Century of Hockey
A Season-by-season CelebrationBook - 2000
From the beginning, hockey has captured our imagination and fueled our dreams. It has given us heroes whose names are Gordie, Bobby, and Wayne, and it has left us with memories that will last forever. Now, this lavishly illustrated book, based on The Hockey News' collector's edition magazine of the same name, gives readers the ultimate tribute to hockey in the twentieth century. Century of Hockey features: • An illustrated, year-by-year overview of the NHL's 83 seasons, and a look back at hockey's early era • The 40 greatest individual single-season performances in NHL history, beginning with Bobby Orr's legendary 1969-1970 season, as chosen by a panel of 20 hockey experts • A foreword by Bobby Orr, and a tribute to Orr by Hockey News associate editor Bob McKenzie • The Hockey News' All-Modern Era Team, made up of the greatest players and role players since the centre-ice red line was introduced for the 1942-1943 season • The Hockey News' All-World Team, composed of the greatest players of all time who played their best hockey (or their entire careers) outside the NHL • A celebration of hockey's 13 torch bearers -- from Cyclone Taylor to Jaromir Jagr, hockey's most decorated and influential players at each stage in hockey's history Filled with fascinating photographs and stats, treatments and tributes, Century of Hockey is a complete, fabulous celebration of hockey in the twentieth century.