As I type these words, I’m watching Game 7 between the Ottawa Senators and the New York Rangers (Go Sens!). [Editor's Note: Be sure to send Barbara your sincere condolences on their loss. Go Rangers!] I love playoff hockey – it’s faster, cleaner and more exciting than during the regular season. So exciting that I find myself typing in small bursts during commercials.
What better way to celebrate the good ol’ hockey game than by sharing the top 10 most popular hockey books at Winnipeg Public Library — as determined by you, our members. Check them out between games!
10 – Best of the best : ranking the greatest players of all time, by Scott Morrison
9 – The Winnipeg Jets : a celebration of professional hockey in Winnipeg, by Scott Taylor
8 – A thrilling ride : the Vancouver Canucks’ 40th anniversary season, by Paul Chapman and Bev Wake (too bad they couldn’t make it past the first round!)
7 – Hockey Hall of Fame book of goalies : profiles, memorabilia, essays and stats, by Steve Cameron
6 – Hockey’s greatest stars : legends and young lions, by Chris McDonell.
5 – Hockey Hall of Fame treasures, by Steve Cameron.
4 – Playing with fire : the highest highs and lowest lows of Theo Fleury, by Theo Fleury with Kirstie McLellan Day
3 – Hockey’s most amazing records, by Edward Fraser.
2 – The game, by Ken Dryden
1 - Back in the bigs : how Winnipeg won, lost and regained its place in the NHL, by Randy Turner
Now, everyone sing with me:
Hello out there, we’re on the air, it’s ‘Hockey Night’ tonight.
Tension grows, the whistle blows, and the puck goes down the ice.
The goalie jumps, and the players bump, and the fans all go insane.
Someone roars, “Bobby Scores!”, at the good ol’ Hockey Game.
OH! The good ol’ Hockey game, is the best game you can name.
And the best game you can name, is the good ol’ Hockey game!