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Wheelers, Dealers, Pucks & Bucks: A Rocking History of Roller Hockey International Paperback – July 30, 2011
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Buy this book. You'll be glad you did.
I don't even think it's really the author's fault I didn't enjoy this as much as I would. It certainly is definitive and has everything pretty much you wanted to know about Roller Hockey International. I just found that, unlike those other rival leagues, the RHI went nowhere. It seems so few of the players, coaches or management went onto NHL careers that I just couldn't get worked up about any of the characters in the book. It also seemed way too Southern Californian for my tastes.
Maybe, it's because here in Canada we really just play "ice" hockey or street hockey (with a hockey ball). I really just could not relate to roller hockey at all. I'm sure that's a flaw and prejudice on my part but it made the book a bit of a slog to read in many parts.
All I can say, if you were into the RHI, I think you'll love this book. If not, I doubt you will.
It was so well written, hysterically funny and had me from the first page.
I truly enjoyed it, and so now bought 2 copies, and gave them to my sons, who both played inline hockey as youngsters, and they both have said thanks with a capital T! They too read it, laughed, and enjoyed going back to their childhood and all the wonderful memories of playing as kids.
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Great read about inline hockey. Lots of interesting insights into the development of the game.Published 16 months ago by Kevin Geddes
Rich Graham delivers a punch and more with this book, which is a chronicle of an unsuccessful sports league, but through its portrayal of ambition, greed, and pursuit of good... Read morePublished on July 16, 2013 by D11
I had played inline hockey growing up, and even started a team for my high school when I was in 10th grade, the brighton bulldogs! Read morePublished on November 13, 2012 by Matt Brunson
Wheelers, Dealers, Pucks & Bucks: A Rocking History of Roller Hockey International. It's A 8 Season History Roller Hockey International Being Professional Roller Hockey League!Published on October 15, 2012 by Ck
I got into the game right as these teams were fading out. This books was a great trip down memory lane. Too bad the leagues aren't still going today!Published on October 1, 2012 by Jason
If you have or have ever had any interest in the sport of roller hockey, you MUST buy this book. The stories are well written and entertaining, and you can tell that the author... Read morePublished on August 29, 2012 by Homesickgopher
A great read about professional roller hockey in the 90's that you won't find anywhere else. I grew up playing roller hockey in the 90's but never followed the RHI, and really wish... Read morePublished on March 13, 2012 by Dan M
YOU DID IT RICHARD!!! ALL THOSE LONG HOURS AND COUNTLESS SLEEPLESS NIGHTS ARE ALL MINOR COSTS TO PAY IN RETROSPECT OF THIS MIRACULOUS AND PERFECTLY TIMED FEAT. Read morePublished on January 6, 2012 by Nephew of "the king!" aka my cool older brother/father figure/always amazing brother of my mom.