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Hockey Readers Awake! Free Yourselves from the Tyranny of NHL Books!

By November 24, 2012

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Hockey Readers Awake!

Had enough of the NHL?

The 2012 lockout thrives, no end in sight. Games through December 14 are cancelled and the 2013 All Star Game has been axed.

Where can a puckhead turn in such desperate times?

Hockey fans are great readers, so maybe some of you have found solace in classic books about the game.

Or you're checking out this year's crop of ex-player memoirs, from guys like Jeremy Roenick (author of JR) and Sean Pronger (Journeyman).

There are countless books to choose from when you want to relive the memories, the glory, the joys of the National Hockey League.

But this is hardly an appropriate time to celebrate the NHL game.

It's a much better time to shun the NHL (as the NHL has shunned you) and expand your reading list.

If you want to dig deep into the hockey world, you need to get inside the life of the minor-league goon, the small-town jock, the guy who never made it, the hero who faded away.

To do that, you need to read fiction.

Here's why every fan should read the Great Hockey Novels.

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