Brian McFarlane has written so many books he has lost count, but never one about his life in hockey.

Approaching age 90, he finally decided it was time, at the behest of Michael Holmes, executive editor at ECW.

McFarlane is familiar to generations of fans from his three-decade tenure at Hockey Night in Canada as well as working in the U.S. with CBS and NBC.

His connection to the game is deep. As a standout NCAA player, he scored over 100 goals in his college career.  An astute businessman, he brought the game to children and new audiences with Peter Puck.  That was just one of his many ventures.

Above all, he is a student of the game, writing and sometimes correcting its rich history.  In October he released A Helluva Life in Hockey and joined us to tell us why that was the case…