Monday, February 11, 2013

Favorite Hockey Books

For long winter nights, here is a list of some of my favorite hockey reads...

1. The Game: A Thoughtful and Provocative Look at a Life in Hockey

Published in 1983, Ken Dryden's chronicle of a career with the Montreal Canadiens is the ultmiate sports memior.  Often called the best hockey book ever, and deservedly so.

2. Coach: The Pat Burns Story  by Rose Dimanno

Pat Burns was one of the great NHL coaches. He worked with the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins and New Jersey Devils, and seemed always to enjoy instant success, including coaching the New Jersey Devils to a Stanley Cup victory in 2003. Cancer--his third bout--finally claimed him in 2010, aged 58.

3. Gretzky: An Autobiography  by Rick Reilly

4.  Laura Stamm PowerSkating  by Laura Stamm

A detailed analytical read covering her entrie skating philosophy.  Deeply detailed with accompanying drills

5.  Scotty Bowman: A Life in Hockey  by Douglas Hunter

Convers everything from Bowman's playing days up to his first Stanley Cup with the Detroit Red Wings.

6.  Ultimate Hockey Drill Book- Vol 1, 2 & 3  by Rick Trimble