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Nobody bleeds Blue like Bob Plager, one in all the funniest males in hockey. this means that no one else can have written stories from the Blues Bench. This rollicking publication, co-written with award-winning St. Louis Post-Dispatch sportswriter Tom Wheatley, information Plager's romance with the Bluenotes from day one in 1967 to the current day. He was once an unique Blues participant, a rugged defenseman whose area of expertise was once the hip payment. He is still an unique character and a good-humored guy whose area of expertise is now the fast quip. As a grasp storyteller, Plager packs stories from the Blues Bench with insights from each point of the hockey rink. He chronicles the complicated brain video games of a tender Scotty Bowman, the quirky trainer whose legend all started with the unique Blues. In these old-school days, Plager discovered memorable classes from veterans like Al Arbour, Doug Harvey, Glenn corridor, Dickie Moore, and Jacques Plante, all headed to the corridor of repute. The early years additionally introduced the 3 Plager brothers -- Bob, Barclay, and Billy -- jointly in St. Louis once they battled out of little Kirkland Lake, Ontario. Bob performed lengthy adequate to assist holiday in Western Canadian teenagers, destiny captain Brian Sutter and destiny corridor of Famer Bernie Federko. Plager later coached a brand new new release of stars in St. Louis, gamers like Brett Hull, Brendan Shanahan, and Curtis Joseph. As head trainer of the Peoria, Illinois, farm group, he led the Rivermen to a championship and a professional hockey- checklist 18-straight wins, constructing destiny Blues like Kelly Chase and Nelson Emerson. The years regrettably introduced tragedy, to boot, with the untimely deaths of Bob Gassoff, Doug Wickenheiser, and Bob's liked brother Barclay. The tears and the cheers, the thrill and the disappointment -- it's all present in stories from the Blues Bench, as merely Bob Plager may inform it.

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