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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Hockey

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Hockey

Paperback Complete Idiot's Guide to

By (author) Malcolm G Kelly, By (author) Mark Askin, Foreword by Ken Dryden

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  • Publisher: ALPHA BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 190mm x 234mm x 19mm | 597g
  • Publication date: 6 November 2001
  • Publication City/Country: Indianapolis
  • ISBN 10: 0028642570
  • ISBN 13: 9780028642574
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations

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The Complete Idiot's GuideA (R) to Hockey will cover the complete history of hockey, including: in the beginning-bandy and shinny are the precursors to what would become hockey; full-blown hockey invented in...Dartmouth, N.S.; How hockey hit the lower forty-eight; the first Winter Olympics; the birth of the NHL; the 70's-goons to the left, goons to the right-hockey's darkest days; the rise of Lemieux, Gretzky, Messier, and the modern hockey hero; hockey comes out from behind the Iron Curtain; and inroads women and minorities have made into the sport. The authors have also included four Top 10 lists in the back of the book, including players, teas, moments, and influential people in hockey history.

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Malcolm Kelly was born in England and raised in Toronto. As an athlete he ran sprints in track, played baseball, football, and water polo, and eventually went into coaching and managing young people at the AAA minor baseball level, helping to found the North Toronto Baseball Association. After graduating from the Univer-sity of Toronto in 1981, he first worked professionally for Thomson Newspapers in Midland, Ontario, then spent two years in professional basketball public relations. For 12 years, he held many different jobs at the Town Crier, Canada's largest community monthly newspaper chain, before spending a season covering the Toronto Blue Jays for Canadian Press and two years doing the Toronto Raptors for CP and the National Post. He has also covered the Toronto Maple Leafs and many individual events such as auto racing, tennis, and basketball for the Ottawa Citizen. Currently, he works for the Toronto Weekend section of the National Post. Mr. Kelly lives in Toronto with his wife, Barbara, son, Patrick, and their dachshund, Auggie. Mark Askin was born and raised in Toronto. The single constant in his life since day one was his fanatical love of hockey, fostered by a pair of season tickets at Maple Leaf Gardens for the Toronto Maple Leafs. The tickets were used by Mark and his father, Harold, beginning in 1963. Each game was a culmination of a week-long dream, and the evening would end with a quiet ride home with dad discussing the game from top to bottom. After graduating from East York Collegiate in 1977, Mr. Askin immediately began work at CKFH Radio (Foster Hewitt's station), producing Canada's first nightly sports talk show, Talking of Sports. In 1981, he moved to Global Television to produce Sportsline, Canada's first nightly 30-minute sports magazine show. In 1987 he was hired by Molstar Communications and since has produced over 2,000 hockey games including four Stanley Cup Finals for Hockey Night in Canada, 300 playoff games, the 1996 World Cup of Hockey, and the world feed at the 1998 Olympic hockey tournament in Nagano. He has also won a Gemini Award for his production work. Mr. Askin lives in Toronto with his wife, Avis, and their son, Christopher. He currently produces all Toronto Maple Leaf midweek television broadcasts.

Table of contents

I. A LITTLE HISTORY, REPEATED. 1. Whose Game Is This, Anyway? Not Quite the National Dream. Windsor vs. Kingston: Hockey's First Serious Rivalry. That Kingston Thing. Bienvenue a Montreal. First Steps South. Rules, Rules, Rules. 2. Lord Stanley's Mug. Good Thing He Wasn't a Sailing Fan. What Hath the Bluenoser Wrought? Stories to Tell Your Great-Grandchildren (That Would Be You). Hockey: It's a Gas. Stars of the Era. 3. "National" Hockey Leagues (1910-1917). Les habitants. A Bunch of Pirates.The Bluest Skies You've Ever Seen... It's War, Boys. Rules, Rules, Rules. Stars of the Era. 4. Hockey by the Dawn's Early Light. Bluenosers and Beaneaters. A Perfect Job for a Dentist. C. M. of AP Builds the St. Nick. Hobey. Stars of the Era. 5. Over the Big Frozen Pond. Catching Up with the Stanleys. Everywhere at Once.George's Game. Bohemian Rhapsody. A Little Organization, Please. A Slight Interruption. Stars of the Era. II. THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE. 6. Robbing the Cradle (1917-1932). A Guy Named Eddie. Poor Old Joe. Franchises West and East. Howie. Charlie's Boys. Broadway Blueshirts. Picking the Bones of the Dead. Two Solitudes. Conn's Building. On the Eve of a Nightmare. Stars of the Era. 7. A Depressing Era (1933-1945). Ace and Eddie. No Money for Food, Housing...or Tickets. How Can You Mend a Broken Heart? War Again. The Rocket's Black Stare (Part One). Stars of the Era. 8. Post-War Baby Booms (1946-1967). C'monnnnnnnnn Teeeeeeeder! Who's Minding the Mint? Punch Punches In. Gordie Joins the Norris House League. A Norris for Every Occasion. Big Gordie Perseveres. The Rocket's Black Stare (Part Two). Toe's Boys. The Pony Line and a Whole Lot of Nothing. The Golden Jet. The Bad Luck of the Irish. The New York Strangers. On the Buses. Stars of the Era. 9. Keeping Your Head Up (1968-1980). Six of One, a Half-Dozen of the Other. The Ups and the Way Downs. Oops! Kneecapping Bobby Orr. Bobby Orr and the Animals. The Color of Money? Blue! What Can You Say About a League... A Little Legacy, Please. Bullies and Other Lesser Men. Chicken Swede. The Flowering of the Game. Stars of the Era. 10. Wayne, Mario, and a New Reality (1980-2001). Islanders. Simply for the Love of the Game. The Great One. The Boys on the Bus. Three Bohemians and Three High School Brats. The American Revolution. The Magnificent One. The Hunt for Reds by October. The End of the Old Guard. You Can't Get Me I'm Part of the New Union. Expanding the Waistline. L'Affaire Lindros. Wayne Says Good-Bye. The Y2K Bug. Stars of the Era. III. INTERNATIONAL INCIDENTS. 11. Olympic Hockey (Men's Division). A Tournament Takes Flight. This Time, for Real. Thanks for Nothing, General. Almost Not Worth the Effort. Rule Britannia! (Sort Of). Flying in the Face of Logic. Enter a New Challenger. First Soaking from a Red Tide. Call It a Minor Miracle on Ice. Who's an Amateur? An Incomplete Tournament. Gunther's Realm. 1980. The End of the Red Menace. Alberta Bound. Two in Two. The Shadow of the Dominator. Stars of the Era. 12. A Federation for the Worlds. Canada Leads Off. A Cocky Little Irish Conniver. The European Fifth Column. The Ebbing of One Red Tide, and the Rise of Another. A Small Aside of Rules and Refs. Fifteen Years They'd Rather Forget. Good-Bye Canada, and Tough Luck Hockey Fans in the United States. A Matter of National Pride. Gunther Takes Charge. Positives and Negatives. Stars of the Era. 13. At the Summit-Canada vs. Russia, 1972. Everyone Had a Reason. Credit Where It's Due. July 12, 1972. Game One-a Bowl of Borscht. Game Two-Peter out of the Shadow. Game Three-Kissing Your Soviet Sister. Game Four-Phil Takes Charge. Intermission. Game Five-Phil Slips and Canada Falls. Game Six-Paul Henderson Enters a Darkened Stage. Game Seven-a Real Kick in the Shin. Game Eight-Phil, Paul, and a Country Enthralled. Hindsight. Stars of the Series. 14. A Huge Upset on Ice. The Last Man Cut. The Cold War (Not the One on the Ice). Who Were These Guys? First Steps to a Legend. Friday, February 22, 1980. A Minor Little Detail. What It All Meant. Forever at the Pinnacle. Brightest Lights in a Blue Field of Stars. 15. Other International Seriousness. Early Soviet Invasions. The Second Summit. The New Year's Eve Game. Canada Cup, 1976. First Blood for the Soviets. Canada Cup, 1981. Canada Cup, 1984. The Quebec Hockey Carnival. Mario's Party. Friendship Far Away. Canada Cup, 1991. A Star Spangled Winner. Juniors on the World Stage. Either Way, It Was Red and White. IV. BEYOND THE IRON CURTAIN. 16. Teachings from the Tsar (1946-September 1972). From Bandy, with Love. From Zero to Sixty in Nine Years. Father. Great Lines-Part One. The System. The Stunner. Tuning the Big Red Machine. Great Lines-Part Two. Overseas Odysseys. Goaltenders. Good-Bye Anatole. Stars of the Era. 17. High and Low Tides (September 1972-2001). The Real Winners. Tretiak. Great Lines-Part Three. Down in the Dumper. Viktor Rules. Great Lines (Plus Two)-Part Four. Take Your Job and Shove It. Large Cracks in the Foundation. The Palace Crumbles. Stars of the Era. 18. Tragedies and Triumphs-Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic/Slovakia. Sadness and Injustice. Starting Over. The Men of 1944. Training. Hatred. First, Finally. Exit Big Ned. Heroes of the Late Century. Stars of the Era. 19. Breaking Down the Iron Curtain. The First Wave. Catching a Draft. A Jaguar at Full Speed. The Dominator. The Old Age Home Invasion. When a Defection Isn't a Defection. The Riddler. Stars of the Era. V. SCANDINAVIA. 20. The Three Crowns-Sweden. The Welcome La Mat. Sven and the Boys. Always the Bridesmaid (or the Maid of Honor). Vertical Attachments. As Good as a Tie. A Swedish Tide. Putting Their Stamp on It. Stars of the Era. 21. The Outsiders-Finland. Forgetting the Professor's Lessons. Everybody's Favorite Whipping Boy. Koho, Koho, It's Off to Work We Go. The System. The Glorious 1990s. After All of That...Victory. Stars of the Era. 22. Courage Under Fire-Swedes and Finns in the NHL. The Trailblazers. Jets. Drafting. Wayne's Winger and a Tough Little Tikker. Talent to Burn. Shedding the Image. Closing the Circle. Mats and Saku, Peter and Teemu. Stars of the Era. VI. OTHER VOICES. 23. The Good Old Women's Game (1890-1990). Lord Stanley's Girls. They Didn't Need Suffragettes. Our Auld Alma Mater. The Preston Rivulettes. Rosie the Riveter Is Shown the Dressing Room Door. Ab. Gail Cummings et al vs. the Establishment. Justine. Numbers. A Flash of Lightning. Stars of the Era. 24. Two Powers on a World Stage (1987-2001). First Steps. Flamingoes on Ice. Canada Again, and Again, and Again... Riika. Close, But... An Olympic Dream. Tension, Terror, and Triumph. Stars of the Era. 25. The Minority Opinion. As (Native) Canadian as a Puck and a Stick. Early Black History. Three Flies in a Pail of Milk. One Eye on the Prize. Mike and Bill. Reality Sucks. And Then, Along Came Grant. A Growing Concern. Stars of the Era. 26. Sources: Juniors, Collegians, and High Schoolers. To Honour the Dead. If You Play It, They Will Come. Fun and Games. Opening the Talent Doors. High Schools. The CIAU. VII. THE RULES. 27.Setting the Table. Ice Hockey vs. Hockey. What Is Hockey? The Rink Its Own Self. Not with That Number You Don't. It's All Bobby Hull's Fault. No They Are Not Escaped Convicts. 28. The Meat and Potatoes. No Mayhem Allowed (Honest). Don't Try This at Home. There's Nothing Like a Good Hockey Brawl. You Take One of Mine and Two of Theirs... Why Do They Keep Blowing the Darn Whistle? On the Face-Off. VIII. APPENDIXES. Appendix A. I Can't Watch Hockey on TV Because ICan't Follow the Puck! Appendix B. The Top Ten Players of All Time. Appendix C. The Top Ten Teams of All Time. Appendix D. The Top Ten Moments of All Time. Appendix E. The Ten Most Influential People in Hockey History. Appendix F. Bibliography. Index.