Scotty Bowman: A Life in Hockey by Douglas Hunter (ISBN: 978-0670879908)

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8vo. pp. 384. 4 double-sided b/w plates. index. bds. dw. (minor shelf wear on spine). [Toronto]: Viking, [1998].

When people wonder who the quintessential hockey coach is, only one name comes to mind-Scotty Bowman. As tough and unyielding as the sport itself and as aggressive and strategic as a general at war, Scotty Bowman typifies the no-nonsense attitude necessary for success in today's NHL. In a career rife with controversy, Bowman is often feared but always respected by the legions of players who have toiled under his reign.

Scotty Bowman: A Life in Hockey traces the career of one of hockey's most intriguing characters. Every aspect of Bowman's rollercoaster career is highlighted, from his early playing career through his record-breaking Stanley Cup victories. Following his thrilling time with the Montreal Canadiens, the difficult years with the Buffalo Sabres, and up to the Red Wings' historic first Stanley Cup success since 1955, Douglas Hunter (author of A Breed Apart) chronicles the joyous victories and the disappointing upsets