Hockey books to help get you through the between-game blues

Posted by Kobo Reads May  15, 2013

Not that any of us will be looking at a book once the puck hits the ice, but if you can’t get enough during game time, check out some of these awesome hockey books on Kobo while you wait for the next faceoff:


The Goal of My Life – A Memoir -  Paul Henderson, Roger Lajoie

Paul Henderson’s heroic shot made the 1972 Summit Series team “The Team of the Century”, but he also builds a family, then battles cancer, and somehow remains upbeat and grateful through it all.


The Instigator - Jonathan Gatehouse

Gary Bettman might be getting a lot of heat right now thanks to lockouts and soaring ticket prices, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he isn’t the most terrifyingly effective NHL commissioner of all time.


J. R. - The Fast, Crazy Life of Hockey's Most Outspoken and Most Colourful Personality

The un-filterable Jeremy Roenick is never boring to listen to, and the stories he tells about his Patrick Roy-feuding, USA Hockey-baiting life will make you want to laugh, or punch something, or both.


Crossing The Line – The Outrageous Story of A Hockey Original

Derek Sanderson went from being the world’s greatest athlete to the Lindsey Lohan of the NHL to a sober, articulate, and powerful advocate for avoiding the dangers that instant fame can create.


A Season in Time - Super Mario, Killer, St. Patrick, the Great One, and the Unforgettable 1992-93 NHL Season

Denault’s book captures a high point in a golden age not long ago when Mario Lemieux, Wayne Gretzky, Patrick Roy, and Doug Gilmour were all fighting for the Stanley Cup.


Coach: The Pat Burns Story - Rosie DiManno

Rosie DiManno’s painstakingly-researched book takes apart Pat Burns’ motorcycle-riding, sweet-talking, cowboy persona to reveal a flawed but deeply admirable man.


Midnight Hockey - Bill Gaston

Grab a beer and kick back with one of the funniest hockey books you’ll ever read. Bill Gaston’s memoir of his fateful last season, full of stories from the road and the rink, manages to illustrate what makes the game so special.

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