Top 3 hockey books to read while waiting for the NHL


On Saturday, we looked at the 3 best hockey movies to watch while waiting for the return of NHL and Washington Capitals hockey. If movies aren’t your thing, or if you’ve already seen them, there are also some great books to read to pass the time before the season starts.

Here are two books written by Ted Starkey and one written by Ben Raby that all Caps fans should check out.

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#3 Transition Game: The 2010-11 Washington Capitals Story by Ted Starkey

It was a fun season even if it didn’t end in a cut. We got to see the Caps compete in the NHL Winter Classic for the first time and were in the spotlight in front of the HBO documentary cameras before this one. Ted Starkey recounts this crazy season.

Here is an overview:

“Transition Game: The Story of the 2010-11 Washington Capitals” tells the story of a unique season in the National Hockey League, following a club’s quest for the Stanley Cup. From three of the team’s top young prospects who won the Calder Cup in Hershey to being in the spotlight of a reality television series and one of the NHL’s showpiece events in the Winter Classic, “Transition Game” puts you on a ride with one of the most dynamic and electric clubs. “Transition Game” takes a look at the 2010-11 season, featuring 2009-10 Calder Cup champion Hershey Bears, a profile of Alexander Ovechkin’s rise to stardom, the Capitals’ rise to popularity, achievement from the HBO reality series “24/7” and behind the scenes of the 2011 Winter Classic in Pittsburgh, the team’s embrace of new media and the race for the Stanley Cup playoffs.


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