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Goon: The True Story of an Unlikely Journey into Minor League Hockey Paperback – June 10, 2002
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I have been playing hockey since the age of 2 onward. While Doug didn't start skating until later in life, you would never know it. He's worked hard and done a remarkable job at coming up to speed.
To the poster who says the book isn't worth it. You watched both college and professional hockey? I'm sorry, but unless you've played at least at the college level you really don't know what it's like and aren't qualified to say anything.
To the "Hit-Man", I wish you all the luck in the world and I hope your movie does well at the box office, not the penalty box...
-An old friend
It shares with you all the intimate details of being a minor league roughian. Such as the long bus rides, from one mill Town to the next. And some of the dialoge between the two combatants prior to their bare knuckled duels.
It is also the true story of a person pursuing, and acheiving a dream. Doug Smith did not start skating until he was 19! Only a few years later he was playing professional hockey. He got there by working hard and punching hard. And he never lost his sense of humor along the way.
I highly recommend this to anyone who likes sports, comedy, and seeing someone acheive their dreams.
It's pretty cool that Ron Delorme posted here by the way!
Last reviewer; being from the hometown of the author, its sounds as though you have a personal issue with him...were you one of his victims on the ponds ??