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The Code
The Code

The Code

The Unwritten Rules of Fighting and Retaliation in the NHL
By Ross Bernstein, Foreword by Marty McSorley, Foreword by Tony Twist

SPORTS & RECREATION

272 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, EPUB, PDF, Mobipocket

Cloth, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $29.95)

ISBN 9781572437562

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Sep 2006)

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Overview

For decades, hockey crowds have been brought to their feet for one of the most exciting aspects of NHL games—the fights. The Code: The Unwritten Rules of Fighting and Retaliation in the NHL by Ross Bernstein takes you in-depth and behind the scenes to explore the history of fighting during hockey games and the honor system behind it. More than 50 NHL players, coaches, and media personalities were interviewed to examine how players go about their business during a fight on the ice. They explain why fighting is allowed and what tactics are used before, during, and after the melees. The Code: The Unwritten Rules of Fighting and Retaliation in the NHL discusses the top reasons why the gloves come off during hockey games.

Author Biography

Ross Bernstein is the bestselling author of 40 sports books and has appeared on numerous local and national television and radio programs. His work has been featured on CNN, ESPN, the Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. As a sought-after motivational speaker, he speaks to corporations and groups across the country about the inspirational legacy of the late Herb Brooks, Hall of Fame coach of the fabled 1980 gold-medal-winning U.S. Olympic "Miracle on Ice" hockey team. He lives in Eagan, Minnesota. Marty McSorley is a former National Hockey League player. He is famous for swinging his stick and hitting another player in a game, which resulted in his suspension for the remainder of his hockey career. Tony Twist is a former National Hockey League player who was known as an enforcer.

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For decades, hockey crowds have been brought to their feet for one of the most exciting aspects of NHL games – the fights. The Code: The Unwritten Rules of Fighting and Retaliation in the NHL by Ross Bernstein takes you in-depth and behind the scenes to explore the history of fighting during hockey games and the honor system behind it.

More than 50 NHL players, coaches and media personalities were interviewed to examine how players go about their business during a fight on the ice. They explain why fighting is allowed and what tactics are used before, during and after the melees.

The Code: The Unwritten Rules of Fighting and Retaliation in the NHL discusses the top reasons why the gloves come off during hockey games, including:

» Retaliation and retribution

» Intimidation

» Sending a message

» Protection

In addition to analyzing the reasons for brawling in the NHL, Bernstein elaborates further by covering the unspoken “rules of engagement” once the fighting starts. The toughest players from the past and present discuss their experiences from hockey fights, including Marty McSorley, Neal Broten, Mike Peluso and many more.

The Code: The Unwritten Rules of Fighting and Retaliation in the NHL brings together the best stories in the history of hockey brawls and explains the impact it has on the game. The silent code of conduct for fighting is brought to the surface to teach all hockey fanatics who the biggest fighters are in the NHL and why they happen.

No other book ever written captures the scope and detail of fighting in hockey across the decades that The Code: The Unwritten Rules of Fighting and Retaliation in the NHL offers the casual or diehard fan.