I was relatively restrained in the purchase of books on my recent trip north of the border, not least because I was flying this time and had to be reasonable in what I could pack (this also contributed to my bringing ZERO alcohol back with me. Boo.). But as is my wont when I return to the land of my
birth 1993-94, 1995-96, and 1997-2002, I did pick up a few hockey books, two of which even have a Jackets connection. They are:
- Future Greats and Heartbreaks by Gare Joyce, which relies heavily upon access to the Blue Jackets’ scouting staff.
- King of Russia by Dave King, the first-ever CBJ head coach, although the book is about his time coaching in Russia.
- Cold-Cocked: On Hockey by Lorna Jackson, which looks to be the sort of book I’ll either love, or hate so much that it makes me angry. I’m hoping for the former, since it did cost $19.95 — in real money, not American pesos!
I haven’t started any of them yet, as I’ve been slogging through my remaindered copy of The Secret Mulroney Tapes for a week and a half now. But once I do get them read, I’ll report back if any are particularly worthwhile.