Deceptions and doublecross.
Toronto, Ont., Canada ; Tonawanda, NY : Dundurn Press, c2002
Morey Holzman; Joseph Nieforth
|ISBN:||1417582111 9781417582112 9781459721340 1459721349|
|描述：||1 online resource (392 p.) : ill.|
|其他题名：||How the NHL conquered hockey|
|责任：||Morey Holzman and Joseph Nieforth.|
Hockey lovers will be fascinated by the truth about how the National Hockey League was founded and how, through less than savory means, it captured permanent possession of the Stanley Cup.Deceptions and Doublecross begins with the 1917 conspiracy among a Montreal contingent of the National Hockey Association to oust Toronto owner Edward James Livingstone from the league. The result was the transformation of the NHA into the NHL, with Frank Calder as president, leaving Livingstone out in the cold.Under Calder's iron-fisted direction, the NHL became the only major hockey league in North America,