Take Your Eye Off the Puck

This guide for sports fans on how to watch and appreciate the game of hockey takes you inside a coach's mind as he builds a roster or constructs a game plan, to the chaos of the goalie's crease, and deep into the perpetual chess match ...

Author: Greg Wyshynski

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 9781633192881

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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A guide for sports fans on how to watch and appreciate the game of hockey More and more fans are watching the NHL each week, but many of them don't know exactly what they should be watching. How does an offense create shooting lanes for its best sniper? When a center breaks through and splits between two defensemen, which defender is to blame? Why does a goalie look like a Hall of Famer one week and a candidate for the minor leagues the next? This guide for sports fans on how to watch and appreciate the game of hockey takes you inside a coach's mind as he builds a roster or constructs a game plan, to the chaos of the goalie's crease, and deep into the perpetual chess match between offense and defense. Discussing topics such as what to look for when a team goes on the power play and why playing center might be the most grueling job in sports, Take Your Eye Off the Puck shows fans how to get the most out of watching their favorite sport.

Take Your Eye Off the Puck

Neither a beginner’s introduction to hockey nor a technical manual for only the most studious of fans, the book explains topics such as the pros and cons of different personnel groups, what to look for when a team goes on the power play, ...

Author: Eddie Olczyk

Publisher:

ISBN: 1600788815

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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More and more fans are watching the NHL each week, but many of them don't know exactly what they should be watching. How does an offense create shooting lanes for its best sniper? When a center breaks through and splits between two defensemen, which defender is to blame? Why does a goalie look like a Hall of Famer one week and a candidate for the minor leagues the next? Fans are starving to learn more about the game they love, to appreciate the intricacies of their sport the way baseball fans do theirs. Take Your Eye Off the Puck takes you inside a coach's mind as he builds a roster or constructs a game plan, to the chaos of the goalie's crease, and deep into the perpetual chess match between offense and defense. Neither a beginner's introduction to hockey nor a technical manual for only the most studious of fans, the book explains topics such as the pros and cons of different personnel groups, what to look for when a team goes on the power play, and why playing center might be the most grueling job in sports.

The Intergalactic Adventures of the Rainy River Bees

You guys get the puck to the net, and I'll clean up the garbage. ... Jared motioned for all the Bees on the bench to wave their arms upward. ... Coach had always told Tim: "Never take your eye off the puck during a face-off.

Author: Chris Kreuter

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781387287550

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O Malley

He bit his lip once more and this time, after a few quick movements of the blade, and a piercing stare at the target ... Young James took his eyes off the flight of the puck for just a half-second, in order to look at the flash of his ...

Author: Mr. Paul John Hausleben

Publisher: God Bless the Keg Publishing LLC

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 287

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Crime, drama, and ice hockey action! One of Paul John Hausleben’s most iconic characters from the Adventures of Harry and Paul jumps out of the pages of those books and stars in his own novel in this masterpiece of storytelling. Ice hockey superstar, Mr. James T. O’Malley, is everyone’s favorite hockey goon and the on-the-ice nemesis of The Adventures of Harry and Paul’s beloved character of number twenty-seven, hockey goaltender, Paul John Henson. First introduced in the novel The Night Always Comes, O’Malley quickly became one of the most popular characters that the author ever created. Readers everywhere wondered. What was his story? Why was it that O’Malley so mean and filled with anger issues? Why did it seem as if he turned into a wild hockey goon on the ice, but he was a perfect gentleman off the ice? What is his background? This is another classic tale from the master storyteller; a novel expertly mixed with ice hockey, action, and crime and intrigue, but it also has touches of religion and emotions. O’Malley is not just a book about a wildly angry and skilled ice hockey player, but it is the amazing story of one man’s journey through life. It is a testimony and a story about how nothing in life is easy, and about how perseverance eventually has glorious rewards. This novel is an instant classic and a story that will stay with you forever in both your heart and your mind.

The Great Pretender

Take your eye off the puck for one second, and you're lost.) We spoke about the hysterias of the past and the conversion disorders of the present; about the difference between malingering and Munchausen syndrome.

Author: Susannah Cahalan

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 9781838851422

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

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'Destined to become a popular and important book' Jon Ronson 'Fascinating' Sunday Times In the early 1970s, Stanford professor Dr Rosenhan conducted an experiment, sending sane patients into psychiatric wards; the result of which was a damning paper about psychiatric practises. The ripple effects of this paper helped bring the field of psychiatry to its knees, closing down institutions and changing mental health diagnosis forever. But what if that ground-breaking and now-famous experiment was itself deeply flawed? And what does that mean for our understanding of mental illness today? These are the questions Susannah Cahalan asks in her completely engrossing investigation into this staggering case, where nothing is quite as it seems.

The Hockey Handbook

This movement to in detail in the chapter on Training . wards where they think the puck is Besides his straight - on ... Taking instead of making a shot . the eyes off the puck at such times is A good drill is to station one player ...

Author: Lloyd Percival

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106000776440

Category: Hockey

Page: 322

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Puck s Library

My hair is not as luxuriant as it was . heart , my heart is young , and my eye for a girl is just as good as ever it ... my overcoat , and my silver paper - cutter in the closet , and if he calls , don't take your eyes off him until I ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015086708842

Category: American wit and humor

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Shark

So for once I took my eyes off the puck and instead waited for him to slide in. When he did, I jumped up and came down hard with my pads on his stupid head. He made the most amazing whimpering sound I'd ever heard.

Author: Jeff Ross

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 9781459816848

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 144

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Seventeen-year-old Mark "Shark" Hewitt is good at playing pool. Really good. When he, his mom and sister move to a new town, Mark immediately seeks out the local pool hall. He loves to play, but even more than that, he just loves hanging out with the regulars. It reminds him of good times with his dad, who is no longer in the picture. When one of the patrons notices Mark's natural gift for the game, he forces Mark to use his talent for profit. Now Mark has to find a way to get out from under this sleazeball's thumb and protect his family.

The A Z of Sega Master System Games Volume 3

Championship Hockey moves at a pretty slick pace and this makes the small black puck really hard to see at times, you literally can't take your eye off it. They really should have chosen a different colour for the puck, ...

Author: Kieren Hawken

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781789821451

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 195

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The A-Z of Sega Master System Games: Volume 3 features reviews of three different games for each letter of the alphabet. The games range from the very earliest releases in the mid-eighties to the modern homebrew games of today. This book shows you just how diverse the library of titles is for the Sega Master System and how it Sega on the path to success.

Puckstruck

Brattish, snippy, a picture ofunmitigated villainy. Gus Mortson from the Leafs was his good friend, but never mind, he'd brawl him anytime. Doug Bentley said you'd be a fool to take your eye off him. He called him the little so-and-so.

Author: Stephen Smith

Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781771640480

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 432

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In Puckstruck, Stephen Smith chronicles his wideeyed and sometimes wincing wander through hockey's literature, language, and history. On this journey to discover what the game has to say about who we are as Canadians, he seeks to answer some essential riddles. Can hockey make you a better person? What exactly is the Swedes' problem? Where did the hook check go? Should those men really be permitted to keep punching each other in the head? If hockey is the best of us, is it also the worst? Is there hope?