Alexandre Diegel was drafted by the Ottawa Senators as the first overall pick in 1993 and was presented to fans as the savior the team desperately needed.
With a five-year contract, worth more than $12 million, expectations for the young hockey star were heavy, even excessive. Under pressure, the charismatic Laval resident could not perform and spared absolutely nothing. At the end of his contract, the hockey player was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers.
Today, after several decades and a period spent in the American League and the Swiss League, the left winger agreed to talk about this period that colored the rest of his career in the documentary. Choice 1: Alexander Diggleavailable starting November 28 on Prime Video.
The athlete spoke specifically about how he was able to overcome people’s expectations and regain a healthy life, as well as a love for hockey, while living with the feeling of disappointing his fans.
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At the beginning of 2024, another documentary of this type will be released on the Amazon platform. This time it will focus on former Nordiques player Joe Sakic, or at least how the Colorado Avalanche’s owner at the time, Charlie Lyons, was able to keep him on his team by matching the New York Rangers’ offer thanks to the film. Air Force One.
As a free agent, Sakic signed an offer from the New York Rangers in 1997. Under the collective bargaining agreement at the time, the Avalanche had one week to match that offer or release Sakic in exchange for five first-round picks as compensation.
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Against all odds, Lyons managed to find a lifeline in a somewhat unexpected place: Hollywood. The film is ultimately credited with the successes and profits it achieved Air Force Oneproduced by the Avalanche owners, suggested that the Colorado team would finally be able to match New York’s offer.
Save Sakic It will be available on Prime Video in early 2024.
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