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takes away from McFarlane also has a habit of inserting himself into the text making sure we know of the banuets he s attended and the awards dinners he s spoken at Then there s the fact that some of chapters consist of articles written by someone else and published elsewhere years ago rather than a newer fresher and original profile of the player or often just a verbatim recount of what the player told the author with seemingly no editing at all Overall the book is Informative It Manages To Cram it manages to cram lot of facts into its 238 pages What the book could have benefited from is a Hunter Kiss good editor able to streamline McFarlane s tales into a cohesive narrative as well as an author willing to let his subject be the focus of the work. Ollows the trail of Patsy Guzzo and his RCAF mates in 1948 ridiculed at home but rewarded with Olympicold in Europe And it chronicles the career ending injuries to Ace Bailey the last Leafs NHL scoring leader the shameful treatment of the Canucks’ Mike Robitaille and the horrific and near fatal injury suffered by Buffalo Doctor Sleep goalie Clint Malarch. And fully enjoyable from both first person and second hand accounts The underlying order may read as random chapters yet the history of theame first person and second hand accounts TheTangents Takes Away From
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At A Local Puba local pub Mr McFarlane or the named players spinning their yarn and bringing to life the Golden Oldies of yesteryear One may think they know hockey history but think again until you have a chance to learn from this outstanding book It both educates and entertains and is a must read for true fans of the This All Encompassing Trip: Chasing Pearl Jam Around The World game Thank you Mr McFarlane for again putting your vivid story telling pen to paper I won this book through aiveaway on Goodreads As someone who is a big fan of hockey but isn t particularly well versed in its history I was anxious to read this book Brian McFarlane s resume as a broadcas. Hero “Badger” Bob Johnson Golden Oldies is the product of a lifetime love of hockey and a career in the Scouts game that spans six decades Golden Oldies explores the life of Sprague Cleghorn a pioneer toughuy who went from the bright lights of Broadway to a boondock in the Ottawa Valley to stardom before and during the first years of the NHL It ,
This is the most haphazard collection of hockey nostalgia I have ever come across It feels as though Mr MacFarlane cobbled together a bunch of stuff he had lying around which had not BEEN BE INCLUDED IN ANY OF be included in any of other publications While there is plenty here to interest hockey aficionados the structure of the book makes it difficult to enjoy as we jump from topic to topic without any rhyme or reason tales of tragic career ending injuries are rapidly followed by happy reminiscences of Olympic lory This is a book written for hockey fans than for fans of literary merit irritatinglyI received this book *Free Through Goodreads In Exchange For An Honest Review Golden *through Goodreads in exchange for an honest review Golden Stories of Hockey s HeroesIn Golden Oldies Brian McFarlane takes us on a wonderful journey among hockey s reatest heroes and memorable NHL sagas some well known and some not but each story very worthy on its own. A heartfelt addition to McFarlane’s epic canon of hockey writing From its moving introductory homage to the late Jean Béliveau to its subtle remarkable considerations of how the sport was shaped by legends like Newsy Lalonde Gordie Howe Dick Irvin Sr Ted Kennedy and Hobey Baker to its poignant lament for the untimely death of American hockey.