Book Reviews

“Thin Ice” is my number one book recommendation.

Over the years, I’ve read 100’s of hockey books. Recently, I started reviewing the books I’ve read, in-depth, on  Just because a book isn’t listed here, doesn’t mean I haven’t read it yet. If you’re ever looking to talk about a hockey book you’ve read, the contact info is at the bottom of the site! Here are my more detailed reviews:


Sean Avery’s “Ice Capades” –

Tie Domi’s “Shift Work” –

Phil Esposito’s “Thunder & Lightning” –

Theo Fleury’s “Playing with Fire” –

John Scott’s “A Guy Like Me” –

Ranger Related Books

“99” Stories of the Game by Wayne Gretzky –

100 Things Ranger Fans Should Know Before They Die by Adam Raider –

The Memoirs of Conn Smythe: “If You Can’t Beat ‘Em In the Alley” by Conn Smythe –

Keenan: “The High Times & Misadventures of Hockey’s Most Controversial Coach” by Jeff Gordon –

Losing The Edge: “The Rise & Fall of the 1994 Stanley Cup Champion New York Rangers” by Barry Meisel –

Rangers vs Islanders by Stan Fischler –

Terry Sawchuk: “The Troubles & Triumphs of the World’s Greatest Goalie” by David Dupuis –

Thin Ice “A Season in Hell with the New York Rangers” by Larry “Ratso” Sloman –

“We Did Everything But Win”: The Emile Francis Era by George Grimm –

Non-Ranger Hockey Books

Behind the Bench: “Inside the Minds of Hockey’s Greatest Coaches” by Craig Custance –

Blood Feud: “Detroit Redwings vs Colorado Avalanche” by Adrian Dater –

Deceptions & Doublecross “How The NHL Conquered Hockey” by Morey Holzman –

The Game by Ken Dryden –

Mr. Hockey: Gordie Howe, My Story by Gordie Howe:

The Instigator: “How Gary Bettman Remade the NHL & Changed the Game Forever” by Jon Gatehouse –

J.R. by Jeremy Roenick:

“Orr: My Story” by Bobby Orr –

Rebel League: “The Short & Unruly Life of the WHA” by Ed Willes –

Art Ross: “The Hockey Legend Who Built the Bruins” by Eric Zweig –

Tough Guy: “My Life on the Edge” by Bob Probert –

Sean McCaffrey

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