The Game

Paperback | January 4, 2005

byKen Dryden

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Widely acknowledged as the best hockey book ever written and lauded by Sports Illustrated as one of the Top 10 Sports Books of All Time, The Game is a reflective and thought-provoking look at a life in hockey. Intelligent and insightful, former Montreal Canadiens goalie and former President of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ken Dryden captures the essence of the sport and what it means to all hockey fans. He gives us vivid and affectionate portraits of the characters — Guy Lafleur, Larry Robinson, Guy Lapointe, Serge Savard, and coach Scotty Bowman among them — that made the Canadiens of the 1970s one of the greatest hockey teams in history. But beyond that, Dryden reflects on life on the road, in the spotlight, and on the ice, offering up a rare inside look at the game of hockey and an incredible personal memoir. This commemorative edition marks the 20th anniversary of The Game's original publication. It includes black and white photography from the Hockey Hall of Fame and a new chapter from the author. Take a journey to the heart and soul of the game with this timeless hockey classic.

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Widely acknowledged as the best hockey book ever written and lauded by Sports Illustrated as one of the Top 10 Sports Books of All Time, The Game is a reflective and thought-provoking look at a life in hockey. Intelligent and insightful, former Montreal Canadiens goalie and former President of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ken Dryden captur...

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"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 wr...

Ken Dryden played goal for the Montreal Canadiens during the 1970s. In his eight seasons, the Canadiens won the Stanley Cup six times. He is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame, and the International Scholar-Athlete Hall of Fame.He is the author of four best-selling books, The Game, Home Game, The Mov...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.06 × 5.91 × 0.98 inPublished:January 4, 2005Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0470835842

ISBN - 13:9780470835845

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Book The Game is a great read. Ken Dryden was not only an all star goalie but he is also a great writer. He brings you along for the ride with all the ups and downs a goalie goes through in a NHL season. He gives you first hand experience inside dressing rooms, team buses, and celebration parties. He describes how much pressure Canada were under to win the 1972 Summit series against the Russians. I would definitely recommend this book to any hockey or sports fan out there.
Date published: 2013-04-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Somewhat dissapointing Ken Dryden is one impressive individual. There is no doubting that. I was amazed at the quality of the writing in this book. It is literature. I have read quite a few biographies of sports legends, some have been good and some not so good. I was really looking forward to reading this book especially since all of the reviews were so positive. I welcomed the idea of a well written book by an intelligent athlete. But, I regretfully have to say that this book is less intersting than I had hoped. Dryden provides you with a perspective of hockey life that I seriously doubt that you will get from any other human being on the planet. He made me realize how little time I spend analyzing my own life, at least what I believe to be the less important aspects of it. I found myself amazed at how keenly observant he is about the little stuff. But, as much as I appreciate his intellect, I have to say that this book contains a little too much introspection and not enough details about hockey and the players in it to satisfy me. I am glad that I read it and I would recommend it to fans, but I kept waiting for a little something more and it never quite came. This man has some important things to say though about life in general and for that reason alone the book is worth reading.
Date published: 2008-12-30

Extra Content

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Monday 3

Tuesday 21

Wednesday 61

Thursday 105

Friday 149

Saturday 191

Sunday 235

Monday 271

Tuesday 279

Epilogue 281

Overtime 285