Crossing the Line: The Outrageous Story of a Hockey Original [NOOK Book]

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The autobiography of one of hockey’s first rebels and a beloved member of the “Big Bad Bruins,” this book shares how Derek Sanderson’s ferocious style helped lead the team to two Stanley Cup victories in the early 1970s. Living life in the fast lane, Sanderson grew his hair long, developed a serious drinking problem, and eventually found himself out of the league and prowling the streets for his next drink. In this autobiography, Sanderson comes clean on his life in hockey, the demons that threatened to consume ...

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Crossing the Line: The Outrageous Story of a Hockey Original

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Overview

The autobiography of one of hockey’s first rebels and a beloved member of the “Big Bad Bruins,” this book shares how Derek Sanderson’s ferocious style helped lead the team to two Stanley Cup victories in the early 1970s. Living life in the fast lane, Sanderson grew his hair long, developed a serious drinking problem, and eventually found himself out of the league and prowling the streets for his next drink. In this autobiography, Sanderson comes clean on his life in hockey, the demons that threatened to consume him, and the strength and courage it took to fight his way back. Today a successful entrepreneur and speaker, Sanderson’s incredible story is a must read for any fan of hockey.

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One moment, hockey star Derek Sanderson was the highest paid athlete in the world, earning $2.65 million a year; a few years later, he was penniless, sleeping on park benches and begging for beer money. Crossing the Line is his long-awaited autobiography, a remarkably candid document in which the former "Big Bad Bruin" recalls his Ontario childhood; his eventful junior hockey career; his aggressive, often combative years in professional hockey; his dizzying descent into alcoholism and disastrous financial decisions; and his inspiring recovery. An almost unbelievable, yet true first-person story of recovery.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617499982
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 10/5/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 66,315
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Derek Sanderson is a retired professional hockey player who was a key member of the two-time Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins in the early 1970s. Known as “the Turk,” he was the NHL’s rookie of the year in 1968. He lives in Boston. Kevin Shea is an editor for the Hockey Hall of Fame. He is the author of numerous books on hockey, including Lord Stanley: The Man Behind the Cup, Over the Boards: The Ron Ellis Story, and Toronto Maple Leafs: Diary of a Dynasty, 1957–1967.

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  • Posted January 22, 2013

    Highly Recommended

    As a big Bruins fan during that era, I thoroughly enjoyed the book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 16, 2012

    For any fan of Hockey

    My non-reading husband can't put this down, he is reading and remembering games Sanderson has played. Although he isn't a fan of Sanderson - the book is immensely enjoyable.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2013

    Great read if you're a Bruins fan or remember the Big Bad Bruins

    Very interesting and compelling story about a unique individual who had his best years (unfortunately too few) in Boston. Sometimes repetitive making it long, but a good read nonetheless

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  • Posted June 21, 2013

    Hockey - pre helmet era!

    I'm just an old time hockey fan, when players had broken teeth, scared faces, and learned their craft on outdoor ponds. Sanderson was one of those colorful characters on the ice with the Bruins, a rebel to Bobby Orr's greatness. The Bruins were fun to watch in those days, and Sanderson was the mustaschioed, long haired bad boy that ignited a fans interest on the ice!

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