By Alan Bass
—EDWARD FRASER, THE HOCKEY information
“To the measure that growth has replaced the league on the grounds that 1967, it’s dazzling that no one’s long past in-depth to determine what confronted the NHL’s six latest groups. Bass does, and offers any hockey heritage nut their fix!”
—BRYAN THIEL, HOCKEY54.COM
“Alan Bass has captured the historical past of the most important turning element in NHL historical past … Bass brings either the highlights at the ice and the entire very important maneuvers behind the curtain to lovers, together with what occurred and why. jam-packed with in-depth research and engaging and not ahead of heard tales, this booklet is a needs to for any hockey fan.”
—BRAD KURTZBERG, writer OF SHORTHANDED: THE UNTOLD tale OF THE SEALS
“Alan Bass has produced a good researched and considerate glance again on the NHL’s unique ‘expansion’ … this booklet is a needs to for all these attracted to the historical past of professional hockey in North America.”
—BRUCE “SCOOP” COOPER, HOCKEY HISTORIAN, writer, AND BROADCASTER
It used to be March 1965 whilst Clarence Campbell, president of the nationwide Hockey League, emerged from an extended board assembly and introduced that the NHL could double in measurement starting with the 1967-68 season. fanatics unswerving to the “Original Six” have been livid. proprietors have been irate. within the nice growth: the last word probability that modified the NHL endlessly, hockey specialist Alan Bass profiles the ability agents and offers an in-depth research of the choice and its innovative impression at the online game.
Bass, a former hockey participant and freelance activities author, is determined by thorough examine, interviews, and first-person money owed so one can achieve into the earlier and discover the secret of a behind-closed-doors selection that appeared inconceivable on the time. As he profiles the robust proprietors, media moguls, and die-hard sportsmen occupied with the politics and backroom dealings, Bass stocks a never-before-seen glimpse into how the choice ceaselessly impacted expert hockey in North the United States.
The nice growth: the last word chance that modified the NHL without end is not just an incredible documentation of Clarence Campbell’s daring flow of doubling the variety of NHL franchises, but additionally offers an unforgettable glance again into the background of professional hockey in North America.
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