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Dropping the Gloves: Inside the Fiercely Combative World of Professional Hockey

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Dropping the Gloves candidly tracks Barry Melrose's career in hockey—a road that has not changed substantially for today's aspiring players. Not many have Melrose's credentials or his breadth of experience in professional hockey. He's played and coached in Junior Hockey, the American Hockey League, and the NHL. As he says, he's been hired and fired, and had his share of di ...more
ebook, 132 pages
Published October 16th 2012 by FENN-M&S (first published January 1st 2012)
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Peter Cimino
Mar 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
“Barry Melrose scores a “hat trick” for hockey purists!”

For my official review of the awesome behind the scenes look into the world of professional hockey, by the one and only Barry Melrose, which I wrote for the New York Journal of Books, click on this URL or copy and paste it into your web browser.

http://www.nyjournalofbooks.com/revie...

This book is truly one of a kind and told in a way that only Barry Melrose can tell it - brutally honest and raw!

Great stuff!
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Benn
Apr 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
An enjoyable read, I found the "new chapter", to be a little sloppy eg Tampa Bay Devil Rays?!! should be the Lightning, and Eric Staal should be Marc Staal. Picky I know, but you'd expect a Hockey guy to get these things right.
Brent Phillips
Jul 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
A good read for fans of hockey that are relatively new to the sport. By reading it I got some insight on aspects of the game that I didn't know much about.
Judy
Mar 13, 2013 rated it liked it
Interest insight into the world of hockey starting from youth hockey and up through the ranks.
Nick Miller
Dec 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Much better than I ever thought it would be. Great insight into hockey starting with a youngster moving throughout career. Really enjoyed the book.
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Barry Melrose (born 15 July 1956) is one of the few athletes who has played and coached in all three major organizations within the sport of hockey: Junior Hockey, the American Hockey League, and the National Hockey League. As NHL coach he took the Los Angeles Kings—and Wayne Gretzky—to the Stanley Cup finals. For the past fifteen years, Melrose has been commentator and hockey analyst for ESPN TV.

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