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A Saturday night spent with Ron MacLean has been a tradition for twenty-five years. Known for his quick wit, arched eyebrows and encyclopedic hockey knowledge, MacLean is the skilled ringmaster of Canada’s most watched weekly program. He has interviewed the greatest players, coaches and personalities of an era and is a master at coaxing the best in substance and entertainment from his guests, as well as from his opinionated and often irascible co-host, Don Cherry, on Coach’s Corner. And he has never written a book—until now.

Cornered is packed with inside accounts—some inspiring, many hilarious—from his early days as a part-time radio announcer and weather forecaster in Red Deer, Alberta, to his time hosting Hockey Night in Canada and the Olympics. Perhaps no other journalist has witnessed first-hand more Canadian sports milestones in the past quarter century. From Gretzky to Catriona, Mario to Salé and Pelletier, MacLean has been there with an eye for detail and an appreciation for what makes a great story.


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Not too original
February 23rd, 2015
Lots of name dropping and self important stories. Interesting career progression and a few good "'s
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January 21st, 2015
I enjoyed the stories shared in this book. There is a never-ending wealth of stories when Donald S is involved.
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A good book
December 17th, 2014
Nothing to crazy happens in this book, but still a good read for a hockey fan or a Canadian. He talks about his life and how fun and crazy it is to work with the one and only Don Cherry. A good book for sure.
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