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Frozen in Time: A Minnesota North Stars History
Contributor(s): Raider, Adam
ISBN: 0803249985     ISBN-13: 9780803249981
Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr
    OUR PRICE: $26.06  
Product Type: Hardcover - Other Formats
Published: December 2014

In 1967 the National Hockey League decided to double its size from six teams to twelve. This expansion was the first of its kind, and Minnesota, with its rich hockey history, was a natural choice for a new franchise. Thus the Minnesota North Stars were born.

Frozen in Time examines the organization’s signature seasons, from the late 1970s, when the club was at its worst, to its two surprising runs to the Stanley Cup Finals. The book recalls the exploits of characters such as Wren Blair, the firebrand ex-scout who would become the team’s first coach and general manager, and owner Norm Green, the man who moved the team to Texas in 1993, making him one of the most hated men in Minnesota. Here, too, is the tragic story of Bill Masterton, an original North Star whose death in 1968 as the result of an on-ice injury remains the only one in the history of the league. The team’s engaging history is brought to life with vivid recollections from former players and legends, including Cesare Maniago, Tom Reid, and Bobby Smith, and from journalists, broadcasters, front office executives, and faithful fans.

Also including season-by-season summaries, player profiles, and statistics, Frozen in Time offers an authoritative and nostalgic look at Minnesota’s still-beloved North Stars and a bygone era of pro hockey.

Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Sports & Recreation | Hockey
- History | United States | State & Local
Dewey: 796.962/6409776579
LCCN: 2014020827
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Book type: Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 10.50" H x 7.25" W x 1.00" (1.82 lbs) 260 pages
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Contributor Bio(s):
Adam Raider covered the NHL for more than a decade for magazines including The Hockey News and Hockey Digest. He is the coauthor of 100 Ranger Greats: Superstars, Unsung Heroes and Colorful Characters.