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Eddie Shore and that Old-Time Hockey

3.85  ·  Rating Details ·  33 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Eddie Shore was the Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb of hockey, a brilliant player with an unmatched temper. Emerging from the Canadian prairie to become a member of the Boston Bruins in 1926, the man from Saskatchewan invaded every circuit in the NHL like a runaway locomotive on a downgrade. Hostile fans turned out in droves with a wish to see him killed, but in Boston he could do n ...more
Paperback, 344 pages
Published September 27th 2011 by McClelland & Stewart (first published January 1st 2010)
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Kirk Morrison
Although not well-written in parts, Hiam's subject matter is compelling enough that you'll like forgive his faults. Eddie Shore was arguably the first "superstar" of the National Hockey League and is easily the equal of the colorful athletes (think Babe Ruth, Jack Dempsey, et. al.) of the Roaring Twenties (and beyond). Shore competing in a sport that had little media coverage in the U.S. (outside some northern hotbeds)in his era is the only reason why you might not know him. Equally gifted as a ...more
Jan 14, 2012 Ryan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Dave’s a killer!”
“Dave’s a mess.”

I don’t know how to feel just now. Having mustered my way through this volume, much like the great Shore locomotive himself, I am left feeling confused about my current feelings on the NHL as it exists today. It is a far throw from the old days to be sure, but it is quite serendipitous that this book would be in my hands during the current stage of metamorphosis that the league is undergoing. Moreover, it is particularly interesting that the “rat” as my old man
Grant Reynolds
Sep 18, 2015 Grant Reynolds rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As if I wasn't already jacked for hockey, all I want after reading this is for the NHL to drop the puck! Great book about a complex man and one of the all time greatest players to ever lace up a pair of skates.
Feb 24, 2011 Joe rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A little too much old-time hockey and not enough Eddie Shore. I think the author got bogged down in some of the great old hockey stories he discovered and tended to go off-track with other teams and characters.
Mar 06, 2013 Stephanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fascinating account, not just of Eddie Shore, but of an entire era in hockey history. I would have liked the author to conclude with a clearer summary of the massive influence this man had on the modern game.
Jan 06, 2011 Paul is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
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