Herb Brooks: The Inside Story of a Hockey Mastermind

Herb Brooks: The Inside Story of a Hockey Mastermind

John Gilbert / Dec 13, 2019

Herb Brooks The Inside Story of a Hockey Mastermind The U S hockey team s victory at the Olympics was a Miracle on Ice a miracle largely brought about by the late Herb Brooks the legendary coach who forged that invincible team Famously antagonist

  • Title: Herb Brooks: The Inside Story of a Hockey Mastermind
  • Author: John Gilbert
  • ISBN: 9780760332412
  • Page: 436
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The U S hockey team s victory at the 1980 Olympics was a Miracle on Ice a miracle largely brought about by the late Herb Brooks, the legendary coach who forged that invincible team Famously antagonistic toward the press at Lake Placid, Brooks nonetheless turned to sportswriter John Gilbert after each game, giving his longtime friend and confidant what became the mostThe U S hockey team s victory at the 1980 Olympics was a Miracle on Ice a miracle largely brought about by the late Herb Brooks, the legendary coach who forged that invincible team Famously antagonistic toward the press at Lake Placid, Brooks nonetheless turned to sportswriter John Gilbert after each game, giving his longtime friend and confidant what became the most comprehensive coverage of the 80 team This book is Gilbert s memoir of Brooks Neither strictly biography or tell all expos , Herb Brooks Born to Coach is the story of an extraordinary man as it emerged in the course of a remarkable friendship.Gilbert, writing for the Minneapolis Tribune, first met Brooks during his coaching days at the University of Minnesota, whose hockey program he resurrected in the 1970 s The two became fast friends, and here, for the first time, Gilbert relates anecdotes his own and former players that illuminate Brooks oftentimes hard nosed coaching methods, his dramatic successes, and his incomparable character From Brooks beginnings in East St Paul and his stint with the 1960 gold medal winning Olympic team from which he was famously the last player cut , Gilbert goes on to dissect the coach s tenure with the Gophers including three national titles and the Lake Placid story, from the selection process and yearlong barnstorming tour to the Games themselves Throughout this and later chapters of Brooks career including coaching turns with St Cloud State University, four NHL teams, and the 2002 U.S Olympic squad readers are treated to impossibly colorful quotes, rare photographs from Brooks playing and coaching careers, and pertinent sidebar pieces that originally appeared in the Minneapolis Tribune.

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    1. A good book telling the story of herb Brooks the coach of the 1980 Olympic Team. The book does not detail much of Brook's childhood or his playing career, being the last cut on the 1960 Olympic team. The bulk of the book covers his coaching career at the University of Minnesota where he won 3 NCAA championships, his building and coaching of the 1980 Olympic team and his post Olympic career in the NHL. The book details a lot of his coaching innovations and motivational techniques which were uniqu [...]


    2. Considering I don't usually read biographies, or anything nonfiction, really, I enjoyed this look at hockey coach Herb Brooks' life. Though hockey coach seems to be an understatement for the man whose coaching career spans the NCAA, NFL, amateur/junior hockey etc, and of course, 3 appearances at the Olympic Games ('80 and '02 for USA, '98 with France). He also played on u.s. national teams, was last cut for the '60 games, and stayed close with grassroots MN hockey (being a native MN himself). Ap [...]


    3. An excellent biography of the legendary coach's life and career. It covers not only the 1980 Olympic team where his legand grew but also his coaching career at the University of Minnesota and the NHL. As a fan of college hockey, especially during the late 70s and early 80s, I enjoyed the stories of the Minnesota Gopher hockey teams coached by Brooks. John Gilbert is a talented hockey writer and was a close friend of Brooks. Both of these are evident throughout the book. A must read for any hocke [...]


    4. Great book from someone who was very close to Herb Brooks. Nothing to differentiate from other Herb Brooks stories or books, but still a good read.


    5. A wonderful account of Brooks and his life from someone who was close to him. The stories shared make you feel like you have known Brooks all your life.


    6. Amazing to read more about Herb Brooks. He is such an inspiration and lets me look at life a little differently.



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