An electrifying collection of
rarely seen hockey photos highlighting the greatest heroes of the
Original 6 era.
The hockey stars of the fifties and
sixties-Rocket Richard, Gordie Howe, Dave Keon, Bobby Hull, Jean
Beliveau, Terry Sawchuk, Tim Horton, and others-were some of the
most passionate players in NHL history. These skilful and often
colourful athletes played exhilarating hockey and were national
heroes in a time when only six hockey teams and 120 players battled
for the Stanley Cup.
Hockey''s Original 6
celebrates the most dynamic players and exciting moments of the era
in more than 100 photographs from the legendary Harold Barkley
Archives, including a number of never-or rarely-seen images. From
1942 until the early seventies, Barkley was the Toronto
Star''s leading sports photographer, pioneering the use of
electronic flash to capture stop-action hockey. This book is the
most complete collection of pre-expansion-era colour action hockey
photos available in print.
Relive the thrill of the era with
images capturing the first NHL teams-The Toronto Maple Leafs,
Boston Bruins, Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal
Canadiens, and New York Rangers-in their prime.
Two informative essays by Mike
Leonetti-prolific hockey writer and historian-set Barkley and the
photos in context, and short image captions illuminate the players
and their feats. Jean Beliveau-hockey legend and elder
statesman-provides a personal and insightful foreword. Combining
iconic images and hockey lore, Hockey''s Original 6 is the
perfect gift for sports fans, history buffs, and art