Hockey Now!

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Firefly Books, 1999 - Sports & Recreation - 167 pages
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The team of Dan Hamilton and Mike Leonetti is well known to hockey fans. In the last five years their calendar, The Hockey Year, has been a bestseller every year. This unique book contains biographies and action photography of 70 of the top players in the National Hockey League, with their career statistics up-to-date through the 1998-1999 season. Organized by seven "positions" or player roles, this is a ready reference for the millions of hockey fans across North America: 1. The Masked Marvels: the very best modern goaltenders including Patrick Roy, Martin Brodeur and Dominik "The Dominator" Hasek. 2. The Rear Guard: The "stay-at-home" defensive specialists - big, mobile and brutal - who clear the slot in front of the net: Chris Chelios, Scott Stevens, Sylvain Lefebvre and others. 3. The Blue Line Attack: Brian Leetch, Paul Coffey and Rob Blake lead the rush past the blue line. 4. The Power Forwards: Mark Messier, Eric Lindros, Brendan Shanahan and others are all big, powerful, fast and talented. 5. The Playmakers: The quarterbacks of hockey led by Wayne Gretzky, Adam Oates, Doug Gilmour and Steve Yzerman. 6. The Snipers: Jaromir Jagr, John LeClair, Pavel Bure and others may be hockey's most exciting stars - fast and elusive with deadly accurate shots. 7. The Hitmen: Tie Domi, Donald Brashear and Darren McCarty dominate the enforcer team. 8. The Young Guns: These are the up-and-coming superstars of tomorrow including Jeff Friesen and Saku Koivu.

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An excellent snapshot of the stars, and up-and-coming players of the NHL. Read full review

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Although hockey has achieved worldwide popularity, it originated in Canada. Mike Leonetti helps carry on the Canadian hockey heritage through his writing. Leonetti lives in Toronto and demonstrates his familiarity with professional hockey history in that city through such books as The Toronto Maple Leaf Trivia Book. The author also shows his expertise and great interest in the pre-expansion, pre-1967 seasons of the National Hockey League through such writings as Hockey's Golden Era, which focuses heavily on specific, and famous, hockey player personalities from the era of the sport's "original six" teams--Boston, Chicago, Montreal, Toronto, New York, and Detroit. Mike Leonetti has also ensured a place for himself in current hockey tradition through his work on Hockey Year Calendar, which he began in 1989.

Daniel Hamilton works for Century 21 Judge Fite Company as director of training, director of career development, and recruiter. He also serves as president and founder of InveSTAR's real estate investment group. Hamilton is the author of "Real Estate Marketing and Sales Essentials" and the co-authored "Real Estate Agency Law".

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