The Game by Ken Dryden

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Widely acknowledged as the best hockey book ever written and lauded by Sports Illustrated as one of the Top 10 Sports Books of All Time, The Game is a reflective and thought-provoking look at a life in hockey. Intelligent and insightful, former Montreal Canadiens goalie and former President of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ken Dryden captures the essence of the sport and what it means to all hockey fans. He gives us vivid and affectionate portraits of the characters — Guy Lafleur, Larry Robinson, Guy Lapointe, Serge Savard, and coach Scotty Bowman among them — that made the Canadiens of the 1970s one of the greatest hockey teams in history. But beyond that, Dryden reflects on life on the road, in the spotlight, and on the ice, offering up a rare inside look at the game of hockey and an incredible personal memoir. This commemorative edition marks the 20th anniversary of The Game's original publication. It includes black and white photography from the Hockey Hall of Fame and a new chapter from the author. Take a journey to the heart and soul of the game with this timeless hockey classic.
 

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Ken Dryden played goal for the Montreal Canadiens during the 1970s. In his eight seasons, the Canadiens won the Stanley Cup six times. He is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame and of the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame.He has authored four best-selling books, The Game, Home Game, The Moved and the Shaken, and In School. He also served as Youth Commissioner for Ontario. He is currently Vice-Chairman of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment.He and his wife, Lynda, have two children and live in Toronto.
 
Published October 1, 1983 by Times Books. 248 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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Ex-hockey-player Dryden's memoir/meditation begins on the day, a few years back, when he announced his definite retirement from the game—after nearly a decade with the Montreal Canadiens as semi-star goalie.

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It delved heavily into European players, opening the door much wider for those players in the NHL.

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