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4.0 out of 5 stars Very dark and foreboding
A very dark and foreboding account of one of the premier NHL players of all time.
A justifiably resentful Bobby Hull, screwed over by the 1960's Chicago Blackhawks owned by the miserly Wirtz family, as did most players of his time where hockey teams virtually held sway over the lives of their players before the advent of the NHL Players Association, disullisioned...
Published on Nov. 1 2011 by Gordon Friedrich

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2.0 out of 5 stars Not Worth The Read
I anticipated a book which documented the struggles of a legend in hockey who fell from grace, and his attemps at redemption. Mr Hull who is a Canadian sports icon, obviously has had his share of struggles, but the author spent more time recounting games, highlights and his foray into the WHA. There really was very little about his troubles, the title is misleading. The...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very dark and foreboding, Nov. 1 2011
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This review is from: The Devil and Bobby Hull: How Hockey's Original Million-Dollar Man Became the Game's Lost Legend (Hardcover)
A very dark and foreboding account of one of the premier NHL players of all time.
A justifiably resentful Bobby Hull, screwed over by the 1960's Chicago Blackhawks owned by the miserly Wirtz family, as did most players of his time where hockey teams virtually held sway over the lives of their players before the advent of the NHL Players Association, disullisioned with the lack of respect and monetary compensation that was deserved for such a star player, jumped to the fledgling World Hockey Association.

An eye-opening account for the hockey fan who lived during the WHA era as one feels both sympathy for Hull, who tried to make the best of a situation where he never received the credit he deserved, and antipathy for the negative publicity he drew for his off-ice and somewhat arrogant demeanour.

A sad end for one of the greatest players in the game.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read, Feb. 2 2012
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This review is from: The Devil and Bobby Hull: How Hockey's Original Million-Dollar Man Became the Game's Lost Legend (Hardcover)
Growing up in the 60's and 70's Bobby Hull was the man ..... he was my boyhood idol .... I followed this man's career to the end and this book helped fill in a few areas that I was unaware of. It is written brutally honest and accurate .... even though there are a few typo errors in the book it is a overall must read for any Bobby Hull fan ! Every Professional hockey player that has played after Bobby Hull, should pay their dues for what he accomplished, he was indeed the Micky Mantle of hockey!

Neil Abday
Williams Lake, BC
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not Worth The Read, April 2 2012
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This review is from: The Devil and Bobby Hull: How Hockey's Original Million-Dollar Man Became the Game's Lost Legend (Hardcover)
I anticipated a book which documented the struggles of a legend in hockey who fell from grace, and his attemps at redemption. Mr Hull who is a Canadian sports icon, obviously has had his share of struggles, but the author spent more time recounting games, highlights and his foray into the WHA. There really was very little about his troubles, the title is misleading. The colorful antics of pro sports stars are things not shown on tv, i can watch old Chicago games on NHL classic tv, i dont need a recap of his 1960 playoff games.
I was dissapointed in this obviously unauthorized bio. Most likely why the author touched so little on Bobby Hull's life. Boring read for an interesting sports figure.
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