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The Red Wings
McFarlane, Brian.
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Publication Information:
Toronto : Stoddart, 1998.
Physical Description:
xiii, 176 pages ; 24 cm.
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GV848.D47 M33 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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In this new release, Brian McFarlane celebrates the Red Wings, from their early days against the Original Six teams at the Olympia to their more recent battles at Joe Louis Arena. Here are the stories of the hockey greats and their fiery off-ice battles with their coaches and managers.

Author Notes

Brian McFarlane has been honored by the Hockey Hall of Fame and is one of Canada's best and most prolific hockey writers.

Table of Contents

Ted LindsayJolly Jack
Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
1 The Early Years
Adams Wanted To Be a Surgeonp. 3
Adams's Teams Were Awesomep. 5
Adams Leaps into the Frayp. 6
Jolly Jack's Incredible Goalp. 7
Well, Hello Dollyp. 8
Detroit's Other Howep. 9
2 Jim Norris at the Helm
Big Jim Norris Steps Inp. 13
The Strange Career of Goalie Norman Smithp. 15
The Night Bucko Bashed the Maroonsp. 17
3 The War Years and Beyond
Harry Lumley: Another Goaltending Greatp. 21
Stewart, Orlando in Bloody Battlep. 23
Howe a Red Wing, Thanks to Selkep. 24
Remembering a Greatp. 25
Flashback to a Routp. 28
Wings First with Firewagon Hockeyp. 29
Owner's Son Jumps Refp. 30
Adams a Lousy Hockey Man, Lindsay Saysp. 31
Howe's Life-Threatening Injuryp. 32
Was Howe Tough? I'll Sayp. 35
4 A Triumphant Decade
The Octopus Tossersp. 39
Budd Was the Bestp. 40
The Joke's on Goldhamp. 41
Second Banana a First-Class Guyp. 42
Billy Dea's Big Momentp. 44
Delvecchio's Memorable Rookie Seasonp. 45
Little Tony Lights It Upp. 47
Substitute Goalie Turns Net Aroundp. 48
Letting Three Great Goalies Gop. 50
Johnny Wilson Looks Backp. 52
Red Wings Benefit from Forum Riotp. 54
Glenn Hall Says...p. 56
Dineen Rewardedp. 57
Adams Picks His Bestp. 59
Lindsay a Detroit Fixturep. 59
5 Howe Leads the Way
The Goal Gadsby Can't Forgetp. 65
Smarten Up, Baun Tells Howep. 67
Playing the Pest Positionp. 69
Faulkner First Newfie to Scorep. 71
The Cheerleaderp. 72
Ullman Sets Playoff Recordp. 74
Detroit's Mr. Cleanp. 75
Baun's Broken-Ankle Shot Kills the Wingsp. 76
The Bizarre Behaviour of Bruce Norrisp. 77
What a Comeback!p. 78
A Night for Pronovostp. 79
Call It Twelve Foggy Yearsp. 80
Ex-Wings Shine for '67 Leafsp. 82
The Big M Checks Inp. 84
6 Changes at the Top
Mickey Redmond's Controversial Departurep. 89
Habs Blame Wings for Playoff Missp. 92
A Coaching Oddityp. 94
Polonich Clubbed by Paiementp. 95
Proud To Be a Red Wingp. 96
Little-Known Facts About Gordie Howep. 97
Abel Forced Outp. 99
Colleen Howe Helps Engineer a Coupp. 101
Kromm's Success Didn't Lastp. 103
Dionne Slips Awayp. 104
The 50th Anniversaryp. 105
Wrong Man, Wrong Time, Wrong Placep. 107
Not Your Normal Pre-Game Mealp. 109
7 Ilitch Takes Charge
Breaking All the Rulesp. 113
Trade to Detroit Leaves Sittler Bitterp. 117
Ilitch the Ownerp. 119
Red Wings on a Spending Spreep. 121
More About Ray Staszakp. 123
The Worst Hockey Team That Money Could Buyp. 124
Harry Neale Gets Sockedp. 125
What Fergie Saysp. 127
A Valuable Franchisep. 128
Motor City Mosesp. 129
8 The Cup Comes Home
Demers Is Sackedp. 135
We Miss You, Vladp. 136
Yzerman Brings the Cup to Yzerman Arenap. 139
Let's Call It the Ilitch Cupp. 140
Red Wings in the White Housep. 141
Hockey News on Howep. 142
Sam Jones Holds Outp. 144
Maltby Blasts Cherryp. 145
A Glaring Omissionp. 146
1997 Cup Memoriesp. 147
1998 Cup Triumph Dedicated to Konstantinovp. 150
Red Wings Rewarded for Excellencep. 153
The Red Wings Through the Yearsp. 157