The Best Game You Can Name

The Best Game You Can Name

Book - 2005
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Bidini returns to the game he loves best In 2004, Dave Bidini laced on his skates and slid onto the ice of Toronto's McCormick Arena to play defence with the Morningstars in the E! Cup tourney. While thrashing around the ice, swiping at the puck and his opponents, Bidini got to thinking about how others see the game. Afterward, he set off to talk to former professional players about their experiences of hockey. The result is vintage Bidini -- an exuberant, evocative, highly personal, and vividly coloured account of his and his team's exploits, interwoven with the voices of such hockey heroes as Frank Mahovlich, Yvan Cournoyer, John Brophy, Steve Larmer, and Ryan Walter. All aspects of the game are up for grabs in The Best Game You Can Name -- the sweetest goals, the worst fights, the trades, the off-ice perks and the on-ice rivalries, not to mention the rotten pranks. Bidini and the former players offer sometimes startling observations about the fans, coaches, owners, other players, and the huge rush of being on the ice, stick in hand, giving everything you have to the best game you can name.
Publisher: Toronto : M&S, c2005
ISBN: 9780771014598
0771014597
Branch Call Number: 796.962 BID
Characteristics: 296 p. : ill., ports. ; 21 cm

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Oct 18, 2013

Interesting insights and recollections of NHL players woven against the backdrop of a middle aged rec hockey player's own experiences. Well written and enjoyable for hockey fans from the '70s & '80s

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bobfrombob
Jan 06, 2012

An quick and easy read - Bidini intersperses stories of his own recreational hockey team with stories related from former NHLers. Probably won't change your life but you probably will enjoy it.

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