Wayne Gretzky`s Ghost

Roy MacGregor has been called "the best hockey writer in the country," and we finally have a collection of his very best hockey writing, revised and updated.

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Roy MacGregor has been called "the best hockey writer in the country," and we finally have a collection of his very best hockey writing, revised and updated. For nearly 40 years Roy MacGregor has brought hockey, our national sport, alive on the page. From tales of the game`s greats (Guy Lafleur, Jean Beliveau, Marcel Dionne) to today`s stars (Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin, Daniel and Henrik Sedin), his magazine and newspaper coverage has revealed so much about these and so many other personalities, in moments of promise, victory and defeat. While many of these stories play out on the ice, some of the most compelling take place on the home front (Mario Lemieux`s battle against cancer, the many tribulations of Bob Gainey), and MacGregor`s prose shines especially when focused on the human side of a sport defined by superhuman feats of speed, aggression and power. Wayne Gretzky`s Ghost will be a personal book, and also a book of challenging ideas: that Wayne Gretzky, through no fault of his own, was the worst thing to happen to hockey; that CBC`s Hockey Night in Canada has lost sight of what it is; that goaltending has become a position out of all proportion to what was intended. And who could offer a better perspective on the game than a writer who, playing as a youngster, had to face an onrushing phenom from Parry Sound named Bobby Orr, or who spent a year ghostwriting a national newspaper column for the Great One himself? When it comes to hockey, Roy MacGregor has seen (and in some cases, done) it all.

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Format
Hardcover
ISBN-13
9780307357410
Language
English
Number of pages
400
Manufacturer/Publisher
RANDOM HOUSE
Author(s)/editor(s)
Roy MacGregor
Release date
November 01, 2011
Brand
CANADIAN MASS MEDIA INC
Product Identifiers
Walmart Item #
30217424
UPC
978030735741
SKU
10069592

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