Fighting Back: The Chris Nilan Story

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Chris Nilan, who grew up in the tough and gritty Irish enclave in Boston, was a feared enforcer for the Montreal Canadiens, the Boston Bruins, and the New York Rangers and a Stanley Cup champion never afraid to go into the corners or take off his gloves. He was a valued teammate whose very presence on the ice affected the way the game was played. As an enforcer and as a teammate, Nilan ranks among the greatest of all time; when the cheering stopped, however, Chris Nilan did not do well. The same qualities—his ...

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Overview

Chris Nilan, who grew up in the tough and gritty Irish enclave in Boston, was a feared enforcer for the Montreal Canadiens, the Boston Bruins, and the New York Rangers and a Stanley Cup champion never afraid to go into the corners or take off his gloves. He was a valued teammate whose very presence on the ice affected the way the game was played. As an enforcer and as a teammate, Nilan ranks among the greatest of all time; when the cheering stopped, however, Chris Nilan did not do well. The same qualities—his aggressiveness and high-emotion style—that proved so valuable on the ice did not serve him well when his career ended. Nilan turned to drugs and alcohol to dull his pain and nearly died from an overdose. His story is a fascinating and troubling exposé of the booze, bills, and drugs that destroy so many athletes after their careers are over. But it’s also a story of triumph, as Nilan has been the victor in his fight against his demons.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600789670
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 11/15/2013
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 183,265
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Nilan played right wing in 688 NHL regular season games for the Montreal Canadiens, the Boston Bruins, and the New York Rangers. He racked up more than 3,000 penalty minutes during his pro career and was the subject of the documentary The Last Gladiator. He lives in Montreal.

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    Posted March 22, 2014

    Frostpetal

    "I know I just joined DarkClan," she mewed,"But I would die for them," ~Frostpetal

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    FlameFury

    He hissed looking at Grim. "I'll die for my clan."

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    Posted March 22, 2014

    Ginger to Grim

    I though you left for a week. Is this an imposter?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2014

    Icetail

    Umm... we already have an alliance of clans at under dogs first res. Its caled the silver alliance and we are trying to get all the cns to join against the evil clans.

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    Cloud

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    Posted March 21, 2014

    Dawnstar

    Well my clan fell so i hope i could be usefull. Her green eyes darted at Grim.......oh..m hm :[

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    Posted March 21, 2014

    Grim

    She padded in without a word, one paw in front of the other. Amber eyes targetted in determination. "Which one of you wants to die first?"

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    Posted March 21, 2014

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    Back to camp

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