In "Walking with Legends, " Ralph Mellanby, one of hockey's best-known executives, recalls his relationship with many of the sport's luminaries, from lawyers and coaches to managers, owners, and even those who ran the NHL. Mellanby includes anecdotes about Gary Bettman, Scotty Bowman, Ice Men Bobby Orr, Wayne Gretzy, Bobby Hull, and Gordie Howe, ...
In "Walking with Legends, " Ralph Mellanby, one of hockey's best-known executives, recalls his relationship with many of the sport's luminaries, from lawyers and coaches to managers, owners, and even those who ran the NHL. Mellanby includes anecdotes about Gary Bettman, Scotty Bowman, Ice Men Bobby Orr, Wayne Gretzy, Bobby Hull, and Gordie Howe, along with hundreds of others. He knows them all, has worked with them all, and recounts his experiences -- and a wealth of insider hockey history and information -- in this entertaining, firsthand chronicle.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. 8vo. (xvi) 236 pp. Black boards lettered in gold on the spine; headband; illustrated with black and white plates. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. This includes a dropped-in assortment of hockey cards: Ted LIndsay in a 1991 Parkhurst reprint of of their 1956 card; Gordie Howe in a Pro Set Legend card from 1991; Bobby Hull taking a shot on Gump Worsley in the 1992 Ultimate Golden Jet card; Frank Mahovlich in a 1992 Parkhurst reprint of their 1964 Tall Boy card; Wayne Gretzky in the 1985 O Pee Chee Assists Leader card; Glen Sather in a Rangers uniform on the 1972 O Pee Chee regular season card; and Boom Boom Geoffrion on the 1992 All Ultimate Team card from Ultimate. The Contents are: Foreword by Don Cherry; Introduction by Mike Brophy; Part One: On the Air: The Pioneers: Foster and Bill Hewitt; The Consummate Pro: Brian McFarlane; The Dream Team: Danny Gallivan and Dick Irvin; The Complete Broadcaster: Dan Kelly; The Voice of Hockey: Bob Cole; The Host's Host: Dave Hodge; Master of the Telestrator: Howie Meeker; The Sharp Dressed Man: Don Cherry; The (Other) Boys of Saturday Night. Intermission: Two Historic Matchups: A Close Call: The 1972 Summit Series; The Miracle on Ice: The 1980 U.S. Olympic Team. Part Three: On the Ice: The Competitor: Ted Lindsay; Larger Than Life: Rocket Richard; The Greatest of the Them All: Gordie Howe; The Diamond in the Rough: Bobby Hull; One of a Kind: Bobby Orr; The Artist: Frank Mahovlich; The Dynasty: Gretzky, Sather and the Oilers; The Entertainer: Bernie Boom Boom Geoffrion. Overtime Off Camera: The Last of the Pirates: Harold Ballard; Two Presidents and a Commissioner. And Final Buzzer: A Father on His Son: The Heart and Soul of a Hockey Player: Scott Mellanby; followed by an index.
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