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Why Is the Stanley Cup in Mario Lemieux's Swimming Pool?: How Winners Celebrate with the World's Most Famous Cup

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  44 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Why Is the Stanley Cup in Mario Lemieux's Swimming Pool? is a globetrotting account of what really happens after the celebration ends -- off the ice!
Paperback, 224 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by Triumph Books (first published September 1st 2000)
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Evan davis
In the world of hockey it is usually impossible to find a good book that really captures the essence of the tradition and respect that makes up the game. Most books about hockey usually focus on one aspect of the game, but the book Why Is the Stanley Cup In Mario Lemeuix’s Swimming Pool? tells the story of hockey’s pride and joy, the Stanley Cup. The book is about the author, Kevin Allen, and his interviews with the great champions of hockey from the original six era to today’s greats, with peop ...more
Jun 11, 2012 Robyn added it
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Strange that I never added any of my hockey books to my GoodReads account. Wonder which box I've got them stored in...

Had this since it was first released in paperback, 2001. Fun read.
Behind the scenes with the greatest trophy in sports. The anecdotes range from hysterically funny to deeply moving. A must for any hockey fan.
The Stanley Cup is the greatest prize in sports. What other trophy is older, with a more glorious history? Some may say that it's not as cool because you have to give it back every year, but I say nay. Less than $50 of silver in 1893 makes the most coveted and widely traveled trophy in sports. It has been left on street corners, in car boots and swimming pools; been peed in by infants; served as jello molds and champagne glasses and a dog dish; climbed mountaintops and gone fishing and visited L ...more
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Feb 13, 2011 Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Snail in Danger (Sid) by: L.J.
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Most Penguins fans have probably heard the title story - but even if you have, this is an excellent read. The author talked to dozens of players and others who won the Cup, plus a few reporters who covered championship teams, and compiled their stories of what they did with the Cup into a highly readable book. (Also it is a book which is not full of spelling errors that should have been easily caught. This seems to be an issue with more and more modern books, and it irritates me. Admittedly I se ...more
As a fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins, I was firstly drawn the title of this book. It was catchy and it definitely drew the reader in. But I was kind of disappointed while reading because most of the stories weren't about how the players celebrated with the cup but about the games and their careers. And I may have enjoyed it more if those stories were from players that I knew. But most of those types were from the early days of the NHL when Montreal was winning every year. Now when I got to the se ...more
Ever wondered what players did with the cup? If you did i recommend this book. Some players had pool parties with it. Martin Brodeur organized a road hockey game and the winner got to dance with the cup. One player even let a horse drink from it. A long time ago a player chucked the cup in the late. IN the book there are many more stories like these.
Mar 08, 2008 Kim rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Liked "If the Cup Could Talk" better than this book. Both are worth reading if you want to hear the stories surrounding the Cup and to find out some interesting history about it. But if you have to choose one, go with If the Cup could talk.
You definitely have to be interested in hockey to enjoy this book. I thought the way it was written was confusing at some times, but enjoyed all the player stories.
Great history of the Stanley Cup told in anecdotes by players who have won the coveted trophy.
Richard Mulholland
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