$10.99 U.S./$14.59 CDN, Hock­eyMe­dia, 136 pgs, 6" x 9", pa­per­back

The Hockey News - - Buzz - – SAL BARRY

Col­lect­ing the Top 100 Mon­treal Cana­di­ens serves as a handy field guide for those who want to track down mem­o­ra­bilia from the NHL’s most sto­ried team. There are mar­quee names, of course, but the book also high­lights less ob­vi­ous play­ers who con­trib­uted to the team’s his­tory. The book gives a brief bio of each be­fore list­ing vi­tal mem­o­ra­bilia info such as the player’s rookie card and/or first Cana­di­ens card, first cer­ti­fied au­to­graph card, first ac­tion fig­ure and “ham­mer down” auc­tion prices for game-used equip­ment. (Pa­trick Roy’s pads from his 500th ca­reer win sold for $10,357 U.S.) The book is il­lus­trated with pic­tures of no­table cards, fig­ures and 16 an­no­tated pages of game-used sweaters. Leafs Na­tion, don’t fret: Col­lect

ing the Top 100 Toronto Maple Leafs is also avail­able.

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