Changing the Game: A History of NHL Expansion celebrates an often-overlooked aspect of hockey history. The book provides comprehensive coverage of the NHL’s spread across the North American market in the 1920s along with the memorable expansions that began in 1967.
Relive some great and painful moments from the debut seasons of forgotten teams such as the Montreal Maroons and California Seals along with fan favorites like the Boston Bruins and New York Rangers. Every first-year NHL roster is covered and nearly 100 players share their memories of playing for hard-luck clubs.
Stephen Laroche is a long-time hockey enthusiast and has a deep appreciation for the history of the sport. He is also the co-author of Got ’Em, Got ’Em, Need ’Em — A Fan’s Guide to Collecting the Top 100 Sports Cards of All Time. He lives in Belleville, Ontario.
Published: October 2014
Dimensions: 6 x 9 in.
“This is clearly a labor of love for LaRoche and will appeal to like-minded hockey-history buffs.” — Library Journal
“If you’re a hockey nerd, get set to rejoice.” — Quill & Quire