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August 25, 2016

2016 World Cup of Hockey Coverage Coming To GHL

When it comes to the World Cup of Hockey, I consider myself to be somewhat of an expert. After all, I did write the book about it.

Back around the turn of the century, co-author Patrick Houda and myself set out to write an encyclopedic history of the Canada Cup tournaments. The publisher, Warwick, wanted to spin it more to the World Cup or American audience, even though at that time the 1996 tournament was the only incarnation. Hence the change of focus. I don't even think the publisher exists anymore. Shows you what they knew.

By 2002 the original book was published. A revised edition came out in 2004, just in time for the 2004 tournament.

The book, like my other print book Legends of Team Canada, was remaindered some time ago, so copies are hard to get admittedly.

Point is, I want to return to my roots. While I - like many of you - have mixed feelings about the World Cup of Hockey's return, I, too, will return, if you will. And that I am very much looking forward to. 

So stay tuned to GHL for growing collection of original writing on the upcoming World Cup of Hockey.

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