The Last Hockey Game

⇗ Hardcover Download [ The Last Hockey Game ] ⦄ Author Bruce McDougall ⧟ ⇗ Hardcover Download [ The Last Hockey Game ] ⦄ Author Bruce McDougall ⧟ A vivid, well researched analysis of the then impending cultural and commercial transformation of the National Hockey League Publishers Weekly 2015 01 01 Anecdotes, stories and clearly enunciated insights and analysis put The Last Hockey Game right up there on the shelf with Ken Dryden s The Game There can be no question after reading this excellent addition to hockey s literary canon that our game isn t now and will never be the same as it was then Jim Millican Winnipeg Free Press 2014 12 20 The Last Hockey Game is a bold, intimate, often brilliant feat of storytelling Bruce McDougall takes a single game, a proverbial grain of sand, and spins it into a universe The resulting energy illuminates not just the core, the solid centre, but the ragged outer edges of the game s greatest franchises, the Leafs and Canadiens, at the height of their greatness Charles Wilkins, award winning author of Breakaway and Little Ship of Fools 2014 10 28 I saw this game, and I have to say the book is even better The Last Hockey Game has all the inside innocence, ego, snubbed cigars, honest scars and pro gossip from the glory days when the NHL was about to lose its virginity Bill Gaston, author of Midnight Hockey and Juliet Was a Surpise 2014 10 28 It s about a game and its players, employees in a trade where even excellent work guaranteed nothing, least of all fair treatment yet they played their hearts out, for the love of the game But the question you ll ask yourself most often while reading The Last Hockey Game is How did he find that out Jean Patrice Martel, author of On the Origin of Hockey and former president, Society for International Hockey Research 2014 10 28Tonight, fans in the Maple Leaf Gardens would groan and cheer and panic in unison. On May 2, 1967, the Montrael Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs faced each other in a battle for hockey supremacy It was game six, with Toronto leading the series 3 2, and only the fifth time in twenty five years that the teams had played each other in the Stanley Cup Finals. But this time, it was much than a game From the moment Foster Hewitt announced, Hello, Canada and hockey fans in the United States, the match between Toronto and Montreal became a turning point in sports history That night, the Leafs would win the Stanley Cup The next season, the National Hockey League would expand to twelve teams The players would form an association Hockey would become big business The Original Six would become a thing of the past. It was the last hockey game. Placing us in the announcers booth, in the seats of excited fans, and in the skates of the players, Bruce McDougall scores with a spectacular account of every facet of that final fateful match As we meet players such as Henri Richard, Tim Horton, Terry Sawchuk and Jean Bliveau, as well as coaches, owners and fans, The Last Hockey Game becomes than a story of a game It becomes an elegy, a lament for an age when, for all its many problems, the game was played for love as much as money. 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    • Hardcover
    • The Last Hockey Game
    • Bruce McDougall
    • English
    • 03 March 2017
    • 292 pages

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