November 25, 2010

Hockey Hall of Fame Book Of Goalies

The Hockey Hall of Fame has six books coming out in the next three years, including two in 2010. One of those titles is the very promising title Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Goalies

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This beautiful hardcover title looks at every goalie who is enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Profiles, memorabilia, essays, statistics and of course an endless collection of photographs that Hockey Hall of Fame books are famous for make this book a must see.

All 33 goalies inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. From pioneer puckstoppers like Georges Vezina, Hap Holmes and Clint Benedict, to Original Six stars like Jacques Plante, Terry Sawchuk and Johnny Bower to modern greats like Ken Dryden, Patrick Roy and Vladislav Tretiak.

Steve Cameron is the editor. Working with him are Michael Farber (Sports Illustrated), Bob Duff (historian), Chris McDonell (author), Brian Costello (The Hockey News), Matthew Manor (photographer) and Brian Hayward (former NHL goalie turned broadcaster).

This is a very interesting book, a perfect Christmas gift for the goalie afficionado on your shopping list. It is a strong contender as the top hockey coffee table book of 2010!

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Here's the specs:
  • Hardcover: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Firefly Books (Sep 1 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1554076447
  • ISBN-13: 978-1554076444
Here's more from Firefly, the publisher:

A celebration of the players who have excelled in the most demanding position in all of sports.

Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Goalies features the most distinguished and influential men and women who ever patrolled the crease, exploring the careers of such stars as George Hainsworth, Georges Vezina, Johnny Bower, Jacques Plante, Ken Dryden, Tony Esposito and Patrick Roy.

In this comprehensive illustrated reference:
  • Chris McDonell profiles all 33 goaltenders enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
  • Bob Duff explores the pioneers and trailblazers of goaltending, including the stars of international and women's hockey.
  • Michael Farber of Sports Illustrated analyzes the goaltender from the other players' perspective.
  • Brian Costello of The Hockey News chronicles the history of the NHL's two goaltending-specific trophies (the Vezina and William Jennings), as well as the goaltenders who have taken home other significant NHL awards, such as the Conn Smyth MVP trophy for the Stanley Cup playoffs and the Hart trophy for MVP of the league.
  • The Hockey Hall of Fame's impressive goaltending artifacts are presented in a photo collection of stunning memorabilia.
  • Bob Duff uncovers the history, lore and evolution of goalie equipment, including gloves, chest protectors, pads and, most significantly, the mask.
  • Former NHL goaltender Brian Hayward opines on what makes hockey goaltenders so unique.
The Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Goalies is the official Hockey Hall of Fame book on goalies and will be the definitive book on the topic.

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Also watch for the Hall's other book, Official Guide to the Players of the Hockey Hall of Fame.


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