A Season in Time: Super Mario, Killer, St. Patrick, the Great One, and the Unforgettable 1992-93 NHL Season

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 15, 2012 - Sports & Recreation - 400 pages
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The Greatest Game: The Montreal Canadiens, the Red Army and the Night That Saved Hockey

"Simply put, this is one of the best hockey books written since Ken Dryden's The Game and Dryden and Roy MacGregor's Home Game."
Toronto Sun

"You can feel the tension, sense the drama, almost see the brilliance taking place on the Forum ice."
— Montreal Gazette

"Denault's amazing research creates a real gem of a text as he looks at the state of hockey at that time. This is a great history text that offers so much more than just a look at a single match of hockey."

For many hockey fans, the mere mention of the 1992-93 season and the playoffs that followed elicit both powerful and still-vivid memories, more so than any other NHL season in recent memory. Two decades later that extraordinary season is fondly remembered as the year that Mario Lemieux, the sport's most dominant player, courageously conquered his greatest opponent yet—cancer—and still emerged as the NHL's Most Valuable Player. For Wayne Gretzky, the greatest player in hockey history, the 1992-93 season began with him on the sidelines, his unparalleled career in doubt, and ended with him summoning all his skills and prowess for one last glorious run at the Stanley Cup. In Toronto, 1992-93 represented a rebirth, as the Maple Leafs, led by a determined Doug Gilmour, took their long-suffering fans to the verge of the unthinkable. Down the road, the Montreal Canadiens fashioned the most remarkable spring in their incomparable playoff history, on the shoulders of their extraordinary goaltender, Patrick Roy.

Featuring interviews with Wayne Gretzky, Patrick Roy, Wendel Clark, and more than one-hundred other players, coaches, executives and media members, and based on extensive primary research, Todd Denault expertly chronicles all the action, the controversy, the record-breaking performances, and the memorable moments that made up the unforgettable 1992-93 NHL season. The story that emerges is of a year quite unlike any other in hockey's long history, in which the unexpected and the improbable came to pass. A remarkable season that saw greatness confirmed, magnificence affirmed and where legends were born.

A Season in Time.

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About the author (2012)

Todd Denault is a freelance writer who lives in Cobourg, Ontario, and has had his work featured in numerous online and print publications. He is a member of the Society for International Hockey Research, and the author of two books Jacques Plante: The Man Who Changed the Face of Hockey, and The Greatest Game: The Montreal Canadiens, the Red Army, and the Night That Saved Hockey.

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