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

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Potomac Books, Inc., Oct 1, 2002 - Sports & Recreation - 272 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™ 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™, 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

Contents

Notable hockey firsts
1
The evolution of hockey rules
5
Hockeys best nicknames
10
Punch Pinocchio and Puck Goesinski
13
The sports most unusual nicknames
16
A hockey menagerie
19
Famed forward lines
22
All in the family
25
The NHLs worst teams
126
Superstars less than super seasons
129
They couldnt score
133
Hockeys worst goaltenders
136
Goalies for a day
139
Onegame NHL careers
143
They rose to the occasion
146
Hockeys ultimate winners
149

More than just a Canadian game
30
American players in the NHL
33
Its not just a mans game
36
Outstanding black players
39
Brains and Brawn
42
They threw their hat tricks into the ring
46
Multisport stars
49
Memorable Olympic hockey moments
53
Milk and magic elixirs
57
See whats on the menu
61
Big and tall hockey players
65
Hockeys little big men
68
Hockey phenoms
71
Hockey senior citizens
74
They were what they wore
78
Masks pucks and sticks
82
Unusual hockey venues
85
Hockeys best centers
89
Hockeys best right wingers
93
Hockeys best left wingers
96
Hockeys best defensemen
99
Hockeys best goaltenders
102
The games hardest shooters
106
Faster than a speeding Bucyk
110
Poke hip and body checks
113
The greatest seasons in hockey history
116
The best singlegame performances
120
Hockeys biggest blowouts
123
Great players who never raised the Cup
152
Strange Stanley Cup facts
155
Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction
158
Oneofakind hockey feats
162
Hockey can be a humbling game
166
Stars selected late in the draft
170
Prospects gone bad
174
They didnt make it in the NHL
177
The NHLs least successful coaches
180
The Fog and the Master of the Mouth
183
Big Bill and Charlie O
188
The games most colorful characters
194
Hockey players werent always millionaires
199
Costly collectibles
203
When fans become fanatics
206
They called them as they saw them
211
Cheating and deception in hockey
215
Enforcers intimidators and tough guys
218
The nice men on the ice
223
A hockey game broke out
227
Hockeys worst suspensions
231
Hockey is a dangerous game
234
Notable hockey lasts
238
Bibliography
241
Index
243
About the Author
255
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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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