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How hockey brought sobriety, unity to Souray family

Updated: January 31, 2008, 1:36 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

EDMONTON, Alberta -- There is rock bottom and then there is the cold knowledge of what rock bottom will look like. It was 13 years ago that Richard Souray, father of soon-to-be NHLer Sheldon Souray, decided to choose sharing his son's life over life with the bottle.

"I knew that Sheldon was going to be drafted. And I knew that I would at least be around the periphery of it," Souray told ESPN.com in a recent interview. "And I also knew he didn't need a drunken dad around."

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