The Greatest Hockey Stories Ever Told: The Finest Writers on Ice
Here are writers such as Rick Carpiniello on Mark Messier and his finest game ever, the crucial turning point of the Devils-Rangers series on the Rangers' road to the Stanley Cup; Dave Bidini on longsuffering hockey fanatics in deepest Romania, waiting desperately for their chance on the international stage; Ken Dryden, from his classic The Game, on the spirit of the dominating Montreal Canadians of the seventies; ESPN magazine's Gare Joyce on Patrick Sullivan, the 2004 draftee whose biggest challenge isn't making the NHL, but handling his father; John Stackhouse on triumph and tragedy on a Native American rink in northern Canada. No anthology would be complete without work from the likes of: .
George Plimpton on his stint in goal with the Bruins . Guy Lawson on the tough lives of junior players . Dave "The Hammer" Schultz on the Broad Street Bullies . Brian Fawcett on poetry in the locker room . Don Cherry on "The Siberia of Hockey" . Hugh Hood on Jean Beliveau . Jeff Greenfield on the Rangers . Martin O'Malley on the hard life of a fighter . Jack Falla on building a backyard rink . Peter Gzowski on Wayne Gretzky . and more
The only thing more hard-core than most hockey players are the fans themselves, and this is their book.