Tarasov: The Father of Russian Hockey : Hockey's Rise to International Prominence Through the Eyes of a Coaching Legend
Tarasov has left us a unique perspective on the history and development of hockey in his homeland. In this, his last book before his death in 1995, he provides a fascinating and informal assessment of the Russian and Canadian styles of hockey through the eyes of a world-famous coach.
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CANADAHOMELAND OF THE GAME
THE BEAUTY AND POWER OF CANADIAN HOCKEY
Pros at Practice
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Anatoly Firsov Anatoly Tarasov Arkady Chernyshev athletes attack believe Bobby Hull Canada Canadian hockey players Canadian players Canadian pros Canadian team champion clubs coach coach needs colleagues courage course creative CSKA defense defensemen drills Dynamo execute experience feel fight forwards goal goalie goaltender halfbacks Igor Larionov important Jacques Plante look main thing master matches Montreal Canadiens Moscow national team Nickolai Olympic one-to-one combat oppo opponent opponent's outplay outstanding players pass performances Photo by Yuri position powerful practice sessions professional hockey result rink Russian hockey players score shot situation skates skills soccer sort spectators speed maneuver stealing the puck stick strength strong success tactical talk Tarasov team's teammates techniques tion USSR Valery Kharlamov Viacheslav Fetisov victory Vladimir Krutov Vladislav Tretiak Vsevolod Bobrov watching Wayne Gretzky World Championship world hockey young hockey players Yuri Sokolov zone