By Stephen J. Harper
Within the tumultuous beginnings of hockey, the fights have been as a lot off the ice as on it. A nice Game is ready the hockey heroes and hard-boiled businessmen who equipped the sport, and the increase and fall of mythical groups pursuing the Stanley Cup. With a historian’s standpoint and fan’s ardour, Stephen Harper provides a riveting and infrequently mind-blowing portrait of the early years of hockey, shooting every little thing from the actual contests at the rinks to the battles in the back of the scenes.
A nice Game exhibits how a lot approximately hockey has stayed an analogous. tough play, fervent place of origin loyalties, owner-player agreement disputes, partisan information assurance, and large cash have been matters from the get-go. was once hockey to be a video game of obsessed amateurs enjoying for the affection of the game, or used to be it a online game for paid pros who could provide lovers what they wanted?
A century in the past rinks may possibly soften, and through halftime the blades screwed to the players’ footwear can be sinking in dust, however the hockey pioneers have been unstoppable. groups sprang up throughout North the United States, from Victoria to Winnipeg, Halifax to Montreal, and Detroit to Pittsburgh. within the Queen urban, despite the fanatical competition of beginner hockey leaders, early groups corresponding to the Toronto execs of 1908 and the Toronto Blue Shirts of 1914 took turns fighting for Toronto’s first actual Stanley Cup. those “forgotten Leafs” may lay the foundation for the world’s so much ecocnomic hockey franchise.
In A nice Game, Stephen Harper brings alive the heritage of hockey’s first many years and will pay passionate tribute to the earliest famous person avid gamers of the sport. This exciting and unique ebook will captivate lovers from begin to end.
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