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Book: Raising Stanley, What It Takes to Claim Hockey's Ultimate Prize
Featuring Rod Brind'Amour
"For me it was the highlight of my
career. It represented a sort of validation for all the hard work I had put in
for so many years prior. When we it that year, it was my 17th season in the
league, and I wasn't sure if it was ever going to happen or not. I had always
believed that the hard work would pay off sooner or later, though, and I was
thrilled when it finally did. What made it even neater was doing it alongside so
many other veteran players, such as Bret Hedican and Glen Wesley, who had also
never won it up to that point. To see the joy in their eyes was amazing, and I
am sure that they would say the same for me. It was just a wonderful experience
all the way around, and it felt good to be part of something that brought so
much joy to so many deserving people.
Purchase the book here.
To raise the Stanley Cup means that
you have reached the pinnacle of professional hockey success; it means you are a
champion -- the best of the best. Each player's epic journey to get to that
sacred place has a unique and meaningful story behind it, however, and those
stories are at the very core of "Raising Stanley." For more than two years Ross
Bernstein researched, met and interviewed more than 100 players and coaches who
all share one common denominator -- they had the distinct privilege of hoisting
Lord Stanley's holy grail.
Ross Bernstein is the best-selling
author of nearly 50 sports books and has appeared on thousands of television and
radio programs over his career, including CNN and ESPN, as well as in the pages
of the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and USA Today. As a sought after
motivational keynote speaker, Ross uses sports as a metaphor for life and for
business to inspire his audiences and challenges them to think differently. From
audiences ranging in size from 25 to 2,500, Ross regularly speaks to
corporations, sales groups and trade associations around the country --
specializing in the topics of "Ethics & Accountability" and "Passions &