It is only March, but I have found the 2008 hockey book of the year.
It's too bad I just can't sit down and read it cover to cover.
Author/university English professor Randall Maggs (brother of former NHL/WHA defenseman Daryl Maggs) and publisher Brick Books have combined to give us Night Work: The Sawchuk Poems. It is a book that will undoubtedly win countless of industry literary awards and should go down as one of the best hockey books of all time.
"Poems," as I call it, is just that. Nearly 200 pages and over 70 individual pieces of poetry that combine to create one long, narrative piece of literary beauty.
A book about poetry on Terry Sawchuk, the great goalie of the Original Six. I know, poetry. But don't be so quick to dismiss it.
You can read my full review at Hockey Book Reviews.com, and see how I managed to combine literary purity with Slash's autobiography, Hitman by Bret Hart and Oprah's Book Club.