Playing With Fire: The Highest Highs And Lowest Lows Of Theo Fleu by Theoren Fleury

Playing With Fire: The Highest Highs And Lowest Lows Of Theo Fleu

byTheoren Fleury

Paperback | October 19, 2010

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One of the most influential hockey books of all time, and the runaway blockbuster that changed the way we look at the sport

Finalist for the CBA Libris Award for Best Non-Fiction Book of the Year

Theo Fleury, at 5'6" made a name for himself in a game played by giants. A star in junior hockey, he became an integral part of the Calgary Flames’ Stanley Cup win in 1989. Fleury’s talent was such that despite a growing drug habit and erratic, inexplicable behaviour on and off the ice, Wayne Gretzky believed in him. He became a key member of the gold medal–winning men’s hockey team at the 2002 Olympics.

The Colorado Avalanche picked up Fleury for the playoffs, and when he signed with the New York Rangers, he was a kid in a candy store. After one season of his next multi-million-dollar deal, this time with the Chicago Blackhawks, Fleury suddenly called it quits and wouldn’t explain why. In Playing with Fire, Theo Fleury takes us behind the bench during his glorious days as an NHL player and talks about growing up devastatingly poor and in chaos at home. Dark personal issues haunted him, with drinking, drugs, gambling and girls ultimately derailing his Hall of Fame–calibre career.

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Theoren “Theo” Fleury won a World Junior title, a Turner Cup, a stanley Cup as a rookie with the Calgary Flames and later a Canada Cup and an Olympic gold medal. A former player with the Colorado Avalanche, New York Rangers and Chicago Blackhawks, he now lives in Calgary, where he is a motivational speaker and an investment representat...

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Title:Playing With Fire: The Highest Highs And Lowest Lows Of Theo FleuFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.83 inPublished:October 19, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1554682401

ISBN - 13:9781554682409

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“The emotional story of a young man who despite his size, troubled upbringing, and addictive demons made an undeniable impact on the game of hockey.”