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The Complete Idiots Guide to Hockey

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-- Whereas competitor's books dedicate much of its content to helping readers learn how to play, this book is dedicated to the fans of hockey. -- Contains a complete and colorful history of the game, from its beginning in the early nineteenth century to the formation of the NHL and more. -- Co-author, Mark Askin, is a veteran hockey world insider with good media connections. The Complete Idiot's Guide "RM" to Hockey will cover the complete history of hockey, including: in the beginning-bandy and shinny are the precursors to what would become hockey; full-blown hockey invented in...Dartmouth, N.S.; How hockey hit the lower forty-eight; the first Winter Olympics; the birth of the NHL; the 70's-goons to the left, goons to the right-hockey's darkest days; the rise of Lemieux, Gretzky, Messier, and the modern hockey hero; hockey comes out from behind the Iron Curtain; and inroads women and minorities have made into the sport. The authors have also included four Top 10 lists in the back of the book, including players, teas, moments, and influential people in hockey history. Hide synopsis

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