Yes, I read two volumes of this book. The first one was excellent and the second one was just as excellent. The only downside to this text is the last section with the reflections of the kids, not that the kids did a bad job, but rather you just love hearing Don tell stories. For those in America, Don Cherry is a Canadian icon. He is one of the hosts of Hockey Night in Canada, and specifically the Coaches Corner section. He is a controversial character, but funny as come be. I still love his line before the Canada-USA gold medal game. ”Ryan Miller is going to see more rubber than a dead skunk on a New York Highway.” This is a great book. You get some insight information on the NHL and some of the traditions and unwritten rules of the game. Cherry was mostly a minor league player for years, and played one game in the NHL. He really struggled through life for a while, but now he is a huge deal in Canada. The stories are great in the book. They are short, and many of them just make you laugh out loud. So if you are a hockey fan, this is a fun book to read.
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