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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, …

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Mark Lazerus on Twitter: “Toews said the Blackhawks are still in “shock.” Said there was no point at which they expected to lose the series.”(r/hockey)

Ken Dryden, goalie for the Canadiens through most of their winning streak in the 70’s, wrote quite a bit about exactly this. I’d say about half of his book, The Game, really goes into the mental struggles a winning team endures.

I’d encourage any hockey fan to read it, but to summarize, Dryden talks about how impossible it is to play at your top level endlessly. He could see the Islanders threatening to overtake them if they let off the gas even a little, and knew that inevitably that is precisely what would happen. He could see his backup suiting up every night, waiting for him to make a mistake. The pressure – pure, internal, mental pressure – was exhausting.

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$4.99

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Book Binding

Paperback

Type Code

ABIS_BOOK

Book Author

Ken Dryden

Book Edition

20th Anniversary Edition

Book Publisher

Wiley

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