Golden Oldies

Golden Oldies

Stories of Hockey's Heroes

Book - 2015
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A heartfelt addition to McFarlane's epic canon of hockey writing

From its moving introductory homage to the late Jean B#65533;liveau, to its subtle, remarkable considerations of how the sport was shaped by legends like Newsy Lalonde, Gordie Howe, Dick Irvin Sr., Ted Kennedy, and Hobey Baker, to its poignant lament for the untimely death of American hockey hero "Badger" Bob Johnson, Golden Oldies is the product of a lifetime love of hockey and a career in the game that spans six decades.

Golden Oldies explores the life of Sprague Cleghorn, a pioneer tough guy who went from the bright lights of Broadway to a boondock in the Ottawa Valley to stardom before and during the first years of the NHL. It follows the trail of Patsy Guzzo and his RCAF mates in 1948, ridiculed at home but rewarded with Olympic gold in Europe. And it chronicles the career-ending injuries to Ace Bailey, the last Leafs NHL scoring leader, the shameful treatment of the Canucks' Mike Robitaille, and the horrific and near fatal injury suffered by Buffalo goalie Clint Malarchuk.
Publisher: Toronto :, ECW Press,, 2015
ISBN: 9781770412507
Branch Call Number: ANF 796.962092 MCF
Characteristics: 241 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

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