The Game: A Thoughtful and Provocative Look at a Life in Hockey

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Times Books, 1983 - Sports & Recreation - 248 pages
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The Game is acknowledged as the best hockey book ever written, and as one of the best sports books of all time. More than just a hockey book, it has become an enduring classic-a reflective and provocative look at a life in hockey and at the game itself. Ken Dryden, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame and the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame, is recognized as one of the greatest goalies ever to play the game. More than that, he is one of hockey's most intelligent and insightful commentators. In The Game, Dryden captures the essence of the sport and what it means to all hockey fans. He gives us vivid and affectionate portraits of the characters-Guy Lafleur, Larry Robinson, Guy Lapointe, Serge Savard, and coach Scotty Bowman among them-that made the Canadiens of the 1970s one of the greatest hockey teams in history. But beyond that, Dryden reflects on life on the road, in the spotlight, and on the ice, offering up a rare inside look at the game of hockey, and a profoundly personal memoir. This commemorative edition marks the 20th anniversary of The Game's original publication, and features a new chapter from Ken Dryden, reflecting on the past two decades in hockey. Take a journey back to the heart and soul of the game with this timeless hockey classic.

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Wonderful book, with insights unlike any other. - Goodreads
Dryden has an excellent writing style. - Goodreads
He was writing about very specific games- too detailed. - Goodreads
Yep, a sports book written without a ghost writer! - Goodreads

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User Review  - Brett Bohan - Goodreads

Ken Dryden, former all-star goaltender of the Montreal Canadiens, allows readers to look into the life of a professional hockey player. His book The Game takes place over a week and two days as he ... Read full review

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User Review  - Caitlin - Goodreads

I don't usually pay attention to the blurbs on the book covers since they're so often meaningless but I will definitely agree that this is easily the best book on hockey and a fantastic sports memoir ... Read full review


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