HOLIDAY READING: Our annual packing-stuffer guide for hockey fans

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This is a time of turmoil in the world and a time when national past is no longer an easy escape.

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That is reflected in some of the articles in Postmedia’s annual Christmas hockey book review. But chopping holes in the ice and sticking our heads in will not eliminate the problems involved.

There is also room for people and events that make the game great and who will bring us new stories to keep the faith alive. With that in mind, here are some hockey containers

On board –
Lessons from the ice
By Hayley Wickenheiser
Penguin Canada, 232’s, $ 29.95

Wickenheiser remembers losing it after half-time when the Canadian woman almost overcame the weak Swedish side, criticizing the shocked coach and teammate, throwing her equipment everywhere until she fell into a sports suit and pants.

But the rare turmoil was her cure and timely for the team to win the Olympic medal. Salt Lake City. This is full of little stories and tips that the highly successful Hall Of Famer has taken away from playing, becoming the first NHL female director of player development, as well as her MD education and motherhood.

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No one wins alone
By Mark Messier
Simon & Schuster, 396 p.m.
$ 39.99

Not the first book about Messier’s life and special moments, but he certainly put a ‘C’ in the story, recounting the character traits that made him famous among the galaxies of the Oilers and the New York Rangers Cup only to win. 80 years.

There is a new interest in Mess, especially south of the frontier in a new broadcast career – and perhaps this book is a look at his plans to become an NHL exec.

Fight my way to the top
By Shawn Thornton
With Dale Arnold
Triumph, 252’s, $ 38.00

The Blue-collar boy from Oshawa thinks that hitting the opponent hard enough to set some goals and establish himself for a professional team will be rewarded enough.

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But as he traveled in the smaller leagues, got the NHL break, won a few cups and in civilian life became a contact with the team after the Boston Marathon bombings and the shooting of Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, he found a bigger career purpose.

Misconduct game – the toxic culture of hockey and how to fix it
By Evan F. Moore
And Jashvina Shah
Triumph, 256’s, $ 38.00

Just looking at the chapters will cause some discomfort – racism, sexism and sexual violence, the Bullying, Hazing, Abuse, Ableism, Homophobia, Biphobia, Transphobia.

But that’s where this study needs to shine, even before previous legends on gaming issues like Kyle Beach, began to emerge. The author is commended for going down this road; Now, hopefully we all find a way out.

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Shut Out: The game does not love me black
By Bernie Saunders
Harper / Collins 352 ໜ
$ 33.99

The NHL career that originated in the Saunders of Montreal was short, 10 games against the Quebec Nordiques, but like many black players, his encounter with racial discrimination in the sport of their choice was not.

They fly under the radar in childhood where the Saunders, who were once great scorers in Western Michigan, endured them on and off the ice, trying to focus on goals, assists and team success. The famous tragedy in the United States in the last few years, such as George Floyd and coaching his own children through some of the abuses he once incited Saunders to write. He is the younger brother of athlete John Saunders.

A Helluva Life In Hockey
By Brian McFarlane
ECW, 352 units, $ 24.95

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A comfortable bed Familiar with previous generations of television and through his print media, 90-year-old McFarlane often tells other people’s stories.
This is my own memory of entering the media game in an era where people in the business could be close and personal with big names on the ice.

Gold
By Tim Wharnsby
Triumph Books, 231 pages, $ 38.00

The 2002 Canadian Olympic men’s team did not feature Paul Henderson or Wayne Gretzky-to-Mario Lemieux. However, it overcame early competition difficulties to end the drought of the 50th Winter Games in Salt Lake.

This is a much-needed victory for Canadian hockey players who suffered in the 96th World Cup. And the 98th Olympics. Nothing came easy for this talented group that produced 14 Hall of Famers and included the successful return of captain Lemieux.

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The former The sun Sports writer Wharnsby details how Gretzky became the team’s executive director, the twist that led Pat Quinn to head coach and into the dressing room, on the bench and in team meetings, the quiet leadership illumination of Joe Sakic and more. On the bookshelf at the end of this winter on the medal’s 20th anniversary.

1971 – Hockey story
By Michael E. Moore
Tellwell, 178’s, $ 28.00

Some teams miss the playoffs a year and it becomes a drought. Canadians, like the Leafs, were at a crossroads when sidelined in the spring of ’70, but the former had Sam Pollock responsible for leading new talents like Guy Lapointe, Rejean Houle, Marc Tardif and slowly on the table, Ken dry. It turned out to be an impossible championship season and a farewell cup for Jean Beliveau. A timely retrospective of 50 years in what was a wild 2021 for Montreal.

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Mosienko: A man struck by lightning in a bottle
By Ty Dillello
Great Plains, 192’s, $ 24.95

Todd Denault and our friends at the Association for International Hockey Research once again come through their top picks from members who often do not receive money or disclosure for their dedicated writing efforts.

Dilello, a historian with the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame, entered Mosienko over his 21-second record for Chicago in 1952. The son of a poor Russian immigrant in Winnipeg, he played strictly for fun, ranked by some. The fastest man in the league in his decade, as well as the highest scorer of all.

Voices in Blue and White: Pride and Love
For Maple Leafs
By Kevin Shea
Self-published, 356 pages, $ 25.00

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It has to have at least one Leafs coffee table book at Christmas and no one better than Shea to create it. He made a number of past and present Leafs to tell what playing under the NHL biggest tent means and has some interesting celebrity observations about connecting with their favorite team.

Hockey 365:
The second phase
By Mike Commito
Dundurn Press, 416 pages, $ 23.75

I am a big fan of this model and enjoy the challenge of exploring the observation that happens every day in hockey, even in the dry season. Now Commito has handled it twice, looking for more curious stories to events that will engage readers, as he jokes in the library or the bathroom.

Dear Red Lights: Some Seasons in the Life of an NHL Goalkeeper
By Wilfred Cude
Self-published, 284 pages, $ 17.50

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Long before David Ayres made the local EBUG a heroic character, Wilf Cude filled in the early 1930s for an NHL team that needed spare parts. He has played net in five different clubs, from the Philadelphia Quakers disaster, who won four games from 44 games, until a long time against the Canadians. To Wilfred Cude, he was an amazing father with an experience to tell.

Hockey Hall Of Fame Heroes – Second Edition
By Eric Zweig
Firefly, 160’s, $ 16.95

Give children a great lesson in hockey history with the pop art of the past and present. Ex-girlfriends can not resist reading, too.

To hold it high: Four generations of the most famous hockey franchise
By Danny Geoffrion
And Paul Deepan
Self-published, 250 pages, $ 13.00

We begin the summary of the Habs with this look at the most successful team in NHL history through four generations of family players. Howie Morenz, son-in-law Boom Boom, his son Danny and granddaughter Blake are 90 years old and have a very amazing time. But with the glory came the pain, the injuries that ended Howie and Blake’s career and the subsequent death of Morenz.

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Hockey Doc: 50 years of medical care for Canadians
By Dr. David S. Mulder,
Dr. Douglas G. Kinnar
Friesen Press, 148 pages, $ 44.76

The medical staff is critical as prevention and goaltending and these observed MDs cure many stars for scarring and send them back to win the bevy of Cups. They work out of Montreal General where it says the injured can put on their skates and walk from the Forum to the admissions department. If only the docs team today could fix everything else with this batter team.

NHL Mistakes by the Lake: A History of the Cleveland Barons
By Gary Webster
McFarland and Company,
223’s, $ 44.50

Cleveland rocks! But not the NHL City of 1970. Another SIHR special, detailed account of where the California Golden Seals went to die as Barons in the Dry Stadium.

Overtime
By Bob Falconi
Friesen Press, 112 pages, $ 25.99

We refer to this introduction much earlier, the tale of what makes good ‘ole beer League team, Rebels, together long enough to celebrate 50 years in 2019. Through all those winters, they have won, had fun, grown and. Aged – and kept coming back as the hockey world went through great turmoil around them. York U. English grad Falconi is a proud Rebel.

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