Heart of the Blackhawks: The Pierre Pilote Story

Heart of the Blackhawks The Pierre Pilote Story NHL legend Pierre Pilote brings readers rinkside in this compelling biography from the defensive great himself The longtime Chicago Blackhawks captain of the s tells his story in this no holds bar

  • Title: Heart of the Blackhawks: The Pierre Pilote Story
  • Author: L. Waxy Gregoire David M. Dupuis Pierre Pilote
  • ISBN: 9781770904279
  • Page: 346
  • Format: ebook
  • NHL legend Pierre Pilote brings readers rinkside in this compelling biography from the defensive great himself The longtime Chicago Blackhawks captain of the 1960s tells his story in this no holds barred tale that mimics his famously rough and tumble playing style From his upbringing in northern Quebec in which he played in a Monday night beer league, to captain of the BNHL legend Pierre Pilote brings readers rinkside in this compelling biography from the defensive great himself The longtime Chicago Blackhawks captain of the 1960s tells his story in this no holds barred tale that mimics his famously rough and tumble playing style From his upbringing in northern Quebec in which he played in a Monday night beer league, to captain of the Blackhawks, his captivating story of success has it all Any sports fan will enjoy the stories of Pilote teaming up with the likes of Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita, Glenn Hall, Moose Vasko, Tommy Ivan, Rudy Pilous, and Billy Reay This is truly an unforgettable story told by an unforgettable star.

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    1. The authors did a fantastic job with this book. The story was one of a late bloomer who went on to be a great pro and tough customer on the back-end for the Blackhawks. Any reader trying to get an idea of the game in the late fifties & sixties needs to read this novel. I picked this up after the passing of Pierre and well I am glad I did. I had the pleasure of meeting Pierre once and he was very nice to everyone that wanted a photo or autograph. My Uncle had a special relationship with Pierr [...]

    2. I received Heart of the Blackhawks as part of a giveaway.I was ever so slightly hesitant to enter this giveaway--I am a Blues fan, after all. I kid, I kid--given my love of hockey, I was excited to see that I'd won.Pierre Pilote isn't necessarily the first name a hockey fan jumps to when thinking of great Blackhawks players of the past. That said, the Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman was not only a productive player, but also a reliable leader for the great Hawks teams of the early 1960s. Hockey [...]

    3. A story of a true hockey legend that I knew nothing about but was amazed by his story and by his play. This story begins from when his parents got together and then goes through his childhood. Where he actually played baseball first then got into hockey later. That to me was strange since he grew up in Canada, I just figured it would be the other way around. He then moves on to Jr. Leagues and up through minor leagues getting some breaks along the way. That happens though and for him it worked o [...]

    4. Disclaimer: I received a free copy in a First Reads giveaway.This would have been much more effective as an "as told to" narrative written in the first person. While there are plenty of interesting quotes and anecdotes from Pilote, there's a lack of immediacy that prevented me from really connecting with the story. The pacing can be an issue, too: Pilote's childhood and NHL career sometimes feel as if they're unfolding in real time, while his post-retirement life is barely mentioned. On the oth [...]

    5. Okay, I really enjoyed this book. I don't read much biography, so I wasn't sure what to expect. What I got was hard-hitting, Original Six-era hockey. Pierre Pilote leaps off the pages, his personality infectious and his story sweet, beautiful, inspiring. This is America right after WWII, and the NHL before helmets. I definitely recommend this for my sister, and for every die hard hockey fan. Not just Blackhawks fans, either. This is classic, golden-age stuff everyone can enjoy. I found it fresh, [...]

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