The Game in the EightiesBook - 2004
An illustrated celebration of hockey's most exciting decade.
For hockey fans, the game was never better than during the 1980's, the decade with the highest scoring in the history of the NHL.
The term firewagon hockey refers to the fast and furious type of play during that time. Firewagon Hockey celebrates the stars of that decade with lively text, detailed stats and dramatic photography.
Organized by season, the book describes the dramatic highlights: who was in, who was out, and how the game changed. The top five players of each season are featured and profiled.
Firewagon Hockey profiles the beginnings of many Hall of Fame careers including:Wayne Gretzky Mario Lemieux Steve Yzerman Mark Messier Grant Fuhr Paul Coffey Brett Hull.
A special section covers the prime of Wayne Gretzky who tore through the record book with unmatched stats. Another section records the exploits of hockey's last dynasties, the New York Islanders and the Edmonton Oilers.
This book is abundantly illustrated with photography from the Dennis Miles Collection, Sports Illustrated and the Bruce Bennett Studios.
Firewagon Hockey is a nostalgia book for hockey fans wanting to relive the NHL's most glorious decade.