Hockey Superstitions: From Playoff Beards to Crossed Sticks and Lucky Socks
One of North America's best-known hockey writers examines the strangest rituals and superstitions within the NHL. Why did Wayne Gretzky start every pre-game warm-up by shooting wide to the right of the net (a rather funny habit, given that he scored more goals than anyone in the game's history)? Why do many hockey players seem to believe performance is tied directly to facial hair? Why does Geoff Sanderson use a different length stick for every period? And why did Petr Klima break his stick after every goal he scored? Hockey Superstitions , by one of Canada's best-known hockey writers, Andrew Podnieks, explores the fascinating and fun world of hockey superstitions: their origins, their quirks, and the mythology around them. Along the way, it gives us an original look into the minds of the players and coaches behind them. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: Hockey Superstitions: From Playoff Beards to Crossed Sticks and Lucky SocksUser Review - Susan - Goodreads
Nothing special; the writing is not anything to be raving about, but some interesting tidbits of trivia, that's all. Quick read. Read full review
Review: Hockey Superstitions: From Playoff Beards to Crossed Sticks and Lucky SocksUser Review - EE - Goodreads
Bland, generic writing isn't necessarily damning in a light novelty hockey book, but this has several minor factual errors (ie says that Maxime Talbot is a defenseman and Scott Gomez signed with Montreal as a free agent) that make one wonder how much one can trust the other info. Read full review