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  • af Fredrik Backman
    123,95 - 167,95 kr.

    Peter er flyttet hjem for at støtte sin lokale ishockeyklub efter at have lykkedes med en karriere som professionel ishockeyspiller. Mira står over for valget mellem en advokatkarriere og et stille og roligt liv som hustru og mor. De bor i samme by. Bjørneby. Bjørneby er første roman ud af to om en lille by med store drømme. Det er en fortælling om femtenårige pigers ubrydelige venskaber og syttenårige drenge, der spiller ishockey med byens stolthed på skuldrene. Om sport, lidenskab, familiens bånd og holdånd, men også om hvor let et helt samfund kan vende det blinde øje til, når katastrofen slår ned, og hvor langt vi er villige til at gå for vores børn i kærlighedens navn. Bjørneby er den første roman ud af to om en lille by med store drømme. "Et totalt knockout. Fra halvvejs i bogen og frem til sidste side læste jeg med tårer i øjnene. Jeg på skift grinte, blev ramt og berørt, frustreret og vred. Det er fortalt så overbevisende." - Bloggen Just här - just nu Bind 2 udkommer oktober 2018.

  • af Fredrik Backman
    127,95 - 167,95 kr.

    Årets mest uregerlige roman er skrevet af forfatteren til En mand der hedder Ove. Folk med angst er en roman om et gidseldrama, der stikker af og når uden for rækkevidde af al sund fornuft. Gidseltagningen finder sted under et åbent hus-arrangement, hvor en mislykket bankrøver låser sig inde sammen med en overentusiastisk ejendomsmægler, to bitre IKEA-afhængige, en gravid, en selvmorderisk multimillionær og en irriterende kanin. Det ender med, at gidseltageren giver op og sætter alle fri, men da politiet stormer lejligheden, er den … tom. Alle vidnerne fortæller efterfølgende deres version af begivenhederne i en række af usammenhængende vidneforklaringer, der rejser mange spørgsmål, og en klassisk kriminalgåde tager form: Hvordan lykkedes det den mislykkede bankrøver at undslippe fra lejligheden? Hvorfor er alle så vrede? Og: Hvad er der GALT med folk nu til dags?

  • af Fredrik Backman
    127,95 - 218,95 kr.

    “I alle hans romaner stråler en sikker evne til at fortælle sandheder om mennesket med ubeskrivelig elegance.” KIRKUS REVIEWS”Når Fredrik Backman tager afsæt i følelserne, får det sentimentale en kraft – der som en hockeypuck går direkte i hjertet.” LANDSKRONA POSTENDet er så nemt bare at hade hinanden, at det er ubegribeligt, vi evner at gøre det modsatte.Bjørneby. I en snedækket skov i det høje nord ligger byen, hvis indbyggere rejser væk med samme hastighed, som arbejdspladserne forsvinder. Dem, der bliver, drømmer om storhed og succes. I en sport, ishockey! Men de husker også, at der er sket noget forfærdeligt på den bekostning.Veninderne Maya og Ana tilbringer sommeren på en afsides ø og forsøger at glemme, det, der er sket. Det lykkes ikke. Rivaliseringen mellem Bjørneby og nabobyen Hed intensiveres, og en af byens unge hockeyspiller går rundt med en hemmelighed. Hvis den bliver afsløret, må beboerne i Bjørneby tage stilling til, hvad de er for en slags mennesker. Hvad Bjørneby egentlig står for.Det siges, at volden kom til byen det år, men det er løgn. Den var der allerede.Os mod jer er den anden roman i portrættet af en lille by med store drømme. En fortælling om dræbende menneskelige relationer, loyalitet, venskab og en kærlighed, der overvinder alt. Eller det meste.“Hvad angår svensk eksport, så er Backmans popularitet på niveau med Abba og Stig Larssons.” NEW YORK TIMES

  • - en liga for sig
    af Michael Søvsø
    138,95 - 297,95 kr.

    Selv om Danmark ikke er verdens største ishockeynation, leverer vi stadig stjerner til verdens bedste ishockeyliga, den amerikanske National Hockey League (NHL).Siden Frans Nielsen blev den første dansker i amerikansk ishockey i 2007, har 13 andre danskere spillet sig til en plads i verdenseliten. I DANSKERNE I NHL går ishockeyskribenten Michael Søvsø tæt på den danske succes i USA og fortæller spillernes egne historier om at udleve drømmen på ishockeyens øverste hylde.I bogen kan du bl.a. møde Lars Eller, Nikolaj Ehlers, Frans Nielsen, Frederik Andersen, Jannik Hansen, Mikkel Bødker, Peter Regin, Oliver Lauridsen og Oliver Bjorkstrand.

  • af Fredrik Backman
    218,95 kr.

    Medrivende og voldsom afslutning på trilogien om Bjørneby.Dette er en lille historie om de store spørgsmål: Hvad er en familie? Hvad er en ishockeyklub? Hvad er et samfund? Og hvad er vi villige til at ofre for at beskytte dem? Der er gået to år siden alt det, som ingen har lyst til at tænke på, skete. Alle har prøvet at komme videre, men der er noget ved dette sted, som gør det umuligt. Denne gang starter det med en storm, men ender med et opgør. Nogen, som har været væk længe, er på vej hjem. Nogen bliver begravet. Nogen forelsker sig, nogen drømmer om NHL, og nogen drømmer om hævn. Nogen sover ryg mod ryg med deres bedste ven, nogen forsøger at redde deres ægteskab, og nogen forsøger at redde deres børn. Nogen hader, nogen slås, nogen tager et skydevåben og går ned moden ishockeyhal. Det er ikke alt, hvad byen har kæmpet for, der kommer til at overleve, det er ikke alle, som er elsket, der kommer til at blive gamle. Så hvad er en familie? En ishockeyklub? Et samfund? Det er summen af vores valg. Hvad er vi villige til at ofre for at beskytte dem? Alt. Simpelthen alt.

  • af Dave Hill
    208,95 kr.

    One man's search to answer the ultimate question in sports: Why is hockey so incredibly awesome?DAVE HILL—author, actor, rock musician and stand-up comedian—is an outstanding American. One thing that makes him stand out is that he's part Canadian—an advantage he explored in his previous book, Parking the Moose. Another is that he's obsessed with hockey. That makes him one of only five percent of Americans who've declared they like hockey more than any other sport. Unbelievable but true.In The Awesome Game, Dave tackles this mind-blowing conundrum with full force, drilling down into what makes hockey so vitally important in so many parts of the world, despite the average American not recognizing its preeminent greatness.His search for the very soul of hockey takes him across the globe, from Canada (of course) to Poland, Kenya, even New York, to observe on-ice action, mingle with fans and interrogate some of the sport's greatest players and pundits.The Awesome Game is bursting with passion, expert in its analysis and as deeply entertaining as the game itself (but funnier).

  • af Hank Patton
    172,95 kr.

    Are you a fan of hockey and the amazing stories that take place on the ice?Get ready to lace up your skates and dive into a world of slap shots, hat tricks, and heart-pounding action! Introducing The Most Incredible Hockey Stories Ever Told - the ultimate puck-tastic journey through the thrilling, chilling, and occasionally spill-filled world of ice hockey.In this book, you'll be transported to the heart of the rink, where the icy battles of the coolest sport on earth come to life. Join us for a wild ride as we share incredible tales of determination, teamwork, and sheer, unadulterated love for the game. From legendary face-offs to heartwarming stories of triumph, this book has it all!The Most Incredible Hockey Stories Ever Told contains 19 amazing, true stories from as far back as the 1950s, when there were only six teams in the biggest league on the continent. In this book, you'll learn about the incredible moments that have lasted in the culture of the sport, changing the way young players interact with the sport. Here are just a few of the incredible stories you'll find inside:¿ Two new ways to score goals showed young players that creativity on the ice can be boundless.¿ Wayne Gretzky's storied career helped the WHA and NHL find common ground.¿ Mark Messier guaranteed a win for the city of New York, and then he delivered.¿ Hayley Wickenheiser showed that women can keep up with the men, even on the ice.¿ Mario Lemieux overcame cancer to save the Pittsburgh Penguins more than once.If you're a die-hard fan, an aspiring player, or simply someone looking for an adrenaline rush from the comfort of your cozy armchair, The Most Incredible Hockey Stories Ever Told is the book you've been waiting for. Join us as we break the ice and uncover the extraordinary stories that make this sport truly remarkable.Don't miss out on the chance to experience the pulse-pounding, bone-crushing, and heartwarming world of ice hockey. Let the puck drop on an unforgettable journey through the coolest stories on Earth.Get ready for a face-off with greatness!

  • af Doug MacLean
    312,95 kr.

  • af Edith Thompson
    172,95 - 342,95 kr.

    This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

  • af Josie Charles
    1.059,95 kr.

    Wenn aus abgekühlten Gefühlen plötzlich glühende Leidenschaft wirdDas mitreißende Finale der College Sports Romance-Reihe von Josie CharlesJenson Lawrence, der Captain des Eishockeyteams, könnte bei seiner Ausstrahlung und seinem Charme jede Frau haben. Dennoch ist er an seiner Universität als Dauersingle bekannt, was zu allerhand wilden Gerüchten führt. Viele denken, er sei zu anspruchsvoll, und Jenson lässt sie in diesem Glauben. Doch dann tritt Kaylee in sein Leben. Die junge Frau aus New York übt sofort eine faszinierende Anziehung auf ihn aus und scheint mühelos Zugang zu seinem Herzen zu finden. Zwischen den beiden knistert es bald vor Leidenschaft, bis Jenson von seiner eigenen Vergangenheit eingeholt wird. Ausgerechnet in dieser turbulenten Lebensphase beginnt Jenson, geheimnisvolle Nachrichten in Flaschenposten zu finden, die an den Strand von Berkeley gespült werden. Die Verfasserin dieser Briefe scheint genau zu wissen, was in ihm vorgeht … Wird Jenson sich erneut in den Wirren seiner Gefühle verlieren oder gibt es für Kaylee und ihn eine zweite Chance?Dies ist eine überarbeitete Neuauflage des bereits erschienen Titels Wenn ich deine Hoffnung bin.Weitere Titel dieser ReiheWenn ich deine Wahrheit kenne (ISBN: 9783987786716)Wenn ich auf dein Gewissen höre (ISBN: 9783987786631)Wenn wir unser Geheimnis teilen (ISBN: 9783987786747)Erste Leser:innenstimmen„Diese Sports Romance hat mein Herz im Sturm erobert. Absolute Empfehlung!"„Ein Liebesroman voller Leidenschaft, Spannung und Romantik!"„Diese New Adult Story hat alles, was das Herz begehrt: Emotionen, Herzschmerz und eine Prise Geheimnis."„Ich liebe die Charaktere in diesem College Roman! Jenson Lawrence ist ein fesselnder Protagonist und Kaylee bringt eine erfrischende Energie in diese mitreißende Geschichte."

  • af Rebecca Connolly
    197,95 kr.

    He's a hard hitter, she's a straight shooter. Can they stop the sparks from flying? Do they want to?Zane Winchester is a beast on the ice, known for racking up penalties and delivering hard blows. No one would suspect the complicated nature of his personal life, or just what it entailed. And no one, not even him, would have suspected what one unexpected encounter with a remarkable woman would do to his life.Mara Matthews is a regular woman with a regular job and a regular life. Then she meets the father of one of her little students, and regular becomes the last word to describe her life. Zane is intense, funny, charming, and drop dead gorgeous; he shouldn't pay any attention to someone like her. But Zane isn't giving up, and Mara doesn't want him to.Welcome to Northbrook Hockey Elite!Six professional hockey players used to play on an elite club team together, but have all separated and now play in the pro-hockey leagues. Not all of them were friends, yet circumstances bring them together, and for the greater good, maybe they can put aside their differences.Visit us on Facebook: Swoony Sports RomancesNorthbrook Hockey Elite Series:FaceoffPowerplayReboundCrosscheckBreakawayShootout

  • af Kevin Ticen
    267,95 - 397,95 kr.

  • af Ron MacLean
    172,95 kr.

    A Saturday night spent with Ron MacLean has been a tradition for twenty-five years. Known for his quick wit, arched eyebrows and encyclopedic hockey knowledge, MacLean is the skilled ringmaster of Canada's most watched weekly program. He has interviewed the greatest players, coaches and personalities of an era and is a master at coaxing the best in substance and entertainment from his guests, as well as from his opinionated and often irascible co-host, Don Cherry, on Coach's Corner. And he has never written a book?until now.Cornered is packed with inside accounts?some inspiring,many hilarious?from his early days as a part-time radio announcer and weather forecaster in Red Deer, Alberta, to his time hosting Hockey Night in Canada and the Olympics. Perhaps no other journalist has witnessed first-hand more Canadian sports milestones in the past quarter century. From Gretzky to Catriona, Mario to Salé and Pelletier, MacLean has been there with an eye for detail and an appreciation for what makes a great story.

  • af John Leahy
    182,95 kr.

    Breakaway Wisdom is a compilation of interviews with the head coaches of Hockey East, one of six men's Division 1 college hockey conferences in the United States. Each coach was assigned a specific topic of a success concept, and each coach was asked to impart his wisdom on each topic from a hockey coaching perspective, and then from a personal perspective. The author concludes each chapter with his own personal interpretation of what the concept means to him from personal experience. The final chapter is an overall synthesized recap of the work.

  • af Jeannine Molitor
    1.413,95 kr.

    Wenn eine talentierte Eiskunstläuferin und der Star des Eishockeyteams aufeinandertreffen …Die romantische Sports-Romance vor Kanadas magischer Winterlandschaft geht weiterChloé kann es nicht fassen. Um ihre vermasselten Semesterprüfungen nachzuholen, schickt sie ihr Vater ausgerechnet an eine Uni in Kanada - an den Ort, an dem sie die größte Niederlage ihrer Eiskunstlaufkarriere erfahren hat. Um seine Erwartungen zu erfüllen, versucht Chloé sich auf die Uni zu konzentrieren. Als sie sich endlich wieder auf das Eis wagt, wird sie ausgerechnet von Ryan, dem äußerst attraktiven Star der College-Eishockeymannschaft, dabei erwischt. Völlig unerwartet schlägt er ihr einen Deal vor: Er hilft ihr dabei, ihre Angst vor den Sprüngen zu überwinden, wenn sie ihren Vater dazu bringt, die Eishockeymannschaft mit einem Sponsoring zu unterstützen. Chloé stimmt dem Angebot zu, auch wenn sie die Konsequenzen noch nicht erahnen kann - und schon gar nicht die in Form der Schmetterlinge, die jedes Mal wie wild in ihrem Bauch flattern, wenn ein gewisser Eishockeyspieler mit meerblauen Augen sie anlächelt …Weitere Titel dieser ReiheSpin my Heart (ISBN: 9783986379650)Erste Leser:innenstimmen„Die Autorin verbindet die Welt des Eiskunstlaufs und des Eishockeys auf wundervolle Weise. Absolute Empfehlung!"„Eine herzerwärmende Sports Romance über Selbstüberwindung und Liebe!"„Die Kulisse der kanadischen Universität und der Eissport verleihen dem College-Liebesroman eine erfrischende Atmosphäre."„Die Chemie zwischen Chloé und Ryan ist elektrisierend. Eine New Adult Story, die zeigt, dass Unterstützung und Mut wahre Wunder bewirken können."

  • af Douglas Savage
    217,95 - 287,95 kr.

  • af Austin Daniel
    132,95 kr.

    Steel City on Skates: The Pittsburgh Penguins' Journey Through the NHLExplore the gripping saga of a legendary hockey franchise in 'Steel City on Skates'. This comprehensive book delves deep into the heart of Pittsburgh's beloved Penguins, tracing their journey from humble beginnings to their status as modern-day NHL titans.In the bustling metropolis of Pittsburgh, a city renowned for its indomitable spirit and steel resolve, the Penguins have carved out an enduring legacy on the ice. "Steel City on Skates" is not just a recount of games won or lost; it's a vivid chronicle of passion, resilience, and the unbreakable bond between a team and its city.What This Book Offers:The Dawn of the Franchise: Witness the birth of the Penguins in 1967, understanding the challenges and triumphs of the early years.The Magic of Mario Lemieux: Dive into the era of Mario Lemieux, whose transcendent talent brought hope and glory to the team.Epic Stanley Cup Victories: Relive the thrill of the Penguins' Stanley Cup triumphs, capturing the drama of their unforgettable 1991, 1992, and 2009 seasons.Crosby and Malkin's Impact: Discover how Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin ushered in a new age of success, cementing the Penguins' status as hockey royalty.The Heart of Pittsburgh: Experience the deep connection between the Penguins and their fans, exploring how the team has become an integral part of Pittsburgh's identity.Authored by a passionate hockey historian, "Steel City on Skates" is rich with personal interviews, exclusive insights, and captivating photographs. This book isn't just for Penguins fans-it's a treasure trove for any hockey enthusiast keen on understanding the soul of one of the most resilient and successful franchises in NHL history.Immerse yourself in the saga of the Pittsburgh Penguins-where every chapter is a testament to the unyielding spirit of the Steel City. Grab your copy today!

  • af Michael Fischer
    367,95 - 562,95 kr.

  • af Lloyd Green
    132,95 kr.

    "Original Six Era: The Rise of the Chicago Blackhawks Dynasty" Discover the golden age of hockey with "Original Six Era: The Rise of the Chicago Blackhawks Dynasty." This masterfully crafted volume delves deep into the Chicago Blackhawks' ascent during the era of the Original Six, painting a vivid picture of the team's evolution into a hockey juggernaut.Packed with riveting Chicago Blackhawks Trivia, this book is a deep dive into the moments, players, and events that shaped the franchise's storied history. Relive the thrill of key games, learn about the legends who donned the Blackhawks jersey, and uncover the strategies that positioned the team as a dominant force in the league. For those with an insatiable curiosity, this book offers a treasure trove of Chicago Blackhawks fun facts, ensuring that every read is both informative and entertaining. From behind-the-scenes stories to on-ice heroics, the narrative captures the essence of what makes the Blackhawks an enduring symbol of excellence in the world of hockey. "Original Six Era" is not just a testament to the Blackhawks' legacy but also a celebration of hockey's rich history. Its detailed chronicles make it one of the must-have Chicago Blackhawks gifts for fans, historians, and anyone with a passion for the sport. Whether you're reminiscing about the bygone era or discovering it for the first time, this book offers a captivating journey through the Blackhawks' meteoric rise during the Original Six period. Grab your copy today and immerse yourself in the tales of ambition, skill, and triumph that define the Chicago Blackhawks dynasty.

  • - Team Canada's Summit Series Heroes
    af Mike Leonetti
    162,95 kr.

    In September 1972 Team Canada's heroes triumphed over the Soviet Union in the greatest hockey battle of all time. Phil and Tony Esposito, Paul Henderson, Ken Dryden, Frank and Peter Mahovlich, Ron Ellis, Yvan Cournoyer, Rod Gilbert, Bobby Clarke, Guy Lapointe, Stan Mikita, Brad Park - these are some of the Team Canada heroes who struggled mightily to defeat the Soviet Union's formidable superstars. For most of September 1972, Canadians were riveted to their television screens in what became one of the most-watched events in Canadian history.At first, in Canada, the Canadians floundered so badly, losing two games and tying one, that it seemed impossible to overcome the embarrassment of total defeat. But in Moscow, after losing another match, Team Canada turned the tables on the Soviets, winning an amazing three games in a row to take the Summit Series.Now, in Titans of '72, bestselling author Mike Leonetti tells the stories behind each Canadian on that fabled Team Canada, including those like Bobby Orr who didn't actually play. Accompanying Leonetti's portraits of these genuine Canadian heroes are superb pictures by Harold Barkley, a photographer who pioneered the use of stop-action colour photography in hockey.

  • af F. Michael Sheehan
    237,95 - 512,95 kr.

  • af Jukka Aro
    245,95 kr.

    I boken "Bygga Framgångsrikt Hockeylag: En Handbok för Ledarskap och Lagutveckling" gör vi en djupdykning i de avgörande komponenterna som formar och förstärker framgångsrika hockeylag. Genom en kombination av praktisk rådgivning och handfasta tips tar vi steg på vägen mot skapandet av ett enat, målinriktat och framgångsrikt hockeylag.Vi börjar med att utforska grunderna för framgångsrikt ledarskap inom ishockey. Genom att utforska begrepp som motivation, engagemang och förtroende, lägger vi grunden för hur tränare och ledare kan inspirera sina spelare och forma en osviklig lagkänsla. Vi går också igenom hur tydliga mål och visioner fungerar som bränsle för lagets framsteg.Vi fortsätter med att utforska metoder för konstruktiv feedback, effektiva mål och positiv förstärkning och skapar en verktygslåda för att styra spelarnas prestationer och beteenden på isen.En central del av framgång är betydelsen av att bygga en stark laganda och enighet inom laget. Vi granskar hur man bygger gemenskap, skapar känsla av tillhörighet och möjliggör positiv kommunikation inom laget. Slutligen tittar vi på vikten av att blicka framåt, att ständigt sträva efter förbättring, vara anpassningsbara och upprätthålla en kultur av konstant utveckling och därigenom bana väg för framtida triumfer.Denna bok är en handbok för tränare och ledare som önskar en djupare insikt i hur framgångsrika hockeylag byggs och leds. Genom att applicera de principer och metoder som gås igenom, kan ledarna skapa en miljö där spelare blomstrar, utvecklas och tillsammans strävar mot nya höjder i hockeyns värld!

  • af David Maiers
    227,95 kr.

    C of Red - The beginning of the Calgary Flames is the history of professional hockey in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. This books covers the history of early hockey in Calgary and the arrival of the Calgary Flames NHL franchise in the 1980s. Also covered is the first season of the Flames in the city. Players such as Jim Peplinski were new to the NHL and Brad Marsh was a stalwart on defense. Enjoy this read on the Calgary Flames franchise during its formative years and on Calgary hockey history.

  • af Neil Longley
    312,95 kr.

    Hockey used to be Canada’s game. What happened? A renowned sports expert details the sellout of a sport Canada once dominated to big-money U.S. corporatization and enumerates the effects, including declining amateur participation and audience size.Hockey is still Canada’s most popular spectator sport. Yet, many fans question how organized hockey serves the country of its origin as they watch the NHL expand ever deeper into an indifferent American south, taking the best young Canadian talent and leaving major Canadian markets in Québec, the Maritimes and the Prairies in the cold. Minor hockey, once the pride of smaller communities, now serves as a brutal corporate feeder system for the NHL, treating underpaid teenagers like chattel, often shipping players as young as fourteen far away from their homes and families on short notice. Neil Longley contrasts the current state of the game with the way it was before the expansion era, when hockey teams were nurtured and supported at the community level, a system still practiced in much of Europe. In one of the most perceptive and authoritative analyses yet written on modern hockey history, Professor Longley finds no magic formula for putting heart and local pride back in Canada’s game, but makes a strong case for placing today’s corporate system “in a more realistic, less-Disneyfied, less sanitized, context.”

  • af Derek Schaedig
    162,95 kr.

    Typically, American high schoolers graduate and march off to college to continue their education-and sometimes their athletic careers-at around 18 years old. Meanwhile, in men's ice hockey, the average age of an NCAA first-year is 20. Where do these players spend their time, and what do they do before they enter collegiate or professional franchises? They head to juniors.In juniors, players experience being cut or traded between teams and leagues, they battle it out to earn scholarships or professional contracts, and sometimes they compete in front of thousands of fans. Junior Ice Hockey: The Leagues Before The League introduces readers to the junior hockey system in North America and provides an in-depth perspective from a former player's experience navigating the leagues, challenges and all.Whether you are a parent, coach, athlete, fan, or simply curious about the unique experience, Junior Ice Hockey: The Leagues Before The League is packed full of information about junior ice hockey in North America: what it is, how it works, and what to expect.

  • af Las Vegas Sun
    182,95 kr.

    "Vegas Golden Knights owner Bill Foley made a bold prediction before the franchise's inaugural season: Playoffs in three years; Cup in six. The league's "Golden Misfits" got to work immediately, making it all the way to the Final in year one but leaving empty-handed. Now the Golden Knights have fulfilled that original promise, beating the Florida Panthers to bring home their first Stanley Cup."--

  • af Walter Gretzky
    152,95 kr.

    The inspiring story of an ordinary man who, from humble beginnings and against the odds of a devastating illness, has led--is leading--an extraordinary life. To many people, Walter Gretzky is the ultimate dad, the father of the Great One, Wayne Gretzky, and the first inspired coach to a talented young boy. Walter's major insight into hockey--that a player should "go where the puck is going"--guided Wayne's brilliant style, and Wayne himself has said about his talent: "It's God-given. It's Wally-given." It's safe to say that no other famous hockey player's father is held in such high esteem, and that Walter Gretzky has carved out this singular niche in his own right. Now, for the first time, Walter tells at length the story of his life, about growing up on a small family farm, about meeting and marrying Phyllis, about raising four boys and a girl in a modest home in Brantford on the salary of a telephone repairman, about hanging onto his modesty and values when the comet of talent and celebrity hit. Walter also talks about the process of recovering from a stroke that came close to killing him ten years ago. Through his own grit and determination, and with the help of dedicated therapists and doctors, his family and friends, Walter battled back from an aneurysm that left him with many cognitive difficulties and destroyed a decade of memories--including his recollection of the death of his mother and almost all of Wayne's NHL triumphs of the eighties. As many of the people who have encountered Walter even briefly will testify, he is very charismatic, and it's his extraordinary compassion, which has flourished since his stroke, that makes him so compelling. Yes, he struggleswith some limitations, but he has also discovered a calling in helping others. All of his many public speaking engagements are for charity, and this book would not exist were it not for Walter's role as the official spokesperson for Canada's Heart and Stroke Foundation. The only way he would ever agree to talk about himself at such length was in the hope that his experience with stroke would be useful to other people. "Every second of every day is important to me," he writes, "and I only hope that if telling my story can help even one person, then all of this will be worth it. And remember, there is life after stroke...look at me!" "From the Hardcover edition.

  • af Steve Milton
    277,95 - 372,95 kr.

  • af Matthew Barnaby
    255,95 - 312,95 kr.

    A dynamic and candid memoir by an unlikely NHL brawler In the run-up to the NHL Entry Draft in 1992, the Buffalo Sabres interviewed Matthew Barnaby. John Muckler, Buffalo's coach, asked him, "e;What happens at 8:05 on Saturday night in Detroit when Bob Probert asks you to fight?"e; When the teenager responded, "e;That's easy. At 8:03, I'd have already asked Probert to fight,"e; they knew they had to draft him. Through 14 NHL seasons after that exchange, Barnaby never stopped fighting. In Unfiltered, the former right wing reflects on the adventures of a high-profile life and the determination that got him there, from getting drafted last in juniors to carving out a role for himself on each new NHL team, to discovering new joys and passions in retirement. Barnaby also opens up about the memorable hijinks, the larger-than-life hockey characters, and the very real challenges and risks that come with the sport's physicality.Both hilarious and heartrending, this is an unvarnished story of battles fought and lessons learned.

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