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Few hockey franchises are as storied and decorated as the Boston Bruins, with their six Stanley Cup Titles, a whopping 54 Hall of Fame inductees, and the second-highest all-time winning percentage among the NHL's six original teams. Bruins fans can delight in their team's triumphs - from the inaugural 1924 campaign through the 2011 championship - through the eyes of players and those close to the team, retold here in the classy, affective baritone of Ray Childs - the self-described "writer's voice". Among hockey's most distinguished authors, Stan Fischler serves up hours' worth of big plays, insider anecdotes, and Boston hockey's biggest names, from Bobby Orr to Raymond Bourque.

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Skate the length of the ice with the greatest legends of Boston Bruins hockey - newly updated! Written by hockey's most authoritative author, this is the definitive collection of Boston Bruins history.

In his newly revised edition of Boston Bruins: Greatest Moments and Players, “hockey maven” Stan Fischler examines the storied history of the Boston Bruins from their first game in 1924 to their epic Stanley Cup victory in 2011. Beyond the stats and facts, this veteran sportswriter brings fans off the ice and into the locker room to share a treasure trove of stories and anecdotes from this legendary franchise. Within these pages, Bruins fans will read about all of Boston hockey's most famous names—Phil Esposito, Bobby Orr, Eddie Shore, Milt Schmidt, John Bucyk, and many more.

©1999, 2012 Stan Fischler (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Like hearing an encyclopedia but in a good way

This was a collection of notable players, events, games, etc. Each chapter was a specific person/topic. If you're unfamiliar with the Bruins'history, this will be a good overview--though not horribly well organized.

Since the entries were not chronological, the author often repeats himself (e.g. there was a town in Canada called Berlin prior to the WW). And since it wasn't chronological, you often hear stories repeated with only minor differences based on the players being discussed.

And the lack of chronological order makes it hard to appreciate the full journey of the Bruins. Instead, you come away feeling like you've just heard a number of factoids and memories. That's not a bad thing, but you don't come away feeling like "ah...now I know their history."

Also, not sure if this was an Audible glitch or an editing error, but there were a number of spots where I'm positive a page or two was re-read before completing the chapter. (driving, so I couldn't rewind to verify.)

last drawback, I had to play at 1.25 speed to enjoy it.

but despite these drawbacks, it was a fun book if you're a hockey fan. if you just love hockey, you will be entertained by the stories.