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.
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.
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.
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.