This book presents the complete history of New York’s greatest modern sports rivalry: The battle between the New York Rangers and New York Islanders. More than fifty former players and broadcasters from both teams were interviewed for this book to provide the inside story of the battle between the Rangers and the Islanders. No modern rivalry in sports has quite the intensity and proximity of the Rangers-Islanders. Each game in the history of the rivalry is reviewed so fans can remember the great moments and stars that made this rivalry unique. Players like Rod Gilbert, JP Parise, Billy Smith, Phil Esposito, Denis Potvin, John Davidson, Bryan Trottier, Mike Bossy, Don Maloney, Barry Beck, Pat LaFontaine, Mark Messier, Brian Leetch, Glenn Healy, Wayne Gretzky, Jaromir Jagr, John Tavares, Kyle Okposo, and Henrik Lundqvist are profiled and featured throughout the book. This book is an invaluable reference for fans of both teams and hockey fans everywhere.
The Journey Home: A Baseball Story
Brian Taylor is barely out of high school and already sees his future reflected in the side of his baseball bat. But coinciding with every win, there seems to be a strikeout in his life. Following a family tragedy, his future career takes another hit when he suffers a potentially devastating setback. Suddenly, his heart is racing for a different kind of game when he meets a girl that just might make him take his eye off the ball. Can Brian regain his sense of purpose and fulfill his lifelong dream? Follow the journey home for Brian Taylor as he tries to defy the curveballs thrown his way and make it to the show.