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The Final Call: Hockey Stories from a Legend in Stripes Paperback – Nov 15 2011
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"Kerry brought tremendous enthusiasm and energy every time he officiated. I was a younger player at the end of Kerry's officiating career but it was very clear to see his passion for what he did and for wanting to be the best he could be every time he took the ice. He always took the time to explain things when it was needed and remained professional at some of the most intense moments. He was fair and accountable, which is all you could ask for from any official, and of course he never had a hair out of place."--Sidney Crosby
"I always felt Kerry understood the psychology of hockey, and was always aware of the intimidation factor that was being presented by the teams or certain players. Kerry had the ability to maintain complete control of the game. I really believe he wanted the players themselves to play the game the way it was meant to be played. With courage, honour, and respect."--Mark Messier
"I always felt comfortable when Kerry Fraser was refereeing a game. He wa
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KERRY FRASER, born May 30, 1952, in Sarnia, Ontario, is the most senior referee in the National Hockey League. He joined the NHL Officials Association on September 1, 1973, and officiated his first game in the 1980-81 season. He will retire from officiating after the 2009-10 season. Fraser lives in New Jersey.See all Product Description
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He does addresses the two biggest controversies of his career (the '93 playoffs non-call on the LA Kings' Wayne Gretzky that Toronto Maple Leafs fans refuse to forget and the Quebec Nordiques goal he called off vs. the Montreal Canadiens in one of the wildest Battle of Quebec series ever that remains a sore point with Nords' fans to this day long after the team had moved to Denver). Even so I just thought the whole thing was too much of a light read when he really could have gotten into it like he does with his column on TSN.ca.
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This is a simple read but very very poorly written and NOT compelling at all.I was hoping for more ACTUAL hockey stories about true events! Read morePublished on Jan. 4 2011 by Mugsy
This book was purchased as a gift. Easy to shop for although I did not know the exact title. Book arrived in short order. Read morePublished on Jan. 4 2011 by Rachel
This book is a very easy read with some funny anecdotes. Overall, it's not a bad book, just not that compelling.Published on Dec 15 2010 by R Neumann