Few could beat Terry Sawchuk on the ice. To those who played against him in the NHL, he was a legend long before his tragic death. Goalies, as any hockey player will tell you, are a different breed; even among other goalies, Terry Sawchuk stood alone. David Dupuis examines Sawchuk's meteoric rise to the highest echelon of goaltending, but also ...Read MoreFew could beat Terry Sawchuk on the ice. To those who played against him in the NHL, he was a legend long before his tragic death. Goalies, as any hockey player will tell you, are a different breed; even among other goalies, Terry Sawchuk stood alone. David Dupuis examines Sawchuk's meteoric rise to the highest echelon of goaltending, but also ventures beyond the dressing rooms and press conferences into his family life and off-ice battles with alcohol and rage. Dupuis closely examines Sawchuk's battles against the Original Six, and tells anecdotes of some of hockey's greatest players. Dupuis also solves the mystery of Sawchuk's death after his off-ice fight with New York Ranger teammate Ron Stewart.Read Less
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Very Good in Very Good jacket. 8vo. (xxiii) 304 pp. Red boards lettered in silver on the spine; headband; red endpapers; illustrated with black and white plates. Light rubbing at the corners of the dustjacket; presentation inscription in pencil on the front free endpaper. This includes a dropped-in trading card from the 1991 Pro Set Hall of Fame series featuring Terry Sawchuk-The True Mr Zero. The Chapters are: They Called Him Butch; Climbing the Ladder; The Kid Has It; The Greatest Season Ever; Shutouts and Setbacks; Wedding Bells; Another Championship Season; The Dynasty Ends; Early Departure; The Long Road Home; Mr Relaxation; The Man in the Mask; The Record Breaker; Sharing the Limelight; The Last Hurrah; King Terry; Last Days in Detroit; To Catch a Falling Star; Love Pat and the Kids; A Wake to Remember; Number One; Appendix I: The Goalies; Appendix II: Terry Sawchuk's Shutouts.
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