I've Got to Be Me

PDF EBook by Derek Sanderson

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Derek Sanderson's book, published in 1970, gives a nice look at the post- PDFexpansion NHL and his early years with Boston. I've Got to Be Me PDF EBook There's tales of traveling west to play the Oakland Seals (how's that for 1970 hockey?), wearing bell bottomed pants, sideburns and whopping contracts of $50,000 a season.

If you're a hockey historian, it's interesting to see things as they occur. Sanderson leads his book with Bobby Orr's goal winner against St. Louis in the Stanley Cup Final and then Orr's immortal flying leap that was captured on film and became an iconic shot of his career. Sanderson fed the assist in that game. He also mentions guys like Glen Sather and Scotty Bowman and the Rangers' Brad Park and Walter Tkachuk.

The book purports to be "controversial," but I found it very tame. And, Dell published it about the time it released Jim Bouton's "Ball Four," which, at that time, was a shocker. Sanderson does mention the women groupies of the NHL and the amphetamine use. He also holds no punches back when talking of players or coaches, and his cockiness that became his trademark comes through in the book. He also talks of a time when Sanderson would charge into the stands to fight obnoxious fans or chase them through the stadium and out into the street — as he did in Montreal once. It's a far cry from today's game.

It's a quick read and it's a fun trip down NHL memory lane. Good for any NHL history buff or a fan who wants to see how the game used to be before all the glitz and money and hype. Like this book? Read online this: Animal Instinct (Time After Time Saga, Book #1), I racconti di Pietroburgo.

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