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Ultimate Bad Boys: Hockey's Greatest Fighters

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The history of fighting in ice hockey is long and colorful. Players like Gordie Howe and Jean Beliveau were terrific fighters in their day (the 1950s and 1960s) and, beginning with John Ferguson in the middle 1960s, teams increasingly found the need for a fighter on the roster. Hockey legend Stan Fischler captures the excitement surrounding hockey's best warriors -- both f ...more
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Published November 1st 1998 by Warwick House Publishing
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Leslie
My kids were quite amused to see their mild-mannered mom reading this book! Maybe it scared guys away on the subway, too, who knows?
As for me, I was interested in the topic and have always loved oral histories, so when I saw it on the shelf at Powell's, I knew it was meant to be.
These portraits of hockey enforcers, which I believe are told largely if not completely in their own words, were important to my understanding of fighting and violence in hockey and the role(s) of the enforcer. They gave
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Kim
Mar 08, 2008 rated it it was ok
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Book was OK, not great. Had some interesting facts in it, but not enough to surpass some of the other hockey books I've read.
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