Good+ Minor wear, very minor soil, on the sound binding. Very minor edge foxing. Contents are almost as new. No DJ.; First Printing of the First Edtion. 9-1/4" Tall, VIII + 248pp. Red boards, blue cloth spine, gray spine lettering. SPORTS AUTOBIOGRAPHY. "This book was lived and researched over twenty-five years. It is a book I couldn't have written while I played. I needed to distance myself from things I had long since stopped seeing, to see them again. " Per Wikipedia: Dryden played from 1971 to 1979, except for the 1973–74 season, when he was unhappy about the contract that the Canadiens offered him, which he considered less than his market worth, given that he had won the Stanley Cup and Vezina Trophy. He skipped training camp and held out that season, incurring the wrath of Canadiens General Manager Sam Pollock whose previous stars had usually signed for the amount that he had offered. The Canadiens still had a good season, going 45-24-9, but lost in the first round of the playoffs to the New York Rangers in six games. The Canadiens allowed 56 more goals in the 1973–74 season than they had the year before with Dryden. He retired following the 1978-79 season at age 31. Dryden was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1983, his first year of eligibility. His #29 was retired by the Canadiens on January 29, 2007.
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