The authoritative source is now in its 18th straight year! Get comprehensive, insider assessments of all the active NHL players--more than 430 from all 27 teams. The sleepers, the up-and-comers, the heroes, and the enforcers are all included in the 18th edition of this who's who of the ice. Evaluate the latest statistics on each player's performance, along with an analysis of his physical game, finesse, and the intangibles that could make or break his game, plus a projection of how he'll perform next year. Other highlights include a list of the NHL's top 100 scorers and charts of the league leaders in the categories of goals and assists, power-play goals, and goalie statistics. Whether you're scouting for the office hockey pool, tracking your favorite team, involved in a "fantasy league," or just a fan, you won't want to follow the hockey season without this authoritative source at your fingertips.
In 1967 the National Hockey League decided to double its size from six teams to twelve. This expansion was the first of its kind, and Minnesota, with its rich hockey history, was a natural choice for a new franchise. Thus the Minnesota North Stars were born. Frozen in Time examines the organization’s signature seasons, from the late 1970s, when the club was at its worst, to its two surprising runs to the Stanley Cup Finals. The book recalls the exploits of characters such as Wren Blair, the firebrand ex-scout who would become the team’s first coach and general manager, and owner Norm Green, the man who moved the team to Texas in 1993, making him one of the most hated men in Minnesota. Here, too, is the tragic story of Bill Masterton, an original North Star whose death in 1968 as the result of an on-ice injury remains the only one in the history of the league. The team’s engaging history is brought to life with vivid recollections from former players and legends, including Cesare Maniago, Tom Reid, and Bobby Smith, and from journalists, broadcasters, front office executives, and faithful fans. Also including season-by-season summaries, player profiles, and statistics, Frozen in Time offers an authoritative and nostalgic look at Minnesota’s still-beloved North Stars and a bygone era of pro hockey.