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Hockey's Original 6: Great Players of the Golden Era
The hockey stars of the 1950s and '60s—Rocket Richard, Gordie Howe, Dave Keon, Bobby Hull, Jean Beliveau, Terry Sawchuk, Tim Horton, and others—were some of the most passionate players in National Hockey League history. These skillful and often colorful athletes played exhilarating hockey and were national heroes in a time when only six teams and fewer than 150 players bat ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published November 15th 2011 by Greystone Books
(first published November 1st 1993)
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I wouldn't give up this beautiful photo book for anything. From the 1960s, the glory age of hockey, Harold Barkley's photos of game action absolutely pop from the pages. Without the overloaded lights of today Barkley captured players in action, most of all their facial expressions. In an era where hardly anyone wore a helmet and many goalies went without masks, one could actually see what players looked like.