1972 Summit Series.com is ecstatic about the inclusion of Bruce Kish's 4 part series entitled The 1972 Summit Series. It is a simply fascinating recollection of the series. You will not find a better write up about the Summit Series online.
Kish's lengthy article is sponsored by his company Decisive-Action
Sports. Bruce and his wife created this company and dedicated it to
producing quality tabletop sports replay games and to promoting sports
history. The games on this site enable players to recreate classic
match-ups or to create dream matches between all-time greats.
historians often date the beginning of the professional hockey’s
"Modern Era" to 1967-68. This was the year the NHL doubled
from six to 12 teams, the year the two-goalie system was formally
embraced, and the year that jets replaced trains as the preferred way to
travel for road games.
contend, however, that modern professional hockey's watershed, or
defining year, was 1972 because the Summit Series introduced to North
Americans to new hockey philosophies that will be discussed later on.
beginning research for this topic, I realized that the story was too
detailed to cover in one article, the following is the first of four instalments.
Anything shorter would not have done justice to this subject.
give credit where it is due, my resources for this series include...
War" by Roy Macskimming
Of these, Macskimming's book is perhaps "the" definitive account and I highly recommend his work both for its content and pleasant reading style.