Blood, Sweat and Hockey: 17 Years in the NHL

Borje Salming, Gerhard Karlsson

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Synopsis: Borje Salming. lt's a name that conjures up many images to the fans of Canada's favorite game-the nervous first introduction of two unknown Swedish players, Salming and lnge Hammarstrom, to the Toronto Maple Leafs in the early seventies; the baiting and roughing in the NHL of a "European-style" player who emphasized skill over brute force but who wasn't afraid to mix it up with anyone on the ice; the graceful and daring shot-blocking by a big defenceman that made fans roar with delight; the chiseled features of a seemingly shy Swede who hated media interviews because he felt handicapped by his poor English; a player who survived the rigors of seventeen years of professional hockey only to retire to his homeland to continue playing for an elite Swedish team. Blood, Sweat and Hockey is the real story of the man behind those images. Told in a disarmingly frank style, it is the story of a survivor who truly loves the game. Salming tells of growing up in a tiny Swedish town with the same dream as many a boy in Canada would share, to play hockey professionally. He tells of the high standards imposed by his strict but loving brother, Stig, after their father died; of how his remarkable stature-eventually he would be 6'6" and weigh over 210 pounds- complemented his natural playing ability and allowed him a rough and tumble style of hockey that would stand him in good stead in North America; of how Stig's discipline and training of his little brother helped hone the boy's natural talents into the survival skills needed to sustain a 17-year NHL career. Salming writes about his triumphs and losses, his friends and foes on the North American and international hockey scene, and of his love of the fast- paced sport.

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Title: Blood, Sweat and Hockey: 17 Years in the NHL
Publisher: Harper Collins
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