Tough Guys
Tough Guys

Tough Guys

By Dale Arnold


256 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, PDF, EPUB

Cloth, $28.00 (US $28.00) (CA $38.00)

ISBN 9781637271926

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Nov 2023)


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There is only one sport, outside of actual combat disciplines, where two participants can square off in old fashioned, bare-knuckle pugilism without facing swift ejection. Hockey has long held a place for two willing combatants, and it has been said that “no one goes for popcorn during a fight.”

Fans know what to expect on the ice from players with nicknames like Knuckles, The Grim Reaper, The Bruise Brothers, or The Hammer. Yet off the ice, the men who step into these brutish roles are often the kindest, gentlest and most popular players on a team--not to mention some of the best storytellers to ever lace up skates.

Tough Guys honors the experiences of these NHL enforcers throughout history. Author and longtime broadcaster Dale Arnold profiles fighters across eras, sharing their journeys, struggles, and moments of glory.

Author Biography

Dale Arnold hosts Boston Bruins television broadcasts on NESN as well as the daily Dale, Holley & Keefe show on WEEI radio. He is the only person who has done play-by-play broadcasts for all five of the Boston area's major professional sports franchises. Arnold is the author of If These Walls Could Talk: Boston Bruins and the co-author of Shawn Thornton: Fighting My Way to the Top.

Book Signings

Past Events

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Portland, ME
Join author Dale Arnold for a signing of his new book, 'Tough Guys,' at the Maine Mariners game at Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, ME.
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Topsham, ME
'Tough Guys' author Dale Arnold will be part of the Maine Authors' Festival at Sherman's Maine Coast Book Shop Topsham in Topsham, ME.
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Plainville, MA
Join author Dale Arnold for a signing and discussion of his new book, 'Tough Guys,' at An Unlikely Story in Plainville, MA. Dale will be in conversation with Billy Jaffe, NESN Boston Bruins analyst.