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99: Stories of the Game

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A fabulous autobiography that yields compelling insights into Gretzky himself Much like Gordie Howe s autobiography Mr Hockey I was left with an overwhelming sense of just how down to earth some sports superstars can be Rather than extolling their own virtues these players constantly talk about Gratitude It s all about how grateful they are to their parents coaches teammates and their fans If you are sick and tired of the typical ego maniacal professional athlete read this book for a breath of fresh air Great book Bought this as a gift for my husband and he can t put it down he is learning of The Games History And It Has A games history and it has a of interesting anecdotes The book chronicles the development of hockey in North America with many personal anecdotes of individual players It provides a rough framework of the development of the NHL That said Wayne is a far better hockey player than he is a writer I was surprised that this book ended p in many ways as a historical reference point for the sport of hockey Pleasantly surprised The book does cover the career of 99 but does not shy away from the long and deep history of the great sport which is hockey Well worth your time I m a Sports Hypnotherapist who works with hockey players on the mental game of hockey I bought this the day it came out because I m writing a book on the mental game of hockey that I can give to my clients and thought this was great timing to read this hockey book There are 95 hockey stories in this book 90 of them are GREAT and so vivid that you can smell the ice 2 of the stories are ok and 3 of them suck But thats ok because when you do the math on the price per story its still a great deal I love how Wayne
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about his of hockey discusses Gordie Howe playing different teams and games and If you are looking for tips This isnt really the book for that but he does discuss how it comes down to Aggressiveness passion. The game than he hasbut he has never discussed in depth just what it was he saw For the first time Gretzky discusses candidly what the game looks like to him and introduces s to the people who inspired and motivated him mentors teammates rivals the famous and the lesser known Weaving together lives and moments from an extraordinary career he reflects on the players who inflamed his imagination when he was a kid the. ,
A look back over 99 years of NHL history but with practical takeaways with the storiescolor Gretzky shares Many hockey experts have said 99 s greatest skill is his thinking or problem solving this comes through in spades This book and its life lessons or take aways from each chapter could not only benefit a hockey fan but anyone who wants to fill their soul with nuggets A must read for any ice hockey fan Without doing proper reading about what the book was about before buying it I expected all of the stories to be about Gretzky s career This book is about the history of hockey and all of its great players I don t know much about the game and have players I don t know much about the game and have hard time following when I watch but this book is a page turner The stories are so entertaining and I appreciate learning a bit about the game s history in between the stories The book reads so easily and makes Gretzky comes across as a nice down to earth sensible and humble man I absolutely loved this book it starts with some amazing stories from the old history of hockey most very interesting and heartwarming it appears to me that Wayne Gretzky found a way to mention every single great old star of the game along with many current stars too The book later goes on Into some of the stories from Gretzky s career too All told an absolutely great book Even the casual hockey fan knows the name and the legend of Wayne Gretzky and it s hard to separate the person from his reputation as The Great One This is a wonderful book because it celebrates Gretzky s love and reverence for
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game by the 99 year history of the NHL through the eyes of its greatest player The stories of the players that made hockey such a wonderful sport through the early years are interspersed with Gretzky s stories of how those players impacted his development as a person and as a player As such this book is not only a terrific work of sports history but also. In this sports memoir Wayne Gretzky weaves memories of his legendary career with an inside look at professional hockey and the heroes and stories that inspired him From minor hockey phenomenon to Hall of Fame sensation Wayne Gretzky rewrote the record books his accomplishments becoming the stuff of legend Dubbed The Great One he is considered by many to be the greatest hockey player who ever lived No one has seen of.
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And hard work of courseHockey fans and players will love this awesome Hockey Book By Wayne book by Wayne The Great One Not only could he skate Not only could he score As it turns out he can also write The book is an absolutely nputdownable tour de force of sports literature genre Probably the most elouent summary of what the book is all about can be gleaned not from the literary reviewers but from the author himself I was lucky enough to play with guys who were in the league NHL in the 50 s and 60 s I am just one guy and I was on ice with players who had skated in eight different decades Through coaches and teammates and guys on other teams I made connections to many Every player does Recently the sons of the guys who were in the league with me have been showing p in the NHL That s just one way that the stories of our game come together And what stories Written in a language that is as lively as the game itself Wayne Gretzky tells the story of the game players coaches managers owners teams arenas leagues cities and even countries Yes it is one story of all these many things from the fabled Miracle on Ice USA vs USSR 1980 to heartbreak on ice LA Kings from the fabled Miracle on Ice USA vs USSR 1980 to heartbreak on ice LA Kings Montreal Canadiens 1993 from the humble beginnings of the game in North America to it s expansion into Europe and formation of the Russian Kontinental Hockey League What is the smallest hockey arena in NHL Why is Smythe Trophy named Smythe tropy Why is Stanley Cup Stanley cup As it turns out when it comes to hockey every inside story has an inside story of its own and there is no one better to tell it than Wayne Gretzky Personally one of the most striking features of the book is the style of its narrative The tone is that of someone who does not need to boast of his accomplishments It is as if the reader is lucky enough to listen to one of the guys And IMHO it is that sense of humility that truly earns Mr Gretzky the title of The Great One. Way he himself figured in the dreams of so many who came after; takes s onto the ice and into the dressing rooms to meet the friends who stood by him and the rivals who spurred him to greater heights; shows Diccionario trilingüe Miskitu - Sumu-Mayangna - Español us some of the famous moments in hockey history through the eyes of someone who regularly made that history Warm direct and revelatory it is a book that givess number 99 the man and the player like never before. ,