- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Triumph Books; 9/25/12 edition (October 25, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1600786545
- ISBN-13: 978-1600786549
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.5 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 125 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #253,355 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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J.R.: My Life as the Most Outspoken, Fearless, and Hard-Hitting Man in Hockey Hardcover – October 25, 2012
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About the Author
Jeremy Roenick is a member of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame and one of only four American-born players to score 500 or more career NHL goals. He is currently a hockey analyst for NBC. Kevin Allen is the author or coauthor of more than a dozen sports books, including Brett: His Own Story, Star-Spangled Hockey: Celebrating 75 Years of USA Hockey, and Without Fear: Hockey’s 50 Greatest Goaltenders. He lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
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Jeremy Roenick does not disappoint. As a teenager, I watched many of the games he talks about in this book. I also remember fondly the Mike Keenan era in Chicago. Mike Keenan, the legendary coach of the Flyers, Blackhawks, Rangers and others, plays a prominent role in this book, as there are many stories about him, most of them hilarious. The strength of this book is the inside look into the hockey dressing room and the camaraderie shared amongst the teammates that Roenick provides. I learned some new things as well, like how different it was for an American hockey player trying to make the NHL versus a Canadian.
I found myself disagreeing with many of Roenick’s opinions and philosophies. He seems to make many excuses for his past mistakes and failings on the ice, but then again such behavior is typical of championship-caliber athletes. If they focused for too long on their failures, they would never have the resolve to push forward and meet new challenges. It’s great seeing him as an analyst on television now, and as a fan I wish only the best for him. I found this book to be very entertaining.
For me I played some hockey against him when I was young and he was a legend growing up. The best pure skater I ever saw. The funny thing he was a pussy when he was young and got transformed into fearless wrecking ball which he explains in the book.