How Hockey Explains Canada

How Hockey Explains Canada

The Sport That Defines A Country

Book - 2011
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How do you explain the Prime Minister's admission that he'd rather play in the NHL than rule a nation of 35 million people? Why did an entire country cry along with him when Wayne Gretzky announced his decision to move to L.A.? What is it about Canada and Canadians that inspires such unbridled passion for this simple game of ice, puck, and stick? "How Hockey Explains Canada" attempts to answer those and many other questions by delving into the hearts and minds of players, announcers, writers, coaches, and fans from coast-to-coast-to-coast. Paul Henderson, one of Canada's greatest sports heroes, scored the most famous goal in Canadian hockey history in the 1972 Summit Series, against the Soviet Union.
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Triumph Books, c2011.
ISBN: 9781600785757
Characteristics: xxiii, 200 pages :,illustrations (chiefly color), portraits (some col.) ;,27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Prime, Jim


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Sep 15, 2012

Interesting and entertaining perspective on layering hockey over the broader Canadian experienced. Great photos and stories from all eras of the game. Reading this book is a great way to spend a couple of hours on Saturday night during another NHL lockout when there's no hockey on TV.

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