Stanley Cup Fever
The Stanley Cup is the dream of every hockey fan, from arm-chair coach to NHL player. Noted hockey historian Brian McFarlane recounts all the tension ... Show synopsis The Stanley Cup is the dream of every hockey fan, from arm-chair coach to NHL player. Noted hockey historian Brian McFarlane recounts all the tension, rivalry, heroics, and hijinks that have swirled around one of sport's most legendary trophies. Beginning with the very first Cup matches, Stanley Cup Fever delivers the action season by season, including the post-season exploits of speedster Billy Barlow in the 1890s; the fantastic challenge by Dawson City's team in 1905; the pyrotechnics of Howie Morenz in the twenties and thirties; Maurice "Rocket" Richard's one-man assaults in the forties and fifties; Roger Crozier's courageous play-through-pain performance in the 1966 final; the Habs dynasty of the seventies, led by the legendary Guy Lafleur and Ken Dryden; the end-to-end blitzkriegs of Wayne Gretzky and the Edmonton Offers in the eighties; and the birth of a new Red Wings dynasty in the nineties. Along with comprehensive statistics on all aspects of the playoffs and 40 photographs of the game's all-time titans, Stanley Cup Fever is the ultimate chronicle of a calvacade of thrills and chills unparalleled in sports history.