I've added a new channel to the Legends of Hockey Network. hockeybooks.blogspot.com offers me a chance to share some of the many hockey books I'm currently reading or have previously enjoyed. Since many of my readers are starved for hockey history, I hope to introduce other resources to them.
The first book I will profile is one I just finished: All Roads Lead to Hockey
Reporting from the most northern communities of Canada to the Mexican border, journalist Bill Boyd takes a look at the state of hockey in his 2004 release All Roads Lead to Hockey.
In the book Boyd profiles seven non-NHL communities, from northern Manitoba to Texas, and Michigan and Minnesota to Ontario and Virginia. It is more of a look at hockey at various grass roots levels in North America rather than at the professional game.
In each of the seven locations Boyd introduces us to people with a deep love for hockey who are ultimately troubled by problems that plague the sport. Boyd, obviously as disappointed in hockey's evolution as any of his subjects, talks about defensive systems, archaic coaching and the continued Americanization of Canada's game.
For the full book review, please visit hockeybooks.blogspot.com
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