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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User Review  - Nikolai - Goodreads

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

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User Review  - Brad Kane - Goodreads

Ken Dryden was a professional goalie for the Montreal Canadians. He talks about some of his teammates some of the best in the game, such as Guy Lafleur, Scotty Bowman, and Larry Robinson. this book is ... Read full review

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