Calling the Shots: Ups, Downs and Rebounds – My Life in the Great Game of Hockey - Used
Calling the Shots: Ups, Downs and Rebounds – My Life in the Great Game of Hockey - Used
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Calling the Shots: Ups, Downs and Rebounds – My Life in the Great Game of Hockey - Used

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Author: Hrudey, Kelly

Format: International Edition

Number Of Pages: 352

Release Date: 23-10-2018

Details: Product Description Few people have had a better front-row seat to hockey history than Kelly Hrudey. And in Calling the Shots, he delivers the same insider view as he takes us on a roller-coaster ride through the NHL over the last thirty years, alongside his Hall of Fame teammates Mike Bossy, Denis Potvin, Jari Kurri, Paul Coffey and Wayne Gretzky. This is Kelly Hrudey at his best—candid, funny and opinionated. He takes us on the ice for the 1987 Easter Epic, where he stood tall in net and made seventy-three saves (to this day an NHL record for most saves made in a playoff game) against the Capitals. The fourth overtime period of Game Seven ended at 1:58 in the morning. In 1989, he joined Gretzky and Marty McSorley on a team that took Los Angeles by storm. The dressing room was always full of stars and the Kings travelled in Hollywood circles. Sylvester Stallone once gave a Rocky-style pep talk, and there was lunch with John Candy and a celebrity-filled birthday party at John McEnroe’s home in Malibu with Bruce Springsteen and Bruce Willis. After a legendary series against the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1993, the Kings made it to the franchise’s first Stanley Cup final, against Patrick Roy and the Canadiens in three nail-biting overtimes. Hrudey tells us about his encounters with the great and the not-so great, the inspiring victories, missed opportunities, heartfelt moments and outright craziness. In Calling the Shots, Hrudey has collaborated with bestselling author Kirstie McLellan Day as he shares lively, insightful, funny and surprising stories about life in the NHL.   Review “We were all proud to be Kelly’s teammates, and I’m sure he will give all you fans a wonderful insight into hockey and the lessons he learned in his everyday life.” (Wayne Gretzky, from the foreword) “Kelly and I have worked together for two decades on Hockey Night in Canada. . . In team sports and with our cast and crew, a life in performance, Kelly knew he was playing solo. He showed others how it’s done.” (Ron MacLean) “The thing that made Kelly special was that although he was a goalie, he was a great leader on the team. He could easily have  been captain. Like most great leaders, he was positive, but if he had something to say to someone, he would say it.” (Luc Robitaille) “Armed with years of perspective after retiring, Hrudey has a lot to say in his new memoir . . . [and] addresses the most epic elements of his career with brutal honesty and real humility.” ( The Hockey News) About the Author KELLY HRUDEY was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. The former Medicine Hat Tiger and Indianapolis Checker played for fifteen seasons in the NHL with the New York Islanders, Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks. Hrudey is now a well-respected hockey colour analyst for the Calgary Flames and a broadcaster for Hockey Night in Canada. He and his wife, Donna, and their daughters, Jessica, Megan and Kaitlin, all live in Calgary. KIRSTIE McLELLAN DAY ranks among the top hockey writers in the world thanks to six national bestsellers (including three instant #1 bestsellers): Theo Fleury’s Playing with Fire, Bob Probert’s Tough Guy, Ron MacLean’s Cornered and Hockey Towns, Wayne Gretzky’s 99: Stories of the Game, and Kelly Hrudey’s Calling the Shots. Kirstie is a mother of five and is married to Pyramid Productions Inc. president and television producer Larry Day. They live in Calgary.   KIRSTIE McLELLAN DAY ranks among the top hockey writers in the world thanks to seven national #1 bestsellers: Theo Fleury’s Playing with Fire, Bob Probert’s Tough Guy, Ron MacLean’s Cornered and Hockey Towns, Wayne Gretzky’s 99: Stories of the Game, Kelly Hrudey’s Calling the Shots, and Curtis Joseph’s Cujo. Kirstie, a mother of five great kids, has three grandkids and is married to Pyramid Production television producer Larry Day. They live in Calgary.

EAN: 9781443452250

Languages: English

Binding: Paperback

Item Condition: UsedVeryGood