Gretzky's Tears: Hockey, America and the Day Everything Changed

3.78 avg rating
( 281 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781600783043: Gretzky's Tears: Hockey, America and the Day Everything Changed
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

From his standout youth, where he honed his skills on a backyard rink, to his unlikely jump to the pros at the age of 17, this biography chronicles Wayne Gretzky’s ascension to the greatest hockey player of all time to his shocking trade from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings in 1998—an event that rocked hockey fans across North America. This chronicle reveals, for the first time, the true story behind the deal, as well as Gretzky's important role in making the trade happen.

From the press conference where the trade was announced and where Gretzky wept, this work notes how the “Great One” could have been crying tears of joy as he realized his life was about to get a whole lot better—playing for more money in a California city that would be a perfect home for him and his glamorous new actress-wife.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

Brunt follows the gifted Gretzky from his youth, where he honed his skills on a backyard rink, to his unlikely jump to the pros at the age of 17 via the World Hockey Association. Gretzky entered the NHL with the ex-WHA Edmonton Oilers and proceeded to win the league’s most valuable player award eight years running. Then, in 1998, after leading the Oilers to four Stanley Cup titles, Gretzky was inexplicably traded to Bruce McNeil’s L.A. Kings, an event that rocked hockey fans across North America. Brunt reveals for the first time the true story behind the deal as well as Gretzky’s important role in making it happen. At the press conference announcing the trade, Gretzky cried. Brunt—comparing the event to Bobby’s Orr’s tears at the end of his injury-shortened career—noted that “The Great One” instead shed tears of joy: he realized that his life was about to get a whole lot better, playing for more money in a California city that would be a perfect home for him and his glamorous new actress-wife

About the Author:

Stephen Brunt is a columnist at the Globe and Mail and the author of Diamond Dreams: 20 Years of Blue Jays Baseball, Facing Ali: The Opposition Weighs In, Mean Business: The Rise and Fall of Shawn O'Sullivan, Second to None: The Roberto Alomar Story, and The Way It Looks from Here: Contemporary Canadian Writing on Sports. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario, and in Winterhouse Brook, Newfoundland.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

1.

Brunt, Stephen
Published by Triumph Books
ISBN 10: 160078304X ISBN 13: 9781600783043
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
WCC Corp.
(Moorpark, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Triumph Books. Hardcover. Condition: New. 160078304X. Seller Inventory # L6-424

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.60
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

2.

Stephen Brunt
Published by TRIUMPH BOOKS, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 160078304X ISBN 13: 9781600783043
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description TRIUMPH BOOKS, United States, 2009. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. From his standout youth, where he honed his skills on a backyard rink, to his unlikely jump to the pros at the age of 17, this biography chronicles Wayne Gretzky's ascension to the greatest hockey player of all time to his shocking trade from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings in 1998--an event that rocked hockey fans across North America. This chronicle reveals, for the first time, the true story behind the deal, as well as Gretzky's important role in making the trade happen. From the press conference where the trade was announced and where Gretzky wept, this work notes how the "Great One" could have been crying tears of joy as he realized his life was about to get a whole lot better--playing for more money in a California city that would be a perfect home for him and his glamorous new actress-wife. Seller Inventory # AAG9781600783043

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.34
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

3.

Brunt, Stephen
Published by Triumph Books (2009)
ISBN 10: 160078304X ISBN 13: 9781600783043
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)

Book Description Triumph Books, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: BRAND NEW. Seller Inventory # 160078304X_abe_bn

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.67
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

4.

Brunt, Stephen
ISBN 10: 160078304X ISBN 13: 9781600783043
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 6873424-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.07
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

5.

Stephen Brunt
Published by TRIUMPH BOOKS, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 160078304X ISBN 13: 9781600783043
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description TRIUMPH BOOKS, United States, 2009. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. From his standout youth, where he honed his skills on a backyard rink, to his unlikely jump to the pros at the age of 17, this biography chronicles Wayne Gretzky's ascension to the greatest hockey player of all time to his shocking trade from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings in 1998--an event that rocked hockey fans across North America. This chronicle reveals, for the first time, the true story behind the deal, as well as Gretzky's important role in making the trade happen. From the press conference where the trade was announced and where Gretzky wept, this work notes how the "Great One" could have been crying tears of joy as he realized his life was about to get a whole lot better--playing for more money in a California city that would be a perfect home for him and his glamorous new actress-wife. Seller Inventory # AAG9781600783043

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.03
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

6.

Stephen Brunt
Published by TRIUMPH BOOKS, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 160078304X ISBN 13: 9781600783043
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description TRIUMPH BOOKS, United States, 2009. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. From his standout youth, where he honed his skills on a backyard rink, to his unlikely jump to the pros at the age of 17, this biography chronicles Wayne Gretzky's ascension to the greatest hockey player of all time to his shocking trade from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings in 1998--an event that rocked hockey fans across North America. This chronicle reveals, for the first time, the true story behind the deal, as well as Gretzky's important role in making the trade happen. From the press conference where the trade was announced and where Gretzky wept, this work notes how the "Great One" could have been crying tears of joy as he realized his life was about to get a whole lot better--playing for more money in a California city that would be a perfect home for him and his glamorous new actress-wife. Seller Inventory # BTE9781600783043

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.45
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

7.

Stephen Brunt
Published by Triumph Books 2009-11-01, Chicago, Ill. (2009)
ISBN 10: 160078304X ISBN 13: 9781600783043
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)

Book Description Triumph Books 2009-11-01, Chicago, Ill., 2009. hardback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9781600783043

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.52
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.21
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

8.

Stephen Brunt
Published by Triumph Books (2009)
ISBN 10: 160078304X ISBN 13: 9781600783043
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Triumph Books, 2009. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # GZ-9781600783043

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.16
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

9.

Stephen Brunt
Published by Triumph Books (2009)
ISBN 10: 160078304X ISBN 13: 9781600783043
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Triumph Books, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX160078304X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.43
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

10.

Stephen Brunt
Published by Triumph Books
ISBN 10: 160078304X ISBN 13: 9781600783043
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)

Book Description Triumph Books. Hardback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9781600783043

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.13
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.64
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book