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In this autobiography, he vividly describes his unparalleled experiences. Howe, elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in , recounts the joys and travails endured by the sport's most beloved family. Recollections of teammtes, injuries, game experiences, deaths, and his life as a child athlete make this a must-read for all hockey fans. The Weiss Tech Hockey Playbook will help you develop your players' hockey sense, and give you an advantage over your opponent!

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Hell To Pay Neal Hall. It tended to get a little scattered - jumping off subject to something else but in the end, I commend Theo for sharing his personal triumphs and failures with me. I will say, when I moved to Alberta in , I watched the Flames lose to the Canadiens and lost a bet and from that game on, Fleury was my favorite.. Half tucked in jersey, quickest little bugger I've ever seen on skates A joy to watch! Thanks, Theo!

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Andrea K in Calgary. It was pretty interesting to read the behind the scenes story of Fleury's life. I never knew the extent of his personal problems.

No holds were barred in the telling of this story. It's just amazing to hear his persistent bitterness at everything, even when he talks about current events like how crappy the talent is in the NHL is today.

Thats the reason I only give it 4 stars. He always feels like he should be treated differently because he was a superstar. All the whining gets repetitive after a while. Take some personal responsibility Theo. I realize the guy has been through some terrible stuff in his life, but now that's he's sober he should be forgiving some of the people he treated like crap over the years.

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