Synopses & Reviews
Completely updated and with over 20 new profiles.
The NHL is alive and well. In the 2007-2008 season, the league's poster boy, Sidney Crosby, had the winning shootout goal of the inaugural outdoor Winter Classic, the single most attended NHL game in history. The league also recorded its best single-game American television numbers since 1996, and this year's crop of young talent includes a host of genuine franchise players. Record-breaking contracts, bona-fide 50-goal scorers, and league parity have returned the NHL to the top ranks of professional sports.
Hockey Now celebrates this renaissance with 74 profiles of the most dynamic, powerful and influential players. Readers can make the big glove save with Roberto Luongo, Miikka Kiprusoff, Martin Brodeur and Ryan Miller; get crushed to the boards by Chris Pronger, Dion Phaneuf, Ed Jovanovski and Zdeno Chara; and score the winning goal with Jarome Iginla, Vincent Lecavalier, Sidney Crosby and llya Kovalchuk.
Fast-paced, totally up-to-date and strikingly illustrated, Hockey Now is the ultimate fan's book on the superstars playing the world's fastest game.
A book for all hockey fans: richly illustrated short biographies of 74 of the greatest players today, organized by the seven positions. The fifth edition is fully updated.