The popular and mulleted Barry Melrose is releasing an autobiography in 2012. Dropping the Gloves: Inside the Fiercely Combative World of Professional Hockey is set to hit store shelves in October.
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Here's more from the publisher, Fenn/McLelland and Stewart:
Written in Barry's voice and style, the narrative follows his career in hockey, from its start in Kelvington, Saskatchewan, through his years in Junior, the WHA, and finally, the NHL. Along the way, Barry muses on the state of the game, what makes some teams work and other fail, and how he worked to instill a winning attitude in all the teams he coached.
Filled with behind-the-scene stories of all the legendary players Barry played with or coached - Gretzky, Yzerman, Messier, Bobby Hull, and Brad Park - Dropping the Gloves is a true to life, insiders account of the world of professional hockey and an absolute must read for fans of the game.
Wayne Gretzky provides the foreword. The book is co-written with Roger Vaughn.