Great Defencemen: Stars of Hockey's Golden Age

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Heritage House Publishing Co, Oct 1, 2005 - Sports & Recreation - 127 pages
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Staunch sentinels behind the blueline, the best defencemen of the golden age of hockey were loved and hated, robust and unflinching. To admirers, these bodycheckers appeared to have no understanding of the word pain. Francis Clancy, Ching Johnson, Allan Stanley, Eddie Shore, Doug Harvey and Tim Horton could sometimes be brawny bad guys, but they were always rocks on ice. In their zone, the puck stopped!

 

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Contents

Prologue
ii
The Biggest Baddest Bruin
31
A Ranger Original
48
Class and Longevity
61
Montreals Rock of Gibraltar
76
Booed as a Ranger
93
Strongman on the Blueline
107
Further Reading
125
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About the author (2005)

Jim Barber manages to find time to write books while working for community newspapers in Central Ontario. Jim was the sports and arts editor for The Barrie Advance and the editor for the Collingwood-Wasaga Beach Connection. Jim is a recipient of the Ontario Community Newspaper Association Award for Sportswriting and a Canadian Community Newspaper Award for editorial writing. Educated at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, and Toronto's Centennial College, he has had a passion for hockey and hockey history most of his adult life. Jim is a member of the Society for International Hockey Research and has been chairman of the Barrie Sports Hall of Fame Society and an executive member of the Collingwood Historical Society. He lives in a small village called Nottawa, a few kilometres from the shores of Georgian Bay in Ontario, with his wife, stepsons, a dog and way too many books on his shelves.

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