Living the Hockey Dream: Interviews and Personal Life Stories from NHL Superstars and Other Lovers of the Game
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Bobby Hull: ''I had three things going for me. I could skate, I could shoot, and I was strong. My parents gave me the start, and I put the muscle on my frame and developed my skating ability. When I got open, I could shoot the puck. That's all I needed.''
Wayne Gretzky: ''[My dad] would stand in the big window and watch me. The odd time he'd come out and tell me some things, but mostly he just stayed in there and watched. I was by myself most of the time...almost all day long. It's the best way to learn.''
Jordin Tootoo: ''I want to be true to my roots. I'm a kid who is doing what he loves, but at the same time, I go home to enjoy the wildlife and the land. That's who I am, and I never want to forget it.''
Bobby Clarke: ''...all I ever wanted to do was put my skates on and go out on the ice. I loved hockey, and I would do anything to play hockey. All day, every day, we played.''
Cammi Granato: ''I was obsessed with the game. Playing hockey was completely normal for me. At school I daydreamed about hockey all the time. Nobody could ever take that away from me.''
Jim Pappin: ''I remember certain things about the Cups I won, and everything about the ones I lost. There were two of them. Winnipeg takes away a lot of memories, but when you lose, you never forget.''
Ian Laperriere: ''It's not a trophy. It's more like a business card. [My face] tells people what I do. They ask, 'Are you a boxer?' And I say, 'No, I'm a hockey player.' I like it when people ask me that.''
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Publisher: Folklore (August 24, 2009)
Title: Living the Hockey Dream: Interviews and Personal Life Stories from NHL Superstars and Other Lovers of the Game