A Great Game: The Forgotten Leafs & the Rise of Professional by Stephen J. Harper

By Stephen J. Harper

Within the tumultuous beginnings of hockey, the fights have been as a lot off the ice as on it. A nice Game is set the hockey heroes and hard-boiled businessmen who outfitted the sport, and the increase and fall of mythical groups pursuing the Stanley Cup. With a historian’s point of view and fan’s ardour, Stephen Harper offers a riveting and infrequently stunning portrait of the early years of hockey, shooting every little thing from the actual contests at the rinks to the battles at the back of the scenes.

A nice Game exhibits how a lot approximately hockey has stayed an identical. tough play, fervent homeland loyalties, owner-player agreement disputes, partisan information insurance, and massive cash have been matters from the get-go. used to be hockey to be a video game of obsessed amateurs taking part in for the affection of the game, or used to be it a video game for paid execs who may supply enthusiasts what they wanted?

A century in the past rinks might soften, and by way of halftime the blades screwed to the players’ footwear can be sinking in dust, however the hockey pioneers have been unstoppable. groups sprang up throughout North the US, from Victoria to Winnipeg, Halifax to Montreal, and Detroit to Pittsburgh. within the Queen urban, regardless of the fanatical competition of novice hockey leaders, early groups resembling the Toronto pros of 1908 and the Toronto Blue Shirts of 1914 took turns scuffling with for Toronto’s first actual Stanley Cup. those “forgotten Leafs” could lay the foundation for the world’s such a lot ecocnomic hockey franchise.

In A nice Game, Stephen Harper brings alive the historical past of hockey’s first a long time and will pay passionate tribute to the earliest famous person gamers of the sport. This enjoyable and unique ebook will captivate lovers from begin to end.

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