June 29, 2008

2008 Hockey Book Preview: Honoured Canadiens

The book: Honoured Canadiens, hardcover, 256 pages
The Author: Andrew Podnieks
The Publisher: HB Fenn
Release Date: October 1st, 2008
Pre-order: Amazon - Chapters

Book Description
The beginning of the 2008/2009 NHL season marks a significant date in hockey history, for it celebrates the centenary of one of the leagues most storied franchises the Montreal Canadiens.

Through their hundred years, the Montreal Canadiens have demonstrated their will to succeed by capturing more Stanley Cups than any other team in hockey history (24) . The Stanley Cup is the most recognized trophy in sport and the most coveted trophy in the hockey world. Montreal's ability to win as many times as their history shows would not have been possible without the contributions made by their many talented members and this book is dedicated to them.

The Montreal Canadiens have sent 62 Players and Builders on to the Hockey Hall of Fame. From coaching and managerial legends including Sam Pollock and Scotty Bowman to the extraordinary roster of players, the Habs have made enormous contributions to the games popularity and success during the teams hundred years of existence.
Honoured Canadiens profiles each and every one of the 62 inductees, providing riveting biographical information and spectacular photographs from the collections of the Hockey Hall of Fame itself. From early stars like Howie Morenz and Aurele Joliat to Original Six stars such as Maurice Rocket Richard and Jacques Plante, to modern legends including Guy Lafleur and Larry Robinson, Honoured Canadiens provides the complete roster of Canadiens greats in detail never before experienced.

Joe's Note
Another book churned out about the Montreal Canadiens great players. Being a big advocate of hockey history I fully support such an endeavor. I just hope Honoured Canadiens has something different to offer than Canadiens Legends: Montreal's Hockey Heroes or The Habs: An Oral History of the Montreal Canadiens, 1940-1980. The good news is author Andrew Podnieks is the man for the job.


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