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Stories of the Game

Book - 2016
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First he rewrote the record book. Now, to mark the NHL's ninety-ninth anniversary, Wayne Gretzky has written the story of our game.

In  99: Stories of the Game , Gretzky looks back on the last ninety-nine years and tells us, from his point of view, about the NHL's most memorable moments. We already know what he means to the game. Now he shows us what the game means to him.

From hockey's fierce early battles on natural ice; through its mythical golden era, where Howe, Richard, B#65533;liveau, Hull, Orr, and Esposito defined greatness; through the unforgettable dynasties in Montreal, New York, and Edmonton and the success stories of today's NHL, Gretzky takes us onto the ice and into the dressing room to share never-before-published stories about the great players and great characters who have inspired him.

With the insight of someone who knows the incomparable thrill of lifting the Stanley Cup, as well as the agony of falling short against a bitter rival, Gretzky weaves in his own memories with the saga of the game that has meant so much to him.

Warm, direct, and personal, these are accounts of friendship and rivalry, triumphs and upsets, role players and heroes. All of them great stories of the game.
Publisher: Toronto : Viking Canada, 2016.
ISBN: 9780735232624
Branch Call Number: 796.96264 Gre
Characteristics: xv, 400 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Day, Kirstie McLellan - Author
Alternative Title: Ninety-nine

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flygt
Jun 20, 2017

If you're a hockey fan you can't not enjoy this.

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GreerGarrison
Apr 05, 2017

If you're looking for a story about Gretzky's life, this is not where you should look...proves his character. He wrote a book without anything in it about himself...He writes about other hockey legends and praises them as his heros especially Gordie Howe

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mckeett
Jan 20, 2017

Actually, I found it to be a quite boring read. I loved to watch Gretzky play, and Gordie Howe was my childhood idol too. But, this book reads like " all hockey players are great guys and it all went swimmingly". There were a few interesting anecdotes about how the Soviet players showed good sportsmanship after the Canada-Russia series. In fact, the Soviets came off sounding a lot better than some of the Canadians. Like Bobby Clarke's famous slash of Kharlamov (which the Canadian coach told him to do apparently). Maybe its not possible to bring to life what it means to play hockey professionally, but I thought for example that "The Game of our Lives" by Peter Gzowski had a lot more insight. Sadly, the library doesn't have this book which is sad because this was probably Peter Gzowski's best book. Another very famous Canadian.

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Razor289
Dec 17, 2016

The Great One what else
do I have to say.
The legacy & triumphs of this man.
Gonna be a good read.

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Apr 05, 2017

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