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Timeless Trivia - Hockey Facts That Will Never Be Obsolete
by Scott Madore   

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190

Copyright:  December 1, 2009 ISBN-13:  9780981112305
Non-Fiction

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Timeless Trivia - Official Website

Whether you are a hockey enthusiast looking to brush up on your knowledge, or someone who needs a gift for the hockey collector who has everything, Timeless Trivia is a perfect fit. The only hockey trivia book of its kind, Timeless Trivia contains questions that will never become outdated this year, next year, or anytime in the future.

Are you a hockey enthusiast looking to brush up on your knowledge of the sport, or are you looking for a gift for the hockey lover in your life? If so, Timeless Trivia is a perfect fit. The only hockey trivia book of its kind, Timeless Trivia – Hockey Facts That Will Never Be Obsolete contains questions that will never become outdated this year, next year, or anytime in the future.

Author Scott Madore created Timeless Trivia on the premise that hockey trivia books, while offering interesting facts and significant subject matter, can often contain inaccurate answers before they even hit the shelves. Statistics change, and records are broken, much faster than the latest trivia book can be produced. Madore gives those who admire the sport of hockey the chance to learn facts about their favourite sport that are truly “timeless.”

What else sets Timeless Trivia apart from other hockey trivia books? “The answers to each question contain players who are household names to hockey fans,” answers Madore. “There is nothing worse than picking up a trivia book, pondering over a question, only to find the answer contains a player who you have never heard of before.”

Excerpt
Q: The 2006-07 Dallas Stars had three, first overall draft picks on their team. Who were these three players?

A: Mike Modano, Eric Lindros and Patrik Stefan. Modano was drafted first overall by the Minnesota North Stars in 1988. Lindros, who at the time was tagged as “The Next One”, was taken number one overall by the Quebec Nordiques in 1991 and Patrik Stefan was the Atlanta Thrashers first ever draft pick, selected first overall in 1999.

Q: Which two players both scored their 600th career goals with the New York Rangers during the 2006-07 season?

A: Jaromir Jagr and Brendan Shanahan. Jagr scored his 600th career goal in his 16th NHL season, playing for his third team, the New York Rangers. Shanahan, in his first season with the New York Rangers, his fifth NHL team, took longer to reach the milestone, scoring his 600th goal in his 19th season.

Q: What former 1,000-point scorer in the NHL was the first General Manager of the Florida Panthers franchise?

A: Bobby Clarke. Clarke was the Florida Panthers first General Manager, during the team’s inaugural 1993-94 season. Clarke played his last season as a player with the Philadelphia Flyers in 1983-84. The following season, he immediately became the Flyers General Manager at age 35 and would stay in that role for six years, from 1984-85-1989-90.

Q: After eight years in Chicago, Ed Belfour was traded to what team in 1997?

A: The San Jose Sharks. The Sharks gave up three players to acquire Belfour who ended up signing with Dallas as a free agent that summer, playing just 13 games with San Jose in 1996-97 posting a 3-9-0 record with the Sharks.

Q: In 1986-87, this rookie goaltender led the NHL in both regular season and playoff wins. Who is he?

A: Ron Hextall. Hextall led the NHL in wins during the regular season with 37 and was also the playoff wins leader as well with 15. This as a 22-year-old rookie with Philadelphia in 1986-87.

Q: In 2000, defenseman won both the regular season and playoff MVP awards. Who were they?

A: Chris Pronger and Scott Stevens. Pronger won the Hart Trophy as MVP of the regular season, the first defenseman to do so since Bobby Orr. Stevens was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as MVP of the playoffs after leading his New Jersey Devils to their second Stanley Cup.


Professional Reviews

Joe Pelletier, Author and Freelance Hockey Journalist - HockeyBookReviews.com
"As a bit of a rule I am not a huge fan of trivia books. They're fun and all, but the problem is they tend to get out of date pretty quickly. Records are made to be broken, and that means many trivia questions need to be updated over time. It's tough to update a book I bought 5 years ago, and buying books that date quickly gets tiring and expensive after awhile.

Enter Scott Madore. He recognizes this main flaw with the trivia book market, and fixes it with his new hockey trivia book Timeless Trivia: Hockey Facts That Will Never Be Obsolete.

Madore accomplishes this by looking at famous firsts, fascinating milestones, all time bests and past winners. In doing so he compiled 100s of great hockey trivia questions in this 178 page offering.

Interestingly, Madore only focuses his quizzes on big name players. There are no one-feat wonders who no one has ever heard of, only big name stars including most of the games all time greats.

These questions are challenging, too. I like to think I know a thing or two about hockey, but I was constantly surprised by the answers. It was a wonderful way to jog some old memories and to appreciate some more of hockey's amazing history.

I also like how Madore does not just give you the answer, but actually engages the reader with a short dissertation about the event or person, putting the amazing feat into proper context.

So if you're looking for a challenging and fun hockey trivia book, Scott Madore's Timeless Trivia is an excellent choice."


Ray Flowers, Managing Editor- Fanball.com
"Any book can dump and chase, but this one winds it up in its own zone before making an end-to-end rush to light the lamp.

Scott Madore has created a timeless work. Instead of focusing on questions that will be outdated by the time the book hits the shelves, he tackles the queries in such a way that the work will always remain relevant.

Unlike other trivia endeavours, Madore doesn't just give a list of answers, he actually spends a moment giving some background to place the efforts in context.

Some works are content with lighting the lamp, but Timeless Trivia takes things to the next level with a Gordie Howe Hat-Trick of questions, answers, and context."


Paul Bruno, Host- Statsman Sports Report
"Timeless Trivia by Scott Madore is a very uniquely presented volume, where the author has clearly done a great deal of research to come up with questions which lead to answers that won't change with the passage of time.

It is a great resource for fans to challenge each other with. Madore has done a great job in making sure the questions encompass many different teams, players, and events.

If you think you are up for a challenge, test yourself against a tough trivia book that truly separates those hockey fans who think they know their stuff from those who actually do.

No matter how good you think you are, there are a number of questions in this book that will stump you, and that's the mark of a quality trivia book."


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