Books

Book Review – Gratoony the Loony

Gilles Gratton is a character, that fact has been well established in stories that have been passed down over the 40 years since his retirement in 1977. But now Gratton has produced an autobiography called Grat...

Book Review: “We Did Everything But Win”

We Did Everything But Win is a brilliant debut work by George Grimm; an oral history of the New York Rangers during the Emile Francis era (1964 to 1976) as told by the players, coaches, Rangers staff members, r...

Book Review – The Big 50: Boston Bruins

There are moments in our lives that define us. All of those moments, comprised of either positive or negative happenings, give us our own unique outlook on how we perceive our existence. When it comes to pro...

Excerpt From The Big 50: Boston Bruins

The Big 50: Boston Bruins – The Men and Moments That Made the Boston Bruins By: Fluto Shinzawa Triumph Books, 2016   Chapter 5 – Back to the Top For a day, during one of the most heated play...

Book Review: Bench Bosses

There are innumerable books on the market that rank the greatest players of all time but very few authors have taken a look at the men directing the teams and performers that get the bulk of the ink. Every t...

Fish Sticks, Anyone?

Most New York Rangers fans have taken in a game or two at Madison Square Garden, have seen highlights of a young Mike Richter, and know how the Broadway Blueshirts got their nickname. But only real fans know ab...

Behind the Iron Curtain: The Abuse Behind Druzhba 78

Druzhba 78 was one of the best youth hockey teams in the world.  They had one of the most impressive win records.  They rarely lost.  The young team was reminiscent of the cold war Soviet teams that struck fear...