Between the Pipes: A Revealing Look at Hockeys Legendary Goalies

Paperback | September 27, 2013

byRandi DruzinForeword byRoy MacGregor

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Some NHL goalies are great and others are intriguing, but a dozen of them are legends because they're both. In Between the Pipes, Randi Druzin profiles these athletes, revealing the traits that make each one unique.

Gump Worsley defied the laws of biomechanics by being nimble despite having a cabbage-shaped body. He was also one of the funniest men ever to start in goal. Glenn Hall used to wrestle with a trainer in the dressing room before games and Jacques Plante refused to stay at a particular Toronto hotel. Despite their quirks, these 12 goalies are among the best the game has ever seen. With wit and verve, Druzin paints unforgettable portraits of these masked mavericks.

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Some NHL goalies are great and others are intriguing, but a dozen of them are legends because they're both. In Between the Pipes, Randi Druzin profiles these athletes, revealing the traits that make each one unique. Gump Worsley defied the laws of biomechanics by being nimble despite having a cabbage-shaped body. He was also one of th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:September 27, 2013Publisher:Greystone Books Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1771000147

ISBN - 13:9781771000147

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great informative book I bought this for my 11 year old nephew as a birthday gift.  He loved it!  He found it a great read with lots of info but not too dry at all.
Date published: 2014-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Revealing, Entertaining and Insightful Being a hockey fan since childhood, I thought that I knew a lot about many of hockey's greatest players, especially goalies. "Between the Pipes" reveals page after page of fascinating information about what makes these intriguing tick, how they found their way into the greatest hockey league on earth, and how they contributed to the development of the game and how their position is played. Each chapter is a true character profile, and in each case, "character" is definitely a good description. From the early years of the NHL and the Original 6, through numerous expansions and to current day players, this book exposes the reality behind the men who place themselves in the way of a flying rubber disk traveling at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour. Anyone who is a hockey fan would want to know what would make a person like that tick. My friends better get ready, because this book is on my holiday shopping list already!!
Date published: 2013-10-15