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Hockey's Greatest Stars
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Chris McDonell is a writer, graphic artist and hockey enthusiast. His other books include Shooting From the Lip, The Football Game I'll Never Forget, For the Love of Hockey, and Hockey All-Stars.

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YA-It is interesting to peruse this book as it takes a backward and forward look at the sport. It is split into four sections for the positions played. The first category looks at 15 centers who have distinguished themselves in that field, each highlighted on a double-page spread of photos, biographical sketches, career analyses, and statistics. McDonell includes stars such as Steve Yzerman, Phil Esposito, Mario Lemieux, and Wayne Gretzky as well as young centers with enormous potential such as Peter Forsberg, Mike Modano, and Mats Sundin. The book goes on to feature wingers, defensemen, and goaltenders. An introduction explains the criteria for such selections. Each grouping includes a description of the specific demands of the position. An end section gives the statistics on the players. The full-color and archival black-and-white photos convey the excitement and speed of the sport.-Frances Reiher, Fairfax County Public Library, VA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

One of the better hockey books published in the last few years, this is divided into well-organized sections describing the great players at each of the great game's positions and a postscript with five young players who could join the greats. As with any "greatest" book, it will be the starting point for arguments about who was left out and who should have been omitted. Players are listed alphabetically, with no attempt to rank them within each position. The life and career of each player is summarized in several pages, and the color and black-and-white archival photographs are excellent. There are also career statistics for each player. This book should appeal to hockey fans of all ages, especially teenagers. Recommended for school and public libraries.--William O. Scheeren, Hempfield Area H.S. Lib., Greensburg, PA Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

(Praise for the first edition) The full-color and archival black-and-white photos convey the excitement and speed of the sport.--Frances Reiher"School Library Journal" (05/01/2000)
(Praise for the first edition) It is interesting to peruse this book as it takes a backward and forward look at the sport. It is split into four sections for the positions played. The first category looks at 15 centers who have distinguished themselves in that field, each highlighted on a double-page spread of photos, biographical sketches, career analyses, and statistics. McDonell includes stars such as Steve Yzerman, Phil Esposito, Mario Lemieux, and Wayne Gretzky as well as young centers with enormous potential such as Peter Forsberg, Mike Modano, and Mats Sundin. The book goes on to feature wingers, defensemen, and goaltenders. An introduction explains the criteria for such selections. Each grouping includes a description of the specific demands of the position. An end section gives the statistics on the players. The full-color and archival black-and-white photos convey the excitement and speed of the sport.-- (01/01/2000)
(Praise for the first edition) For hockey fans it provides fabulous memories and action photos of the century's hockey giants.--Detroit News (11/12/1999)
(Praise for the first edition) It's beautifully done and the player profiles are solid and interesting.--The London Free Press (12/18/1999)
(Praise for the first edition) One of the better hockey books published in the last few years, this is divided into well-organized sections describing the great players at each of the great game's positions and a postscript with five young players who could join the greats. As with any "greatest" book, it will be the starting point for arguments about who was left out and who should have been omitted. Players are listed alphabetically, with no attempt to rank them within each position. The life and career of each player is summarized in several pages, and the color and black-and-white archival photographs are excellent. There are also career statistics for each player. This book should appeal to hockey fans of all ages, especially teenagers. Recommended for school and public libraries.-- (01/01/2000)

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