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Doubleday Canada, Limited, 2004 - Hockey players - 480 pages
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Throughout his extraordinary career, Mark Messier has set a new standard of hockey excellence. A pillar of the incredible Edmonton Oilers dynasty that won five Stanley Cups and dominated the sport in the 1980’s, a fierce competitor for Team Canada in international competition, and later the driving force behind the New York Rangers’ return to championship glory, Messier’s remarkable achievements on the ice, combined with his near-magical (and at times menacing) charisma have made him one of hockey’s most commanding and intriguing personalities. Now, New York Times Magazine writer Jeff Z. Klein takes readers behind the headlines and statistics for a revealing look at a hockey legend. Drawing on his incisive understanding of the game of hockey, and his sources within the NHL, Klein gives us an intimate look at the man who may be the most fascinating player in hockey and the greatest leader in all sport.

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Review: Messier

User Review  - Ayny - Goodreads

Messier is one of my favourite players, from my team NYR. I know Messier lived a very personal life, and his family were the same. This book is not a gossipy, and very factual, which is what I expected. Read full review

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User Review  - Tim Dunn - Goodreads

Good book, if all the stories are true, then it's even better. I can't rate this one low since I'm a huge Messier fan. Read full review

About the author (2004)

Jeff Z. Klein is the author of Mario Lemieux (1995), and the hockey fan's manifesto The Death of Hockey (1998) and co-author of The Coolest Guys on Ice (1996) and The Hockey Compendium (1987, 2001). Though a life-long Sabres fan, the peak moment of his life occurred on June 14th, 1994, when he drank champagne out of the Stanley Cup in the dressing room of Messier's victorious Rangers.

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