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Book Title: Playing With Fire: The Highest Highs And Lowest Lows Of Theo Fleu|
The author of the book: Theoren Fleury
Edition: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Date of issue: 2010
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ISBN 13: 9781554682409
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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. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
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 representative with a land development company. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
"If you had ever played the game in his era, you'd have been circled by Theoren Fleury. I've seen his lionhearted efforts win Stanley Cups and Olympic Gold. And there is a difference. In twenty-five years of broadcasting NHL playoffs, I still point to the 1991 battle of Alberta as the most ruthless test ever. And within that violent, intimidating vortex, Fleury swerved and darted and engineered goals that are replayed to this day. The Olympic stage is best on best. In Salt Lake City, Theoren was at it again. Distorting the natural path on skates, free to act, going around defenders as if guided by GPS. All they could do was marvel. Theoren Fleury was a brilliant hockey player. He excelled in a team game. He understood roles. He was welcoming. He was fair. But what makes him such a fascination is that he stuck to his game outside the rink. His team was not marked by a uniform. Theoren went around everyone. And if you'd ever felt the warm embrace of his way, you'd know he wanted you in the game. What was his was yours. So as you enter the ever-expanding circle of Theoren's life, look for the secret. The freedom to be. The courage to act. It's Fleury's life, but it's a circle of you."
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