Take Your Eye Off the Puck

Author: Greg Wyshynski
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1633192881
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A guide for sports fans on how to watch and appreciate the game of hockeyMore and more fans are watching the NHL each week, but many of them don't know exactly what they should be watching. How does an offense create shooting lanes for its best sniper? When a center breaks through and splits between two defensemen, which defender is to blame? Why does a goalie look like a Hall of Famer one week and a candidate for the minor leagues the next? This guide for sports fans on how to watch and appreciate the game of hockey takes you inside a coach's mind as he builds a roster or constructs a game plan, to the chaos of the goalie's crease, and deep into the perpetual chess match between offense and defense. Discussing topics such as what to look for when a team goes on the power play and why playing center might be the most grueling job in sports, Take Your Eye Off the Puck shows fans how to get the most out of watching their favorite sport.

Take Your Eye Off the Puck

Author: Greg Wyshynski
Publisher: Triumph Books (IL)
ISBN: 9781629371207
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A guide for sports fans on how to watch and appreciate the game of hockey More and more fans are watching the NHL each week, but many of them don’t know exactly what they should be watching. How does an offense create shooting lanes for its best sniper? When a center breaks through and splits between two defensemen, which defender is to blame? Why does a goalie look like a Hall of Famer one week and a candidate for the minor leagues the next? This guide for sports fans on how to watch and appreciate the game of hockey takes you inside a coach’s mind as he builds a roster or constructs a game plan, to the chaos of the goalie’s crease, and deep into the perpetual chess match between offense and defense. Discussing topics such as what to look for when a team goes on the power play and why playing center might be the most grueling job in sports, Take Your Eye Off the Puck shows fans how to get the most out of watching their favorite sport.

Ice Hockey Made Simple

Author: P. J. Harari
Publisher: First Base Sports, Inc.
ISBN: 9781884309113
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A perennial favorite now in its fourth edition, this title helps guide viewers through the rules of the fast-moving and often confusing sport of ice hockey. It also guides the reader through the confusing jumble of numbers and statistics published in the sports page every day.

Take Your Eye Off the Ball 2 0

Author: Pat Kirwan
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1633192946
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Renowned NFL analysts' tips to make football more accessible, colorful, and compelling than ever before More and more football fans are watching the NFL each week, but many of them don't know exactly what they should be watching. What does the offense's formation tell you about the play that's about to be run? When a quarterback throws a pass toward the sideline and the wide receiver cuts inside, which player is to blame? Why does a defensive end look like a Hall of Famer one week and a candidate for the practice squad the next? These questions and more are addressed in Take Your Eye Off the Ball 2.0, a book that takes readers deep inside the perpetual chess match between offense and defense. This book provides clear and simple explanations to the intricacies and nuances that affect the outcomes of every NFL game. This updated edition contains recent innovations from the 2015 NFL season.

Take Your Eye Off the Puck

Author: Eddie Olczyk
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781600788819
Format: PDF, Kindle
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More and more fans are watching the NHL each week, but many of them don't know exactly what they should be watching. How does an offense create shooting lanes for its best sniper? When a center breaks through and splits between two defensemen, which defender is to blame? Why does a goalie look like a Hall of Famer one week and a candidate for the minor leagues the next? Fans are starving to learn more about the game they love, to appreciate the intricacies of their sport the way baseball fans do theirs. Take Your Eye Off the Puck takes you inside a coach's mind as he builds a roster or constructs a game plan, to the chaos of the goalie's crease, and deep into the perpetual chess match between offense and defense. Neither a beginner's introduction to hockey nor a technical manual for only the most studious of fans, the book explains topics such as the pros and cons of different personnel groups, what to look for when a team goes on the power play, and why playing center might be the most grueling job in sports.

Glow Pucks and 10 Cent Beer

Author: Greg Wyshynski
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
ISBN: 1589796276
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Glow Pucks and 10-Cent Beer: The 101 Worst Ideas in Sports History chronicles the sports world's most infamous events, ill-fated ideas and unfortunate trends. It offers thorough research on each of its subjects, not just a simple retelling of well-known stories. Glow Pucks and 10-Cent Beer is a collection of original essays that use humor combined with a slightly cynical view to challenge silly sports phenomena and then to tackle some of the sports world's most revered traditions.

Hockey Abstract Presents Stat Shot

Author: Vollman, Rob
Publisher: ECW Press
ISBN: 1770909230
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Making advanced stats simple, practical, and fun for hockey fans Advanced stats give hockeyÍs powerbrokers an edge, and now fans can get in on the action. Stat Shot is a fun and informative guide hockey fans can use to understand and enjoy what analytics says about team building, a playerÍs junior numbers, measuring faceoff success, recording save percentage, the most one-sided trades in history, and everything you ever wanted to know about shot-based metrics. Acting as an invaluable supplement to traditional analysis, Stat Shot can be used to test the validity of conventional wisdom, and to gain insight into what teams are doing behind the scenes „ or maybe what they should be doing. Whether looking for a reference for leading-edge research and hard-to-find statistical data, or for passionate and engaging storytelling, Stat Shot belongs on every serious hockey fanÍs bookshelf.

The Art of Scouting

Author: Shane Malloy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470963463
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Art of Scouting delves into the secretive world of hockey prospecting, a world more akin to Cold War-era spying than a casual day in the stands. Scouts decide whether a player has the talent to make the final step to the NHL-or not-but what they do and how they do it are a mystery to most fans. Shane Malloy is one of the first media personalities to be welcomed into the world of scouting and brings to hockey fans an enlightening and fascinating narrative that explains the culture, history, science and art of hockey scouting. Malloy's unique experience-combined with interviews featuring scouts, coaches and hockey executives- will give readers a true understanding and appreciation for what scouts do and how they do it, what it really takes to make it to the NHL, and how to watch the game like a scout. Praise for The Art of Scouting: "If you love hockey but wonder how teams are built and what goes into scouting, then this book is a gem." — Kelly Hrudey, Hockey Night in Canada Analyst "The work that Shane has done is based on knowledge and diligence. We have great respect for this project as it has tremendous substance to it. An excellent source of information." —Doug Wilson, Executive Vice President and General Manager, San Jose Sharks "If you have ever been at a hockey game and seen the scouts in the corner and wondered what they do, how they do it and why they do it, The Art of Scouting by Shane Malloy will take you inside their world." —Bob McKenzie, TSN Hockey Insider "For anyone fascinated by player evaluation and what goes into it, this is a must-read. Interesting perspectives and a good cast of characters. Thought-provoking and entertaining." —Peter Loubardias, Hockey Broadcaster,Rogers Sportsnet "The Art of Scouting provides readers with a behind-the-scenes view of the sport's lifeblood...scouting and the people that do it...A great read for any hockey fan." —Brad Treliving, Vice President and Assistant General Manager, Phoenix Coyotes

Behind the Bench

Author: Craig Custance
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1633198634
Format: PDF, ePub
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They are motivators, key strategists, tough bosses, and choreographers. They can be branded as heroes, ousted as scapegoats, quietly valued as friends, and everything in between. It's all in the job description for an NHL head coach. In Behind the Bench, ESPN's Craig Custance sits down for film sessions and candid conversations with some of the game's most notable modern luminaries—names like Mike Babcock, Joel Quenneville, Dan Bylsma, Todd McLellan, Ken Hitchcock, and Claude Julien—all of whom share their singular views on topics ranging from leadership secrets to on-ice game plans. Dissect some of hockey's greatest moments with the men who set the pieces in motion. Go straight to the source on what it's like to manage a dressing room full of the league's top stars or execute line changes with everything at stake. Signature games, including Stanley Cup finals, Olympic gold medal clashes, and World Championship contests—both wins and losses—are reflected upon and broken down in detail, making this essential reading for current and aspiring coaches, players, and hockey fans alike.