Foreword by Ron MacLean
No hockey fan is a stranger to the legendary voice of Bob
Cole, the veteran announcer who has delivered play-by-play for some of hockey’s
best-remembered games – from Canada’s epic Summit Series win to countless
Stanley Cup finals. Considered the best
hockey broadcaster ever, Cole’s infectious enthusiasm for the game and uncanny
ability to anticipate plays have endeared him to generations of hockey fans
around the country.
Now, for the first time, readers will see Cole at the centre
of the story rather than watching it from the broadcast booth. From growing up
in Newfoundland to talking his way into Foster Hewitt’s office and into his
first job to rubbing elbows with hockey greats like Bobby Orr and Jean
Beliveau, Cole recounts his life through stories filled with the charm and
detail of a conversation with a guy who has seen pretty much all there is to
see in the game of hockey.