At first glance, this book looks as if it mainly features exciting shots from the last 20 or 30 years, but they aren't kidding when they say 'century' under the cover photo. Most of the book is vintage shots mixed in with a few pics as recent as the 2000-2001 season (Ray Bourque raising the Cup isn't included, though). This book has some great saves, great shots, and some emotion, but what's missing are the fights. There isn't one fight pic in the whole book, and everybody knows the NHL has seen some fantastic brawls. With exception to introductory pieces by Gary Bettman and the Howes; there also aren't any essays or related news articles to go with the pictures. Younger fans who aren't familiar with the context that surrounds the pics may find themselves a bit lost, but older fans would probably enjoy this book. It would also make a neat companion book to 'A Day in the Life of the National Hockey League.'