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On the Clock: Detroit Red Wings
On the Clock: Detroit Red Wings

On the Clock: Detroit Red Wings

Behind the Scenes with the Detroit Red Wings at the NHL Draft
By Helene St. James

On the Clock

SPORTS & RECREATION

256 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $26.95)

ISBN 9781629379852

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Oct 2022)

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Overview

A singular, transcendent talent can change the fortunes of a hockey team instantly. Each year, NHL teams approach the draft with this knowledge, hoping that luck will be on their side and that their extensive scouting and analysis will pay off.

In On the Clock: Detroit Red Wings, Helene St. James explores the fascinating, rollercoaster history of the Red Wings at the draft, including franchise legends like Steve Yzerman, Sergei Fedorov, and Pavel Datsyuk.

Readers will go behind the scenes with top decision-makers as they evaluate, deliberate, and ultimately make the picks they hope will tip the fate of their franchise toward success.

From seemingly surefire first-rounders to surprising late selections, this is a must-read for Red Wings faithful and hockey fans eager for a glimpse at how teams are built.

Author Biography

Helene St. James has covered the Red Wings for the Detroit Free Press since 1996. Her work has appeared in several books. She has covered the team’s adventures in Sweden and the Czech Republic and has covered hockey at multiple Olympic Games. She is also the author of The Big 50: Detroit Red Wings.

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Readers will go behind the scenes with top decision-makers as they evaluate, deliberate, and ultimately make the picks they hope will tip the fate of their franchise toward success.

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On the Clock: Behind the Scenes with the Detroit Red Wings at the NHL Draft

By Helene St. James / Foreword by Jimmy Devellano


Publicity Contact: Bill Ames, Triumph Books, 312-676-4256, b.ames@triumphbooks.com   

 

A singular, transcendent talent can change the fortunes of a hockey team instantly. Each year, NHL teams approach the draft with this knowledge, hoping that luck will be on their side and that their extensive scouting and analysis will pay off. 

 

In On the Clock: Behind the Scenes with the Detroit Red Wings at the NHL Draft, Helene St. James explores the fascinating, rollercoaster history of the Red Wings at the draft, including franchise legends like Steve Yzerman, Sergei Fedorov, and Pavel Datsyuk. Readers will go behind the scenes with top decision-makers as they evaluate, deliberate, and ultimately make the picks they hope will tip the fate of their franchise toward success. Stories include:

 

  • Why the Wings wanted LaFontaine over Yzerman in 1983 draft
  • How they came to draft Nicklas Lidstrom
  • Why they chose Joe Murphy over Jimmy Carson in 1986
  • How they hired some of their top Swedish scouts 
  • The draft class that buried the ‘Dead Wings’
  • Why they were hesitant to draft Jaromir Jagr
  • How Henrik Zetterberg saved the 1999 draft
  • What it was like to get Petr Klima to Detroit

 

From seemingly surefire first-rounders to surprising late selections, On the Clock: Behind the Scenes with the Detroit Red Wings at the NHL Draft is a must-read for Red Wings faithful and hockey fans eager for a glimpse at how teams are built.

 

About the Author:

Helene St. James has covered the Red Wings for the Detroit Free Press since 1996. Her work has appeared in several books. She has covered the team’s adventures in Sweden and the Czech Republic and has covered hockey at multiple Olympic Games. She is also the author of The Big 50: Detroit Red Wings.

 

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