Stories of the Game

eBook - 2016
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First he rewrote the record book. Now, to mark the NHL's 99th anniversary, Wayne Gretzky has written the story of our game. No one has been as close to the game as Wayne Gretzky. When he first laced up skates in the NHL, he changed the league. And by the time he had hung up his skates, he had re-written the record book. There can be no doubt what he means to the game. What we haven't seen is what the game means to him. For the first time, Wayne Gretzky will tell us about the NHL's great moments from his point of view. We will meet the people who inspired him and motivated him. We'll read the stories of the players who ignited his imagination, just as Gretzky himself inspired the dreams of so many young players and fans. Seen through the eyes of the player whose name has come to stand for greatness in the game of hockey, 99: Stories of the Game brings to life the NHL's glorious past, from its fierce early battles on natural ice, through its mythical golden era, when the Howes and Richards, Hulls and Orrs defined greatness, through the unforgettable dynasties in Montreal, New York, and of course, Edmonton, through to the present day. Written with all the insight of someone who knows what it feels like when your lungs burn at the end of a long shift, and the pain of bruises at the end of a long playoff series, who knows what it feels like to fall short against a bitter rival, and also the incomparable feeling of lifting the Stanley Cup over your head, 99: Stories of the Game doesn't just tell the history of the NHL's 99 years. It relives them.
Publisher: 2016
ISBN: 9780735232631
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
Alternative Title: Ninety nine

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Jun 20, 2017

If you're a hockey fan you can't not enjoy this.

Apr 05, 2017

If you're looking for a story about Gretzky's life, this is not where you should look...proves his character. He wrote a book without anything in it about himself...He writes about other hockey legends and praises them as his heros especially Gordie Howe

Jan 20, 2017

Actually, I found it to be a quite boring read. I loved to watch Gretzky play, and Gordie Howe was my childhood idol too. But, this book reads like " all hockey players are great guys and it all went swimmingly". There were a few interesting anecdotes about how the Soviet players showed good sportsmanship after the Canada-Russia series. In fact, the Soviets came off sounding a lot better than some of the Canadians. Like Bobby Clarke's famous slash of Kharlamov (which the Canadian coach told him to do apparently). Maybe its not possible to bring to life what it means to play hockey professionally, but I thought for example that "The Game of our Lives" by Peter Gzowski had a lot more insight. Sadly, the library doesn't have this book which is sad because this was probably Peter Gzowski's best book. Another very famous Canadian.

Dec 17, 2016

The Great One what else
do I have to say.
The legacy & triumphs of this man.
Gonna be a good read.

Dec 06, 2016

In 99 Stories of the Game, Wayne Gretzky gives readers a glimpse into how much he loved the game of hockey. As he says, "Greatness in not captured in statistics. It's captured in stories." Gretzky tells us many good stories. Some are old, but many are new. A mature Gretzky shows his sincere appreciation for his predecessors, teammates, opponents and more. He does so in a very comfortable manner. You'll feel like you are sitting in a locker room.

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Apr 05, 2017

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