Lorna Jackson's Cold-cocked: On Hockey is much more than the first book-length appreciation of NHL hockey written by a woman. It is much more than a celebration of the Vancouver Canucks — past and present — and the city they call home. Smart, sassy and sexy, brashly opinionated and original, it offers up an inspiring vision of hockey, an appreciation of the sport as the complex creature it is. Cold-cocked explores hockey as a metaphor, as ritual, as celebration, as bond: between father and daughter, mother and daughter, fan and fan, player and fan. It takes on the subject of violence in hockey — as important and timely today as it was in 2004-2005, the year of the Bertuzzi hit on Steve Moore from which this book takes its name. Cold-cocked looks at the game through a woman's eyes and heart but is written with a sportswriter's energy, with a hip cultural critic's cynicism and wit, and with a fan's passion.