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An open Honest telling of one of the greatest Hockey Players of all time
on December 6, 2008
I've read several Messier Books the past few years & this one I think was the most open & Honest, while mostly every book can deavle deep into the highlights of Messiers career & early childhood, Klein takes it a step further & really gets into Messiers early years such as his childhood & relationship with his parents & siblings, As well as his early playing days with the Oilers, it's a true depection of how he was just a kid growing up & did kid things, some good some stupid such as his Drunk Driving Areest in Edmonton while he was playing with the Oilers, it makes him out to be a mere man that grows into a living legend, not just the Legend itself.
Klein also peels away some of the layers of that immortal Legend, in particular Messiers power struggle with Neil Smith that Led to Neil Smith letting Messier walk & sign as a free agent with the Vancover Canucks, a move that siginaled the end of both Mens ultimate sucess in the NHL, the book takes you behind the secenes into a dysfunctional Vancover Canuck Locker room to which Messier was an easy target & got all the blame for there failures, but recived little or no credit for there future sucess, somthing that many of the current & past players on the Canucks give him credit for helping turn that Franchise around.
All & all an easy read, but very intresting, Well worth it.