Ice Capades: A Memoir of Fast Living and Tough Hockey

Ice Capades: A Memoir of Fast Living and Tough Hockey

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399575754
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/24/2017
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 68,454
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Sean Avery is a Canadian former professional hockey player. During his time with the NHL, Avery played left wing for the Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, Dallas Stars and New York Rangers. In addition to hockey, Avery has also worked as a Vogue Magazine intern, a model, and a restauranteur. He is married to model Hilary Rhoda and lives in New York.

Table of Contents

Prologue ix

1 Last Chance 1

2 Cincinnati Kid 11

3 Showtime 16

4 Money, Sex, and Fun in the Sun 30

5 That Championship Season 40

6 Stanley Cup Summer 58

7 Two Is the Most Dangerous Lead in Hockey 69

8 Becoming a King 83

9 Summer Schooling 97

10 The King of LA 106

11 Everything in Its Right Place 129

12 Locked out of My Life 141

13 A New Life in Paradise 161

14 From LA to New York 181

15 I Look Good in Blue 187

16 The Avery Rule 215

17 The Summer of Vogue 231

18 Sean Does Dallas 245

19 Down and Out and Back Again 260

20 The Last Season 289

Acknowledgments 315

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Ice Capades: A Memoir of Fast Living and Tough Hockey 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
SamK161 More than 1 year ago
First let me say I was given a copy by NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. I grew to love hockey back when The Broad Street Bullies, The Big Bad Bruins, Canadians, Rangers and others ruled the game. I saw some of the best hockey had to offer and was lucky enough to meet many of the stars of the game. Some of the greatest were the nicest, most down to earth and some of the newbies were the rudest and ego filled. The older more established players would look at the young players and shake their heads, and say they will never learn to enjoy the camaraderie. Players, trainers, broadcasters and even some referees and linesman put aside egos and differences after games and found common grounds. The great ones had egos, but most never lost the ability to relate to the fans. Mr. Avery's story isn't a new one, nor is it the best or the worst I have ever read. I imagine his ego proceeded him wherever he went, the way it did a lot of players. He fills his story with a lot of information on the life of a player and the work they have to do to succeed. I think my major problem with the book was that no matter where he went or what he did he seemed to believe that he knew better and more than anyone else. He constantly tells you what a wonderful fashionista he was, which made me laugh. He would have been the butt of a lot jokes with his short pantsuit back in the 60's & 70's. While his story was interesting, his I'm great attitude overpowered a story, that could have been a positive effect on young players, but instead became a primer on what not to do. The one thing that I wish he would of elaborated on was the struggle and death of a young teammate. That section was heartfelt and sincere and is something that young players should have drilled into their heads, not the cavalier attitude of drinking and drugs that is prevalent in this sport and many others.
B-loNY More than 1 year ago