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We Did Everything But Win: Former New York Rangers Remember the Emile Francis Era (1964-1976)
We Did Everything But Win
Former New York Rangers Remember the Emile Francis Era (1964-1976)
Hardcover      ISBN: 1510722300
We Did Everything But Win: An Oral History of the Emile Francis Era New York Rangers (1964-1976) is an entertaining account of one of the most exciting and unforgettable periods in the history of the Broadway Blueshirts as told by Francis as well as several of his players.

George Grimm chronicles each season of the Francis era when "The Cat" transformed them from perennial league doormats to a team that made it to the Stanley Cup playoffs for nine consecutive seasons, including a Finals appearance in 1972. There are also chapters detailing Emile's playing career and his hiring as general manager as well as the aftermath of his dismissal and an analysis of his tenure behind the bench and as GM. It was during those years that the National Hockey League doubled in size and the Rangers moved into a brand-new Madison Square Garden. As the popularity of the National Hockey League skyrocketed, who could forget the Rangers' battles on the ice with Boston's Big Bad Bruins and Philadelphia's Broad Street Bullies and showdowns with the Montreal Canadiens and Chicago Black Hawks? All the great moments are here including a heart-stopping, triple-overtime victory in the 1971 playoffs and Vic Hadfield's 50th goal the following season.

We Did Everything But Win is a tribute to the Rangers of that era; Jacques Plante and Marcel Paille, Eddie Giacomin and Gilles Villemure, Harry Howell and Jim "The Chief" Neilson, "The Old Smoothies," the "G-A-G Line," and the "Bulldog Line." It's the story of colorful players with nicknames like "Boomer," "Stemmer," and "Sarge" and fan favorites such as Brad Park, Rod Gilbert, Jean Ratelle, Walt Tkaczuk. It's all here--the highs and the lows, the inspiring victories, the devastating losses, and the funny moments along the way.
Wearing the C: Leadership Secrets from Hockey's Greatest Captains
Wearing the C
Leadership Secrets from Hockey's Greatest Captains
Hardcover      ISBN: 1600787576

Wearing the "C" insignia on the uniform--a badge of honor reserved for team captains--is professional hockey's highest honor, and this study discusses how many of the NHL's all-time greatest players were captains. This exciting new book--an entertaining and enlightening blend of hockey stories and leadership lessons--reveals the secrets of hockey's greatest captains by asking questions such as What does it take to lead a team to championship? What are the keys to overcoming unexpected adversity? and How does a captain manage strong egos from diverse backgrounds into a unified, focused team? To get the inside story, author Ross Bernstein interviewed more than 100 of the all-time greatest captains, assistant captains, and head coaches, including Wayne Gretzky, Scotty Bowman, Phil Esposito, and Joe Sakic. An ideal book for any hockey fan, this work recounts some of the greatest moments in NHL history.

Weight Training for Hockey: The Ultimate Guide
Weight Training for Hockey
The Ultimate Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 193254982x

This is a comprehensive and up-to-date hockey-specific training guide based on hundreds of on-ice tests performed on professional hockey players from North America and Europe. The book contains descriptions and photographs of the most effective weight training, flexibility, and abdominal exercises used by hockey players world-wide. Inside, you will find year-round hockey-specific programs that will improve your performance and get you results.