"The sports book of the year, or maybe the decade, or maybe the century." The Globe and Mail
"A work of art that defines and represents our game." The Hockey News
"[Dryden] has written a very special book, possibly the best [hockey book] I have ever read. His affectionate yet realistic portrait of the players is unrivalled in hockey writing." Mordecai Richler
"A book about Ken Dryden, about Quebec, about the rest of Canada, and most of all, a loving book about a special sport." New York Times
"An enduring classic, Ken Dryden's The Game has lost none of its luster since its original publication in 1983, and remains the one book every hockey fan must know?.This backstage look at one of hockey's greatest teams remains one of the best books ever published on any sport." David Gowdey
"A [hockey] book so rare that there is actually nothing to compare it to." Scott Young
Sports Illustrated: One of "The Top 100 Best Sports Books of All Time"
- Top hockey book
- Top Canadian sports book
- Top book written solely by an athlete
University of Toronto Review: One of "The Top 100 English-Canadian Books of the 20th Century"