The Game

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 10, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 320 pages
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Widely acknowledged as the best hockey book ever written and lauded by Sports Illustrated as one of the Top 10 Sports Books of All Time, The Game is a reflective and thought-provoking look at a life in hockey. Intelligent and insightful, former Montreal Canadiens goalie and former President of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ken 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 an incredible personal memoir. This commemorative edition marks the 20th anniversary of The Game's original publication. It includes black and white photography from the Hockey Hall of Fame and a new chapter from the author. Take a journey to the heart and soul of the game with this timeless hockey classic.

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The writing is really is. - Goodreads
Dryden has an excellent writing style. - Goodreads
Yep, a sports book written without a ghost writer! - Goodreads

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Canadiens de Montreal, said to be the best NHL franchise, with 24 Stanely Cup Championships, they lead the legue. But why, why have they been so good, was it due to a one man band, or a band of ... Read full review

Review: The Game: 30th Anniversary Edition

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I defy any frozen-faced sports fan -- anyone, really -- to read the new chapter at the end of the 30th anniversary edition of Ken Dryden's classic hockey hagiography without getting a lump in the throat. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Ken Dryden played goal for the Montreal Canadiens during the 1970s. In his eight seasons, the Canadiens won the Stanley Cup six times. He is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame, and the International Scholar-Athlete Hall of Fame.

He is the author of four best-selling books, The Game, Home Game, The Moved and the Shaken, and In School. His most recent book is Becoming Canada. He was a Member of Parliament and the Minister of Social Development in Paul Martin's government.

He and his wife, Lynda, live in Toronto and have two children and four grandchildren.

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