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Sports Illustrated followed The Great One's career right from the very beginning. Starting in 1978, when Gretzky was a young phenom playing for the Soo Greyhounds, they had their best writers cover his rise to fame and subsequent dominance of the sport.
His staggering career stats tend to overshadow the struggles he faced in his career — the early days in Edmonton, when he was establishing himself as the greatest player, but could not lead his team to a cup. The years after the ...

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Overview

Sports Illustrated followed The Great One's career right from the very beginning. Starting in 1978, when Gretzky was a young phenom playing for the Soo Greyhounds, they had their best writers cover his rise to fame and subsequent dominance of the sport.
His staggering career stats tend to overshadow the struggles he faced in his career — the early days in Edmonton, when he was establishing himself as the greatest player, but could not lead his team to a cup. The years after the trade that shook the hockey world he spent years trying to lead a new team to glory, only managing to reach the final once more, in 1993, and losing in five games. Covered as well are his forgotten goal-droughts, the thoughts that he had lost his touch in the early nineties. His struggles with injury and playing though his father's near death. The Great One reads not like a sports book, but a biography of one of the greatest athletes of all time.

Sports Illustrated's greatest writers all contribute articles, EM Swift, Michael Farber, Jack Kalla, to tell the complete story of Wayne Gretzky's career.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780771083617
  • Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Ltd.
  • Publication date: 11/6/2012
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 272,950
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 8.82 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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SPORTS ILLUSTRATED opened its doors in 1954. The company has a massive international staff of the highest regarded sports writers and photographers and has widely become recognized globally as the most respected voice in sports journalism. Through its magazines and website, Sports Illustrated reaches over 21 million sports enthusiasts weekly — that's a lot of hockey fans.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Michael Farber ix

Learned in All the Lore of Old Men E.M. Swift 1

Minor Miracle Up North Jerry Kirshenbaum 17

The Best and Getting Better E.M. Swift 27

The Lord of the Rinks Mike Delnagro 49

Greatness Confirmed E.M. Swift 61

Man with a Streak of Sheer Genius Jack Falla 81

The Key Man Is Sharper Jack Falla 95

Hot Shots on Ice Austin Murphy 105

Here's That Man Again Austin Murphy 115

Woe, Canada E.M. Swift 123

A King in Edmonton Austin Murphy 135

Where He Reigns, Goals Pour Austin Murphy 145

Dynasty Undone Austin Murphy 153

A Backhanded Compliment Jay Greenberg 163

Only Mortal After All? Jay Greenberg 175

A Great 30th for the Great One Jay Greenberg 183

Looking to a Great Recovery Rick Reilly 193

Return of the King Richard Hoffer 205

A Star Is Reborn E.M. Swift 213

King of the Kings Jon Scher 223

The Greatest, and Howe! Austin Murphy 229

Less than Great Michael Farber 241

King No More Richard Hoffer 251

The Good Old Days E.M. Swift 261

Still Going Great Austin Murphy 271

One of a Kind E.M. Swift 277

The Great Ones Michael Farber 289

Great to be Back E.M. Swift 299

Sportsman of the Year Revisited Brian Cazeneuve 309

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