Hockey Confidential

Hockey Confidential

by Bob McKenzie


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Your all-access pass to the NHL

When it comes to hockey, Bob McKenzie is one of the most trusted voices in the game. No one else has the access or depth of experience. Now, in his first book on the NHL, Bob takes you behind the scenes, covering the inside stories, some lesser-known personalities and the life experiences that help to shape this great game.

Bob McKenzie, whose life revolves around all things puck, shares plenty here for every hockey fan. He reveals the colliding worlds of old and new in the growing debate on the place of advanced statistics—from a guy who barely escaped grade 12 math—and tells the hilarious real story of how Corsi got its name. He talks to John Tavares on the essence of scoring goals and to Brandon Prust on what it’s really like to give or take punches in a hockey fight with NHL heavyweights. He writes about Sheldon Keefe’s dramatic personal struggle to leave behind a dark and troubled past to become a better man, son, brother, husband, father and hockey coach. Bob stands with Don Cherry and his son and hockey scout, Tim, at the rink during cherished family time. He talks to Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip about communing with brothers in a lifelong love affair with the Boston Bruins. He also talks to the patriarchs of the Subban and Tavares families about emigrating from Jamaica and Portugal, respectively, to raise great Canadian superstars. And he spends time with the McDavids, who reveal how Connor counts on his family and support system, including the incomparable Bobby Orr, to help cope with the pressures of being tabbed hockey's Next Big Thing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781443418331
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/13/2015
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 957,166
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

BOB MCKENZIE is the original Hockey Insider: the foremost hockey media personality in the world. With a Twitter following in excess of 900,000 and growing daily—number one in the hockey community—there is no more respected media voice in the game worldwide. McKenzie breaks news and provides insight and commentary for TSN's multitude of platforms and is an expert in everything from the NHL to the draft to the World Junior Hockey Championships and beyond. An analyst for NBC Sports, he also appears regularly on radio in all major hockey markets in Canada and on satellite radio across North America. Bob McKenzie is the name hockey fans and all those involved in the game have come to trust like no other.

Twitter: @TSNBobMcKenzie

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