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New PDF release: Wayne Gretzky's Ghost: And Other Tales from a Lifetime in

By Roy MacGregor

ISBN-10: 0307357414

ISBN-13: 9780307357410

The present ebook of the yr for hockey lovers: Roy MacGregor has been known as "the most sensible hockey author within the country," and we ultimately have a set of his best possible hockey writing, revised and updated.

For approximately forty years Roy MacGregor has introduced hockey, our nationwide activity, alive at the web page. From stories of the game's greats (Guy Lafleur, Jean Beliveau, Marcel Dionne) to today's stars (Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin, Daniel and Henrik Sedin), his journal and newspaper insurance has printed a lot approximately those and such a lot of different personalities, in moments of promise, victory and defeat. whereas lots of those tales play out at the ice, one of the most compelling happen at the domestic entrance (Mario Lemieux's conflict opposed to melanoma, the various tribulations of Bob Gainey), and MacGregor's prose shines specially whilst all for the human facet of a activity outlined through superhuman feats of velocity, aggression and power.

Wayne Gretzky's Ghost will be a private publication, and likewise a publication of difficult principles: that Wayne Gretzky, via no fault of his personal, was once the worst factor to ensue to hockey; that CBC's Hockey evening in Canada has overpassed what it truly is; that goaltending has develop into a place out of all share to what used to be meant. And who may possibly provide a greater point of view at the video game than a author who, enjoying as a young person, needed to face an onrushing phenom from Parry Sound named Bobby Orr, or who spent a 12 months ghostwriting a countrywide newspaper column for the good One himself? in terms of hockey, Roy MacGregor has obvious (and occasionally, performed) all of it.

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