A reference for the rookie and veteran alike
A Customer on Jul 22, 1998
When the NHL arrived in Arizona two years ago with the Phoenix Coyotes, I had the chance to attend a few games and was immediately HOOKED. Looking to learn more about what I am now convinced is the greatest sport ever invented I chose this book. I already knew the DUMMIES series from their excellent software guides and figured they'd be just as comprehensive here. I was not disappointed. HOCKEY FOR DUMMIES is now my hockey Bible. It includes sections on the history of the game, the rules, the equipment, coaching and training techniques, and advice on playing from the likes of Wayne Gretzky and Brian Leetch among others. Also included are profiles of the players past and present who have made the game: the famous (coaches, goal-scorers, goaltenders) and the infamous ("pests," "enforcers" and others.) There's even a section on fights and hitting which has helped me understand and at least respect that aspect of the game, even though I still don't care ! for it. HOCKEY FOR DUMMIES is a great introduction for the rookie hockey fan and an indespensable reference for the veteran.
Hockey for everyone!
A Customer on Mar 06, 1998
Hockey for Dummies is the most comprehensive guide to the sport that I have ever read. Outstanding insight and thought by the author JD who knows the game inside and out, provides accurate and in-depth commentary about the sport. If you're just learning or want to learn about the fast and furious sport of Hockey, this book is a must. I keep mine next to the television remote during games to refer to the rules and plays section! Game ON!
By Simon on Dec 04, 2011
This is a nice easy read to get you up to speed with the basics of hockey. The price was reasonable and the service was as expected, fantastic. Really enjoying the book. If you are already a hardcore hockey fan then this book might not suit your needs. For punters, perfect!
Hockey for Dummies
By Ruth Mainwaring on Feb 24, 2013
Thanks to John Davidson, I don't feel quite the Dummy anymore. At no point, in this extremely informative, humourous and intelligent book, does he talk down to the reader. Oh, and now I realise why Gretzsky is known as "The Great One".
By Rodders on Jan 29, 2013
Exactley what I wanted and arrived on time and the cost was appropriate to the item. Great item to buy. Very good read for ice hockey geeks trying to get son to swat up now
By Gbchapinbp on Jul 13, 2010
This book doesn't deliver in two key areas - if you need it (as I did) to learn the rules of hockey and to better understand training methods, in order to support young sons ambitious to improve, then this is not the right book; the authors spend an inordinate number of pages enthusing about their favourite hockey players and teams, and devote no space to teaching principles. The rules receive a short summary. I realise now that I'm the dummy referred to in the title!
I am no longer a "Dummie"!!
A Customer on Aug 02, 1999
Hockey for Dummies is the best book you can buy on the sport of Hockey. It's takes a humorous and in-depth look at the sport. It answered all my questions and is a great reference for the rules if i'm watching a game on TV.
A Customer on Apr 18, 1999
i have enjoyed other "dummie" books, however this book didn't answer my questions, and i was displeased.my questions were simple and the book didn't even touch on them. simple things about how to play. i had to look else where to find answeres.what a waste of money for me.