The Game of Our Lives by Peter GzowskiThe Game of Our Lives by Peter Gzowski

The Game of Our Lives

byPeter Gzowski

Paperback | September 25, 2006

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In this bestselling timeless classic, Peter Gzowski recounts the 1980-81 season he spent travelling around the NHL circuit with the Edmonton Oilers. These were the days when the young Oilers, led by a teenaged Wayne Gretzky, were poised on the edge of greatness, and about to blaze their way into the record books and the consciousness of a nation. While the story of the early Oilers embodies the book, The Game of Our Lives is much more than a retelling of one season in the life of an NHL team.

Unlike any book ever written in the annals of hockey, Gzowski beautifully weaves together the anatomy of a modern NHL team with the magnificent history of the game to create one of the best books about hockey in Canada. Here are the great teams and the great players through the ages—Morenz, Richard, Howe, Orr, Hull—the men whose rare and indefinable genius on the ice exemplified the speed, grit and innovation of the game.

The Game of Our Lives is the best book on the Canadian passion for hockey; a wondrously perceptive account of the hold the game has on Canadians. —Jack Granatstein, The National Post

Title:The Game of Our LivesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.25 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 5.5 × 0.25 inPublished:September 25, 2006Publisher:Heritage House PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1894384598

ISBN - 13:9781894384599


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome! A classic account of a classic season.
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It I remember the early days of the Oilers with Gretzky and it was exciting. Gzowski provides insight and a peek inside those days with humour, perspective and honesty. Anyone who wants to go back to that timeframe should read this book. Long before salary caps, lockouts, and all the common things that are now considered business, this book gives you a chance to get a true sense of what it was like in the early days of the Oilers.
Date published: 2017-02-19