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The Nordic Lightning: An International Legacies Romance
by Camilla Stevens

Language

English

Pages

365

Publication Date

September 24, 2019

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<b>Hockey is my game.<br />She's my goal. </b><br /><br /><b>ERIK S脴RENSON</b><br />Fast. Hot. Electrifying.<br />With a grin that could melt ice.<br />My life was going just fine here in Brooklyn where I鈥檝e lived all my life.<br />Then, the player they call the Nordic Lightning came skating into it.<br />What I know about hockey I could fit on the tip of my little finger.<br />I know even less about Erik S酶renson.<br />But I鈥檓 a fast learner.<br />Almost as fast as he is in those skates.<br />I鈥檝e learned he鈥檚 a Swedish import鈥r is it Norwegian?<br />I鈥檝e learned he does things on the ice that make my head spin.<br />I鈥檝e learned he鈥檚 the playmaker, the one that helps his teammates score鈥攂oth on and off the ice.<br />Which is why I鈥檓 more shocked than anyone when he鈥檚 the one asking me out鈥n the most public way possible.<br /><br />But our worlds are as different as night and day.<br /><br /><b><i>So what happens when the player who is constantly on the move meets up with the woman who is happily rooted in place?</i></b><br />聽<br />From Brooklyn to Scandinavia, this is another <b>BWWM Stand Alone</b> in the <i>International Legacies Romance</i> series.<br /><b>WARNING:</b> Due to adult content, 18+ Only<br /><br />
Nicklas Lidstrom: The Pursuit of Perfection
by , Bob Duff

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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The life and career of Nicklas Lidstrom almost reads like a real-life hockey fairy tale. Drafted by the Detroit Red Wings as a 19-year-old defenseman out of his native Sweden, Lidstrom spent the next two decades manning the Motor City blueline. During those years he became a Hockeytown legend, amassing a mind-boggling collection of accomplishments and accolades: four Stanley Cups, seven Norris Trophies as the NHL's best defenseman, a Conn Smythe Trophy, 12 All-Star selections, and gold medals in both the Olympics and World Championships.<br /> Off the ice, life appears equally idyllic: Lidstrom is uniformly respected and admired by opponents, observers, and teammates alike, and he and his wife of more than 20 years have four boys who split their time between Sweden and their adopted homeland.<br /> Perhaps only one question remains unanswered about the man teammates referred to as the Perfect Human: exactly how did he do it?<br /> In <i>Nicklas Lidstrom: The Pursuit of Perfection</i>, the Hall of Fame defenseman and a who's-who of hockey luminaries investigate and reveal precisely how he made dominating the game he loves appear so effortless. How did an unimposing prospect catch the eye of Red Wings scouts during an era when few Swedes made it to the NHL? What was the secret to his remarkable endurance and longevity, allowing him to miss just 44 games in 20 grueling NHL seasons? And what level of preparation and study was required to transform a man who was not the biggest or fastest at his position into one of the greatest defensemen in hockey history?<br /> You'll find the answers to all of this and more in <i>Nicklas Lidstrom: The Pursuit of Perfection</i>
Eddie Olczyk: Beating the Odds in Hockey and in Life
by , Perry Lefko

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

October 08, 2019

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Eddie Olczyk had built a life and career most people could only dream of. Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, he fell in love with the game of hockey during an era when most kids preferred balls to pucks. Against all odds, he played on the 1984 U.S. Olympic hockey team as a 17-year-old, and four months later he was drafted in the first round by his hometown Chicago Blackhawks. During an illustrious 16-year career, he played for and alongside some of the greatest franchises and players in history, winning a Stanley Cup with the unforgettable 1994 New York Rangers. Years later, he coached former teammate Mario Lemieux and Sidney Crosby on the Pittsburgh Penguins before transitioning into the broadcast booth, where he has become one of the most recognizable voices of the sport. He then combined his skills as an analyst with his second passion鈥?horse racing鈥攁nd became an integral part of NBC's coverage of thoroughbreds.<br /><br /> Away from the spotlight, Olczyk and his wife of three decades raised four adoring children. He was respected and admired by fans, friends, and peers. Life was sweet. Then, at 7:07 pm on August 4, 2017, his entire world turned upside down.<br /><br /> In Eddie Olczyk: Beating the Odds in Hockey and in Life, one of the biggest names in American hockey has written an inspiring and entertaining memoir of his life both on and off the ice. From shooting hundreds of tennis balls at a goal in his childhood living room to the ups and downs of his improbable hockey career to rollicking stories from the booth and the backstretch, Olczyk guides readers on his journey toward his ultimate test: a battle against Stage 3 colon cancer. For years, Olczyk's goal was to be the best husband, father, broadcaster, and handicapper he could be. Today he has a new one: to bring as much awareness and support to those fighting cancer as he possibly can. In this emotional but often hilarious autobiography, you'll learn why the people who know Eddie Olczyk best might describe him as "tremendously tremendous."
If These Walls Could Talk: Pittsburgh Penguins: Stories from the ...
by , Josh Yohe

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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<b>THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS HAVE BECOME ONE OF THE MOST STORIED FRANCHISES IN NHL HISTORY. </b>Winners of five Stanley Cup championships, the Penguins have hosted generations of stars from Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr to Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, all of whom have left an indelible mark on team history. Phil Bourque, who helped earn two of those Stanley Cup victories and who now serves as color commentator alongside Mike Lange for Penguins radio broadcasts, has gotten to witness more than his fair share of that history up close and personal. In If These Walls Could Talk: Pittsburgh Penguins, you'll relive some of that history, from Bourque's memories of training camp with Lemieux to his stories of celebrating with (and having to repair) the Cup.<br /><br /> Through singular anecdotes only Bourque can tell about current and past players, coaches, and opponents, this book provides fans with a one-of-a-kind, insider's look into the Penguins' greatest moments, disappointments, and everything in between.
The Grim Reaper: The Life and Career of a Reluctant Warrior
by Stu Grimson

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English

Pages

324

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<b>A powerful memoir from an NHL heavyweight champion who moved from the dressing room to the courtroom.</b><br /><br />NHL tough guys all tell the same story. <br /><br />They all grew up dreaming of skating in the big league as stars. Then one day, a coach tells them the only way to make it is to drop the gloves. And every guy says the same thing: I'll do whatever it takes to play in the NHL.<br /><br />Not Stu Grimson, though. When he was offered a contract to patrol the ice for the Calgary Flames, he said no thanks, and went to university instead. And that's the way Grimson has approached his career and his life: on his own terms. He stared down the toughest players on the planet for seventeen years, while working on his first university degree. He retired on his own terms, and went on to practice law, including a stint as in-house counsel for the NHLPA.<br /><br />This has put him in a unique position when it comes to commenting on the game. He's seen it from the trenches, and he's seen it from the courtroom. This puts him in the eye of the storm surrounding fighting and concussions. And he handles that the way he does everything: on his own terms. When Don Cherry called him out on televison, it was the seemingly indominable Cherry who backed down. Hockey fans will be fascinated by his data-driven defence of fighting.<br /><br />But in the end, this is not a book about fighting and locker-room stories. It's the story of a young man who ultimately took on the toughest role in pro sports and came out the other side. Where many others have not.
Hockey and Philosophy (Philosophica)
by University of Ottawa Press

Language

English

Pages

280

Publication Date

November 19, 2015

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<p>Does hockey provide a better understanding of the differences between Canadian and Qu茅b茅cois nationalisms? Is there a fundamental relationship between the hockey arena and the political arena? What have we lost as a society in abolishing the tie game? Are salaries in the NHL really that outrageous? Is hockey more art than sport? Should hockey players be banned from using performance-enhancing drugs at all costs? Do goalies suffer from angst? Does our national sport have its own mythology and metaphysics? Do hockey brawls reflect our true human nature more than we would care to admit? And what would it be like if the great philosophers were to face off on the ice?</p><br /><p>A team of philosophy and hockey buffs go deep with these fascinating questions and many others in this examination of a worshipped sport elevated to something akin to a cult. Accessibly written and peppered with humour, the essays in this book will charm specialists, sports fans, and everyone in between. Whether you鈥檙e a fan of Richard, Gretzky, Crosby, Plato, Kant, or Kierkegaard, you鈥檙e invited to be a spectator at this very special meeting of minds!</p>
The Toronto Maple Leafs: The Complete Oral History
by Eric Zweig

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English

Pages

458

Publication Date

October 28, 2017

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<b>A complete history of the Toronto Maple Leafs, as told by the players, coaches, and reporters.</b><br /><br /><br /><br />On December 19, 1917, the Toronto Arenas took to the ice for the first NHL game ever played. Over the next hundred years, the franchise changed names twice, home rinks twice, and won 13 Stanley Cups on its way to becoming one of the most successful and storied franchises in NHL history.<br /><br /><br /><br /><i>The Toronto Maple Leafs: The Complete Oral History</i> gives the most comprehensive record of the team from its formation to the present day. With first-hand accounts of some of the biggest names ever to play the game 鈥?Syl Apps, Darryl Sittler, Mats Sundin 鈥?as well as coaches, managers, and commentators, Eric Zweig gives readers the full insider history of Canada鈥檚 most iconic team.
The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Roller Hockey
by Rob Price

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English

Pages

76

Publication Date

May 31, 2011

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The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Roller Hockey is the most comprehensive and up-to-date roller hockey-specific training guide in the world today. It contains descriptions and photographs of over 80 of the most effective weight training, flexibility, and abdominal exercises used by athletes worldwide. This book features year-round roller hockey-specific weight-training programs guaranteed to improve your performance and get you results.<br /><br />No other roller hockey book to date has been so well designed, so easy to use, and so committed to weight training. This book takes you from the off-season to the in-season, and is loaded with dozens of tips and pointers to help you maximize your training and improve your performance.<br /><br />Both beginners and advanced athletes and weight trainers can follow this book and utilize its programs. From recreational to professional, thousands of athletes all over the world are already benefiting from this book and its techniques, and now you can too!<br /><br />As an added bonus, this book also contains links to free record keeping charts which normally sell separately for $20.
The Russian Five: A Story of Espionage, Defection, Bribery and Co...
by Keith Gave

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

March 20, 2018

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When the Detroit Red Wings were rebooting their franchise after more than two decades of relative futility, they knew the best place to find world-class players who could help turn things around more quickly were conscripted servants behind the Iron Curtain.<br /><br />All they had to do then was make history by drafting them, then figure out how to get them out. That鈥檚 when the Wings turned to Keith Gave, the newsman whose clandestine mission to Helsinki, Finland, was the first phase of a of a years-long series of secret meetings from posh hotel rooms to remote forests around Europe to orchestrate their unlawful departures from the Soviet Union.<br /><br />One defection created an international incident and made global headlines. Another player faked cancer, thanks to the Wings鈥?extravagant bribes to Russian doctors, including a big American car. Another player who wasn鈥檛 quite ready to leave yet felt like he was being kidnapped by an unscrupulous agent. Two others were outcast when they stood up publicly against the Soviet regime, winning their freedom to play in the NHL only after years of struggle.<br /><br />They are the Russian Five: Sergei Fedorov, Viacheslav Fetisov, Vladimir Konstantinov, Vyacheslav Kozlov and Igor Larionov. Their individual stories read like pulse-pounding spy novels. The story that unfolded after they were brought together in Detroit by the masterful coach Scotty Bowman is unforgettable.<br /><br />This story includes details never before revealed, and by the man who was there every step of the way 鈥?from the day Detroit drafted its first two Soviets in 1989 until they raised the Stanley Cup in 1997, then took it to Moscow for a victory lap around Red Square and the Kremlin.<br /><br />The Russian Five did more to bridge Russian and American relations than decades of diplomacy and d茅tente between the White House and the Kremlin. This is their story.
Toronto Maple Leafs: 1954-1955 1955-1956
by Robert Grey Reynolds Jr.

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English

Pages

36

Publication Date

July 01, 2015

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The 1950s were not a successful decade for the Toronto Maples Leafs hockey team if one omits their 1951 Stanley Cup Championship. 1951 was the only season that every game of the finals' series went into overtime before being decided. The Leafs defeated the Montreal Canadiens. Though leaner times were on the horizon Toronto added such future stars as Tim Horton who became a regular by 1952. I have selected to write about the 1954-1955 and 1955-1956 seasons. In both years the Maple Leafs were easily eliminated by Detroit in the semifinals of the Stanley Cup playoffs. My e-book was researched and written primarily from newspaper clippings that delineate eyewitness reports from games. I believe that readers will enjoy reflecting on a golden era of the National Hockey League, a time when neither goalies, forwards, or defencemen wore masks or helmets for protection. I have used a combination of written text, stats, and photos to create an e-book that is both entertaining and filled with history of a game that is beloved by millions of fans.

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