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Sunday Hockey Notes

Derek Sanderson story one of caution, pain

Full disclosure here: I have yet to read Derek Sanderson’s new book, “Crossing the Line: The Outrageous Story of a Hockey Original,’’ but I’m willing to bet my mint 1963 Mickey Mantle card that it’s a page-turner. I’ve been around Sanderson for more than 30 years, often on a daily basis when we both regularly traveled the Bruins beat. As icons go, he is both a delight and a wonder, as well as a riddle, a mystery, and an enigma just to name a few of his side attributes.

“Hey, how’s it going, Turkey Pie?’’ I’d greet him, using the nickname attached to him during his broadcast days with Channel 38.

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