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A veteran hockey writer takes on hockey culture and the NHL, addressing the game's most controversial issue.
Whether it's on-ice fist fights or head shots into the glass, hockey has become a nightly news spectacle with players pummeling and bashing each other across the ice like drunken gladiators. And while the NHL may actually condone on-ice violence as a ticket draw, diehard hockey fan and expert Adam Proteau argues against hockey's transformation into a thuggish blood sport.
In Fighting the Good Fight, Proteau sheds light on the many perspectives of those in and around the game, with interviews of current and former NHL stars, coaches, general managers, and league executives, as well as medical experts.
One of the most well-known media figures on the hockey scene today, famous for his funny, feisty observations as a writer for the Toronto Star and The Hockey News and commentator on CBC radio and TV, Adam Proteau is also one of the few mainstream media voices who is vehemently anti-fighting in hockey. Not only is his book a plea to the game's gatekeepers to finally clamp down on the runaway violence that permeates the sport even at its highest level, he offers realistic suggestions on ways to finally clean the game up.


Includes interviews with medical experts on head injuries and concussions, as well as with other members of the media
  • The author not only wages an attack on the value of fighting in hockey, but also on the establishment hockey culture
    Covering the most polarizing issue in hockey today, Fighting the Good Fight gives hockey fans and sports lovers everywhere a reason to stamp their feet and whistle at a rare display of eloquence and common sense.
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    By ted on 03-21-16

    Pronouncing the names

    The reading was very good, but why not take 10 min before starting and find out how all the names are pronounced.

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    By Mikko Ruohola on 11-12-13

    Crusader; But worth listening.

    Where does Fighting the Good Fight rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Adam Proteau is a man on a crusade. He can be annoying sometimes, but he has is facts and supporters. And what else does he need? This book gives you basis for making your own decision, but you really need to listen this with a open mind. Just maybe, our game isn't what it could be?

    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Less anger against people who don't think like him.

    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Made me angry at times. Sometimes at the book, but most of the time at the stupidity and greed.

    Any additional comments?

    If you are into professional ice hockey, you need to educate your self. This is a good place to start educating your self about player safety.

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    By Lee on 03-09-16

    Good book - interesting and punchy

    This is a well written introduction to the problem With violence in ice hockey. I enjoyed the authors thoroughness and attempts at exploring both sides of a controversial issue. I'd previously read "the code" which was a different perspective on violence in ice hockey and this was an enjoyable, Interesting and well researched Counterpoint to that.

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