Odd Man Rush

Abusive fans, cold showers, long bus rides—nothing diminishes his love for the sport. “Because that’s the way it works with me and hockey.


Author: Bill Keenan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781613218617

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 982

In his hilarious, gritty, and touching debut, Bill Keenan—a hockey star once on the fast-track to the NHL—tells of how he overcame multiple obstacles to find fulfillment and redemption in the strange world of European minor-league professional hockey. Keenan’s hockey obsession begins as a five-year-old on Lasker Rink in New York’s Central Park—“love at first stride,” as he calls it. He then becomes the youngest, and skinniest, player on the New York Bobcats, a Junior B hockey team. Later, after his hockey career at Harvard doesn’t end as planned—with a fat NHL contract—Keenan decides to play in the minor leagues in Europe, where the glamour of professional sports is decidedly lacking. Part fish-out-of-water travelogue, part coming-of-age memoir, Odd Man Rush will capture the interest of not just hockey fans, but also fans of good writing. Throughout, Keenan’s deep affection for the game shines through, even as he describes fans who steal players’ clothes from the locker room or toss empty beer cans onto the rink after games. Abusive fans, cold showers, long bus rides—nothing diminishes his love for the sport. “Because that’s the way it works with me and hockey. Even when it’s horrible, it’s wonderful.” Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Hockey Made Easy Instructional Manual

Defencemen must analyse the situation immediately, is this an odd man or even
man rush, are the wingers covered or open. Make your decision then react
correctly. Look, Think, React. Rule #1 - IF WINGS ARE COVERED “STEP OUT”
Even ...


Author: John Shorey

Publisher: Hockey Made Easy

ISBN: 9780968046104

Category: Hockey

Page: 138

View: 125

Hockey Who Does What

If they're defending a 2-on-1 odd-man rush, for example, the goaltender follows
the opposing player with the puck—that's the shooter. The defender needs to not
play the shooter, but the other player so they can't get a pass from the puck ...


Author: Ryan Nagelhout

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9781538204313

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 486

Hockey is a fast and fun game that kids can learn quickly. The concept is simple: put the puck in the net. But beyond that is a world of strategy. When should a defender pinch to keep the puck in the zone? Where should a forward be when backchecking? This book explores those questions and explains what hockey players are doing on the ice, from the basics of each position to an advanced look at what makes great players stand out. With colorful photos and graphics explaining each role in detail, readers will see hockey from every angle and be ready to hit the ice themselves and show off their skills.

Hockey Plays and Strategies 2E

Entry into the offensive zone can create one of a coach's many pet peeves— the
offside. ... your defense to join the rush is a good strategy, but you don't want it to
cost you the other way and give the opposition a chance to get an odd-man rush.


Author: Johnston, Mike

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9781492562535

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 248

View: 138

Hockey Plays and Strategies features a variety of plays, systems, and strategies for game play in the offensive, neutral, and defensive zones. Special situations such as the power play, penalty kill, and face-offs are also featured.

Hockey For Dummies

“Otherwise, there could be a breakaway, or an odd-man rush [either three
offensive players against one defenseman — known as a three-on-one — a three
-on- two, or a two-on-one] if they aren't able to cover the other team in time.” ...


Author: John Davidson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118053560

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 979

"Gives die-hard fans and newcomers to the sport the inside edge!" —Scotty Bowman, NHL's winningest coach and former coach of the Detroit Red Wings "Nothing gets by John Davidson. If the first edition didn’t already make you a fan, then this edition will!" —Mark Messier, NHL All-Star "My dog, Blue, and I ran out to get Hockey For Dummies, 2nd Edition. We give it two paws up!" —Don Cherry, former NHL coach and “Coaches Corner” commentator for Hockey Night in Canada "...a must read for all hockey fans!" —John Vanbiesbrouck, former goaltender, New York Islanders "...the most comprehensive, easily understood source of hockey history and instruction I've ever come across. Not only was 'JD' a superb player in the NHL, he is also an extremely skilled commentator sharing his knowledge of the game with fans all over North America. From hat tricks to power plays, Hockey For Dummies provides the reader with the wisdom of an expert. —From the Foreword by Wayne Gretzky This updated edition of the bestselling guide to all things hockey is packed with illustrations and play-by-play descriptions, diagrams, and photos of the NHL’s greatest players. It tells you how to: Gear up safely with the right equipment Improve your skills with drills Warm up mentally—and physically—before hitting the ice Respect rules and good sportsmanship Find US and Canadian leagues and camps Former New York Ranger, John Davidson offers you plays only the pros know and tips for playing hockey at any level. And he fills you in on: Hockey ABCs, its origins, positions, gear, rules, and more The complete NHL—explores the various leagues, greatest players, training, and tons of fascinating facts, figures, and priceless trivia The best ways to follow the game from the stands or on TV How the pros do it—includes tips from Gretzky on passing, Messier on winning face-offs, and other star players on how to play like a pro From youth leagues to the secrets of the NHL greats, Hockey For Dummies, is your total guide to this cool sport.

Handbook of Active Games

The men in the column of sevens repeat the whole process from the beginning ,
so that they finish with a column of sixes ; the ... When one succeeds , all who
have thrown , and also the odd man , rush for the stones , each trying to obtain
one .


Author: Darwin Alexander Hindman


ISBN: UOM:39015029758417

Category: Games

Page: 436

View: 229

Strange Stories and Theories by One Odd Man

If one team is going to get really strong by trading with Joe Schmoe in the league,
put yourfoot down ... because they had a Godlike player like Thomlinson, and
one top supporter. • WR Rush. That mystery receiver that had 10 catches for 125


Author: John Boyer

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781441467119


Page: 66

View: 246

Delve into the zanny brain of John Boyer with this book: Strange Thoughts & Theories by One Odd Man. What is this book about, everything and nothing all at once. Most of the stories are only one or two pages each...so if you don't like to read, this is the book for you.

Toronto Maple Leafs

He wanted them to avoid the possibility of a turnover that could lead to an odd-
man rush going the other way. Mortson remembered Bill ignoring orders. “Bill, he
must have gone in about 15 or 20 feet over the blueline. But he had this habit, ...


Author: Jim Barber

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

ISBN: 9781551537887

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

View: 873

"Since its construction in 1931, the Maple Leaf Gardens had seen its share of powerful, memorable moments and held its share of championship glory. But there was something different about this evening of May 2, 1967." This book will be especially facinating for readers interested in hockey or sports. The Toronto Maple Leafs is one of Canada's greatest franchises. From their humble beginnings in the 1920s, to their remarkable Stanley Cup victories of the 1940s and 1960s, to their teambuilding challenges of the 1990s and beyond, the Leafs have a history packed with exhilarating accomplishments and devastating setbacks. This is their story -- the incredible story of a beloved Canadian institution.

Odd Man Out

I just thought of a great one: are you happy? That's a good question, ... He moved
me though, and I think he is one of the most understanding men I have ever had
... the other side of the coin is this: There is no reason to rush it. Therefore I have ...


Author: Daniel Alvarez

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781553697022

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 371

View: 699

This book is a journal spanning three decades, 1964-1998, and more. It is also a series of essays written during that period. Essentially, it traces one individual's development as a person. This book did not come about in the manner of most books: as the product of a long-range plan. Rather, as is sometimes the case with a child, it just happened. It was born of a compulsion to write. As I am neither gregarious nor extroverted, this journal served as a repository for my innermost feelings during those long years. Somewhere along the way I developed the notion that perhaps others might want to see what I had written: I felt much of it was important. I believe this book speaks to everyone, regardless of who they are.

Dropping the Gloves

defenceman continues into the offensive play and no one backs him up, there
could be an odd-man rush, a two-on-one the other way. The forward should back
him up, but maybe he doesn't.Beforea defenceman goes into the play,hehas to ...


Author: Barry Melrose

Publisher: FENN-M&S

ISBN: 9780771056956

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 709

Dropping the Gloves candidly tracks Barry Melrose's career in hockey - a road that has not changed substantially for today's aspiring players. Not many have Melrose's credentials or his breadth of experience in professional hockey. He's played and coached in Junior Hockey, the American Hockey League, and the NHL. As he says, he's been hired and fired, and had his share of disappointments and failures. He's also had successes at every level. Now an ESPN broadcaster and one of the most respected NHL analysts on television. With his trademark hair, custom suits and energetic style, Melrose is applauded for offering fans his honest - tell it like it is opinion. Written in Barry's voice and style, the narrative follows his career in hockey, from its start in Kelvington, Saskatchewan, through his years in Junior, the WHA, and finally, the NHL. Along the way, Barry muses on the state of the game, what makes some teams work and other fail, and how he worked to instill a winning attitude in all the teams he coached. Filled with behind-the-scene stories of all the legendary players Barry played with or coached - Gretzky, Yzerman, Messier, Bobby Hull, and Brad Park - Dropping the Gloves is a true to life, insiders account of the world of professional hockey and an absolute must read for fans of the game.

100 Things Flyers Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

If a team wasn't careful, it could be caught in an odd-man rush. Or worse. Late in
a game against the Boston Bruins on December 8, 1987, the Flyers were ahead
4–2 after Brian Propp scored with 2:27 left in the game. The desperate Bruins ...


Author: Adam Kimelman

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 9781600783968

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 406

Each book in this series provides the best of the best of a particular sports team, indentifying the personalities, events and facts every fan should know--including numbers, nicknames, memorable moments, singular achievements and signature plays--as well as the top things fans should see and do.

Odd Man Out

However , it is already becoming clear that the treaty should not be modified at
the present time , nor should one rush to withdraw troops from Port Arthur . ” Then
Mao asked again : “ Should not Zhou Enlai visit Moscow in order to decide the ...


Author: Richard C. Thornton

Publisher: Potomac Books Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015042604911

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 121

Thus, the strife between North Koreans and South Koreans was secondary, and the war itself was avoidable."--BOOK JACKET.

Total Hockey

NEALE: The left wing lock is a two-man forecheck with one guy high. It prevents
the other team from getting an odd-man rush unless they bring a defenseman
into it. It also allows your far side defenseman to pinch knowing he's got another
guy ...


Author: Dan Diamond

Publisher: Kansas City, MI : Andrews McMeel ; Toronto : Distributed in Canada by Canadian Manda Group

ISBN: PSU:000043623334

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1878

View: 571

Offers a complete statistical record of the NHL players and teams

Hockey Scouting Report 1998 1999


Author: Sherry Ross

Publisher: Greystone Books

ISBN: 1550546430

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 476

View: 728

Features evaluations of more than four hundred National Hockey League players and profiles of all 24 NHL teams

Wayne Gretzky

He owned me one night in St . Louis — four goals — and I think they were all in
different spots . When he has the puck , we have to ... That almost would
guarantee an odd - man rush for his team elsewhere on the ice . Some clubs
would pin a ...


Author: James Beckett

Publisher: House of Collectibles

ISBN: 0676600328

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

View: 369

Known as "the great one" by sports fans, this book pays tribute to the man who makes the ice sizzle.

Hockey Scouting Report

THE INTANGIBLES Whatever difficulties he has reading the rush or the defensive
coverage — part of that is trusting ... He pinches in from the point , he jumps into
the play every so often to create an odd - man rush and almost always makes ...


Author: Frank Brown


ISBN: PSU:000021270048

Category: Hockey


View: 210

Hockey Scouting Report 2002


Author: Sherry Ross

Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre

ISBN: 1550548441

Category: Hockey

Page: 480

View: 909

Get comprehensive, insider assessments of every active NHL player--all 430 from 27 teams--in this authoritative reference now in its 16th straight year. 432 b&w illustrations.

Collins Dictionary Thesaurus


Author: HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: UCSC:32106018123429

Category: English language

Page: 1122

View: 764

This first edition of the Collins Desktop Dictionary and Thesaurus is an ideal reference book for families and students, with matching dictionary and thesaurus texts on the same page, links to thousands of websites, and an invaluable supplement for lifelong learning. Ideal for families and students, this new edition gives three books in one - a comprehensive dictionary text, matching thesaurus entries on the same page offering a generous choice of alternatives and opposites, and a supplement which gives help with language, general knowledge and lifelong study. Users can: Look up matching dictionary and thesaurus entries on the same page Avoid common mistakes in English with the helpful usage notes Find out more with hot-links to thousands of websites Access updated web-links free of charge from www collins.co.uk Use the comprehensive supplement for additional help with language, general knowledge and study.


Norman Rush. that allowed them to escape the marginalizing juggernauts that
crush the standard odd man, the average odd ... which was If you're both from
Galveston why does one of you sound like you learned English in central Europe


Author: Norman Rush

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307789365

Category: Fiction

Page: 736

View: 175

The greatly anticipated new novel by Norman Rush—whose first novel, Mating, won the National Book Award and was everywhere acclaimed—is his richest work yet. It is at once a political adventure, a social comedy, and a passionate triangle. It is set in the 1990s in Botswana—the African country Rush has indelibly made his own fictional territory. Mortals chronicles the misadventures of three ex-pat Americans: Ray Finch, a contract CIA agent, operating undercover as an English instructor in a private school, who is setting out on perhaps his most difficult assignment; his beautiful but slightly foolish and disaffected wife, Iris, with whom he is obsessively in love; and Davis Morel, an iconoclastic black holistic physician, who is on a personal mission to “lift the yoke of Christian belief from Africa.” The passions of these three entangle them with a local populist leader, Samuel Kerekang, whose purposes are grotesquely misconstrued by the CIA, fixated as the agency is on the astonishing collapse of world socialism and the simultaneous, paradoxical triumph of radical black nationalism in South Africa, Botswana’s neighbor. And when a small but violent insurrection erupts in the wild northern part of the country, inspired by Kerekang but stoked by the erotic and political intrigues of the American trio—the outcome is explosive and often explosively funny. Along the way, there are many pleasures. Letters from Ray’s brilliantly hostile brother and Iris’s woebegone sister provide a running commentary on contemporary life in America. Africa and Africans are powerfully evoked, and the expatriate scene is cheerfully skewered. Through lives lived ardently in an unforgiving land, Mortals examines with wit and insight the dilemmas of power, religion, rebellion, and contending versions of liberation and love. It is a study of a marriage over time, and a man’s struggle to find his way when his private and public worlds are shifting. It is Norman Rush’s most commanding work.

An Odd Odyssey

CHAPTER FOUR The King has died, but not his story one man guards him,
perpetuating the glory Wed 7 Oct I packed my ... I feared there would be a rush for
cheap hotels when we all arrived at Taxco, which in itself is one of Mexico's most


Author: Glen David Short

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781552126028

Category: Travel

Page: 261

View: 461

This book is about the author's five and a half month journey through Mexico and Central America. It describes the places he visited, people he met, and his experiences through ten different countries while Hurricane Mitch struck the region.