Best Gifts for the Hockey Fan in Your Life

Behind the scenes of one of America's most iconic movies, a gift a Hockey fan would love

Top gifts for the Hockey fan in your life, as voted on by the editors of Part 4 of a week long series, tomorrow will focus on top gifts from Individual Sports (…think Boxing, MMA, Golf & Tennis).

Best Hockey Books Released in 2010

One Goal Achieved: The Inside Story of the 2010 Stanley Cup Champions– In One Goal Achieved,  the Blackhawks relive every stunning moment of this unforgettable year, from the NHL Premiere in Helsinki, Finland, to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, all the way through the dramatic game 6 overtime win in Philadelphia and beyond! 

Tough Guy: My Life on the Edge – Tough Guy is a gripping journey through the life of Bob Probert, with jaw-dropping stories of his on-ice battles and his reckless encounters with drugs, alcohol, police, customs officials, courts, and the NHL, told in his own voice and with his rich sense of humor.

Hockey Superstitions: From Playoff Beards to Crossed Sticks and Lucky Socks– Why did Wayne Gretzky start every pre-game warm-up by shooting wide to the right of the net? Why did Petr Klima break his stick after every goal he scored? Hockey Superstitions, explores the fascinating and fun world of hockey superstitions: their origins, their quirks, and the mythology around them.

The Making of Slap Shot: Behind the Scenes of the Greatest Hockey Movie – Even thirty-odd years after Slap Shot’srelease, die-hard hockey fans can still recite scenes of dialogue by heart, making lines like “putting on the foil” just common argot for the devoted. Yet many may be surprised to learn that the true story behind the making of the film is as captivating as the film itself.

The Greatest Game: The Montreal Canadiens, the Red Army, and the Night That Saved Hockey – On Dec 31, 1975, the Montreal Canadiens hosted the touring Central Red Army, the dominant team in the Soviet Union. For three hours millions of people in both Canada and the Soviet Union were glued to their television sets. What transpired that evening was a game that surpassed all the hype and was subsequently referred to as “the greatest game ever played.”

Best Hockey DVD’s released in 2010

Alex Ovechkin: The Great 8 – Go inside the life of a driven competitor who is looking ahead and seeking redemption after his Capitals fell far short of the team’s goal of winning the Stanley Cup…a wound that has inspired him to train harder and condition his body like he never has before. 

Philadelphia Flyers 10 Greatest Games–   This 10-Disc Gift Set includes 10 of the Greatest Games in Philadelphia Flyers history, as voted on by Flyers fans. Experience the pinnacle of what it is to be a Flyers fan from the Broad Street Bullies’ 1974 Stanley Cup clinching game against the Bruins, to the 1976 victory over the Soviet team, to the 2004 playoff run.

The “Making of Slap Shot” couldn’t be more different than “The Greatest Game Ever Played” but that’s what makes these lists great, diversity. The game of hockey has all types of fans, historians and humorists alike.

Return tomorrow for Part 5 of the Best Gifts Series. Part 5 will feature products from individual sports like Boxing, MMA, Tennis and Golf.

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