The Game

The Game

The Game by Ken Dryden is being championed by Alan Thicke for Canada Reads 2012.

This 1983 insider's look at Canada's favourite sport is still widely regarded as the best book about hockey ever written, and one of the best sports books of all time. Legendary Montreal Canadiens goaltender Ken Dryden, who led the team to six Stanley Cup championships, chronicles his 1979 season with the team in this Canadian classic. Along the way, he offers vivid portraits of hockey greats such as Guy Lafleur, Larry Robinson, Guy Lapointe and Scotty Bowman, and offers a of the life of a hockey player both on and off the ice. The Game was nominated for a Governor General's Award when it was first published in 1983.

Read an excerpt from The Game here.

Listen to Ken Dryden read from The Game here.

Get to know Ken Dryden by watching our video chat here.

Get to know Alan Thicke by watching our video chat here.

Hear about Alan's debate strategies on the Canada Reads podcast here.

Listen to Ken Dryden discuss The Game on The Next Chapter here.

Check out Ken Dryden's The Game-inspired playlist here.

Read Ken Dryden's article about his writing process here.

Check out archival CBC footage of Ken Dryden here.

Replay our live chat with Ken Dryden here.