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Author: Stan Fischler
ISBN: 1613210647
Subcategory: Americas
Pages 272 pages
Publisher Sports Publishing; 1 edition (May 23, 2012)
Language English
Category: History
Rating: 4.6
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by Stan Fischler


Stan Fischler is a legend of sports broadcasting. He began his career as a publicist for the New York Rangers in 1954 and has been covering hockey in the over half a century since. The winner of seven Emmy Awards, Fischler has worked in every medium from print to TV to Twitter.

Stan Fischler is a legend of sports broadcasting. This Hockey Maven currently serves as the resident hockey expert for MSG and MSG Plus. The author of more than one hundred books, Fischler lives in New York City.

Great book for fans of the Detroit Red Wings. Stan Fischler is touted as "the dean of American hockey journalists", but as Fischler himself says in his comparison of Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe, don't confuse most prolific with greatest. What seems like a promising book about one of the NHL's most storied franchises is fettered by typical Fischler weak writing and superficial analysis chock full of meaningless superlatives and platitudes. The nadir of this mess is Fischler's explanation of why Gordie Howe was a greater hockey player than Wayne Gretzky.

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Stan Fischler, the dean of American hockey journalists and best-selling author of more than 60 books on hockey, profiles the heroes of Hockeytown in Detroit Red Wings' Greatest Moments and Players. One of the National Hockey League's Original Six, few teams in professional hockey have enjoyed more success than the franchise in Detroit. Among the players Fischler glorifies are the immortal Gordie Howe, Terry Sawchuk, Ted Lindsay, Alex Delvecchio, and Sid Abel, all players whose numbers reside on banners in the rafters of Joe Louis Arena.

With a deft pen, Fischler describes the Red Wings greatest accomplishments from his front-row seat in the press bo. Without a doubt, Detroit Red Wings Greatest Moments and Players is a must-have for any Red Wings fan.

Here Stan "the Hockey Maven" Fischler profiles more than fifty of the greatest characters from NHL history, including Gordie Howe, Steve Yzerman, Sergei Fedorov, Brendan Shanahan, Harry "Apple Cheeks" Lumley, and more. Fans can read about everyone from the legendary Gordie Howe (who was almost killed by a body-check that fractured his skull before he went on to become known as "Mr. Hockey") to Nicklas Lindstroem (who became the first European to win the.

One of the National Hockey League's "Original Six," few teams in professional hockey have enjoyed more success than the Detroit Red Wings.

book by Stan Fischler. One of the National Hockey League's "Original Six," few teams in professional hockey have enjoyed more success than the Detroit Red Wings.

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One of the National Hockey League’s “Original Six,” few teams in professional hockey have enjoyed more success than the Detroit Red Wings. In this newly revised edition, Stan “the Hockey Maven” Fischler profiles over fifty of the greatest characters from this unforgettable franchise. Fans can read about everyone from the legendary Gordie Howe (who was almost killed by a body-check that fractured his skull before he went on to become known as “Mr. Hockey”) to Nicklas Lindström (who became the first European to win the Conn Smythe Trophy in 2002). With a deft pen, Fischler describes the Red Wings greatest accomplishments from his front-row seat in the press box. 

Beyond the stats and facts, this veteran sportswriter brings fans off the ice and into the locker room to share a treasure trove of stories and anecdotes from this legendary franchise. Within these pages, fans will taste the adrenaline as the Red Wings rack up 10 Stanley Cup Championships and cheer with the crowd as Pete and Jerry Cusimano toss the first “good luck” octopus onto the ice. Without a doubt, Detroit Red Wings Greatest Moments and Players is a must-have for any Red Wings fan.

Syleazahad
Great book for fans of the Detroit Red Wings. My teenage nephew loved this gift and is already halfway through it!
dermeco
Must read for Detroit redwing fans
Leniga
Incorrect names and list some players as members of the team when they have not been on the team in years.
Armin
Stan Fischler is touted as "the dean of American hockey journalists", but as Fischler himself says in his comparison of Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe, don't confuse *most prolific* with *greatest*. What seems like a promising book about one of the NHL's most storied franchises is fettered by typical Fischler weak writing and superficial analysis chock full of meaningless superlatives and platitudes.
The nadir of this mess is Fischler's explanation of why Gordie Howe was a greater hockey player than Wayne Gretzky. While I happen to think Gretzky was greater I understand there is an argument to be made for Howe; Fischler just does a very poor job of making it. Any arguement that Howe was better has to be based on Howe's undeniably superior longevity and all around game. However, aside from some token comments about Howe's versatility, Fischler is content to rely on unmitigated nostalgia for "old time hockey" and Howe's fighting ability - spending nearly a quarter of the piece on pugilistics.
He also implies that Mark Messier carried Gretz because Messier won two Cups without Gretzky, apparently not realizing that the same could be said of Howe and Red Kelly, who won four Cups without Mr. Hockey. He also points out that Gretzky and the Rangers never made the playoffs after Messier bolted for Vancouver, omitting that Messier's Canucks also missed the postseason and were actually one of the worst teams in the league during most of the Moose's three years in BC. Fischler also neglects to note that while each won four Cups, the first of Howe's was won primarily without Gordie as he was recovering from a near fatal head injury, playing only one game (in which the Wings were skunked 5-0).
The main draw of the book - the top 50 greatest Detroit players - is littered with questionable selections and a lack of explanation of why the players were ranked where they were. The most dubious choice was John Bucyk. The Chief is a Hall of Famer and certainly belonged on Boston's top 50 list, but he played only 104 games for the Wings and scored a whopping 11 goals and 30 points. Were Bucyk's meager contributions in that year and half really better than a decade of Marty Pavelich, described elsewhere in the book as arguably the NHL's all time best defensive forward but somehow not deemed worthy of the top 50? Other kooky picks include Luc Robitaille and the omission of Kris Draper.
That's not to say the book is without positives. It does offer plenty of anecdotes about a wide array of players and moments from a decorated organization, including several eye witness accounts of the Howe/Kennedy incident that nearly ended Howe's career and life. It also provides some short interviews/bios on Detroit suits like Jack Adams, Scotty Bowman, and Jimmy Devellano plus some old timers that are worth reading.
I enjoyed Fischler's similar Boston Bruins book, but as a hardcore Detroit fan it's possible that I was more apt to notice the errors in this tome. I wouldn't recommend it unless one is a Wings completist.