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A veteran hockey writer takes on hockey culture and theNHL--addressing the games most controversial issue Whether itson-ice fist fights or head shots into the glass, hockey has becomea nightly news spectacle--with players pummeling and bashing eachother across the ice like drunken gladiators. And while the NHL mayactually condone on-ice violence as a ticket draw, diehard hockeyfan and expert Adam Proteau argues against hockeys transformationinto a thuggish blood sport. In Fighting the Good Fight, Proteausheds light on the many perspectives of those in and around thegame, with interviews of current and former NHL stars, coaches,general managers, and league executives, as well as medicalexperts. One of the most well-known media figures on the hockeyscene today, famous for his funny, feisty observations as a writerfor the Toronto Star and The Hockey News and commentator on CBCradio and TV, Adam Proteau is also one of the few mainstream mediavoices who is vehemently anti-fighting in hockey. Not only is hisbook a plea to the games gatekeepers to finally clamp down on therunaway violence that permeates the sport even at its highestlevel, he offers realistic suggestions on ways to finally clean thegame up. • Includes interviews with medical experts onhead injuries and concussions, as well as with other members of themedia • The author not only wages an attack on the valueof fighting in hockey--but also on the establishment hockey cultureCovering the most polarizing issue in hockey today, Fighting theGood Fight gives hockey fans and sports lovers everywhere a reasonto stamp their feet and whistle--at a rare display of eloquence andcommon sense. WebCatUpdater-Profile_26@1326742171896
Published: Wiley on Dec 15, 2011
ISBN: 9781118177167
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