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Derek Sanderson, Bruins Legend Book Signing in Framingham

Filed under: Around Town,Sports by News Staff at 5:19 pm on March 14, 2013

[book cover] Derek Sanderson: Crossing the Line

Derek Sanderson's "Crossing the Line", autobiography of Boston Bruins legend -- "The outrageous story of a hockey original"

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Boston Bruins fans will have the opportunity to meet two-time Stanley Cup champion Derek Sanderson at a book signing he will conduct in Framingham on Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 from 11:00am 'til 1:00pm at The Paper Store, located in Shopper's World, 1 Worcester Rd, (Route 9), Framingham, MA.

Sanderson will be signing copies of his new book "Crossing the Line:  The Outrageous Story of a Hockey Original".

The book is an autobiography of one of hockey’s first rebels and a beloved member of the "Big Bad Bruins," this book shares how Derek Sanderson’s ferocious style helped lead the team to two Stanley Cup victories in the early 1970s.

Living life in the fast lane, Sanderson grew his hair long, developed a serious drinking problem, and eventually found himself out of the league and prowling the streets for his next drink.

In Crossing the Line, Sanderson comes clean on his life in hockey, the demons that threatened to consume him, and the strength and courage it took to fight his way back. Today a successful entrepreneur and speaker, Sanderson’s incredible story is a must read for any fan of hockey.

(Editor's note: It was local folklore that in the 1970's, the round concrete house high-up on the westbound side of Edmand's Road just after Carter Drive was being built for Sanderson -- and that due to his financial downfall he never lived in the house... maybe someone will ask him about this...)

Derek Sanderson Rumored to Have Concrete House Built in Framingham in 1970's

This round concrete house was built in the 1970's. The local rumor at the time was that the house was being built for Derek Sanderson. (Photo courtesy Google Maps/StreetView, www.google.com/maps)

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  1. The house was never considered to be build for Derek Sanderson.

    House was being build for Boris Kanieff by Boris Kanieffs’ construction crew. House was never finished due to

    economical down turn..Roomer was Derek Sanderson was interested in purchasing & finishing the house per its’

    original design, it never happened…..Boris

    Comment by Boris Kanieff — May 5, 2013 @ 3:50 pm

  2. I had heard the Derek Sanderson story about 30 years ago. Thanks Boris for clearing up a long standing “myth”.

    Randy.

    Comment by News Staff — May 5, 2013 @ 4:37 pm

  3. were pictures from book signing ever posted on website?

    Comment by Mike — May 7, 2013 @ 6:53 am

  4. No. Sorry, he was only in the store for a short time, and we could not get a photographer there.

    Comment by News Staff — May 7, 2013 @ 10:47 am

  5. Where is Derek’s next signing? And will he ever make to Michigan?

    Comment by Tim — May 29, 2013 @ 7:26 pm

  6. There is a page for the book on on the Triumph Books website… it lists Press Releases and Book Signing dates, (next one is in Kennebunkport, Maine on 6/10/2013). More info here: http://www.triumphbooks.com/products/crossing_the_line/1572436514.php

    Comment by News Staff — May 29, 2013 @ 11:30 pm

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