Dropping the Gloves
Inside the Fiercely Combative World of Professional Hockey
Publication Date: October 16, 2012
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Written in Barry's voice and style, the narrative follows his career in hockey, from its start in Kelvington, Saskatchewan, through his years in Junior, the WHA, and finally, the NHL. Along the way, Barry muses on the state of the game, what makes some teams work and other fail, and how he worked to instill a winning attitude in all the teams he coached.
Filled with behind-the-scene stories of all the legendary players Barry played with or coached - Gretzky, Yzerman, Messier, Bobby Hull, and Brad Park - "Dropping the Gloves" is a true to life, insiders account of the world of professional hockey and an absolute must read for fans of the game.
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"Barry Melrose presents a rare, firsthand, realistic look into the world of professional hockey from every perspective . . . and he does it in a manner he has mastered: raw and unpolished."
--New York Journal of Books