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Calling the Shots: Memoirs of an NHL Referee

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On January 25, 1963, Bruce Hood received a Canadian Pacific telegram at his home in Milton, Ontario. It read, NHL ASSIGNMENTS: GAMES ONE HUNDRED THIRTY EIGHT AND ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY SEVEN.

The games referred to were New York Rangers at Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday, February 9, and New York Rangers at Chicago Black Hawks on Sunday, February 13. Bruce Hood had just beco
Hardcover, 242 pages
Published September 28th 1989 by Kaplan Publishing
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You know how sometimes there's a rickety table set up at the grocery store that's covered in terrible books from the 80s that no one wants? Maybe they cost like a nickel for some charity. This book came to me from just such a table.

I enjoyed it, but I wouldn't characterize it as particularly good. It starts with Hood's account of the Good Friday Massacre, and then maybe one-third of the book is a straightforward count of his life as an NHL ref. The rest of it is like a grab-bag of stream-of-cons
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