Over the Line

Wrist Shots, Slap Shots, and Five-Minute Majors

By Al Strachan; Roy MacGregor (Foreword by)
(McClelland & Stewart, Paperback, 9780771083419, 268pp.)

Publication Date: November 1, 2011

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Bestselling author and Toronto Sun sportswriter Al Strachan shares more insider stories from his more-than-forty-year career covering pro hockey.
 
Bestselling author and Toronto Sun sportswriter Al Strachan is a permanent fixture in the illustrious world of professional ice hockey. His opinion, backed by an extensive knowledge of the game and his sharp sense of humour, is read and enjoyed by millions of fans internationally. He has established unique and personal relationships with the biggest names in hockey from every generation and era and it is through these contacts that Strachan can step Over the Line to obtain exclusive access to information.
 
Strachan has been writing about hockey for over forty years. He has experienced first-hand all that the game has to offer. From Stanley Cup victories, miraculous saves, and incredible goals to devastating hits and world class bouts, Strachan has been there to report on the most exciting, controversial, devastating, frustrating, humorous and talked-about episodes in the history of the game, whether it's Stanley Cup victories, miraculous saves, and incredible goals or devastating hits and world class bouts. In his latest adventure, he relives tales from the rink that will fascinate, amuse, shock, and entertain all fans of the game -- from dressing-room banter between player and coach to insider information on the League's revenue sharing program. It's all here, glorious page after glorious page of stuff that any fan of hockey must read.




About the Author
AL STRACHAN is the author of I m Not Making This Up and Go to the Net, and the co-author of Don Cherry s Hockey Stories and Stuff. He has appeared regularly on Hockey Night in Canada, Sirius Radio and FoxSports.com, and he has been writing about the NHL for more than thirty-five years.

Roy MacGregor is the bestselling author of "Home Team: Fathers, Sons, and Hockey" (shortlisted for the Governor General's Award), "Northern Light", and "Canadians". Currently, he is a regular columnist for the "Globe & Mail". His journalism has earned him four National Magazine Awards and two National Newspaper Awards. In 2012 he became a Media Honouree Hockey Hall of Fame. He lives in Ottawa.
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