"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
About the Author
BARRY MELROSE is one of the few athletes who has played and coached in all three major organizations within the sport of hockey: Junior Hockey, the American Hockey League, and the National Hockey League. As an NHL coach he took the Los Angeles Kings -- and Wayne Gretzky -- to the Stanley Cup finals. For the past fifteen years, Melrose
has been a commentator and hockey analyst for ESPN TV.
ROGER VAUGHAN has published biographies of Ted Turner and Herbert von Karajan in addition to 12 other books including The Art of Hitting
, with Tony Gwynn; Golf, The Women's Game
; and Fastnet: One Man's Voyage
; and the story for a feature film (Wind
). He has written more than 100 shows (both live and taped). The author lives in Glens Falls, New York.