The Big M

The Big M

The Frank Mahovlich Story

Book - 1999
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"Rocket, this is my son, Ted." "Ted, I'd like you to meet Bobby Hull." "Guy, have you met my son, Ted?" Despite his own legendary paternity, Ted Mahovlich couldn't believe he was in the Calgary Saddledome, trading locker room banter with hockey greats Maurice (Rocket) Richard, Bobby Hull and Guy Lafleur. As part of the research for "The Big M", Ted and his dad, Frank, had embarked on the road trip of a lifetime with an NHL alumni team, the Greatest Hockey Legends, playing exhibition games for charity across North America. Ted's subsequent interviews with many of hockey's greatest stars (who also happened to be his father's former teammates), combined with his intimate knowledge of his father's life and stellar career, have resulted in a compelling biography of Frank Mahovlich, one of the greatest left wingers of all time.

"The Big M" tells the story of the quiet and self-effacing hockey legend whose mighty strides and explosive shot contributed to six Stanley Cup teams, four with the Toronto Maple Leafs and two with the Montreal Canadians. He also played in the 1972 Canada-Russia series with his brother, Peter. With affection and candor, Ted Mahovlich describes Frank's formative years, a typical small-town northern Ontario kid, who played away the frozen nights ricocheting shots off his sister Anne, her makeshift Eaton's catalogue goalie pads strapped to her legs. Ted recounts Frank's early career in the old farm team system, boarding at St. Michael's Colle

Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins Publishers, c1999
Edition: 1st HarperCollins hardcover ed. --
ISBN: 9780002000109
0002000105
Branch Call Number: 796/.962/092/Mahov/-M 359401 1
Characteristics: xi, 243 p. : ill. (some col.)
Alternative Title: Frank Mahovlich story

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