A veteran hockey writer takes on hockey culture and the NHL, addressing the game's most controversial issue.
Whether it's on-ice fist fights or head shots into the glass, hockey has become a nightly news spectacle with players pummeling and bashing each other across the ice like drunken gladiators. And while the NHL may actually condone on-ice violence as a ticket draw, diehard hockey fan and expert Adam Proteau argues against hockey's transformation into a thuggish blood sport.
In Fighting the Good Fight, Proteau sheds light on the many perspectives of those in and around the game, with interviews of current and former NHL stars, coaches, general managers, and league executives, as well as medical experts.
One of the most well-known media figures on the hockey scene today, famous for his funny, feisty observations as a writer for the Toronto Star and The Hockey News and commentator on CBC radio and TV, Adam Proteau is also one of the few mainstream media voices who is vehemently anti-fighting in hockey. Not only is his book a plea to the game's gatekeepers to finally clamp down on the runaway violence that permeates the sport even at its highest level, he offers realistic suggestions on ways to finally clean the game up.
Covering the most polarizing issue in hockey today, Fighting the Good Fight gives hockey fans and sports lovers everywhere a reason to stamp their feet and whistle at a rare display of eloquence and common sense.
©2011 Adam Proteau (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
This is a well written introduction to the problem With violence in ice hockey. I enjoyed the authors thoroughness and attempts at exploring both sides of a controversial issue. I'd previously read "the code" which was a different perspective on violence in ice hockey and this was an enjoyable, Interesting and well researched Counterpoint to that.
"Pronouncing the names"
The reading was very good, but why not take 10 min before starting and find out how all the names are pronounced.
"Crusader; But worth listening."
Adam Proteau is a man on a crusade. He can be annoying sometimes, but he has is facts and supporters. And what else does he need? This book gives you basis for making your own decision, but you really need to listen this with a open mind. Just maybe, our game isn't what it could be?
Less anger against people who don't think like him.
Made me angry at times. Sometimes at the book, but most of the time at the stupidity and greed.
If you are into professional ice hockey, you need to educate your self. This is a good place to start educating your self about player safety.
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