Review of The Battle of Alberta

Spector, Mark. The Battle of Alberta: The Historic Rivalry between the Edmonton Oilers and the Calgary Flames. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2015. Pp. xiii + 279. 16 unnumbered pages of plates and index. $32.95 hardcover, $14.99 e-book. Reviewed by Anthony Calandrillo Mark Spector’s The Battle of Alberta tells the story of the ferocious rivalry between…

Review of Andrew J. Ross’ Joining the Clubs

Ross, J. Andrew. Joining the Clubs: The Business of the National Hockey League to 1945. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2015. Pp. 326. Appendix, bibliography, and index. $49.95 clothback. Reviewed by Tom Rorke In what is now an annual early summer ritual, fans keen to see the Stanley Cup roundly boo its presenter, National Hockey…