Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Outside of a Dog, #49

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx.

Hey, Hey, Hockeytown! With the current Stanley Cup Champion Detroit Red Wings well on their way to crush the Blackhawks and any other comers, here are a few books about the history of hockey, and the state of Lord Stanley’s Cup.

Stanley Cup 2007-2008 Champions: The Detroit Red Wings [DVD]
Last year’s win against the Pittsburgh Penguins was exciting and impressive, and we may even face them again this year. This DVD collection has highlights and interviews with the players and commentators, in case you missed it the first time, or want to relive the moment.

Forever Hockeytown! : how the 2008 Red Wings reclaimed the Stanley Cup - Francescutti, Mark.
The inside story, from local newspaper, The Detroit Free Press, on how the Wings triumphed for Stanley Cup victory in 2008. This book includes tons of great photos and commentaries from local greats like Mitch Albom.
796.962 F WCV

Hockey: How to play like the pros – Sean Rossiter
Hockey the NHL way! This book teaches and encourages kids of all ages to work on the drive and skill needed to be a great hockey player.
JUV 796.962 R WDB

Of Ice and Men: Steve Yzerman, Chris Chelios, Glen Sather, Dominik Hasek: the craft of hockey – Bruce Dowbiggin
Canadian author Dowbiggin is hailed by the Toronto Globe and Mail for excellence in sports broadcasting. In this book, he examines what makes the best the best.
796.962 D WMB

The Stanley Cup: The story of the men and the teams who for half a century have fought for hockey’s most prized trophy – Brian MacFarlane
First out in 1970, then updated in 1971, this classic book tells the story of the Cup and the teams who have held it over the years.
796.962 M SCS

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