Crunch introduces bodychecking and shotblocking players, power forwards, agitators, and fighters, from the legendary warriors-on-ice such as Gordie Howe and Bobby Baun, to the current tough-guy stars of the NHL, including Darren McCarty, Stu Grimson, Keith Tkachuk, and Eric Lindros. Read stories about players who go back into the game with painful injuries, on-ice rivalries, powerful checks, and great shot blocks. The history of fighting and the future of violence in hockey is addressed in this powerful tribute to the players who go out there night after night and fight for their team.
About the Author
Kevin Allen has been writing about hockey since 1986 and has covered more than 550 NHL playoff games. He has written about every level of hockey, from the NHL to the Olympics and the Women's World Championship. He is the author or coauthor of more than a dozen sports books, including Brett Hull's as-told-to autobiography and Without Fear: The Greatest Goalies of All-Time. He is currently president of the Professional Hockey Writers Association. He lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan.