The ethos doesn't change. Backyard ponds become Pee Wee rinks, then junior-league barns and, finally, glossy, 20,000-seat arenas. Years and generations pass. The NHL extends further and deeper into the international landscape. There's money to be made. And still hockey remains rooted in its hardiness and humility, in an appetite for hard work, a constancy of purpose, a willingness to absorb and play through pain, a determination, above all, to do whatever may be needed to help your team win. This is where the soul of the game resides. Book jacket.
Sports Illustrated Hockey Talk
McClelland & Stewart
From Hat Tricks to Headshots and Everything In-Between