Frozen in Time: A Minnesota North Stars History by Adam Raider

By Adam Raider

In 1967 the nationwide Hockey League decided to double its measurement from six groups to 12. This enlargement used to be the 1st of its sort, and Minnesota, with its wealthy hockey heritage, used to be a typical selection for a brand new franchise. hence the Minnesota North Stars have been born.

Frozen in Time examines the organization’s signature seasons, from the overdue Seventies, whilst the membership was once at its worst, to its spectacular runs to the Stanley Cup Finals. The ebook remembers the exploits of characters comparable to Wren Blair, the firebrand ex-scout who could develop into the team’s first trainer and common supervisor, and proprietor Norm eco-friendly, the guy who moved the staff to Texas in 1993, making him the most hated males in Minnesota. right here, too, is the tragic tale of invoice Masterton, an unique North celebrity whose demise in 1968 because the results of an on-ice harm is still the one one within the historical past of the league. The team’s enticing background is delivered to lifestyles with brilliant memories from former avid gamers and legends, together with Cesare Maniago, Tom Reid, and Bobby Smith, and from reporters, broadcasters, entrance place of work executives, and trustworthy lovers.
Also together with season-by-season summaries, participant profiles, and facts, Frozen in Time bargains an authoritative and mawkish examine Minnesota’s still-beloved North Stars and a bygone period of professional hockey.

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