Chicago Blackhawks : Seventy-Five Years

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9781887656320: Chicago Blackhawks : Seventy-Five Years

Over the past seventy-five years, the Chicago Blackhawks have made sports history. As a member of the National Hockey League’s "Original Six," they have defined the sport and raised our expectations of the game and its players. The Blackhawks have been an integral part of Chicago, identifying with their loyal fans and reflecting their unique character and attitude.

Throughout their history, the Blackhawks have shown tremendous resilience in the face of defeat. They have risen from the ashes better than most, often with great drama. Who could forget Bobby Hull’s historic goals, the NHL’s first hat trick, Tony Esposito’s shutouts, Glenn Hall’s ironman streak in net, and Bill Mosienko’s three goals in twenty-one seconds? Year after year, the Blackhawks have been blessed by a succession of star players—Charlie Gardiner, Pierre Pilote, Stan Mikita, Keith Magnuson, Denis Savard, Chris Chelios, and Tony Amonte, to name a few.

For seventy-five memorable years, the Chicago Blackhawks have inspired unwavering loyalty in their legion of fans with their rousing comebacks and go-for-broke style of play. With a foreword by boisterous, everyman fan Jim Belushi and an insider’s introduction by venerable legend Billy Reay, Chicago Blackhawks: Seventy-Five Years celebrates the city and the fans that have made Blackhawks hockey what it is today.

Features:
-- Written by renowned sports columnist Bob Verdi
-- Foreword by boisterous, everyman fan Jim Belushi
-- Introduction by Billy Reay, the winningest coach in Blackhawks history
-- An 8-page foldout featuring the Blackhawks 75th Anniversary Team as selected by 400,000 Blackhawks fans
-- Visual timelines bring the team's rich past to life
-- Portfolios of memorabilia featured throughout
-- Over 250 photographs—early team portraits, victory celebrations, and more
-- Complete team statistics from 1926 through 2000

From the Introduction by former Blackhawks coach Billy Reay:

"I can think of no better way to celebrate being a Blackhawks fan than this seventy-fifth-anniversary book. Reading about the history of the team and its many outstanding players reinforces the pride that I take in being a part of this remarkable franchise. Bob Verdi has done an exceptional job at bringing the characters and the spirit of the Blackhawks to life for the reader. This inspiring anniversary book is a great record of the triumphs and achievements of the Chicago Blackhawks. I hope you enjoy reliving these memories—these moments in time—as much as I have."

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"...represents the dreams of every young hockey player: to be playing in front of the best hockey fans..." -- Keith Magnuson

"This book will allow fans and players alike to relive all the great moments in Chicago Blackhawks history." -- Denis Savard

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