Shift work shows tie domi as he is—a devoted father and friend, a magnetic personality, a valued and loyal team player, and an athlete of immense skill and courage. Tie’s reputation followed him into the NHL, and it wasn’t long before he ranked among the game’s most feared—and fearless—enforcers.
Simon Schuster. Raised by immigrant parents in Belle River, Domi found success from an early age on the field and the rink. As he moved up the junior ranks, he made a name for himself as a player who was always ready to take on anyone who dared to cross his teammates. From hockey’s most prolific fighter comes a sports memoir unlike any other—passionate, funny, and candid, Shift Work chronicles Domi’s sixteen tumultuous seasons in the NHL.
Shift Work #ad - Making it through a single fight as an enforcer in the NHL is a sign of toughness. As he went about working his name into the record books, Tie surrounded himself with people from every walk of life, learning from each one as he evolved into a respected leader who was never afraid to tell it like it was.
From new york to winnipeg to Toronto, Tie quickly became a fan favourite in whatever city he played. He made a career out of protecting the people around him and became known as someone who would stand up for the people who needed it most.
Ice Capades: A Memoir of Fast Living and Tough HockeyBlue Rider Press #ad - Rollickingly honest and compelling throughout, ice Capades transcends the “sports book” genre and offers a rare, unvarnished glimpse into the world of 21st century hockey through the eyes of one of its most original and memorable players. One of sports illustrated's best sports books of 2017**controversial hockey star Sean Avery's no-holds-barred memoir of high living and bad behavior in the NHL—coupled with the behind-the-scenes glitter of celebrity and media nightlife in New York and LA.
. As one of the nhl’s most polarizing players, Sean Avery turned the rules of professional hockey on its head. Love him or hate him, Sean Avery changed the way professional hockey is played today. In ice capades, avery takes his trademark candidness about the world of pro hockey and does for it what Jim Bouton's game-changing Ball Four did for baseball.
Ice Capades: A Memoir of Fast Living and Tough Hockey #ad - Avery goes deep inside the sport to reveal every aspect of an athlete’s life, from what they do with their money and nights off to how they stay sharp and competitive in the league. While playing the talented villain in the nhl, and ice capades takes the reader inside the other unexpected and unprecedented roles that Avery inhabited—Vogue intern, Avery broke far away from his on-ice character in the off-season, gay rights advocate, fashion model, restauranteur, advertising executive, and many more.
For thirteen seasons, including the detroit red wings, most storied franchises in the league, and the New York Rangers, often despised, Avery played for some of the toughest, the Los Angeles Kings, making his mark in each city as a player that was sometimes loved, but always controversial.
A Guy Like Me: Fighting to Make the CutHoward Books #ad - The league relented, and scott not only was invited to attend the NHL game in Nashville, but was nominated a team captain. He’d been downgraded in his job—forced to relocate while his wife was pregnant with twin girls. Fans were outraged and Scott was devastated. The media and sports fans at large fell in love with the giant six-foot-eight player who by all means, was just a normal guy and no superstar player.
Hilarious, and reflective, candid, A Guy Like Me recounts the heartwarming story of John Scott: an average joe who became a sports superhero overnight. Known as a willing-and-able fighter and bruiser in the league, John Scott was a surprising and tongue-and-cheek nominee for the 2016 NHL All-Star Game.
A Guy Like Me: Fighting to Make the Cut #ad - In a true cinderella story, Scott scored two goals and was the All-Star Game’s MVP. This is his personal memoir—detailing his life growing up and how he was able to keep his sense of humor and become the ultimate Cinderella-Story of hockey. In order to prevent him from playing in the game, his current team—the Phoenix Coyotes—traded Scott to the Montreal Canadians, who demoted him to the AHL team in an attempt to disqualify him from playing in the All-Star Game.
From the nhl’s most unexpected All-Star MVP comes a sports memoir unlike any other. Howard Books. Scott’s best attribute as an nhl player was dropping his gloves—never the best player, the 260 pounder did become the most feared fighter in the NHL, racking up extensive penalty minutes.
Breaking Away: A Harrowing True Story of Resilience, Courage, and TriumphHarperCollins Publishers #ad - Howard Books. Shouting at the top of his lungs, John O’Sullivan was the typical over-involved parent. When patrick proved more skilled than other eight-year-olds, John O’Sullivan decided to dedicate his life to turning his son into the player he had always dreamed of becoming. Many teammates, parents and coaches thought it ended there.
Few had any idea of the dysfunction and violence at the O’Sullivans’ home. Breaking away is a story about abuse, but it is also a story about triumph, as O’Sullivan revisits the ghosts of his past. Patrick o’sullivan was a kid with skills, with natural gifts that catapulted him into the spotlight and made NHL scouts rave.
Breaking Away: A Harrowing True Story of Resilience, Courage, and Triumph #ad - O’sullivan seemed destined to become one of the world’s next great hockey players. But then it all went horribly wrong. In the national bestseller breaking away, Patrick O’Sullivan gives readers a disturbing account of ten years of ever-escalating physical abuse and emotional cruelty at the hands of his father.
My Last Fight: The True Story of a Hockey Rock StarTriumph Books #ad - As colorful a character as any nhl player, he has arms adorned with tattoos, and he was the lead singer in the hard rock band Grinder during the offseason. Whether dealing with substance abuse, or the death of his father, divorce, bankruptcy, Darren McCarty has always seemed to persevere. Howard Books. His “grind line” with teammates kris draper and kirk maltby physically overmatched some of the best offensive lines in the NHL, but he was more than just a brawler: his 127 career goals included several of the highlight variety, including an inside-out move against Philadelphia in the clinching game of the 1997 Stanley Cup Finals.
My Last Fight: The True Story of a Hockey Rock Star #ad - Yet this autobiography details what may have endeared him most to his fans: the honest, open way he has dealt with his struggles in life off the ice. Looking back on a memorable career, darren mccarty recounts his time as one of the most visible and beloved members of the Detroit Red Wings as well as his personal struggles with addiction, finances, and women and his daily battles to overcome them.
As a member of four red wings’ stanley cup–winning teams, McCarty played the role of enforcer from 1993 to 2004 and returning again in 2008 and 2009.
Playing With FireTriumph Books #ad - In playing with fire, theo fleury takes us behind the bench during his glorious days as an NHL player, now in trade paperback, and talks about growing up devastatingly poor and in chaos at home. Fleury shares all in this raw, captivating and honest look at the previously untold story of one of the game's greatest heroes.
Howard Books. Dark personal issues began to surface and drinking, gambling, drugs, and girls ultimately derailed his Hall of Fame-caliber career.
99: Stories of the GameG.P. Putnam's Sons #ad - Dubbed "the great one, " he is considered by many to be the greatest hockey player who ever lived. From minor-hockey phenomenon to Hall of Fame sensation, Wayne Gretzky rewrote the record books, his accomplishments becoming the stuff of legend. No one has seen more of the game than he has-but he has never discussed in depth just what it was he saw.
The great one” weaves memories of his legendary career with an inside look at the sport of professional hockey, and the heroes and stories that inspired him. No one has seen more of the game than he has—but he has never discussed in depth just what it was he saw. Howard Books. Warm, the man and the player, it is a book that gives us number 99, direct, and revelatory, like never before.
Now he does. From minor-hockey phenomenon to hall of fame sensation, wayne gretzky rewrote the record books, his accomplishments becoming the stuff of legend. Dubbed “the great one, ” he is considered by many to be the greatest hockey player who ever lived. For the first time, gretzky discusses candidly what the game looks like to him and introduces us to the people who inspired and motivated him: mentors, teammates, rivals, the famous and the lesser known.
99: Stories of the Game #ad - Weaving together lives and moments from an extraordinary career, he reflects on the players who inflamed his imagination when he was a kid, the way he himself figured in the dreams of so many who came after; takes us onto the ice and into the dressing rooms to meet the friends who stood by him and the rivals who spurred him to greater heights; shows us some of the famous moments in hockey history through the eyes of someone who regularly made that history.
The Russian Five: A Story of Espionage, Defection, Bribery and CourageGold Star Publishing #ad - No one has seen more of the game than he has-but he has never discussed in depth just what it was he saw. This is their story. Two others were outcast when they stood up publicly against the Soviet regime, winning their freedom to play in the NHL only after years of struggle. This story includes details never before revealed, and by the man who was there every step of the way – from the day Detroit drafted its first two Soviets in 1989 until they raised the Stanley Cup in 1997, then took it to Moscow for a victory lap around Red Square and the Kremlin.
The story that unfolded after they were brought together in Detroit by the masterful coach Scotty Bowman is unforgettable. Another player who wasn’t quite ready to leave yet felt like he was being kidnapped by an unscrupulous agent. Their individual stories read like pulse-pounding spy novels. Dubbed "the great one, " he is considered by many to be the greatest hockey player who ever lived.
All they had to do then was make history by drafting them, then figure out how to get them out. When the detroit red wings were rebooting their franchise after more than two decades of relative futility, they knew the best place to find world-class players who could help turn things around more quickly were conscripted servants behind the Iron Curtain.
The Russian Five: A Story of Espionage, Defection, Bribery and Courage #ad - That’s when the wings turned to keith gave, the newsman whose clandestine mission to Helsinki, Finland, was the first phase of a of a years-long series of secret meetings from posh hotel rooms to remote forests around Europe to orchestrate their unlawful departures from the Soviet Union. The russian five did more to bridge Russian and American relations than decades of diplomacy and détente between the White House and the Kremlin.
Cujo: The Untold Story of My Life On and Off the IceTriumph Books #ad - Howard Books. For the first time, in this revealing memoir, Joseph talks about his highly unusual upbringing and what led him to pursue hockey. Now he does. From minor-hockey phenomenon to hall of fame sensation, wayne gretzky rewrote the record books, his accomplishments becoming the stuff of legend. Dubbed "the great one, " he is considered by many to be the greatest hockey player who ever lived.
Cujo: The Untold Story of My Life On and Off the Ice #ad - Louis blues, phoenix coyotes, detroit red wings, and Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs, winning an Olympic gold medal along the way. No one has seen more of the game than he has-but he has never discussed in depth just what it was he saw. The boy from keswick, didn’t put on a pair of skates until most kids his age were already far along in organized hockey, Ontario, and he was passed over by every team in the NHL draft.
Despite an unorthodox start, he would go on to play 18 seasons with the St. Curtis joseph, known affectionately to hockey fans around the world as Cujo, was an unlikely NHL superstar. Fans will not want to miss this untold story of perseverance and finding one's own path.
Behind the Bench: Inside the Minds of Hockey's Greatest CoachesTriumph Books #ad - They can be branded as heroes, quietly valued as friends, ousted as scapegoats, and everything in between. Howard Books. Dubbed "the great one, " he is considered by many to be the greatest hockey player who ever lived. In behind the bench, espn's craig custance sits down for film sessions and candid conversations with some of the game's most notable modern luminaries—names like Mike Babcock, Todd McLellan, Ken Hitchcock, Joel Quenneville, Dan Bylsma, and Claude Julien—all of whom share their singular views on topics ranging from leadership secrets to on-ice game plans.
Dissect some of hockey's greatest moments with the men who set the pieces in motion. Signature games, making this essential reading for current and aspiring coaches, including Stanley Cup finals, players, Olympic gold medal clashes, and World Championship contests—both wins and losses—are reflected upon and broken down in detail, and hockey fans alike.
Behind the Bench: Inside the Minds of Hockey's Greatest Coaches #ad - Now he does. From minor-hockey phenomenon to hall of fame sensation, wayne gretzky rewrote the record books, his accomplishments becoming the stuff of legend. It's all in the job description for an NHL head coach. No one has seen more of the game than he has-but he has never discussed in depth just what it was he saw.
They are motivators, tough bosses, key strategists, and choreographers. Go straight to the source on what it's like to manage a dressing room full of the league's top stars or execute line changes with everything at stake.
The Game: 30th Anniversary EditionTriumph Books #ad - From minor-hockey phenomenon to hall of fame sensation, wayne gretzky rewrote the record books, his accomplishments becoming the stuff of legend. But beyond that, dryden reflects on life on the road, and on the ice, in the spotlight, offering a rare inside look at the game of hockey and an incredible personal memoir.
Dubbed "the great one, " he is considered by many to be the greatest hockey player who ever lived. Widely acknowledged as the best hockey book ever written and lauded by Sports Illustrated as one of the Top 10 Sports Books of All Time, The Game is a reflective and thought-provoking look at a life in hockey.
This commemorative edition marks the 30th anniversary of the book’s original publication, and a new chapter, and it includes a new foreword by Bill Simmons, new photography, “The Game Goes On. Take a journey to the heart and soul of the game with this timeless hockey classic. Howard Books. Now he does.
The Game: 30th Anniversary Edition #ad - . No one has seen more of the game than he has-but he has never discussed in depth just what it was he saw. He gives vivid and affectionate portraits of the characters—Guy Lafleur, Larry Robinson, Guy Lapointe, Serge Savard, and coach Scotty Bowman among them—who made the Canadiens of the 1970s one of the greatest hockey teams in history.
Ken dryden, the former montreal canadiens goalie and former president of the Toronto Maple Leafs, captures the essence of the sport and what it means to all hockey fans.