48 Game Misconduct: One Fan's Boycott of the 2013 NHL Season

aois21 publishing, LLC
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 After three work stoppages in the past 20 years, Keith F. Shovlin had enough! He loves watching hockey, and has his entire life, but in 2013, he had to take some sort of stand. Over the next few weeks of the aborted NHL 2013 campaign, he commented on the season that should have been as well as other insights into the NHL and it's history.
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About the author

 Keith is originally from Beaver, PA, just north of Pittsburgh, he currently lives in Alexandria, VA, with his wife and family. He moved to the DC area in 2002 to finish his Bachelor's at American University. After writing for various newspapers from high school through college, he endeavored to explore the imaginary and try his hand at writing fiction. His first novel, Polk's Soliloquy, was as much a labor of love and a grand experiment for him. He has numerous writing projects of various length he is looking forward to complete. He likes to write as a release and most of his more personal stuff stays that way, while others become part of the stories he writes.

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Publisher
aois21 publishing, LLC
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Published on
May 5, 2015
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Pages
93
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ISBN
9780985904456
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Language
English
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Genres
Sports & Recreation / History
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This content is DRM free.
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