I had this reputation with the league and the refs—I wasn’t going to get the upper hand in a battle with Marty Brodeur.I realized, “I’m going to turn around and put my hand in his face, because then I’m not going to take a penalty.” That was a perfect example of me trying to stay ahead of them.About CBS Television Stations Group (Formerly Paramount Stations Group), a division of CBS Inc., officially entered the Atlanta market September 1, 1995, acquiring WVEU-TV from BCG Communications, which held the license since sign-on in 1981. Atlanta sports fans have a bold new choice for news and information about their favorite sports teams.On December 11, 1995 the call letters were changed to reflect the new ownership and direction for WUPA-TV. 92-9 The Game (WZGC-FM) features locally produced programs hosted by familiar Atlanta voices, along with headline updates every 20 minutes and a full lineup of […]WAOK 1380 is one of America’s most listened to radio stations providing news and information on the AM dial in Atlanta.He doesn’t claim to be an entirely reformed character—“I’m not even going to claim to be a good guy,” he writes—and there’s more than a hint of score-settling throughout the book.
A: I’m playing a CIA agent, and I have a big scene at the start where I go into a house and kill a bunch of people… I’ve never fought for pretend, which is kind of interesting. Q: The entertainment aspect of fighting should be familiar to you … I used to spin my helmet; it started to become a signature for me—it was the only time that you could have the entire arena stop and just look at you.
I always thought guys who’d go toe-to-toe with each other was the stupidest thing in the world, because all you need to do is make sure you land on top of that guy, and then the fans cheer. Q: You write, “The NHL discourages individuality because they like to control things.” Was that a governing aspect of your career—trying to wrest control back from the league?
A: Yeah, look at the [birth of the] Sean Avery rule [which states that you can’t face a goalie and distract him].
It was the only place I felt like I belonged with the people.
As long as I had it in my head that I was a hockey player, I was going to do everything to make sure that I was there, even though staying there, I put my own nail in my own coffin. Q: During your time with the Rangers, your friend Derek Boogaard died of an overdose.