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#1 Toefuzz

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 07:51 PM

Need a present for my brother-in law. Best Red Wing books out there?


#2 Toefuzz

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 08:10 PM

Here's a few I was looking at:


Red Wings Essential: Everything You Need to Know to be a Real Fan!

http://www.amazon.co...23997620&sr=1-6


What It Means to Be a Red Wing: Stevie Yzerman and Detroit's Greatest Players

http://www.amazon.co...23997620&sr=1-2


The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Detroit Red Wings: Heart-Pounding, Jaw-Dropping, and Gut-Wrenching Moments from Detroit Red Wings History

http://www.amazon.co...23997620&sr=1-1

#3 KATIEBARTHEDOOR24

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 08:28 PM

Bob Proberts book is a dandy. Crazy s*** but a must have for any hockey fan. 1up.
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Posted 15 December 2011 - 08:30 PM

http://www.amazon.ca...3998968&sr=8-14

This is a good read as well, it's an Yzerman biography.

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 12:44 AM

Blood Feud by Adrian Dater. He's a Colorado beat writer, but the book is amazing in its balance. Show the intensity of the Colorado-Detroit rivalry in all its behind-the-scenes glory.

But I second the "What It Means to Be a Red Wing" and "Good, the Bad and the Ugly." Great books.

Also, there are two books, one on Howe and one on Lindsay that are cool collector's books. They are called "9" and "7" respectively. I think they're mostly photographs.

Edited by VM1138, 16 December 2011 - 12:45 AM.

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 10:35 AM

I know this isnt a book, but the Wings championship documentary from 08 was an awesome video. Just saw it for the first time last week and loved it. Similar to 24/7 except not as in depth and no swearing.
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Posted 16 December 2011 - 10:48 AM

Not a book, but I own this DVD and I think its a must have for a Red Wings fan. It has documentaries covering the 97,98, and 02 cup championships. It also has five complete games, ones that fans voted on as being the 5 greatest Red Wings games. I watch this during the summer to get my hockey fix while waiting for October :)

http://www.amazon.co...s/dp/B0002WZRUO

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 10:57 AM

Not a book, but I own this DVD and I think its a must have for a Red Wings fan. It has documentaries covering the 97,98, and 02 cup championships. It also has five complete games, ones that fans voted on as being the 5 greatest Red Wings games. I watch this during the summer to get my hockey fix while waiting for October :)

http://www.amazon.co...s/dp/B0002WZRUO


Agreed. Bought it for my Dad a few years back, it's excellent.

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 10:59 AM

Ive read what it means to be a wing and the good bad the ugly and Yzermans biography and all would be good gifts.

I also read blood feud and thought it was probably the most interesting of the bunch. Cant go wrong with any

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 03:46 PM

Bob Proberts book is a dandy. Crazy s*** but a must have for any hockey fan. 1up.

Yup - Probie's book is an easy read, and it'll give ya a laugh at all the crap he's done, and been thru (best parts are him telling off Bettman).

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 04:15 PM

Blood Feud by Adrian Dater. He's a Colorado beat writer, but the book is amazing in its balance. Show the intensity of the Colorado-Detroit rivalry in all its behind-the-scenes glory.

I second "Blood Feud", it's a great read... and I agree that Dater does a good job, and quite frankly many of the Avs don't come off looking too good in his treatment. For example, he points out that Roy is probably the only goalie in the NHL to have trashed a locker room because his team WON the game.

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 10:48 AM

Love "Blood Feud". I try to read it on Turtle Day each year. The foreword is by Scotty Bowman.



"The Code" is an interesting read as well.

That's all I have to add to what's been said.

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 11:49 AM

I'll second "What It Means to be a Red Wing"...it's beautiful. I sat on the floor in the bookstore and read Pasha's essay. It's very nice. I'll also give a thumbs up to the video package - I love it. Also, if you can find it, "48 Hours with the Red Wings" is a great book of photographs.
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Posted 17 December 2011 - 12:22 PM

"48 Hours with the Detroit Red Wings"

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 07:15 PM

I like Hockey Gods. That one is a good Red Wings Book.

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 07:28 PM

I like Hockey Gods. That one is a good Red Wings Book.


I have another book called Gods of Olympia Stadium, I think. Another awesome gift book.
Check out my short e-book on the Red Wings' 1937 Stanley Cup championship entitled: "Nothing Could Keep 'Em Down." Please download it from my profile at Smashwords: https://www.smashwor...ile/view/victor

New e-book: The Spanish-American War: A Brief History. Relatively short, introductory read for casual history buffs and people who want to learn more about a forgotten war that changed America. Available at BN.com, Smashwords, Kobo, and Diesel E-Books right now. Same link as above.





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