Random Hockey Book of the Week – Wk10

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Week 10: The Code: The Unwritten Rules of Fighting and Retaliation in the NHL
After many weeks in the dark, this feature is back! The Random Hockey Book of the “Week” returns in all it’s splendor with a book that will make Brendan Shanahan rollover in his plush office chair in the League offices. Read all about fighting and the other dark arts in the NHL before they are banned.

Enjoy…

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The Code: The Unwritten Rules of Fighting and Retaliation in the NHL

“Ice hockey has always been a sport steeped in a culture of violence, and players universally calibrate the level of physical contact by adhering to unwritten rules known simply as “the code”. “The Code” picks up where the rule book leaves off and fills in the gaps, all in an effort to govern the game and its players – allowing them to complete in a manner deemed fair and respectable. To fully understand the significance and history behind “the code”, Bernstein interviewed more than 50 past and present players and coaches. Their insights and stories explain why fighting is allowed, and how players police themselves on and off the ice.”

— Amazon

Random Hockey Book of the Week – Wk7

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Week 7: Defining Moments: 100 Inspirational Moments about 100 Great Players
With all the craziness going on in my life away from this blog, things are a little behind. In related news, Mrs. Fulery has now graduated nursing school… so if you know anyone in need of an amazing RN, let me know. :)

Back to business… Friday’s normal feature is showing up today (Sunday). Since I’m late with the post, I’ve decided to go with a book that nullifies my lateness… a book that hasn’t been released yet. 100 Defining Moments promises to be a quite the book, so preorder today!

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Defining Moments: 100 Inspirational Moments about 100 Great Players

“100 Defining Moments is a book that celebrates the great game of hockey. 100 players are profiled highlighting a great career moment that defined, started or just plain rejuvendated a career. You’ll also get the story behind each amazing player. Packed full of Hall of Famers and other great stars of the past, plus profiles of current players making this book completely up to date. 100 Defining Moments will lift the spirits of all those who play or follow the game with anecdotes of sacrifice, dedication, leadership, perseverance and ultimately triumph.

Most of all, it pays tribute to achievement and an appreciation for the superb character shown by those who play the world’s fastest game.”

— Amazon

Random Hockey Book of the Week – Wk6

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Week 6: Hockey: Z is for Zamboni: A Hockey Alphabet
With the holidays coming up, this week’s random hockey book is aimed at a younger audience… a little younger even than the Edmonton Oilers lineup. Everything your future Stu Grimson could need is in this guy. Happy holidays!

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Z is for Zamboni: A Hockey Alphabet

“‘Z is for Zamboni’ is an alphabet book for hockey fans young and old across America. Matt Napier’s “breakaway” rhymes and “hard-checking” expository text team up with the “top-shelf” illustrations of Melanie Rose to elucidate this increasingly popular game for every beginning hockey aficionado. Highlighting rules, players, coaches, teams, and the history of the game, it is both fun and educational.”

— Amazon

Random Hockey Book of the Week – Wk5

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Week 5: Hockey: A People’s History
This week’s random interesting-looking hockey book is a companion to the CBC series of the same name that aired a few years back. The DVD set (which I own and worship), is an amazing look into the how the unparalleled importance of hockey in the lives of most Canadians came to be. Hockey fans from around the world will be moved by the stories in the show and the book.

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Hockey: A People’s History

Hockey: A People’s History, like the ten-part CBC series it accompanies, tells the story of this breathtakingly fast game from its hotly contested origins, and the surge in its popularity after 1875, when it was first taken inside, through the rise and fall and rise again of women’s hockey, the sagas of long-lost leagues, such as the Pacific Coast Hockey League and, more recently, the World Hockey Association, to the present day and the first-ever lockout of players by the one remaining league. In that time, while play has changed only slightly (every generation of Canadians has complained about the growing violence of the game) hockey itself has been transformed from a rough and ready winter sport to a business worth many billions of dollars, played by millionaires.

But Hockey: A People’s History is not a business story, rather, it is the story of the men and woman who helped make the game what it is today.”

Random Hockey Book of the Week – Wk4

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Week 4: Original Six: True Stories from Hockey’s Classic Era
Along with sticking to our theme lately, this week’s random interesting-looking hockey book is another one I’ve actually read. Original Six contains six stories (one for each of the O6 teams, duh) from back in the day. It’s amazing to see where the game we love today grew from. Highly recommended.

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Original Six: True Stories from Hockey’s Classic Era

“Paul Quarrington has complied six stories (he penned the Bruins piece) centered on the Original Six era of the National Hockey League. These six stories take the reader back to the days when fans trully identified with their team. Two gems standout in this collection. The first is the Red Wings piece whose author recalls the days and nights spent with her grand father listening to Wings-Maple Leafs games. Each rooting for their own team. This is a wonderful piece on how these two people related to each other and the sport they so dearly loved.”

— Unnamed Amazon User