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Your all-access pass to the NHL
When it comes to hockey, Bob McKenzie is one of the most trusted voices in the game. No one else has the access or depth of experience. Now, in his first book on the NHL, Bob takes you behind the scenes, covering the inside stories, some lesser-known personalities and the life experiences that help to shape this great game.
Bob McKenzie, whose life revolves around all things puck, shares plenty here for every hockey fan. He reveals the colliding worlds of old and new in the growing debate on the place of advanced statistics—from a guy who barely escaped grade 12 math—and tells the hilarious real story of how Corsi got its name. He talks to John Tavares on the essence of scoring goals and to Brandon Prust on what it’s really like to give or take punches in a hockey fight with NHL heavyweights. He writes about Sheldon Keefe’s dramatic personal struggle to leave behind a dark and troubled past to become a better man, son, brother, husband, father and hockey coach. Bob stands with Don Cherry and his son and hockey scout, Tim, at the rink during cherished family time. He talks to Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip about communing with brothers in a lifelong love affair with the Boston Bruins. He also talks to the patriarchs of the Subban and Tavares families about emigrating from Jamaica and Portugal, respectively, to raise great Canadian superstars. And he spends time with the McDavids, who reveal how Connor counts on his family and support system, including the incomparable Bobby Orr, to help cope with the pressures of being tabbed hockey's Next Big Thing.
NOTE: This is a Scratch & Dent book and may have noticeable dents, scratches and various other cosmetic issues as well as torn or missing dust jacket. These items are only guaranteed to be structurally complete and readable and therefore are sold as is.