By Stephen J. Harper
Within the tumultuous beginnings of hockey, the fights have been as a lot off the ice as on it. A nice Game is set the hockey heroes and hard-boiled businessmen who equipped the sport, and the increase and fall of mythical groups pursuing the Stanley Cup. With a historian’s point of view and fan’s ardour, Stephen Harper provides a riveting and infrequently spectacular portrait of the early years of hockey, taking pictures every little thing from the actual contests at the rinks to the battles in the back of the scenes.
A nice Game indicates how a lot approximately hockey has stayed an analogous. tough play, fervent fatherland loyalties, owner-player agreement disputes, partisan information assurance, and massive funds have been matters from the get-go. used to be hockey to be a online game of obsessed amateurs enjoying for the affection of the game, or was once it a online game for paid pros who may provide fanatics what they wanted?
A century in the past rinks may perhaps soften, and by means of halftime the blades screwed to the players’ footwear should be sinking in dust, however the hockey pioneers have been unstoppable. groups sprang up throughout North the USA, from Victoria to Winnipeg, Halifax to Montreal, and Detroit to Pittsburgh. within the Queen urban, even with the fanatical competition of beginner hockey leaders, early groups reminiscent of the Toronto execs of 1908 and the Toronto Blue Shirts of 1914 took turns struggling with for Toronto’s first actual Stanley Cup. those “forgotten Leafs” could lay the foundation for the world’s so much ecocnomic hockey franchise.
In A nice Game, Stephen Harper brings alive the heritage of hockey’s first a long time and will pay passionate tribute to the earliest famous person avid gamers of the sport. This pleasing and unique ebook will captivate fanatics from begin to end.
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A Great Game: The Forgotten Leafs & the Rise of Professional Hockey by Stephen J. Harper