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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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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

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one of my favorite hockey players (even though i am a die-hard Penguins fan). It will be interesting when he gets around to writing his autobiography. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Jeff Z. Klein is the author of Mario Lemieux, and co-author of The Coolest Guys on Ice, the hockey fan’s manifesto The Death of Hockey, and two editions of The Hockey Compendium. Though a lifelong Sabres fan, the peak moment of his life occurred on June 14, 1994, when he drank champagne from the Stanley Cup in the dressing room of Messier’s victorious Rangers.

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