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 BlueCollarBlueShirts.com. 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:

Autobiographies

Sean Avery’s “Ice Capades” – https://bluecollarblueshirts.com/11517/


Frank Boucher’s “When the Rangers Were Young” – https://bluecollarblueshirts.com/fbbook/


Bob Chrystal’s “Block That Shot” – https://bluecollarblueshirts.com/10318/


Tie Domi’s “Shift Work” – https://bluecollarblueshirts.com/71917/


Phil Esposito’s “Thunder & Lightning” – https://bluecollarblueshirts.com/6417/


Theo Fleury’s “Playing with Fire” – https://bluecollarblueshirts.com/theo-fleurys-playing-with-fire-book-review-the-most-real-most-raw-hockey-book-you-will-ever-read/


Gilles Gratton’s “Gratoony the Looney” – https://bluecollarblueshirts.com/62018


Brad Park’s “Play The Man” – https://bluecollarblueshirts.com/bpark/


John Scott’s “A Guy Like Me” – https://bluecollarblueshirts.com/12727/


Gilles Villemure’s “Tales From the Rangers Locker Room” – https://bluecollarblueshirts.com/gv/


Gump Worsley’s “They Call Me Gump” – https://bluecollarblueshirts.com/73118/


Ranger Related Books

“60’s: Greatest Generation of Goaltenders” by Tom Adrahtas- https://bluecollarblueshirts.com/gggbook


 

“99” Stories of the Game by Wayne Gretzky – https://bluecollarblueshirts.com/htbooks/


100 Things Ranger Fans Should Know Before They Die by Adam Raider – http://doisports.blogspot.com/2015/03/nyr-book-review.html


The Memoirs of Conn Smythe: “If You Can’t Beat ‘Em In the Alley” by Conn Smythe – https://bluecollarblueshirts.com/conn-smythe-if-you-cant-beat-em-in-the-alley-book-review-reviewing-a-true-classic-hockey-self-made-success-book-that-was-published-35-years-ago/


“Eddie: A Goalie’s Story” by Hugh Delano – https://bluecollarblueshirts.com/eddie/


“Guardians of the Goal” by George Grimm – https://bluecollarblueshirts.com/guardians/


Jacques Plante by Todd Denault – https://bluecollarblueshirts.com/plante/


Keenan: “The High Times & Misadventures of Hockey’s Most Controversial Coach” by Jeff Gordon – https://bluecollarblueshirts.com/keenan/


Losing The Edge: “The Rise & Fall of the 1994 Stanley Cup Champion New York Rangers” by Barry Meisel – https://bluecollarblueshirts.com/lte/


“The Patricks: Hockey’s Royal Family” by Eric Whitehead – https://bluecollarblueshirts.com/patricks/


“Ranger Fever” by Marv Albert & Stan Fischler – https://bluecollarblueshirts.com/8618/


Rangers vs Islanders by Stan Fischler – https://bluecollarblueshirts.com/htbooks/


Terry Sawchuk: “The Troubles & Triumphs of the World’s Greatest Goalie” by David Dupuis – https://bluecollarblueshirts.com/ts/


Thin Ice “A Season in Hell with the New York Rangers” by Larry “Ratso” Sloman – https://bluecollarblueshirts.com/thinice/


“We Did Everything But Win”: The Emile Francis Era by George Grimm – https://bluecollarblueshirts.com/efbook/


Non-Ranger Hockey Books

Behind the Bench: “Inside the Minds of Hockey’s Greatest Coaches” by Craig Custance – https://bluecollarblueshirts.com/btb/


Blood Feud: “Detroit Redwings vs Colorado Avalanche” by Adrian Dater – https://bluecollarblueshirts.com/bf/


Cujo: The Untold Story of My Life On and Off the Ice – https://bluecollarblueshirts.com/cujo/


Deceptions & Doublecross “How The NHL Conquered Hockey” by Morey Holzman – https://bluecollarblueshirts.com/deceptions-doublecross-book-review-how-the-nhl-conquered-hockey/


The Game by Ken Dryden – https://bluecollarblueshirts.com/8317/


Mr. Hockey: Gordie Howe, My Story by Gordie Howe: https://bluecollarblueshirts.com/wha/


The Instigator: “How Gary Bettman Remade the NHL & Changed the Game Forever” by Jon Gatehouse – https://bluecollarblueshirts.com/122016/


J.R. by Jeremy Roenick: https://bluecollarblueshirts.com/61217/


“Orr: My Story” by Bobby Orr – https://bluecollarblueshirts.com/htbooks/


Rebel League: “The Short & Unruly Life of the WHA” by Ed Willes – https://bluecollarblueshirts.com/wha/


Art Ross: “The Hockey Legend Who Built the Bruins” by Eric Zweig – https://bluecollarblueshirts.com/8917/


“Patrick Roy- Winning. Nothing Else.” by Michel Roy https://bluecollarblueshirts.com/roy/


Tough Guy: “My Life on the Edge” by Bob Probert – https://bluecollarblueshirts.com/detwin/


“We Want Fish Sticks!” by Nick Hirshon – https://bluecollarblueshirts.com/fishsticks



MOVIE REVIEWS

“Goalie” A Film on Terry Sawchuck – https://bluecollarblueshirts.com/sawchukmovie/


“Tough Guy” The Bob Probert Documentary – https://bluecollarblueshirts.com/probertmovie/


 

 

Sean McCaffrey

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@NYCTHEMIC on twitter