Hockey's Best Shots: The Greatest NHL Photography of the Century

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9780789480378: Hockey's Best Shots: The Greatest NHL Photography of the Century

DK Publishing Inc, and the NHL present Best Shots, the indisputably definitive collection of the most compelling images form the wild and thrilling sport of hockey. Culled from the archives of the biggest names in sports photography, these images chronicle nearly a century of the world's fastest team sport. From the bone-crushing checks to the blistering slapshots, from the finesse of players to the loyalty of fans, the pages of Best Shots capture all the elements that make hockey the coolest game on earth. Introductory comments from a hockey legend and NHL Commissioner Gary B. Bettman provide unique insiders' perspectives on this riveting game. Among the memorable images captured in Best Shots you'll find: Gordie Howe's toothless grin after career goal number 545, one more than Maurice Richard...; Ken Dryden, tower of strength in Montreal's net in the 1970s, resting on his stick in his trademark pose...; His sutured skin bleeding rough bandages, Jacques Plante, having just taken a shot in his bare face, dons a mask and returns to finish the game in November 1959...; An instant after scoring the Stanley Cup-winning, overtime goal of the 1970s finals against St. Louis, Bobby Orr flying through the air like Superman...; Montreal Canadiens' players joining freshman coach Toe Blake as he sips from the Stanley Cup in April 1956 to celebrate the first of five consecutive championships...

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