Hockey
100 Things Sharks Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die
100 Things Sharks Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die
Paperback      ISBN: 1629371947

Most San Jose Sharks fans have attended a game at SAP Center and remember where they were when the team played its first game in 1991. But only real fans know all three of the team's entrance songs or which name actually came in first place during the franchise's "name the team" contest. This book is the ultimate resource for true fans of San Jose hockey. Whether you're a die-hard fan from the days of Owen Nolan or a new supporter of Joe Pavelski, this book contains everything Sharks fans should know, see, and do.

100 Years, 100 Moments: A Centennial of NHL Hockey
100 Years, 100 Moments
A Centennial of NHL Hockey
Hardcover      ISBN: 0771051212
For the NHL's 100th season, a fan-friendly, argument starter of a book, compiling the 100 most impactful moments in league history.

From ostentatious scoring totals to unstoppable teams destined for championships, the NHL boasts a history of greatness. But as die-hard fans well know, greatness isn't the whole story. In this image-rich, licenced celebration of the NHL's past and present, veteran hockey journalist Scott Morrison mines a century of NHL hockey to find the game's 100 most important moments. From Bobby Orr's 1969-70 trophy haul, to Detroit coach Scotty Bowman's unprecedented icing of five Russians at once on the Red Wings' way to their first of several Stanley Cups, the Stastny brothers' defection, and Roger Neilson reviewing a game on VHS, these moments weren't always the photogenic peaks of athletic glory that graced the morning news, but each of them changed the game.
2016-2017 Official Rules of the NHL
2016-2017 Official Rules of the NHL
Paperback      ISBN: 1629373087

Extremely thorough and expertly detailed, this guide is the most valuable resource for referees, coaches, leagues, and serious fans of the National Hockey League. The singular resource for the official rules of the game, updated for the most recent changes, this book includes everything that is necessary to know in order to be a professional hockey experton or off the ice. From puck dimensions to penalty calls, and with informative diagrams and a complete index, nothing is overlooked in this essential hockey reference."

99: Stories of the Game
99
Stories of the Game
Hardcover      ISBN: 0399575472
"The Great One" weaves memories of his legendary career with an inside look at the sport of professional hockey, and the heroes and stories that inspired him.

From minor-hockey phenomenon to Hall of Fame sensation, Wayne Gretzky rewrote the record books, his accomplishments becoming the stuff of legend. Dubbed "The Great One," he is considered by many to be the greatest hockey player who ever lived. No one has seen more of the game than he has--but he has never discussed in depth just what it was he saw.

For the first time, Gretzky discusses candidly what the game looks like to him and introduces us to the people who inspired and motivated him: mentors, teammates, rivals, the famous and the lesser known. Weaving together lives and moments from an extraordinary career, he reflects on the players who inflamed his imagination when he was a kid, the way he himself figured in the dreams of so many who came after; takes us onto the ice and into the dressing rooms to meet the friends who stood by him and the rivals who spurred him to greater heights; shows us some of the famous moments in hockey history through the eyes of someone who regularly made that history.

Warm, direct, and revelatory, it is a book that gives us number 99, the man and the player, like never before.
America's Coach: Life Lessons & Wisdom for Gold Medal Success: A Biographical Journey of the Late Hockey Icon Herb Brooks
America's Coach
Life Lessons & Wisdom for Gold Medal Success: A Biographical Journey of the Late Hockey Icon Herb Brooks
Paperback      ISBN: 0963487191

Get the official, authorized biography of the late hockey icon Herb Brooks, the legendary coach of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Miracle on Ice. This book chronicles his rise to the National Hockey League and delves into the secrets of his success.

Before the Stars: Early Major League Hockey and the St. Paul Athletic Club Team
Before the Stars
Early Major League Hockey and the St. Paul Athletic Club Team
Paperback      ISBN: 1681340763

In the early twentieth century, before the National Hockey League had established a presence in the United States, a team from St. Paul played at the highest levels of hockey in the country. Sports historian Roger A. Godin resurrects the story of the St. Paul Athletic Club team--the AC's--and argues they were instrumental in turning Minnesota into one of the nation's first hockey hotbeds and gave birth to what is now known as the "State of Hockey." Godin also paints a fascinating history of the evolution of the sport from its amateur days to the arrival of the professional version we see today.

In Before the Stars Godin traces the development of the AC's from their origins to their capture of the MacNaughton Cup in 1916 as winners of the American Amateur Hockey Association title and to their later battles in 1922 and 1923 at the national finals of the U.S. Amateur Hockey Association. Godin profiles players such as Tony Conroy, Ed Fitzgerald, Cy Weidenborner, Emmy Garrett, and Frank "Moose" Goheen, who led the AC's to national prominence and was the second American player elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto after the legendary Hobey Baker. Godin argues that Goheen was the greatest player that Minnesota ever produced and one of the best players of his era.

Readers are taken back to a time when players fielded seven-man teams using rovers, angry skaters swung at opposing coaches and referees, goal umpires raised white flags to signal goals, and fans watched games in massive hippodromes and celebrated their teams in torchlight parades. Before the Stars is a captivating history of the sport's early years and a must read for any hockey fan.

Before the Stars: Early Major League Hockey and the St. Paul Athletic Club Team
Before the Stars
Early Major League Hockey and the St. Paul Athletic Club Team
Hardcover      ISBN: 0873514769

In the early twentieth century, before the National Hockey League had established a presence in the United States, a team from St. Paul played at the highest levels of hockey in the country. Sports historian Roger A. Godin resurrects the story of the St. Paul Athletic Club team--the AC's--and argues they were instrumental in turning Minnesota into one of the nation's first hockey hotbeds and gave birth to what is now known as the State of Hockey. Godin also paints a fascinating history of the evolution of the sport from its amateur days to the arrival of the professional version we see today. In Before the Stars Godin traces the development of the AC's from their origins to their capture of the MacNaughton Cup in 1916 as winners of the American Amateur Hockey Association title and to their later battles in 1922 and 1923 at the national finals of the U.S. Amateur Hockey Association. Godin profiles players such as Tony Conroy, Ed Fitzgerald, Cy Weidenborner, Emmy Garrett, and Frank Moose Goheen, who led the AC's to national prominence and was the second American player elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto after the legendary Hobey Baker. Godin argues that Goheen was the greatest player that Minnesota ever produced and one of the best players of his era. Readers are taken back to a time when players fielded seven-man teams using rovers, angry skaters swung at opposing coaches and referees, goal umpires raised white flags to signal goals, and fans watched games in massive hippodromes and celebrated their teams in torchlight parades. Before the Stars is a captivating history of the sport's early years and a must read for any hockey fan.



Behind the Bench
Behind the Bench
Paperback      ISBN: 1629372447

They are motivators, key strategists, tough bosses, and choreographers. They can be branded as heroes, ousted as scapegoats, quietly valued as friends, and everything in between. It's all in the job description for an NHL head coach. In Behind the Bench, ESPN's Craig Custance sits down for film sessions and candid conversations with some of the game's most notable modern luminaries--names like Mike Babcock, Joel Quenneville, Dan Bylsma, Todd McLellan, Ken Hitchcock, and Claude Julien--all of whom share their singular views on topics ranging from leadership secrets to on-ice game plans. Dissect some of hockey's greatest moments with the men who set the pieces in motion. Go straight to the source on what it's like to manage a dressing room full of the league's top stars or execute line changes with everything at stake. Signature games, including Stanley Cup finals, Olympic gold medal clashes, and World Championship contests--both wins and losses--are reflected upon and broken down in detail, making this essential reading for current and aspiring coaches, players, and hockey fans alike.

The Big 50: Boston Bruins: The Men and Moments That Made the Boston Bruins
The Big 50: Boston Bruins
The Men and Moments That Made the Boston Bruins
Paperback      ISBN: 1629372552
The Big 50: Boston Bruins: The Men and Moments that Made the Boston Bruins is an amazing, full-color look at the 50 men and moments that made the Bruins the Bruins. Experienced sportswriter Fluto Shinzawa recounts the living history of the B's, counting down from No. 50 to No. 1. Big 50: Bruins brilliantly brings to life the team's remarkable story, from Ray Bourque and Bobby Orr to ferocious defenseman Zdeno Chara and the team's 2011 Stanley Cup win.
Birth of a Dynasty: The 1980 New York Islanders
Birth of a Dynasty
The 1980 New York Islanders
Hardcover      ISBN: 1683581652

The National Hockey League saw the birth of a new dynasty in 1980. The New York Islanders had been an expansion franchise in 1972 in the New York City suburbs of Long Island. For years they played in the long shadow of the big-city New York Rangers and were considered the league's laughingstock during their first season. Miraculously, eight years later, they were champions. Despite their mercurial rise in the 1970s--which included a first-place overall finish in the 1978-79 season--the Islanders were still considered chokers because of playoff failures. The most frustrating failure of all came at the hands of the rival Rangers, who beat them in 1979 to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals. A year later they stumbled through an injury-plagued and inconsistent regular season. When the playoffs arrived again, however, they were ready. Bolstered by the late-season addition of speedy center Butch Goring and the bitterness of the previous year's defeat, the Islanders overcame their past failures and put together an exhausting and dramatic run to their first-ever appearance in the Stanley Cup Finals. In the Finals they met the still-dominant Philadelphia Flyers, two-time champions in the 1970s. The ensuing battle demonstrated not only the promise with which the Islanders had always teased their fans, but also the maddening struggles that seemed to hold them back every year. That is, until Game Six, when Bob Nystrom, an everyman's everyman, scored the clinching goal at 7:11 of overtime to make history in both the NHL and on Long Island. It is a moment that still lives in the hearts of Islanders fans and in the annals of Long Island, as a region and a community. It is a moment that spawned a run of four consecutive championships, the longest by any United States-based professional team and a run that has since gone unmatched. Newly revised, Birth of a Dynasty: The 1980 New York Islanders is the story of how it happened, how it came together, and what it felt like to be there.