Theo Fleury made a name from himself in a game played by giants.
The Calgary Flames picked him up in the eighth round of the entry draft as an entertaining addition to their minor-league club in Salt Lake City. After a half season lighting in up in the minors Theo quickly convinced the Flames that he deserved a shot at the NHL. Fleury had such talent that despite a growing drug habit and erratic inexplicable behavior on and off the ice, Wayne Gretzky believed in him. 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. Fleury shares all in this raw captivating and honest look at the previously untold story of one game's greatest hero.
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