Synopses & Reviews
The team of Mike Leonetti and Dan Hamilton once again step up and boldly make their case for the most dominating players in hockey today! Hockey Now! has the lowdown on emerging stars of the NHL such as Alexei Kovalev, Markus Naslund, Wade Redden, Evgeni Nabokov, Joe Thornton, John Madden and Jeff O'Neill. Of course, the re-birth of solid NHL players like Ed Jovanovski, Doug Weight, Ryan Smith, Alex Mogilny, Jason Arnott and Adam Oates is noted too. As well, the inspiring return of Mario Lemieux is documented and captured in action by photographer Hamilton. The Young Guns are back with potential superstars like Simon Gagne and Rick DiPietro profiled. Your favorite stars Patrick Roy, Scott Stevens, Brett Hull, Ray Bourque and Jaromir Jagr have also had their profiles updated. Organized by seven positions Hockey Now! is a ready reference for the millions of hockey fans across North America: 1. The Masked Marvels: the very best modern goaltenders including Patrick Roy, Martin Brodeur and Dominik The Dominator Hasek. 2. The Rear Guard: The stay-at-home defensive specialists - big, mobile and brutal - who clear the slot in front of the net: Adam Foote, Scott Stevens, Ed Jovanovski and others. 3. The Blue Line Attack: Brian Leetch, Wade Redden and Rob Blake lead the rush past the blue line. 4. The Power Forwards: Keith Thachuk, Eric Lindros, Brendan Shanahan and others are all big, powerful, fast and talented. 5. The Playmakers: The quarterbacks of hockey led by Mario Lemieux, Adam Oates, Doug Weight and Steve Yzerman. 6. The Snipers: Jaromir Jagr, Alexei Kovalev, Pavel Bure and others may be hockey's most exciting stars - fast and elusive with deadly accurate shots. 7. The Hitmen: Chris Simon, Martin Lapointe and Derian Hatcher dominate the enforcer team. 8. The Young Guns: These are the up-and-coming superstars of tomorrow including Simon Gagne and Rick DiPietro.
Completely revised, with 20 new profiles.
Hockey Now provides the hockey fan with the latest information on the highest-flying stars of the National Hockey League, including Jaromir Jagr, Martin Brodeur, Jarome Iginla, Peter Forsberg, Bryan McCabe, Chris Pronger, Jason Spezza and llya Kovalchuk. Mike Leonetti also profiles the rising new talents of the game, including Sidney Crosby, Alexander Ovechkin, Eric Staal and Dion Phaneuf.
Featuring 70 action-packed profiles, Hockey Now is the insider's bible on: Masked Marvels -- the very best goaltendersRear Guards -- the defensemen who clean up their own end of the iceBlueline Attack -- the high-flying defensemen who so often lead the attackPower Forwards -- the fast and talented shotmakersPlaymakers -- the quarterbacks of hockeySnipers -- the quick, elusive players with deadly accurate shotsHitmen -- the bad guys of hockey who dominate with a big checkYoung Guns -- the up-and-coming superstars.
Fast-paced and up-to-date with striking action photographs, Hockey Now is the best book on the superstars playing the world's fastest game.
A book for all hockey fans: richly illustrated short biographies of 70 of the greatest players today, organized by the seven positions. The fourth edition is fully updated and contains 20 new profiles.