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Hockeys Golden Era: Stars Of The Original Six Mike Leonetti

Hockeys Golden Era: Stars Of The Original Six

Mike Leonetti

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ISBN : 9781895629200
Hardcover
160 pages
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The hockey stars of the 1950s and 60sRocket Richard, Gordie Howe, Dave Keon, Bobby Hull, Jean Beliveau, Terry Sawchuk, Tim Horton, and otherswere some of the most passionate players in National Hockey League history. These skillful and oftenMoreThe hockey stars of the 1950s and 60s—Rocket Richard, Gordie Howe, Dave Keon, Bobby Hull, Jean Beliveau, Terry Sawchuk, Tim Horton, and others—were some of the most passionate players in National Hockey League history. These skillful and often colorful athletes played exhilarating hockey and were national heroes in a time when only six teams and fewer than 150 players battled for the Stanley Cup.Hockeys Original Six celebrates the most dynamic players and exciting moments of the era in more than 120 photographs from the legendary Harold Barkley Archives, including a number of never—or rarely seen—images. From 1942 until the early 70s, Barkley was the Toronto Stars leading sports photographer. He pioneered the use of electronic flash to capture stop-action hockey, and his dramatic work—both black and white and vibrant color—define the pre-expansion period.Two informative essays by Mike Leonetti-hockey historian, archivist, and prolific sportswriter—set Barkley and the photos in context, and short image captions illuminate the players and their feats. Jean Béliveau—hockey legend and elder statesman—provides a personal and insightful foreword. Combining iconic images and hockey lore, Hockeys Original Six is the perfect gift for sports fans, history buffs, and art collectors.