Hockey Insiders

Brian Burke


“With the release of It Takes 23 to Win, the question is ‘Why has no one thought to do this book before?’ It’s the same question people asked when he broke the hockey publishing mold with Hockey Play-by-Play and then again with Behind the Moves.” – Brian Burke, Stanley Cup-winning GM

Mark Recchi


“If you are assembling your own hockey team, or coaching, skating with or even just cheering for a hockey team, then It Takes 23 to Win is not only mandatory reading, it’s the most fun you’ll have without lacing ’em up.” – Mark Recchi, three-time Stanley Cup champion and Hockey Hall of Famer

Ken Hitchcock


“If hockey books had an all-star team, Behind the Moves by Jason Farris would be the power forward…. and now with It Takes 23 to Win, the creative side of Farris’ game is on full display.” – Ken Hitchcock, Stanley Cup-winning head coach

Dan Diamond


 “Jason Farris has done it again, providing a fresh and surprising perspective on the game of hockey and the forces that shape it.” – Dan Diamond, publisher, NHL Official Guide and Record Book, 1985-2018

Glenn Healy


It Takes 23 to Win beautifully illustrates what makes a great hockey team through insight from NHL alumni across different eras. This is a must-read for all hockey fans interested in learning what players – from Hall of Famers to the supporting cast – really think makes teams win and teammates valuable, on and off the ice.” – Glenn Healy, 1994 Stanley Cup champion / Executive Director of the NHL Alumni Association

Scott Gomez


“Farris truly gets the NHL. It Takes 23 to Win is great! Even non-hockey people who I’ve shown the book to, love it!” – Scott Gomez, two-time Stanley Cup champion / New York Islanders assistant coach

Joe Nieuwendyk


"Behind the Moves gave hockey fans access to the general manager's suite to gain raw insight into how GMs build Cup contenders. It Takes 23 to Win gets you even closer to the game by taking you inside the dressing room to hear what players think is needed on a winning lineup and to experience how NHL teammates interact and bond into a championship team." – Former NHL GM and Hall of Fame player, Joe Nieuwendyk