Chasing the Dream: Life in the American Hockey League
ISBN: 1770412980
EAN13: 9781770412989
Language: English
Pages: 248
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Publisher: ECW Press

Chasing the Dream: Life in the American Hockey League

Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover Go on the road with the best hockey players not in the NHL What is life really like in North American hockey s top minor league? As told by dozens of the players, coaches, broadcasters, personnel, and owners who work a grinding schedule every winter, Chasing the Dream goes behind the scenes with seven AHL teams. Find out how players dreams of lacing up their skates in the NHL motivate them through long bus rides and games where they re constantly gunning for a precious spot in the majors. From young prospects to veterans whose own hopes have faded, hear from AHL players on why today s minor league is no longer like Slap Shot , what playing three games in under 48 hours can do to a player, and why fighting once a staple of the minors is on the decline. Learn about the game from coaches, alumni, and broadcasters, as well as AHL president Dave Andrews, who reveals how the AHL is becoming an even more important tool for NHL teams in the salary-cap era. Load your gear on the bus and take a tour around the many venues, personalities, pranks, and memories of the once-small AHL.
From the front Cover Go on the road with the best hockey players not in the NHL What is life really like in North American hockey's top minor league? As told by dozens of the players, coaches, broadcasters, personnel, and owners who work a grinding schedule every winter, Chasing the Dream goes behind the scenes with seven AHL teams. Find out how players' dreams of lacing up their skates in the NHL motivate them through long bus rides and games where they're constantly gunning for a precious spot in the majors. From young prospects to veterans whose own hopes have faded, hear from AHL players on why today's minor league is no longer like Slap Shot , what playing three games in under 48 hours can do to a player, and why fighting -- once a staple of the minors -- is on the decline. Learn about the game from coaches, alumni, and broadcasters, as well as AHL president Dave Andrews, who reveals how the AHL is becoming an even more important tool for NHL teams in the salary-cap era. Load your gear on the bus and take a tour around the many venues, personalities, pranks, and memories of the once-small AHL.