Don't Call Me Goon: Hockey's Greatest Enforcers, Gunslingers, and Bad Boys

Richard Kamchen (Author) Greg Oliver (Author)
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Description

A fresh, analytical, and entertaining take on hockey's tough guys

In professional hockey, enforcers are often as popular with fans as the stars who cash the big paycheques. Called upon to duke it out with a fellow troublemaker, or to shadow (and bruise) an opponent's top scorer, these men get the crowds out of their seats, the sports-radio shows buzzing, and the TV audience spilling their beers in excitement. Don't Call Me Goon gives the mayhem-makers their due by sharing their overlooked stories and contributions to the game. Drawing on a wealth of knowledge, research, and interviews, Oliver and Kamchen highlight the players who have perfected the art of on-ice enforcing from old timers like Joe Hall and Red Horner; to legendary heavy-hitters like Tiger Williams, Stu Grimson, and Bob Probert; to fan favourites like Tie Domi and Georges Laraque; and contemporaries like Arron Asham and Brian McGrattan. Don't Call Me Goon also explores the issues that plague the NHL's bad boys -- suspensions, concussions, controversy -- and looks ahead to the future of tough guys in the fastest game on ice.

Product Details

Price
$19.95
Publisher
ECW Press
Publish Date
September 01, 2013
Pages
280
Dimensions
6.0 X 0.7 X 8.9 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781770410381
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About the Author

A writer, editor, producer, and stay-at-home dad, Greg Oliver has had six books published. He lives in Toronto, Ontario. Richard Kamchen is a freelance writer in Winnipeg, Manitoba.