Calling the Shots

Calling the Shots

Ups, Downs and Rebounds--my Life in the Great Game of Hockey

Book - 2017
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Few people have had a better front row seat to hockey history than Kelly Hrudey, whose former teammates include Mike Bossy, Denis Potvin, Jari Kurri, Paul Coffey and Wayne Gretzky, among many others of the game's greats.

In 1987, he stood tall in net during the Easter Epic, the longest playoff game in Islanders history. Kelly made seventy-three saves (to this day an NHL record for most saves made in a playoff game) against the Capitals before Pat LaFontaine scored the winner in the fourth overtime period of Game Seven at two o'clock in the morning. Later that year, Kelly was in the Canada Cup lineup of one of the most talented teams ever assembled on ice. In 1989, he joined Wayne Gretzky and Marty McSorley on a team that took Los Angeles by storm: the Kings went all the way to the Stanley Cup final against the Canadiens in 1993.

Hrudey is now a well-respected hockey analyst and broadcaster and has watched with a keen eye as the game continues to evolve. Through it all, he has seen greatness and missed opportunities, inspiring moments and outright craziness. Working with bestselling author Kirstie McLellan Day, Kelly delivers a lively and thoughtful memoir, rich in behind-the-scenes anecdotes, humour and insight.

Publisher: Toronto :, HarperCollinsPublishersLtd.,, 2017, ©2017.
ISBN: 9781443452243
Branch Call Number: 796. 962092 HRU H
Characteristics: x, 310 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Day, Kirstie McLellan - Author


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Phil_R Mar 14, 2017

This should-be Hall of Fame, bandana-rocking goalie does a sweet commentary job on Flames' broadcasts all year, and I'm sure his voice sounds good in book form too!

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Dec 15, 2017

I don't see how you wouldn't enjoy this if you're a hockey fan. He gives interesting insights into being a goalie as well as regarding team chemistry and dynamics. He also doesn't spare the coach in his analysis of what makes a successful team. Although it's outside of what the book is covering I'd have liked to hear a bit about his post NHL career in broadcasting.

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