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Very Good in Very Good jacket. 8vo. (xx) 369 pp. Black 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 Contents are: Preface: A Game for Life; Wayne Gretzky's Ghost; The National Game: The Dance of Life-The Opening of a New Season; The Heart of Hockey. Legends of the Game: Mario Lemieux's Long Journey; Going It Alone: Mats Sundin; No Ordinary Joe; Steve Yzerman: The Long Journey from Doubt to Belief; Saint Patrick of the Nets; Within Arm's Reach: Ray Bourque; The Quiet Perfection of Paul Kariya; A Flower for All Seasons: Guy Lafleur; King of the Kings: Marcel Dionne; Captain Marvel: Bobby Clarke; Skating to a Different Drummer: Borje Salming; The Throwback: Bryan Trottier; Jean Beliveau at Seventy-Five; Playing Against Bobby Orr. Stars: The Absurdity of Sid the Kid; Ovie Ovie Ovie; The Third Eye: Daniel and Henrik Sedin; Quick Coming of Age: Drew Doughty; The Evolution of Kris Letang; Marc Savard's Long Journey; The Price Is Right; Kesler's the Total Package. The Characters: The Prime Minister of Saturday Night: Don Cherry; Gratoony: The Irrepressible Gilles Gratton; No Middle Ground: The Strange Career of the Gifted Alexei Kovalev; The Dreamer: Alexander Daigle; The Power of the Pest: Brad Marchand. Bar Debates: The Lightning Rod Commissioner; A Man's Game; Lost at Sea: Hockey Night in Canada; Death to the Fourth Line; Penalties that Mean Something-Now There's a Concept; How Wayne Gretzky Ruined Hockey; Riddle Within an Enigma: Just How Good Is Martin Brodeur; Nicknames; New Analysis: Eccentricity or Genius; The Monotonous Safety of Cliches; Superstition: The Ultimate Intangible; The Case Against December Babies. Behind the Bench: The Courage of Roger Neilson; Coach of the Year, Firings of the Year: Ted Nolan; The Not-So-Glory Days; Coach Gretzky. The Elements: Good Warm Fuzzy Memories; Joy of Road Hockey; Wally's Coliseum: The Melting of the Gretzky Backyard. Anguish: The Hole in Bob Gainey's Heart; Lessons from Swift Current; Guy Lafleur's Nightmare; The Cloud Over Viking. It's Not Just a Man's Game: A Scandal of Minuscule Proportions; Women's Gold a Record; The Triumph of the Clarkson Cup; In Praise of Hockey Moms; American Defender: Angela Ruffiero; and The Wayne Gretzky of Women's Hockey: Hayley Wickenheiser.
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