The Greatest Hockey Stories Ever Told: The Finest Writers on Ice

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Bryant Urstadt
Globe Pequot, 2004 - Sports & Recreation - 269 pages
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Here are writers such as Rick Carpiniello on Mark Messier and his finest game ever, the crucial turning point of the Devils-Rangers series on the Rangers' road to the Stanley Cup; Dave Bidini on longsuffering hockey fanatics in deepest Romania, waiting desperately for their chance on the international stage; Ken Dryden, from his classic The Game, on the spirit of the dominating Montreal Canadians of the seventies; ESPN magazine's Gare Joyce on Patrick Sullivan, the 2004 draftee whose biggest challenge isn't making the NHL, but handling his father; John Stackhouse on triumph and tragedy on a Native American rink in northern Canada. No anthology would be complete without work from the likes of: .

George Plimpton on his stint in goal with the Bruins . Guy Lawson on the tough lives of junior players . Dave "The Hammer" Schultz on the Broad Street Bullies . Brian Fawcett on poetry in the locker room . Don Cherry on "The Siberia of Hockey" . Hugh Hood on Jean Beliveau . Jeff Greenfield on the Rangers . Martin O'Malley on the hard life of a fighter . Jack Falla on building a backyard rink . Peter Gzowski on Wayne Gretzky . and more

The only thing more hard-core than most hockey players are the fans themselves, and this is their book.
  

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User Review  - Reuben - Goodreads

Give this one four stars if you're not a hockey fan. The essays were thoroughly enjoyable and well written. They covered a range of topics, including the life of junior players in northern Manitoba ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lauren1012 - Goodreads

Really enjoyed this one. The editor did a good job of including writing from lots of different angles on the sport. Tall order, considering the lack of decent hockey writing out there. Good job. Read full review

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BRYANT URSTADT has written about hockey for ESPN The Magazine, and Details, and has also written for Harper's, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. He lives in Guilford, Connecticut, with his wife and daughter.

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