The offseason is the perfect time for fans to reflect on the “fastest game on ice.”
Every sport has a number of books that can serve to deepen fans’ understanding of some of the subtleties of the game, educate them on certain aspects they had not previously considered, or simply to entertain.
Hockey is no exception as there are dozens of great books written by a number of talented writers.
Summer provides the opportunity to gain some new perspectives on the game that continues to entertain millions of people across the globe.
This list of 10 books, in no particular order, offers a tip of the helmet to history, fans of all ages and to the game in a global context.
They are books that diehard hockey fans should read before NHL training camps open in September. All of these books will change the way the reader views hockey.
Honorable mentions go to: Grapes: A Vintage View of Hockey; The Hammer: Confessions of a Hockey Enforcer; Birth of a Dynasty: The 1980 New York Islanders; and Open Net: A Professional Amateur in the World of Big-Time Hockey.