Frozen in Time

Frozen in Time : A Minnesota North Stars History

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Description

In 1967 the National Hockey League decided to double its size from six teams to twelve. This expansion was the first of its kind, and Minnesota, with its rich hockey history, was a natural choice for a new franchise. Thus the Minnesota North Stars were born.


Frozen in Time examines the organization's signature seasons, from the late 1970s, when the club was at its worst, to its two surprising runs to the Stanley Cup Finals. The book recalls the exploits of characters such as Wren Blair, the firebrand ex-scout who would become the team's first coach and general manager, and owner Norm Green, the man who moved the team to Texas in 1993, making him one of the most hated men in Minnesota. Here, too, is the tragic story of Bill Masterton, an original North Star whose death in 1968 as the result of an on-ice injury remains the only one in the history of the league. The team's engaging history is brought to life with vivid recollections from former players and legends, including Cesare Maniago, Tom Reid, and Bobby Smith, and from journalists, broadcasters, front office executives, and faithful fans.


Also including season-by-season summaries, player profiles, and statistics, Frozen in Time offers an authoritative and nostalgic look at Minnesota's still-beloved North Stars and a bygone era of pro hockey.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 24.89mm | 830.07g
  • Lincoln, United States
  • English
  • 67 photographs, 45 tables
  • 0803249985
  • 9780803249981

Table of contents

List of IllustrationsPreface1. Stealing Borrowing Canada's Game2. Fighting for Respect (1967-1978)3. Flirting with Greatness (1978-1991)4. Greener Pastures (1991-1993)5. Fan Favorites6. Best of the Rest7. Behind the Bench and over the Air8. Brawn over Beauty9. Blood Feud10. A Wild New BeginningAppendix 1. Season SummariesAppendix 2. All-Time Draft PicksAppendix 3. All-Time TradesAppendix 4. Statistics, Records, and Award WinnersBibliography
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Review quote

"Definitely worth reading."-Mark Shockey, Sitting on the Sidelines -- Mark Shockey * Sitting on the Sidelines * "If you are a hockey fan or, more specifically, a fan of Minnesota hockey, Frozen in Time should be part of your collection."-John Wong, ARETE -- John Wong * ARETE *
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About Adam Raider

Adam Raider covered the NHL for more than a decade for magazines including The Hockey News and Hockey Digest. He is the coauthor of 100 Ranger Greats: Superstars, Unsung Heroes and Colorful Characters.
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