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Odd Man Rush

Author : Bill Keenan
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In his hilarious, gritty, and touching debut, Bill Keenan—a hockey star once on the fast-track to the NHL—tells of how he overcame multiple obstacles to find fulfillment and redemption in the strange world of European minor-league professional hockey. Keenan’s hockey obsession begins as a five-year-old on Lasker Rink in New York’s Central Park—“love at first stride,” as he calls it. He then becomes the youngest, and skinniest, player on the New York Bobcats, a Junior B hockey team. Later, after his hockey career at Harvard doesn’t end as planned—with a fat NHL contract—Keenan decides to play in the minor leagues in Europe, where the glamour of professional sports is decidedly lacking. Part fish-out-of-water travelogue, part coming-of-age memoir, Odd Man Rush will capture the interest of not just hockey fans, but also fans of good writing. Throughout, Keenan’s deep affection for the game shines through, even as he describes fans who steal players’ clothes from the locker room or toss empty beer cans onto the rink after games. Abusive fans, cold showers, long bus rides—nothing diminishes his love for the sport. “Because that’s the way it works with me and hockey. Even when it’s horrible, it’s wonderful.” Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Odd Man Rush

Author : Michaela Grey
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Eli McKenna has a good life. Starting goalie for the Seattle Kingfishers, a beautiful wife, a lovely home-he even has a great dog. He should be counting his blessings, not wishing for things he can never have. When Rune Hedaya is traded to the team, Eli knows he's in trouble. Rune is charismatic, handsome, and has a knack for making Eli smile that few possess. But Eli can totally handle Rune staying with him for a month or two while he looks for a place to live, right? Noemi McKenna never stops moving. If she's not coaching the college's hockey team, she's volunteering at the local shelter, training for marathons, or mentoring troubled youths. But somewhere deep down under everything, she knows something's wrong with her husband, and she's determined to find out what, if she can just get a minute alone with him. Eli, Noemi, and Rune are going to have to get this sorted before their internal conflicts tear them apart from the inside out, but whether or not they have the courage to go for what they want is another story altogether. ODD MAN RUSH is a guaranteed happily-ever-after for all parties involved with no cheating, but is not a traditional polyamorous romance.

Odd Man Rush

Author : Sadie West
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Like reading about hot guys falling in love? You’re in the right place. Hockey prodigy Danny Holden’s entire world in falling apart. He loses his mother, his boyfriend, his home, and now he may lose his last chance at a normal life—his scholarship to the University of Minnesota. Broken and with nowhere left to turn, Danny finds himself at his ex-boyfriend’s home. Corey Bethel isn’t as cool as Danny Holden, and falling in love had been a fantasy come true. Until Danny’s mother died, and he became a different person. Corey hasn’t forgiven Danny, but with these two exes living under the same roof, old feelings resurface in a big way.

Hockey Made Easy Instructional Manual

Author : John Shorey
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Hockey Who Does What

Author : Ryan Nagelhout
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Hockey is a fast and fun game that kids can learn quickly. The concept is simple: put the puck in the net. But beyond that is a world of strategy. When should a defender pinch to keep the puck in the zone? Where should a forward be when backchecking? This book explores those questions and explains what hockey players are doing on the ice, from the basics of each position to an advanced look at what makes great players stand out. With colorful photos and graphics explaining each role in detail, readers will see hockey from every angle and be ready to hit the ice themselves and show off their skills.

Hockey Plays and Strategies 2E

Author : Johnston, Mike
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Hockey Plays and Strategies features a variety of plays, systems, and strategies for game play in the offensive, neutral, and defensive zones. Special situations such as the power play, penalty kill, and face-offs are also featured.

Hockey For Dummies

Author : John Davidson
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"Gives die-hard fans and newcomers to the sport the inside edge!" —Scotty Bowman, NHL's winningest coach and former coach of the Detroit Red Wings "Nothing gets by John Davidson. If the first edition didn’t already make you a fan, then this edition will!" —Mark Messier, NHL All-Star "My dog, Blue, and I ran out to get Hockey For Dummies, 2nd Edition. We give it two paws up!" —Don Cherry, former NHL coach and “Coaches Corner” commentator for Hockey Night in Canada "...a must read for all hockey fans!" —John Vanbiesbrouck, former goaltender, New York Islanders "...the most comprehensive, easily understood source of hockey history and instruction I've ever come across. Not only was 'JD' a superb player in the NHL, he is also an extremely skilled commentator sharing his knowledge of the game with fans all over North America. From hat tricks to power plays, Hockey For Dummies provides the reader with the wisdom of an expert. —From the Foreword by Wayne Gretzky This updated edition of the bestselling guide to all things hockey is packed with illustrations and play-by-play descriptions, diagrams, and photos of the NHL’s greatest players. It tells you how to: Gear up safely with the right equipment Improve your skills with drills Warm up mentally—and physically—before hitting the ice Respect rules and good sportsmanship Find US and Canadian leagues and camps Former New York Ranger, John Davidson offers you plays only the pros know and tips for playing hockey at any level. And he fills you in on: Hockey ABCs, its origins, positions, gear, rules, and more The complete NHL—explores the various leagues, greatest players, training, and tons of fascinating facts, figures, and priceless trivia The best ways to follow the game from the stands or on TV How the pros do it—includes tips from Gretzky on passing, Messier on winning face-offs, and other star players on how to play like a pro From youth leagues to the secrets of the NHL greats, Hockey For Dummies, is your total guide to this cool sport.

Odd Man Out

Author : Daniel Alvarez
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This book is a journal spanning three decades, 1964-1998, and more. It is also a series of essays written during that period. Essentially, it traces one individual's development as a person. This book did not come about in the manner of most books: as the product of a long-range plan. Rather, as is sometimes the case with a child, it just happened. It was born of a compulsion to write. As I am neither gregarious nor extroverted, this journal served as a repository for my innermost feelings during those long years. Somewhere along the way I developed the notion that perhaps others might want to see what I had written: I felt much of it was important. I believe this book speaks to everyone, regardless of who they are.

Strange Stories and Theories by One Odd Man

Author : John Boyer
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Delve into the zanny brain of John Boyer with this book: Strange Thoughts & Theories by One Odd Man. What is this book about, everything and nothing all at once. Most of the stories are only one or two pages each...so if you don't like to read, this is the book for you.

Toronto Maple Leafs

Author : Jim Barber
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"Since its construction in 1931, the Maple Leaf Gardens had seen its share of powerful, memorable moments and held its share of championship glory. But there was something different about this evening of May 2, 1967." This book will be especially facinating for readers interested in hockey or sports. The Toronto Maple Leafs is one of Canada's greatest franchises. From their humble beginnings in the 1920s, to their remarkable Stanley Cup victories of the 1940s and 1960s, to their teambuilding challenges of the 1990s and beyond, the Leafs have a history packed with exhilarating accomplishments and devastating setbacks. This is their story -- the incredible story of a beloved Canadian institution.

Handbook of Active Games

Author : Darwin Alexander Hindman
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Dropping the Gloves

Author : Barry Melrose
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Dropping the Gloves candidly tracks Barry Melrose's career in hockey - a road that has not changed substantially for today's aspiring players. Not many have Melrose's credentials or his breadth of experience in professional hockey. He's played and coached in Junior Hockey, the American Hockey League, and the NHL. As he says, he's been hired and fired, and had his share of disappointments and failures. He's also had successes at every level. Now an ESPN broadcaster and one of the most respected NHL analysts on television. With his trademark hair, custom suits and energetic style, Melrose is applauded for offering fans his honest - tell it like it is opinion. Written in Barry's voice and style, the narrative follows his career in hockey, from its start in Kelvington, Saskatchewan, through his years in Junior, the WHA, and finally, the NHL. Along the way, Barry muses on the state of the game, what makes some teams work and other fail, and how he worked to instill a winning attitude in all the teams he coached. Filled with behind-the-scene stories of all the legendary players Barry played with or coached - Gretzky, Yzerman, Messier, Bobby Hull, and Brad Park - Dropping the Gloves is a true to life, insiders account of the world of professional hockey and an absolute must read for fans of the game.

100 Things Flyers Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

Author : Adam Kimelman
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Each book in this series provides the best of the best of a particular sports team, indentifying the personalities, events and facts every fan should know--including numbers, nicknames, memorable moments, singular achievements and signature plays--as well as the top things fans should see and do.

Odd Man Out

Author : Richard C. Thornton
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Thus, the strife between North Koreans and South Koreans was secondary, and the war itself was avoidable."--BOOK JACKET.

Odd Man Out

Author : Frederick Lawrence Green
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Total Hockey

Author : Dan Diamond
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Offers a complete statistical record of the NHL players and teams

Odd Man Out

Author : Sharron Cohen
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Odd Man Pays

Author : Darwin L. Teilhet
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Odd Man in

Author : Michael Milburn
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These sixteen essays concern pedagogy, poetry, and WASP culture: the rules and secrets, the joys and tribulations of belonging. At the heart of these lyrical investigations are the bond between father and son, the weight of expectation and disappointment, and the paralysis of privilege. In his first collection, winner of the First Series Award for Creative Nonfiction, Michael Milburn offers a blessing of patience to his readers. May we do as he has done, may we outlive our youthful indifference to what we are taught by others and embrace our capacity to think for ourselves.

Odd Man Out

Author : Douglas Goldring
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