Playing Hockey the Professional Way

Playing Hockey the Professional Way

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Two members of the 1972 NHL All-Star team discuss the fundamentals and strategies of playing professional hockey and offer suggestions on equipment and power skatingshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 157.48 x 233.68 x 25.4mm | 635.03g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • Joanna Cotler Books
  • United States
  • English
  • 100ill.
  • 0060115211
  • 9780060115210

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Both these Ranger stars have writing experience (Gilbert - Goal! My Life on Ice; Park - Play the Man) and that's helpful here but more important is their collective playing know-how, imparted unpretentiously but authoritatively as they glide across the blue line to discuss offensive strategy and techniques (Rod's department - he's an aggressive forward) and the skills needed to stop the opposition (Brad's one of the very best defensemen this side of a guy named Orr), set up plays, advise on player conditioning and equipment, and offer sound warnings to the young skater, e.g. "We both are great believers in position hockey - that is, avoidance of roaming all over the ice" (unless of course you're a kid named Hull). There are a number of how-to hockey manuals around and this one gives and goes with the best of them. (Kirkus Reviews)show more