Hockey For Dummies

Hockey For Dummies

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"Gives die-hard fans and newcomers to the sport the inside edge!" -Scotty Bowman, NHL's winningest coach and former coach of the Detroit Red Wings "Nothing gets by John Davidson. If the first edition didn't already make you a fan, then this edition will!" -Mark Messier, NHL All-Star "My dog, Blue, and I ran out to get Hockey For Dummies, 2nd Edition. We give it two paws up!" -Don Cherry, former NHL coach and "Coaches Corner" commentator for Hockey Night in Canada "...a must read for all hockey fans!" -John Vanbiesbrouck, former goaltender, New York Islanders "...the most comprehensive, easily understood source of hockey history and instruction I've ever come across. Not only was 'JD' a superb player in the NHL, he is also an extremely skilled commentator sharing his knowledge of the game with fans all over North America. From hat tricks to power plays, Hockey For Dummies provides the reader with the wisdom of an expert. -From the Foreword by Wayne Gretzky This updated edition of the bestselling guide to all things hockey is packed with illustrations and play-by-play descriptions, diagrams, and photos of the NHL's greatest players. It tells you how to:* Gear up safely with the right equipment* Improve your skills with drills* Warm up mentally-and physically-before hitting the ice* Respect rules and good sportsmanship* Find US and Canadian leagues and camps Former New York Ranger, John Davidson offers you plays only the pros know and tips for playing hockey at any level. And he fills you in on:* Hockey ABCs, its origins, positions, gear, rules, and more* The complete NHL-explores the various leagues, greatest players, training, and tons of fascinating facts, figures, and priceless trivia* The best ways to follow the game from the stands or on TV* How the pros do it-includes tips from Gretzky on passing, Messier on winning face-offs, and other star players on how to play like a pro From youth leagues to the secrets of the NHL greats, Hockey For Dummies, is your total guide to this cool sport.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 187.96 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 657.71g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • illustrations, index
  • 0764552287
  • 9780764552281
  • 626,313

About John Davidson

John Davidson is a commentator for ABC Sports and contributes to NHL.com and Inside the NHL on the radio. John Steinbreder is an award-winning writer and author.show more

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Praise for "Hockey For Dummies""Gives die-hard fans and newcomers to the sport the inside edge!" --Scotty Bowman, NHL's winningest coach and coach of the Detroit Red Wings"Nothing gets by John Davidson. If the first edition didn't already make you a fan, then this edition will!" --Mark Messier, NHL All-Star"My dog, Blue, and I ran out to get "Hockey For Dummies," 2nd Edition. We give it two paws up!" --Don Cherry, former NHL coach and "Coaches' Corner" commentator for Hockey Night in CanadaExplore this cool sport -- from youth leagues to the NHL!This updated guide covers the latest hockey moves on and off the ice. In these pages, packed with illustrations and play-by-play descriptions, diagrams, and photos of some of the NHL's greatest players, former New York Ranger goalie John Davidson offers you plays only the pros know, plus tips for playing hockey at any level.Discover how to: Gear up safely with the right equipmentImprove your skills with drillsWarm up mentally -- and physically before hitting the iceRespect rules and good sportsmanshipFind US and Canadian leagues and campsGet smart! www.dummies.comshow more

Table of contents

Foreword. Preface. Introduction. PART I: Getting Started Before They Drop the Puck. Chapter 1: What Is Hockey? Chapter 2: Pads and Pucks: Gearing Up. Chapter 3: Rules of the Game. Chapter 4: The National Hockey League. Chapter 5: The Minors and Other Hockey Leagues. PART II: How the Big (And Girls) Boys Do It. Chapter 6: Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better: Women in Hockey. Chapter 7: Training. Chapter 8: Coaching in the NHL. Chapter 9: The Power Play. Chapter 10: Intimidation and Hitting. PART III: It's Easier from the Stands (A Lot Easier). Chapter 11: How to Watch Hockey on Television. Chapter 12: How to Watch Hockey from the Seats. Chapter 13: Online, On the Air, and On the Newsstand. PART IV: So You're Ready for Your Shift. Chapter 14: What You Need to Know to Play Hockey and Improve. Chapter 15: Making Hockey a Good Experience for Everyone. Chapter 16: Where to Go If You -- and Your Children -- Want to Play. Chapter 17: What to Do If You Don't Have Any Ice. PART V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 18: The Ten Best Things about Hockey. Chapter 19: The Ten Best Players: NHL and International. Chapter 20: The Ten Best Teams. Chapter 21: The Ten Best Hitters. Chapter 22: The Ten Best Games of All Time. Chapter 23: The Ten Best Hockey Personalities. Chapter 24: The Ten Best Minor League Players. Chapter 25: Ten Timeless Tips for Better Hockey. PART VI: Appendixes. Appendix A: Hockey Speak. Appendix B: Hockey Organizations: From Pee-Wees to the Pros. Appendix C: Hockey Signals. Appendix D: Hockey: The Lists. Index. Book Registration Information.show more

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