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Hockey for Dummies (Hockey for Dummies, 1st ed) [Paperback]

Wayne Gretzky , John Davidson , John Steinbreder
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22 Sep 1997 Hockey for Dummies, 1st ed
"If you're a fan, you'll want this book. If you're not a fan yet, Hockey For Dummies will turn you into one." —Mark Messier, NHL All–Star "My dog, Blue, and I loved it. We give it two paws up!" — Don Cherry, Former NHL Coach and Coaches Corner Commentator for Hockey Night in Canada "J. D.'s insight and sense of humor give die–hard fans and newcomers to the sport the inside edge!" — Scotty Bowman, NHL's Winningest Coach and Coach of the Detroit Red Wings®, 1997 Stanley Cup® Champions "A must read for all hockey fans!" —John Vanbiesbrouck, Goaltender, Florida Panthers

Free Issue of NHL PowerPlay® — the Official Magazine of the Players and Teams of the NHL!

An Official Publication of the NHL®

Hit the rink with Hockey For Dummies® and you'll discover how to:

  • Understand the basics from the players and their positions to the penalties and checks
  • Polish your hockey skills — from skating and shooting to passing and scoring
  • "Talk the talk" — from hooking and icing to power plays and hat tricks
  • Buy the best and safest equipment — from pads and pucks to sticks and skates
  • Get into "hockey shape" with expert tips on diet, exercise, and conditioning
  • Play and practice hockey year–round — in any climate — with popular in–line skates
  • Catch all the great plays whether you're watching on TV or from the stands
  • Get your kids involved in hockey through youth leagues and organizations


Product details

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; First Printing edition (22 Sep 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764550454
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764550454
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 18.3 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 915,187 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Hockey fans won't want to miss this guide...
Welcome to "Hockey For Dummies™", the book that tells you everything you've always wanted to know about the most exciting sport in the world. There has never been a book like this, one that recounts the workings of the National Hockey League, explains the type of equipment players use, describes the rules of the game and the philosophies of the different coaches, and that gives tips on watching hockey on television and ways to improve your slap shot and board work. It is both history journal and instructional guide, and it might make you laugh a little, too. The book is filled with action-packed photos.

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"If you're a fan, you'll want this book. If you're not a fan yet, Hockey For Dummies will turn you into one." —Mark Messier, NHL All–Star "My dog, Blue, and I loved it. We give it two paws up!" — Don Cherry, Former NHL Coach and Coaches Corner Commentator for Hockey Night in Canada "J. D.'s insight and sense of humor give die–hard fans and newcomers to the sport the inside edge!" — Scotty Bowman, NHL's Winningest Coach and Coach of the Detroit Red Wings®, 1997 Stanley Cup® Champions "A must read for all hockey fans!" —John Vanbiesbrouck, Goaltender, Florida Panthers

Free Issue of NHL PowerPlay® — the Official Magazine of the Players and Teams of the NHL!

An Official Publication of the NHL®

Hit the rink with Hockey For Dummies® and you'll discover how to:

  • Understand the basics from the players and their positions to the penalties and checks
  • Polish your hockey skills — from skating and shooting to passing and scoring
  • "Talk the talk" — from hooking and icing to power plays and hat tricks
  • Buy the best and safest equipment — from pads and pucks to sticks and skates
  • Get into "hockey shape" with expert tips on diet, exercise, and conditioning
  • Play and practice hockey year–round — in any climate — with popular in–line skates
  • Catch all the great plays whether you're watching on TV or from the stands
  • Get your kids involved in hockey through youth leagues and organizations

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book rocks!!!! 29 Dec 1998
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Format:Paperback
I have been a hockey fan for about 2 years, and when I heard about this book, I had to get it. It took me a while, but when I finally got it, I was not disappointed!!! Hockey for Dummies is an excellent book! It gives an in-depth look at the game, and is very understandable. It was also of great use to me because I have been thinking of learning the great and excellent sport of hockey, and this book tells me basically everything I need to know. I would recommend this book for anyone!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A reference for the rookie and veteran alike 22 July 1998
By A Customer
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When the NHL arrived in Arizona two years ago with the Phoenix Coyotes, I had the chance to attend a few games and was immediately HOOKED. Looking to learn more about what I am now convinced is the greatest sport ever invented I chose this book. I already knew the DUMMIES series from their excellent software guides and figured they'd be just as comprehensive here. I was not disappointed. HOCKEY FOR DUMMIES is now my hockey Bible. It includes sections on the history of the game, the rules, the equipment, coaching and training techniques, and advice on playing from the likes of Wayne Gretzky and Brian Leetch among others. Also included are profiles of the players past and present who have made the game: the famous (coaches, goal-scorers, goaltenders) and the infamous ("pests," "enforcers" and others.) There's even a section on fights and hitting which has helped me understand and at least respect that aspect of the game, even though I still don't care ! for it. HOCKEY FOR DUMMIES is a great introduction for the rookie hockey fan and an indespensable reference for the veteran.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hockey for everyone! 6 Mar 1998
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Hockey for Dummies is the most comprehensive guide to the sport that I have ever read. Outstanding insight and thought by the author JD who knows the game inside and out, provides accurate and in-depth commentary about the sport. If you're just learning or want to learn about the fast and furious sport of Hockey, this book is a must. I keep mine next to the television remote during games to refer to the rules and plays section! Game ON!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hockey for Dummies 24 Feb 2013
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Thanks to John Davidson, I don't feel quite the Dummy anymore. At no point, in this extremely informative, humourous and intelligent book, does he talk down to the reader. Oh, and now I realise why Gretzsky is known as "The Great One".
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good book 29 Jan 2013
By Rodders
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Exactley what I wanted and arrived on time and the cost was appropriate to the item. Great item to buy.
Very good read for ice hockey geeks trying to get son to swat up now
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5.0 out of 5 stars Happy! 4 Dec 2011
By Simon
Format:Paperback
This is a nice easy read to get you up to speed with the basics of hockey. The price was reasonable and the service was as expected, fantastic. Really enjoying the book. If you are already a hardcore hockey fan then this book might not suit your needs. For punters, perfect!
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