Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 08/17/09 at 03:44 PM ET
from Darren Eliot of Sports Illustrated,
With all the information available these days, I took an unexpected detour in my review and analysis of the NHL rosters as they take shape with training camps looming. No Twitter or Facebook for me this past weekend as I perused a book sent to me about Mr. Hockey himself, Gordie Howe.
The book is titled Nine: A Salute to Mr. Hockey Gordie Howe and it’s a collection of quotes and stories chronicling the life and times of his inimitable career. My first impression was how times have changed—not so from a hockey standpoint, but from an information perspective.
Young fans today have point-and-click access to all they need to know about their current heroes. Thumbing through Nine, I recalled reading and re-reading a book on my hero, Roger Crozier. I checked it out of the school library ten times or so—a self-proclaimed record way back in the third grade. My point being: information was scarce, hard to come by, and certainly not as timely as it is today.
Way back when, I gleaned info on players from newspapers, Sunday paper magazines and, of course, the back of my precious hockey card collection.
Here is the KK affiliate link to Nine: A Salute to Mr. Hockey Gordie Howe at Amazon if you are interested.
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