Don't Call Me Goon: Hockey's Greatest Enforcers, Gunslingers, and Bad Boys

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ECW Press, Sep 1, 2013 - Sports & Recreation - 280 pages
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Professional hockey enforcers—popularly known as “goons”—finally get their due in this rollicking look at the players who have perfected the art of making mayhem. Whether they are called upon to duke it out with a fellow troublemaker or intimidate an opponent’s top scorer, these are the men who get the crowds to their feet, the sports radio shows buzzing, and the TV audience spilling their beers in excitement. Old timers like Joe Hall and Red Horner are profiled here, along with legendary heavy hitters Tiger Williams, Stu Grimson, and Bob Probert, fan favorites Tie Domi and Georges Laroque, and contemporary hockey stars Arron Asham and Brian McGrattan. The book also delves into the intense debate over the issue of violence on the ice as well as the personal and professional dramas of the NHL’s bad boys: the suspensions, the concussions, and the constant controversy of their role in the game.
  

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Review: Don't Call Me Goon: Hockey's Greatest Enforcers, Gunslingers, and Bad Boys

User Review  - Thomas Dubsky - Goodreads

I thought the book would be a great book with the title but, was left thinking that the authors just copied each players Wikipedia page. I've been a fan of fighting and the rough play of hockey players for my entire life but was disappointed with this book. Read full review

Review: Don't Call Me Goon: Hockey's Greatest Enforcers, Gunslingers, and Bad Boys

User Review  - Kyle - Goodreads

I personally liked the book. I liked how the chapters switched from player to player. I liked some of the older guys that were so called, "goons", but I think the most interesting chapters were the ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
7
PIONEERS OF MAYHEM
16
THE ORIGINAL SIX
36
EXPANSION
61
HEAVIES
79
MODERNDAY WARRIORS
240
TODAYS GAME
257
Bibliography
277
Acknowledgements
279
PHOTO INSERT
281
BACK COVER
289
Copyright

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About the author (2013)

Greg Oliver is the author of Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: Heroes and Icons, Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: Tag Teams, and Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Heels. He lives in Toronto. Richard Kamchen is a freelance writer living in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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