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Inside the NHL Dream;Take a Tour from inside the Locker Room

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Hear About the true professional lives of the people and players who work Inside the NHL Dream. People like Jarome Iginla, James Patrick, Anson Carter, Michael Peca, Paul Kariya, Eric Duhatschek, Kelly Hrudey, Perry Berezan and many more. What really happens behind the scenes? Learn about trades, travel, time commitments, family sacrifices, the physical toll and what it's like to live on the bubble. What kind of commitment do the players actually give? What role does management play in the overall state of the ...
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Overview

Hear About the true professional lives of the people and players who work Inside the NHL Dream. People like Jarome Iginla, James Patrick, Anson Carter, Michael Peca, Paul Kariya, Eric Duhatschek, Kelly Hrudey, Perry Berezan and many more. What really happens behind the scenes? Learn about trades, travel, time commitments, family sacrifices, the physical toll and what it's like to live on the bubble. What kind of commitment do the players actually give? What role does management play in the overall state of the league? Who are the media and what is their role? Inside the NHL Dream puts a human face to those who work inside the league. It's for anyone who dares to dream and go after what they want.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780973023701
  • Publisher: Freelance Communications
  • Publication date: 5/20/2003
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.26 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 9
Introduction 12
Chapter 1 Adjusting To the Big Leagues 18
The NHL Draft 18
The Transition from Junior and College Hockey to Minor Professional and the NHL 21
Personal Adjustments 27
Privacy 31
Off-Ice Pressures 35
Language and Cultural Adjustments 36
The Money 39
Travel 44
Adjusting to Retirement 48
Chapter 2 Commitment 52
Some Make It, Some Don't 52
Longevity 57
Playing With Pain 61
Personal Sacrifice 65
Game Preparation 69
Personal Responsibility 71
Being Traded 73
Chapter 3 Behind the Front Lines 79
Management 79
Public Relations 83
General Manager 93
Coaches 99
Equipment Managers 100
Chapter 4 The Agent's Role 103
Starting Out 103
What Makes a Good Agent 106
Choosing an Agent 107
Agent's Perspective 108
Parents 115
Chapter 5 The Media's Role 122
Players' Perspective of the Media 122
The Media 125
Peter Maher 125
Kelly Hrudey 135
Eric Duhatschek 138
Mike Board 144
Chapter 6 Perspectives 150
Public Perception 150
How the Game Has Changed 152
Respect 155
Economics 157
Marketing 159
Reinventing the Game 161
Final Thoughts 169
Grant Fuhr 170
Perry Berezan 170
Kelly Hrudey 171
Neil Brady 172
Mike Dunham 173
Wayne Gretzky 173
Paul Kariya 173
Bibliography 174
Interviews, Scrums and Press Conferences 178
In Memoriam of Ed Whalen 179
About the Author 181
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