Hockey's Most Wanted: The Top 10 Book of Wicked Slapshots, Bruising Goons and Ice Oddities

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Potomac Books, Inc., 2002 - Sports & Recreation - 255 pages
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The history of hockey is filled with the bizarre, the unexpected, and the hard to believe. Hockey's Most Wanted(tm) chronicles 700 of the most outrageous players, coaches, and owners in hockey history. In humorous detail, Floyd Conner describes hockey's top-ten strange plays, inept players, bizarre nicknames, craziest fans, colorful characters, unlikely heroes, odious owners, worst coaches, beleaguered officials, most brutal fights, and more. Learn why Dave Reece was nicknamed "the Human Sieve," and find out which goalie once gave up fifteen goals in a game. Meet the player who was whistled for a record sixty-seven penalty minutes in a single game and another who played in the National Hockey League for five years before scoring his first goal. Imagine scoring the winning goal in the seventh and deciding game of the Stanley Cup--for the opposing team--or how it felt to be the defenseman traded for a net. You can find all this and more in Hockey's Most Wanted(tm), a book that every hockey fan will enjoy.

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This was a fun and quick book to read. I really enjoyed reading about the beginnings of hockey, the first nicknames, women hockey players, the best and worst goalies, the biggest fights, etc, etc. The ... Read full review


Lopsided Losses
Terrible Teams
Seasons Theyd Rather Forget
The Offense Rests
Net Losses
Whos Minding the Net?
OneGame Wonders
Unlikely Heroes

Production Lines
Family Affairs
The International Hockey League
Born in the USA
Women in Hockey
Black Hockey Stars
The Smart Set
Playing Politics
Sports of All Sorts
Going for the Gold
Drinking It All In
Food for Thought
Bigger Is Better
Mighty Atoms
Teenage Terrors
Life Begins at 40
Clothes Encounters
Tools of the Trade
Dinky Rinks
Centers of Attention
The Right Stuff
The Left Stuff
For the Defense
The Puck Stops Here
Sizzling Slap Shots
Check Please
The Best Years of Their Lives
Great Games
Their Cups Runneth Over
They Never Won the Stanley Cup
Stanley Cup Curiosities
Hockey BelieveItorNots
The One and Only
Hockeys Most Embarrassing Moments
Draft Bargains
Draft Busts
Minor League Wonders
They Couldnt Win
Colorful Coaches
Outrageous Owners
Ice Flakes
Money Matters
Memorable Memorabilia
Hockey Fanatics
Official Business
The Extra Edge
Good Sports
Famous Fights
Severe Suspensions
Incredible Injuries
The Final Horn
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Floyd Conner is the author of numerous popular sports books, including "Baseball's Most Wanted ", "Football's Most Wanted ", and "Golf!", which sold more than 150,000 copies. He has been interviewed many times for radio, newspaper, and television and lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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