Derek Sanderson is one of the most enigmatic characters the sport of hockey (as well as the city of Boston) has ever seen. It’s about time he wrote a book.
The Bruins great’s book, Crossing the Line, is in stores, and he dropped by NESN on Thursday night to chat about the tell-all book with Naoko Funayama. The new release details some of the more intimate details of a hockey player and a man who appeared to be living the dream while also battling some pretty fierce demons.
Sanderson spoke about the book on NESN Daily, but he also chatted about the NHL lockout, with some strong words for hockey’s power brokers.
“It’s disgusting to tell you the truth,” he said. “There’s absolutely no reason for it. You have a basketball guy on one side of the table talking to a baseball guy on the other side of the table, judging the future of hockey.
“It has to be hockey people. Hockey people need to discuss the future of hockey.”
See the video above for more, including Sanderson detailing the impact that Bruins legend Bobby Orr had on his life.