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Gretzky to Lemieux: The Story of the 1987 Canada Cup

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Gretzky, Lemieux, Messier, Coffey, Fuhr, all on the same team — in their prime. The greatest collection of hockey talent ever assembled, playing the games of their lives.

Three epic 6-5 contests between Canada and the Soviet Union decided the ’87 Canada Cup.

Canada evened the series, after the Soviets won Game 1, when Gretzky’s fifth assist of the game set up Lemieux’s hat t
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ebook, 256 pages
Published November 19th 2008 by McClelland & Stewart (first published October 2nd 2007)
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Grace
Aug 17, 2016 Grace rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Sports fans, Hockey fans
Perhaps it was my imagination, or perhaps my opinions were coloured by another book of his that I have read before picking up this one (The Rebel League), but I found this book to have a wry and affectionate sense of humour that made it easy to digest and thoroughly enjoyable when it could have easily been a dry and direct account of the '87 Canada Cup.

This book was lent to me with the highest of praises and recommendations by a fellow sports book-o-phile upon learning my interest in similar boo
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David
Jul 07, 2015 David rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was an entertaining, fun, easy read that definitely made me want to actually watch this series again. However, it tends to over explain particular plays, essentially recreating the play by play in a perhaps overly hyperbolic way. But only another viewing of this series would confirm that for me. I would have liked to have heard a few more side stories about other teams in the tournament instead of this and perhaps shortened the last chapter which was mostly about Alan Eagleson.
David Neal
Jan 06, 2014 David Neal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is a great book for any hockey fan. Willes paints a clear picture of training camp, the selection process and of each game. He is also able to provide the details of Alan Eagleson's rise to fame with hockey Canada and his ultimate fall. A very quick read.
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Good book. As much as I hate to admit it, Gretzky helped Mario achieve greatness.
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Sports columnist Ed Willes was born in Ottawa in 1955. Growing up, he moved across the country living in Ottawa, Montreal, Regina, Chilliwack, Toronto, Kingston, and Victoria. He remained in Ottawa to complete his third year of journalism BA at Carleton, but, alas, never obtained his degree.

Willes' first newspaper posting was for the Medicine Hat News in 1982 when he covered the WHL Tigers, minor
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