December 19, 2006

How Sweet It Is, The #9: Book Introduces Past Hero to Present Generation..... and a Present Star shows respect for the past. A Holiday Reading list for the young Hockey Player in all of us.

posted by skydivedad to hockey at 12:00 PM - 8 comments

Hey, I used to have Hockey...Here's Howe as a kid! Neat. And props to these guys for bringing the myths of the heroes of the past forward. That sense of history was a big draw for me as a kid.

posted by chicobangs at 02:00 PM on December 19, 2006

"Gordie and my old man on a Saturday night/Watchin' the Blackhawks and gettin' tight." Grievous Angels from their debut album "One Job Town" Purchased the "Howe" book for my son to read over the Christmas Break. He loves hockey and the Red Wings. (not my doing my Michigan Bride is to blame) Bobby Hull also wore #9 and I'm hoping to pass along to my son some sense of respect for the history of the game. It's nice to note that Havlat read Gretzky's books growing up and developed a respect for the sport that supplies his lively hood. Any additional hockey related recommended reading would be appreciated. Thanks

posted by skydivedad at 02:04 PM on December 19, 2006

Bah humbug. Not the best #9, any one of them.

posted by qbert72 at 04:17 PM on December 19, 2006

Aw, man, you did not just quote the Grievous Angels. And I would take Gordie's career over the Rocket's (or the Golden Jet's, or anyone this side of Wayne's) any day.

posted by chicobangs at 05:09 PM on December 19, 2006

Bah humbug. Not the best #9, any one of them. Howe or Richard? There isn't a wrong answer.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 05:52 PM on December 19, 2006

Bah humbug. Not the best #9, any one of them. ... and he's also the star of a pretty damn good kid's book.

posted by Amateur at 09:10 PM on December 19, 2006

The animated short adapted from the book is very good too. Richard's individual playoffs records mean a lot to me. My opinion of Gordie Howe is tainted by the CBC movie Net Worth, which convincingly portrayed Ted Lindsay as a hero, and Howe, as, well, a wimp.

posted by qbert72 at 09:24 PM on December 19, 2006

Great Stuff qbert...... That's what I'm talking about.........Thanks

posted by skydivedad at 10:28 PM on December 19, 2006

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