Heart of the Blackhawks: The Pierre Pilote Story

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NHL legend Pierre Pilote brings readers rinkside in this compelling biography from the defensive great himself. The longtime Chicago Blackhawks captain of the 1960s tells his story in this no-holds-barred tale that mimics his famously rough-and-tumble playing style. From his upbringing in northern Quebec in which he played in a Monday night beer league, to captain of the Blackhawks, his captivating story of success has it all. Any sports fan will enjoy the stories of Pilote teaming up with the likes of Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita, Glenn Hall, Moose Vasko, Tommy Ivan, Rudy Pilous, and Billy Reay. This is truly an unforgettable story told by an unforgettable star.
 

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Contents

Introduction
2
The KÚnogami Kid
5
Coming of Age in Fort Erie
20
Flight of the Teepee
36
Joining the Herd
55
Wedding Bells and Insights
74
Pierre Youre Up
89
This Could Get Interesting Chicago
103
Hes just like the Rocket
232
A Swingin Record Setter and DSMO
251
Absence Makes the Hawks Grow Fonder
269
Hey Muldoon Get Out of Here
284
Final Assault on the Bridge
300
The Defence Rests
318
The Last Punch
330
Where Have You Gone Pierre Pilote?
342

The Son Rises in Chicago
118
A Hawk and a Jet Take Flight
134
Coming Together
153
Beware the Habs of March
165
Dancing with Stanley
178
Easier to Climb the Mountain Than to Stay on Top
196
Shakes Breaks and Hello Mr Norris
214
Photo Section
350
Appendix
351
Selected Bibliography
353
Acknowledgements
355
Back Cover
358
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About the author (2013)

L. Waxy Gregoire is a member of the International Hockey Researchers Association and is secretary of the Penetanguishene Sports Hall of Fame where he is heavily involved in researching and writing about local hockey. He lives in Penetanguishene, Ontario. David M. Dupuis is a former goaltender, coach, instructor, and member of the International Hockey Researchers Association. He is the author of Sawchuk. He lives in Tiny, Ontario. Pierre Pilote is a Hall of Fame NHL legend who, as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks, won three James Norris Trophies as the NHL’s best defenseman. He lives in Wyevale, Ontario.

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