Crossing the Line by Derek Sanderson, Kevin Shea

By Derek Sanderson, Kevin Shea

The autobiography of 1 of hockey’s first rebels and a liked member of the “Big undesirable Bruins,” this e-book stocks how Derek Sanderson’s ferocious sort helped lead the staff to 2 Stanley Cup victories within the early Seventies. dwelling lifestyles within the quickly lane, Sanderson grew his hair lengthy, constructed a significant consuming challenge, and finally discovered himself out of the league and prowling the streets for his subsequent drink. during this autobiography, Sanderson comes fresh on his lifestyles in hockey, the demons that threatened to eat him, and the power and braveness it took to struggle his long ago. this present day a profitable entrepreneur and speaker, Sanderson’s outstanding tale is a needs to learn for any fan of hockey.

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I told him I was getting the puck. ” my dad asked. “No,” I replied. ” “Oh yeah? ” he asked. ” “Oh yeah? ” he continued. ” I shrugged. ” “Well, I’ll tell you what,” he explained. “I’m going to stand right here. Leave that puck right there. ” I looked up at my dad. ” “Then punch him right back, son. ” I walked back and Peter Quinlan asked, “What the hell are you doing, Sanderson? ” Just then, Mike Quinlan, the older brother, grabbed me and demanded, “Do what you’re told. ” I said. “Peter shot it, Peter gets it.

Tommy and I were the one-two punch of the Niagara Falls Midgets, even though there wasn’t much of a punch. We were getting beaten by scores of 14–4. I’d get four goals and Tommy would be named the first star. I’ve never seen a goaltender let in six, seven or eight goals and get the first star, but he was making 60 saves. Tommy was better than Bernie Parent, Doug Favell or any of the goalies in Boston’s system at the time. He was the most competitive player I’ve ever met. He hated to lose, but we always got shelled.

But this time, she stopped before she finished her answer. I heard my dad stomping up each one of the 13 stairs it took to get to my room. I knew I was in big trouble. ” “Of course,” he said. ” I told him. He said, “Fine,” and left my room. Nothing more. I never would have allowed anyone to hurt Miss Escott. When she put her head on the pillow at night, she didn’t need to think about kids laughing at her. She was in tremendous pain every day. She cared. indd 18 9/5/12 5:22 PM Scho ol Days all that winter.

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