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Hope And Heartbreak In Toronto

Author : Peter Robinson
ISBN : 9781459706859
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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For many, being a Toronto Maple Leafs fan has become a curse from cradle to grave. False hope, hollow promises, and a mind-numbing lack of success - these words describe the Toronto Maple Leafs and the hockey club’s inexplicable mediocrity over much of the past decade. Author Peter Robinson has attended some 100 games over the past six seasons and has little to show for it except an unquenched thirst that keeps him coming back. Why does a team that hasn’t won a Stanley Cup since 1967, long before many of its followers were even born, have such a hold on its fans? Robinson tries to answer that question and more while detailing what it’s like to love one of the most unlovable teams in all of professional sports. Being a Leafs fan requires a leap of faith every year, girding against inevitable disappointment. This book tells what that’s like, how it got to be that way, and what the future holds for all who worship the Blue and White.
Category: Sports & Recreation


Author : Trevor Kew
ISBN : 9781552778630
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When he moves to a different city and school, hockey star Adam has no team to play on and becomes intrigued by soccer, but convincing his hockey-obsessed father to let him play a new sport is quite the challenge.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

King Of Russia

Author : Dave King
ISBN : 9781551994154
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A revealing look inside the Russian Super League by its first Canadian coach. Until now no Canadian had penetrated the coaching ranks of Russian hockey, but the year after the NHL lockout, Dave King became head coach of the Metallurg Magnitogorsk. From the beginning, King, Canada’s long-time national coach and former coach of both the Flames and Blue Jackets, realized he was in for an adventure. His first meeting with team officials in a Vienna hotel lobby included six fast-talking Russians and the “bag-man” — assistant general manager Oleg Kuprianov, who always carried a little black bag full of U.S. one hundred dollar bills. The mission seemed simple enough: keep the old Soviet style combination play on offence, but improve the team’s defensive play — and win a Russian Super League Championship. Yet, as King’s diary of his time in Russia reveals, coaching an elite Russian team is anything but simple. King of Russia details the world of Russian hockey from the inside, intimately acquainting us with the lives of key players, owners, managers, and fans, while granting us a unique perspective on life in an industrial town in the new Russia. And introducing us to Evgeni Malkin, Magnitogorsk’s star and the NHL’s newest phenomenon. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Canadian Cinema Since The 1980s

Author : David Lawrence Pike
ISBN : 9781442612402
Genre : Performing Arts
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Award-winning author David L. Pike offers a unique focus on the crucial quarter-century in Canadian filmmaking when the industry became a viable force on the international stage. Pike provides a lively, personal, and accessible history of the most influential filmmakers and movements of both Anglo-Canadian and Quebecois cinema, from popular movies to art film and everything in between. Along with in-depth studies of key directors, including David Cronenberg, Patricia Rozema and Denys Arcand, Jean-Claude Lauzon, Robert Lepage, Léa Pool, Atom Egoyan, and Guy Maddin, Canadian Cinema since the 1980s reflects on major themes and genres and explores the regional and cultural diversity of the period. Pike positions Canadian filmmaking at the frontlines of a profound cinematic transformation in the age of global media and presents fresh perspectives on both its local and international contexts. Making a significant advance in the study of the film industry of the period, Canadian Cinema since the 1980s is also an ideal text for students, researchers, and Canadian film enthusiasts.
Category: Performing Arts

Espn Sports Almanac 2004

Author : Gerry Brown
ISBN : 0786887168
Genre : Reference
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The #1 bestselling sports almanac is the ultimate resource for sports professionals and fans everywhere. ESPN, the worldwide leader in sports, once again brings enthusiasts the most authoritative sports reference book ever published. Whether they're looking for new world records, updating their trivia knowledge, or curious about the most intriguing sports stories of the past year, sports fans will welcome the latest edition of this bestselling almanac, and ESPN fans will find familiar segments from many of ESPN's outlets, including studio shows, radio, on-line, ESPN The Magazine, as well as: -- In-depth statistics from ESPN's award-winning "Inside the Numbers" -- Top Ten moments from each sport -- Exclusive essays and analysis from your favorite ESPN personalities, including Chris Berman, Dan Patrick, Stuart Scott, Linda Cohn, and more -- Hundreds of photographs -- Thousands of graphics and tables -- Fast access to all the facts: world records, champions, year-by-year, sport-by-sport -- A full recap of the 2003 World Series The ultimate resource for sports professionals and fans everywhere, the 2004 ESPN Sports Almanac is clearly the champion in its field.
Category: Reference

Cross Check

Author : Lorna Schultz Nicholson
ISBN : 9781552776964
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When Josh, Peter, and Sam find themselves at the same hockey tournament but on different teams, they are not sure their friendship can survive the competition.
Category: Juvenile Fiction


Author : Ron MacLean
ISBN : 9781554689965
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A Saturday night spent with Ron MacLean has been a tradition for twenty-five years. Known for his quick wit, arched eyebrows and encyclopedic hockey knowledge, MacLean is the skilled ringmaster of Canada’s most watched weekly program. He has interviewed the greatest players, coaches and personalities of an era and is a master at coaxing the best in substance and entertainment from his guests, as well as from his opinionated and often irascible co-host, Don Cherry, on Coach’s Corner. And he has never written a book—until now. Cornered is packed with inside accounts—some inspiring, many hilarious—from his early days as a part-time radio announcer and weather forecaster in Red Deer, Alberta, to his time hosting Hockey Night in Canada and the Olympics. Perhaps no other journalist has witnessed first-hand more Canadian sports milestones in the past quarter century. From Gretzky to Catriona, Mario to Salé and Pelletier, MacLean has been there with an eye for detail and an appreciation for what makes a great story.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Fuels Energy And The Environment

Author : Ghazi A. Karim
ISBN : 9781466510180
Genre : Science
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The need for cleaner, sustainable energy continues to drive engineering research, development, and capital projects. Recent advances in combustion science and technology, including sophisticated diagnostic and control equipment, have enabled engineers to improve fuel processes and systems and reduce the damaging effects of fuels on the environment. With an emphasis on how fuels and combustion impact economic and environmental interests, Fuels, Energy, and the Environment offers an up-to-date and balanced overview of the whole field of fuel science and technology. Accessible to undergraduate and graduate students as well as practicing engineers, the text focuses on energy supplies, fuel efficiency, and environmental challenges. Using relatively simple language, the book explores the composition and combustion characteristics of a wide range of fuels becoming available worldwide. It examines the dependence on combustion devices for the exploitation of various fuel resources for producing heat and power as well as the need to increase the efficiency of energy production and use. The text also addresses the negative impact on the environment from fuel-consuming devices and activities associated with fuel and energy applications, exploring measures/equipment to control emissions and improve the performance of burners and fuel-consuming appliances.
Category: Science

Effi Briest

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ISBN : OCLC:1051471172
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"In the 1890s, a seventeen-year-old Effi Briest lives a privileged life outside Berlin. She and her ambitious parents are honoured when Baron von Insetten, twenty years her senior, asks for permission to marry Effi." [box cover note].