Earlier this month, folks with Random House Canada contacted us about receiving a copy of Dropping the Gloves by Barry Melrose. For whatever reason, they suspected a site named "Barry Melrose Rocks" to positively review this book.
Unfortunately, I haven't had time to read it quite yet, but I have been able to leaf through it, check out some topics covered and read the press release. It is a very thorough, but easy to read look at all levels of hockey in North America, from juniors to the NHL, and from Melrose's time at ESPN.
Like I said, I haven't had a chance to read the book yet, and when I do, I will have a more thorough review after the new year. In the meantime, I encourage you to check out the book on Amazon as a potential gift this holiday season for the hockey fan that doesn't currently get any hockey.
The best part? It's under 300 pages, so if the seasons DOES start at the beginning of the year, you can finish it in time, and be more knowledgeable of the game!