I bought this book after reading it's reviews, and I am extremely glad I did. It's not only full of insights into the game, it's players, and officials, but is one of the funniest collection of stories I have read in a long time. And that includes supposed "humor" books, too. I was a big hockey fan before reading the book, but I am an even bigger one now. The only downside is having read this book in the summer it's made it even more difficult to wait for the season to begin. I'd give it 6 stars if I could.