The Game: 30th Anniversary Edition Paperback – Oct 22 2013
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About the Author
Ken Dryden is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame and the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame and is widely recognized as one of the greatest goaltenders of all time. During Dryden’s eight seasons in goal, the Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup six times, and Dryden won the Conn Smythe Trophy, Calder Cup and Vezina trophy six times. A graduate of Cornell University and, in law, McGill University, he is the author of three other books, Home Game, The Moved and the Shaken and In School. Ken served as a member of parliament, including as a cabinet minister, and was recently inducted into the Order of Canada. He lives in Toronto.
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Dryden profiles his teammate’s capabilities on the ice and theirs quirks off the ice. He observes team culture and interpersonal actions. This gives the reader a picture of what it is like to be on a NHL hockey team.
Dryden also peaks at Canadian culture when he writes about French Anglo relations in Montreal. He describes Toronto ‘The Good’ and portrays in depth the backyard hockey games that produced so many hockey players. He looks at the game when it was a onside game before forward passing was allowed. He critics the forward pass as a loss of skill that inaugurated the dump and chase style of game. He also critics the Soviet game of puck possession as predictable and not realistic because of the many transitions in the game.
This book was a best seller when it was first published. At that time it was considered a unique look at Canada and its game. It is still relevant for people who love sports books and for people studying Canadian culture.
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Superb. What glimpse into being inside a NHL locker room and a perspective outsiders would never have imagined. A must read for any hockey fan.Published 13 months ago by Eric Yuan