The Game

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 10, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 320 pages
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Widely acknowledged as the best hockey book ever written and lauded by Sports Illustrated as one of the Top 10 Sports Books of All Time, The Game is a reflective and thought-provoking look at a life in hockey. Intelligent and insightful, former Montreal Canadiens goalie and former President of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ken Dryden captures the essence of the sport and what it means to all hockey fans. He gives us vivid and affectionate portraits of the characters — Guy Lafleur, Larry Robinson, Guy Lapointe, Serge Savard, and coach Scotty Bowman among them — that made the Canadiens of the 1970s one of the greatest hockey teams in history. But beyond that, Dryden reflects on life on the road, in the spotlight, and on the ice, offering up a rare inside look at the game of hockey and an incredible personal memoir. This commemorative edition marks the 20th anniversary of The Game's original publication. It includes black and white photography from the Hockey Hall of Fame and a new chapter from the author. Take a journey to the heart and soul of the game with this timeless hockey classic.

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Review: The Game: 30th Anniversary Edition

User Review  - Craig Howe - Goodreads

This may be "the greatest sports book ever". Perhaps that explains why I read so few of them. Read full review

Review: The Game: 30th Anniversary Edition

User Review  - Matt - Goodreads

In 1979 my Ranger fan friends and I watched the Canadiens end their great run for the cup. This book brings back great memories of 1979 and that great canadiens team that Dryden was the anchor of. Read full review



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Ken Dryden played goal for the Montreal Canadiens during the 1970s. In his eight seasons, the Canadiens won the Stanley Cup six times. He is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame, and the International Scholar-Athlete Hall of Fame.

He is the author of four best-selling books, The Game, Home Game, The Moved and the Shaken, and In School. His most recent book is Becoming Canada. He was a Member of Parliament and the Minister of Social Development in Paul Martin's government.

He and his wife, Lynda, live in Toronto and have two children and four grandchildren.

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