To make Behind the Bench Dick Irvin interviewed over forty former and current coaches in the NHL and selected the best of their stories. Fascinating, entertaining, and personal, they reveal a side of hockey unknown to most fans. From their roots and early days, the championships and crushing losses, the hirings and firings, to life on the road and ...
To make Behind the Bench Dick Irvin interviewed over forty former and current coaches in the NHL and selected the best of their stories. Fascinating, entertaining, and personal, they reveal a side of hockey unknown to most fans. From their roots and early days, the championships and crushing losses, the hirings and firings, to life on the road and dealing with fan and media pressure, the coaches are candid about their own lives, as well as about the great players, the great teams, and the owners.
As New in As New jacket. Hardcover. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Stories from NHL coaches. 1st edition, 8vo, 342pp, photo illustrated. Hardcover in blue cloth with unclipped dustjacket. Fine/Fine. Weight, 710g.
Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Book. 8vo. Pp: [x], 342. Sixteen pages of b&w photographs. Index. Not a book of hockey strategies, but of the people who coached the teams. Irvin interviewed more than forty coaches and former coaches for the book.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. 8vo. 342 pp. Blue boards lettered in gilt on the spine; headband; illustrated with black and white plates. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. The Chapters are: Happy New Year Harry-Harry Neale; Some Old-timers; The Many Lives of Emile the Cat-Emile Francis; Behind the Bench in Boston-Milt Schmidt-Gerry Cheevers-Mike Milbury; Vintage Grapes-Don Cherry; Shenanigans in Chicago-From the Major to Iron Mike-Bill Stewart-Mike Keenan; Some Surprise Winners-Al MacNeil-Jean Perron-John Muckler; The Youngest and the Oldest-Gary Green-Bill Dineen; Scotty-Scotty Bowman; Dominating the '80s-Al and Slats-Al Arbour-Glen Slather; Luck of the Irish-Thirty-five Games No Losses-Pat Quinn; Professional Rink Rat-Tom McVie; Captain Video-Roger Neilson; I Refuse to Accept the Award-Bob Murdoch-Brian Sutter; Le Petit Tigre-Michel Bergeron; Coach on a Roller Coaster-Jacques Demers; The Cop and His First Captain-Pat Burns-Bob Gainey; New Faces in the '90s-Dave King-Barry Melrose-John Paddock; and Talking About Coaches; followed by Last Line Change; and an index.
Fine. Ships From Canada. Small nick on top corner on the back dust jaket, otherwise like new Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 342 p. Audience: General/trade. About the Author: Dick Irvin, long the radio voice of the Montreal Canadiens, was a member of CBC s Hockey Night in Canada broadcast team for more than 30 years. He covered more than 2, 500 NHL games on television and radio. In 1988 he won the Foster Hewitt Award for excellence in hockey broadcasting and was inducted into the Media Section of the Hockey Hall of Fame.
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