Journeyman Every Young Hockey Player Dreams Of One Day Playing In The NHL, Of Skating On A Line With His Hero And Drinking Champagne In The Dressing Room After Winning The Stanley Cup But Kids Should Watch What They Wish ForThey May Make It To The Pros, Like Sean Pronger, Only To End Up Playing For Sixteen Teams Over Eleven Seasons They May End Up On A Team With A Guy Like The Great One, But Skate On His Line Only In Practice When The Bona Fide First Line Centre Has The Flu And They May End Up Drinking Champagne Only Because Their Little Brother Wins The Stanley CupAnyone Who S Gotten To The NHL The Hard Way Has A Story To TellNo One Knows The Game Better Than The Guys On The Fourth Line Who Fight For Their Jobs Every Night They Know All Too Well What It S Like To Watch From The Press Box Or, Worse, To Be Sent To The Minors Or Traded Sean Pronger Has Seen It All He S Played For Legendary Coaches Like Pat Burns And Gone Head To Head With Guys Such As Doug Gilmour And Steve Yzerman In The Faceoff Circle He Was On The Ice For Perhaps The Most Notorious Violent Attack In Recent Hockey History While Playing In The Minors In Winnipeg, He Guzzled Beer In An Ice Fishing Hut With Grizzled Veterans Like John MacLean, And While Playing In Europe, He Caused International Incidents With Guys Such As Doug WeightFull Of Hilarious Stories And Self Deprecating Jokes, Journeyman Is A Story Not Only About Achieving A Dream, But About Realizing You Ve Achieved ItSean Pronger Grew Up In Dryden, Ontario, And Was Drafted Fifty First Overall By Vancouver In From To He Played In The NHL For The Anaheim Mighty Ducks, The Pittsburgh Penguins, The New York Rangers, The Los Angeles Kings, The Boston Bruins, The Columbus Blue Jackets, And The Vancouver Canucks He Played In Regular Season Games, Earning Goals And Assists For Points, Picking Up Penalty Minutes His Brother Is NHL Defenceman Chris ProngerLike JRNYMN Wear On Facebook

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  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • Journeyman
  • Sean Pronger
  • English
  • 13 August 2017
  • 9780670065912

10 thoughts on “Journeyman

  1. says:

    What did I know about Sean Pronger Pretty much only that he is the older brother of Chris Pronger, who made the list of 100 Greatest NHL Players in History and also was kind of a dick on the ice but not Avery levels, at least Chris is also one of the examples of the bad shit that can happen to professional hockey players post concussion syndrome symptoms forced him into early retirement.But Sean He may have lacked a little bit of his brother s je ne sais quoi in the ice, but seems like he got the family s lionshare of better personalities He is funny This book is actually opened by Chris, who talks with slight humility about how being the star player is maybe not as fulfilling as being the worker bee fourth liner, because they probably work harder than anyone else and they may even enjoy it than anyone else, because every shift means something to them A lot of this memoir is just up and down, back and forth between the minors and The Show, it s dizzying to read and must be even so to live It was an intense amount of hard work, with difficulties surrounding moving and trades, but you are left with the knowledge that Sean would never change what he did or how he did it, because the simple fact of the matter is he got to play hockey, somewhat frequently, in the best league in the world There s nothing better than that.Side note I did enjoy the call out to Fedorov s little brother, who had the talent to make it, but couldn t find the wherewithal to be a team player and not like, a giant goddamn asshole What else do you need to know about Sean Pronger At the end of the book, he makes up a fantasy team of all the best players in the various leagues he s played with or against and makes himself the healthy scratch.

  2. says:

    Hilarious, laugh out loud account of life in the pros, and on the bubble Super informative and great insight into what actually happens in the life of a pro hockey player The easy reading and self deprecating humor helps too.

  3. says:

    This book provides a glimpse into the life of a professional fourth liner, which makes it both unique and refreshing Why should all star hall of famers be the only ones with book deals I enjoyed reading about the many ups and downs literally that a fringe player like Pronger must endure to piece together a career on the ice Truly interesting stuff However, I feel like there are a few details that have been left out For example, Pronger mentions that, for players like him, a post retirement career is necessary This makes sense But he never mentions what he actually does now that his playing days are over I can t imagine he s a full time author Also, I was hoping that he might touch on what life is like for the significant other of a journeyman player Mrs Journeyman is mentioned countless times throughout the book, but I really don t know what she was doing over the years while Sean moved from city to city Did she move with him every time If so, did she constantly have to look for new jobs Did she ever stay put and try to maintain a career of her own Perhaps she ll write a book of her own one day I d read it.Lastly, I feel like one of the book s greatest strengths is also its greatest weakness it was written by a hockey player While I did enjoy Pronger s levity and self deprecating sense of humour, I just can t stand the way that hockey players talk That might sound like an odd complaint, but some of the prose just irked me.Regardless, I d still recommend this to anyone interested in the topic.

  4. says:

    Flying from city to city, getting paid millions of dollars to play in front of thousands of people Every young athlete s dream right Well, maybe not Journeyman by Sean Pronger demonstrates how tough it is to truly make it in professional hockey This comedy follows the life of college hockey all star, Sean Pronger as he unsuccessfully tries to make it to the big league Journeyman shows what it is really like for most pro hockey players jumping from city to city Along the way Sean Pronger is not afraid to take a few stabs at himself while jumping farmhouse to farmhouse This light hearted hockey comedy does a great job of showing the ropes of professional hockey, while still making it enjoyable to read Sean Pronger s mix of wit and not being afraid to poke a little fun at himself makes journey man very enjoyable.To enjoy Journeyman by Sean Pronger to its full potential readers should be hockey lovers with an understanding of how all the different leagues intertwine Also with the crude language involved it would not be recommended for younger readers.Overall, Journeyman is a unique mix of a biography and a comedy that is a great before bed read.

  5. says:

    I read this book while reading Ken Dryden s The Game at the same time and while Pronger is certainly not as cerebral an author or player as Dryden this book is infinitely entertaining Forever labelled as Chris Pronger s brother and the older one at that the lesser known Prongs details the occasional highs and many many lows of his career as a marginal NHL er and minor League er He throws in a good mix of on ice and locker room anecdotes, references to longstanding hockey rumours and balancing his family life against the unpredictabiilty of life as a borderline professional athelete Its refreshing to read someone who never became so established as a pro that they stopped looking at the game from the bottom up Highlights include Sean s hilarious recollections of conversations with his agent, being put in his place by referees when facing off against Steve Yzerman, and the climax of his career in the German League where he finally loses his sanity and starts picking fights with senior citizens.Fun, self deprecating and totally irreverent, this is a side of the NHL that we rarely hear about and the story is well told.

  6. says:

    I found the perspective of Sean Pronger interesting With the lock out currently forcing NHLers to go overseas, I found Sean s views interesting Sean has obviously been through many glorifying and heartbreaking moments in his career The cup win with Chris to the cuts from different teams I found that his chapter about going overseas heart wrenching I felt his pain when reading the book I know how difficult it can be to move but I could not imagine trying to play hockey on a team that no one could speak to me on Let alone live in a country where I could not communicate at all Sean is a warrior and a courageous one to boot Sean is one of the unsung heroes in the NHL, he is a players, player He is Sean, not Chris Pronger and that is the reason I picked up his book to read it He is not well known, he is a real down to earth person who lived many young mens dream, play in the NHL with Wayne Gretzky This book is worth reading if you consider yourself a hockey fan.

  7. says:

    My husband and I are huge hockey fans, so you can imagine how thrilled we were, when we found out that we had won a copy of Sean Pronger s book from Goodreads The book is a fascinating account of the life of a hockey player striving to play the sport he loves at its highest level, in the NHL It s not easy getting to the NHL, and just when he thought he had finally had made it, he gets sent back to the farm team Sean tells tales of the difficulties adjusting to the constant changes, being traded when you least expect it, the difficulties of adjusting to a new team, town, and for the family He tells amusing stories of teammates, and a heart wrenching account of the birth of his daughter In many parts of the book, Sean had me laughing, and I ended up reading many passages aloud to my husband he s now reading the book You do not need to be a hockey fan to enjoy this wonderful human account of the struggles joys of being a pro athlete Highly recommended.

  8. says:

    As a first reads winner of this book and grandmother of a boy who loves hockey, I was eager to read about the life of a professional hockey player who wasn t one of the top players in the league Too often they are the only ones we hear about Sean Pronger does an excellent job of sharing his life as a journeyman hockey player with us Using his personal stories and experiences he relates the ups and downs of hockey life when in this position He gave me a much better understanding of how the hockey system works as well as a much clearer picture of how life is for those men who don t make it big time His humour and honest writings made for an easy and enjoyable read of the many trials and tribulations of a not so famous hockey player I would definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in the workings of the hockey world.

  9. says:

    If you re looking to read a story about the superstar hockey player who makes it the NHL and gets the multi million dollar contracts, this is not that story Journeyman is instead a front row seat to the life of the hockey player who has just enough talent to make it into the pros, but has to claw his way back to the NHL time and again Sean Pronger gives an eye opening, first person account that underlines the fact that just because you make it to the big times, doesn t mean you get to stay there The first 3 4 of the book was 4 stars, but it felt like he and his writer ran out of steam and cranked out the last 1 4 of the book while sitting at the neighborhood bar which may well be what happened A fun read for any fan of the game.

  10. says:

    I find the stories of career minor leaguers usually interesting than that of superstars A player striving to keep battling against all odds, with little encouragement in terms of success or pay is fascinating to me Pronger s book delivers this, although he did have moments where he got to play on the big stage Unfortunately, writing this two years after I read this book, the impressions that I am most left with were that Pronger was a bit of a prick The whole excursion to Germany really seemed like he wasn t interested in going in with an open mind, and the whole story of his letting his kids run wild on the plane and then trying to pick fights with an older man who he thought disapproved just pissed me off So three stars for the book, one for Sean Pronger the human being.

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