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By Bob Plager

ISBN-10: 1582617473

ISBN-13: 9781582617473

Nobody bleeds Blue like Bob Plager, one in all the funniest males in hockey. this means that not anyone else may have written stories from the Blues Bench. This rollicking booklet, co-written with award-winning St. Louis Post-Dispatch sportswriter Tom Wheatley, information Plager's romance with the Bluenotes from day one in 1967 to the current day. He was once an unique Blues participant, a rugged defenseman whose distinctiveness was once the hip payment. He continues to be an unique character and a good-humored guy whose forte is now the fast quip. As a grasp storyteller, Plager packs stories from the Blues Bench with insights from each point of the hockey rink. He chronicles the complicated brain video games of a tender Scotty Bowman, the quirky trainer whose legend all started with the unique Blues. In these old-school days, Plager discovered memorable classes from veterans like Al Arbour, Doug Harvey, Glenn corridor, Dickie Moore, and Jacques Plante, all headed to the corridor of popularity. The early years additionally introduced the 3 Plager brothers -- Bob, Barclay, and Billy -- jointly in St. Louis once they battled out of little Kirkland Lake, Ontario. Bob performed lengthy sufficient to aid holiday in Western Canadian youngsters, destiny captain Brian Sutter and destiny corridor of Famer Bernie Federko. Plager later coached a brand new iteration of stars in St. Louis, gamers like Brett Hull, Brendan Shanahan, and Curtis Joseph. As head trainer of the Peoria, Illinois, farm staff, he led the Rivermen to a championship and a professional hockey- checklist 18-straight wins, constructing destiny Blues like Kelly Chase and Nelson Emerson. The years regrettably introduced tragedy, to boot, with the untimely deaths of Bob Gassoff, Doug Wickenheiser, and Bob's loved brother Barclay. The tears and the cheers, the thrill and the disappointment -- it's all present in stories from the Blues Bench, as simply Bob Plager may possibly inform it.

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