Ice Hockey Made Simple: A Spectator's Guide

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First Base Sports, Inc., 2002 - Sports & Recreation - 125 pages
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This easy-to-read guide, filled with illustrations and action photographs, contains everything for the fan and non-fan alike to understand and enjoy the sport of ice hockey. Each section stands alone, so it can be used as a handy reference guide, and it is so lightweight it can easily be taken to games. The book includes: - The Rules of Hockey Simplified - The Most Recent NHL Changes - What to Look For During Play - Statistics Explained - League and Playoff Formats - Stars of the Past and Present - Awards and Records- A Complete Glossary. The National Hockey League expansion of the last decade and the increased television coverage exposed millions of new fans to hockey. The Stanley Cup is now seen in over 170 countries, while annual sales of NHL merchandise today exceed $1 billion. Yet hockey remains one of the least understood sports. With the help of this guide, you can learn to follow the excitement of America's fastest-paced sport in no time at all

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User Review  - BryanThomasS - LibraryThing

Great book for sports simpletons like me to help you understand the basics of the game and some of the nuances too. Includes info on some famous players as well. Very helpful. Read full review

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User Review  - misericordia - LibraryThing

What is the blue line? What is icing? Who were the greats of Hockey? Where is the 5 hole? Buy the book and find out! Read full review


The Origins of Hockey
Uniforms Equipment
The Team Player Positions
Team Individual Scoring
Things To Look For During Play Strategy
NHL Teams Divisions and Conferences
Individual Statistics
The NHL Draft
Past and Present

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P.J. Harari and Dave Ominsky co-authored this book while pursuing their MBAs at the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA. However, it was while working as an attorney prior to enrolling in business school that Harari first came upon the idea for a Spectator Guide. Her clients often conducted business meetings at basketball or hockey games and she spent her time feigning interest or pretending to understand what was going on.Harari went in search of a book of rules hoping to solve her dilemma. Surely the local library would have something, she thought, or perhaps a local bookstore. But she had no luck. She resorted to teaching herself football by watching games on television, weekend after weekend of sitting alone in her living room. Harari did the same with hockey and basketball. And as her expertise grew, she was visited by peers, male and female alike, who would close her office door and quietly confide that they knew nothing about sports and desperately needed or want

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