April 16, 2010

Oh So Close, Canada!

KP Wee is a super baseball and hockey fan with a few self published titles. In 2009 he came out with his latest title - Oh So Close, Canada! Lamenting Some of the Missed Championships in Canadian Sports History.

Buy The Book:  Amazon.ca - Amazon.com - Author's Website

The author looks at the 1984 Montreal Canadiens, the 1985 and 1987 Quebec Nordiques, the 1986 and 1990 Calgary Flames, the 1991 and 1992 Edmonton Oilers, the 1993 Toronto Maple Leafs, 1994 Vancouver Canucks, the 1998 and 2002 Montreal Canadiens, 2003 Vancouver Canucks and Ottawa Senators, the 2004 Calgary Flames and 2006 Edmonton Oilers.

Now some of those teams were legitimately heart-breakingly close to winning the Stanley Cup. Others, not so much. It is written with a undeniable degree of fandom. Though covered rather briefly, fans of those particular teams will enjoy re-living those playoff runs. It would be nice if the author dug a little deeper though, perhaps exploring common themes or long term effects on the team and the community.

The book is actually multi-sport. There is lots of baseball coverage, with seemingly every year the Montreal Expos or Toronto Blue Jays were close it is deemed to be a championship that got away.

There is also some revisiting of the Canadian Football League with 1990s Calgary Stampeders.


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