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For the Love of Hockey: Hockey Stars' Personal Stories

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ISBN 10: 1552091708 / ISBN 13: 9781552091708
Published by Firefly Books, 1999
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Title: For the Love of Hockey: Hockey Stars' ...

Publisher: Firefly Books

Publication Date: 1999

Book Condition: Very Good

Edition: Reprint.

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For the Love of Hockey appeals to hockey fans of all ages. The greatest hockey players of all time share vivid memories of the game they love, memories that are primarily joyful but occasionally heart-breaking -- the dramatic overtime goals, the record-breaking games, the team camaraderie, the devastating trades and the career-ending injuries. Thrilling full-color photographs enhance the personal stories of players from such hockey legends as "Rocket" Richard, Gordie Howe, Jean Beliveau, Bobby Orr and Wayne Gretzky to current stars Steve Yzerman, Mario Lemieux and Patrick Roy. Told in the players' own words, these stories are infused with the same skill, spirit, character and determination that carried each of these men to the heights of the National Hockey League and made hockey one of the most popular sports in the world.

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"My mom gave a couple of dollars to a woman who was in desperate need of milk for her family. In return, the woman gave my mom a gunnysack full of things, including a pair of skates. My sister Edna grabbed one and I got the other. We went outside and push-glided around an ice pond. When Edna got cold and took her skate off, I put it on my other foot." So begins the story of one of the greatest--and toughest--men to ever play the game of ice hockey, Gordie Howe. Or try Bobby Hull: "We won the Stanley Cup in 1961 when I was 22 years old... but I never did drink out of the Stanley Cup. As the festivities began, I started drinking beer out of the owner's son Mike Wirtz's dirty old felt hat. I got sick as a dog and had to go to bed instead of celebrating that night."

For the Love of Hockey collects the personal stories of 91 of the game's greatest players, stars such as Rocket Richard, Bobby Orr, Guy Lafleur, Wayne Gretzky, and Mario Lemieux. With big, full-color action shots and the words of the players themselves, this is a heartfelt tribute to the most talented practitioners of a fast and furious sport.

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