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For the Detroit Red Wings, this was the golden age of hockey. Gordie Howe, Sid Abel, and Ted Lindsay struck fear in goalies’ hearts with their famous Production Line, one of the highest-scoring lines in NHL history. Terry Sawchuk astonished the world with shutout after shutout. Red Kelly was one of the game’s wiliest defencemen and and Marcel Pronovost one of its fiercest checkers. Between them?and with the help of great muckers, grinders, managers and coaches?the Wings claimed five Stanley Cups by 1955.
Original Six Dynasties: The Detroit Red Wings is a photo tour of this period and its players. With 283 rare and never-before-published shots, it presents spectacular glimpses into the most exciting games in Hockeytown history?from long before Detroit was even called Hockeytown. With expert captions by historian Bob Duff, Original Six Dynasties is a must-have collectible for Wings fans and hoc key buffs alike.
Original Six Dynasties: The Detroit Red Wings is the first in a series of hockey books to showcase vintage photographs from the sport's golden age. With nearly three hundred images ranging from 1942 to 1967, The Detroit Red Wings shows you Gordie Howe, Terry Sawchuck, Ted Lindsay, Sid Abel, and other legends in their prime. Drawn from archives not available to the public, the Original Six series is must-have for collectors and sports fans alike.
Currently the sports columnist for the Windsor Star, Bob Duff has covered the NHL since 1988 and is a contributor to The Hockey News.