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Coaching, not Cup, would cap Housley's career

Phil Housley took his game from high school to the NHL. Now, he's ready to take it back.

Updated: January 21, 2004, 9:28 PM ET
By Jim Kelley | ESPN.com

I first saw him getting dressed for his first training camp in the National Hockey League.

He skated out onto the ice and immediately he looked small, a kid surrounded by men.

He was, after all, exactly that.

Phil Housley was an 18-year-old high school kid from Minnesota thrust into the NHL from the Minnesota High School state tournament almost overnight.

And while it was never easy, the kid from South St. Paul, Minn., didn't disappoint.

He played 21 seasons in the ...

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