Includes the tickets, media passes, programmes and Jim's hand-written game notes so readers can re-live 55 great hockey games stretching from the 1970s to today. For each game, the host city comes alive with a broadcast-booth view of the play-by-play by one of the best announcers in NHL history. Take these historic games as the league grew: 1970 -- Toronto at Vancouver (east-west rivalry begins); 1980 -- Stanley Cup Finals (Isles win Cup on Nystrom's OT goal); 1988 -- Edmonton at Calgary ('Battle of Alberta' playoff won in OT); 1989 -- Canucks at Quebec (Lafleur tied 'The Rocket' at 544 goals); 1994 -- Canucks at L.A. (Gretzky scored his #802 to pass Howe); 2000 -- Canucks at Florida (Jovo was the OT hero). The discovery of Jim Robson's superb hand-written game notes spurred the creation of this book.
Jason Farris grew up playing hockey in Vancouver. He has degrees in physics from University of British Columbia, in political science from University of Toronto, and in management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a member of the Society for International Hockey Research and is a contributor to the NHL Official Guide and Record Book.