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe and Bobby Hull) and hundreds of others, Mellanby knows them all, has worked with them all, and recounts his experiences in his mind-blowing and entertaining memoir.