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.

Behind the Bench 1994, McClelland & Stewart

ISBN-13: 9780771043604

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Behind the Bench 1993, McClelland & Stewart

ISBN-13: 9780771043598