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The Original Six : How the Canadiens, Bruins, Rangers, Blackhawks, Maple Leafs, and Red Wings Laid the Groundwork for Today's National Ho
by Lew Freedman


Overview - Since the inception of the National Hockey League on November 26, 1917, the sport of hockey has been one of the most popular games across the globe.

After the National Hockey Association (NHA), which had been founded in 1909, ceased operations, the NHL took over and became a mainstay for the sport.  Read more...


 
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Overview
Since the inception of the National Hockey League on November 26, 1917, the sport of hockey has been one of the most popular games across the globe.

After the National Hockey Association (NHA), which had been founded in 1909, ceased operations, the NHL took over and became a mainstay for the sport. While there had been teams that dated back to the 1800s and many that came and went through the years, there are six teams which are considered to be the Original or Traditional Six: the Montreal Canadiens, Boston Bruins, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Detroit Red Wings.

In The Original Six, Lew Freedman (Clouds Over the Goalpost, A Summer to Remember) takes readers on a trip down memory lane, not only introducing the NHL's humble beginnings, but how far the game has actually come.

Broken up into six sections, Freedman tells the history and stories of the teams that represent the heart and soul of the NHL. From how these teams came to be and the steps that were taken to get them established to their early years and how they helped shape the game we love today, The Original Six is not only for lover's of these teams, but for the sport itself.

Whether you're a diehard supporter or fair-weather fan, learn how this incredible sport began and of the teams that helped it grow into one of the most entertaining and enjoyable games in the world.

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Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781613219492
  • ISBN-10: 1613219490
  • Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
  • Publish Date: October 2016
  • Page Count: 328
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.15 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Sports & Recreation > Hockey - General
Books > Sports & Recreation > History
Books > Biography & Autobiography > Sports - General

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-10-10
  • Reviewer: Staff

Journalist Freedman (Knuckleball) celebrates the wonderful history of the six teamsfour in the U.S., two in Canadathat together made up the National Hockey League from 1942 to 1967. Freedman focuses on these teams because a somewhat indefinable hold on the spirit of the game is retained by the Original Six, especially among older fans. Die-hard fans of the teamsand hockey fans in generalwill love Freedmans look at the wealth of history, including the teams greatest players and the founders of each dynasty. Chicago Blackhawk fans, for example, will delight at Freedmans views on legends such as Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita, as well his look at why the 193738 Blackhawks may be the worst team to win a Stanley Cup. Likewise, Boston Bruin fans will enjoy reading about Bobby Orrs glory days as well as the groundbreaking career of Willie ORee, the first African-American player in NHL history, who initially struggled but has since become known as the Jackie Robinson of hockey. Freedman knows each team in and out, including off-the-ice legends such as Toronto Maple Leafs announcer Foster Hewitt, who revolutionized hockey broadcasting as well as introducing the phrase He shoots! He scores! into sports history. (Oct.)

 
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