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Raising Stanley

3.91  ·  Rating Details ·  32 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Steeped in a tradition that spans three centuries, the Stanley Cup is the most storied trophy in all of professional sports. To raise it means you've won it, and to win it means you've survived an epic journey fraught with untold difficulties. Ross Bernstein, the best-selling author of more than 40 sports books, including The Code and Slap Shot Original, interviewed more t ...more
ebook, 368 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by Triumph Books (IL) (first published September 1st 2010)
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Beto
Jan 07, 2011 Beto rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book, it was great.
Andrew
Jan 23, 2016 Andrew rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hockey, non-fiction
In “Raising Stanley: What it Takes to Claim Hockey's Ultimate Prize”, Minnesota-based author Ross Bernstein provides a series of quotes and anecdotes from various individuals – mostly players – who have been both skilled and lucky enough to have their names engraved on what is arguably the most famous trophy in sports, the Stanley Cup.

Bernstein interviewed many players from championship teams, along with a few coaches, scouts, and executives. He got their thoughts on things like “What it's like
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Mike
Mar 28, 2011 Mike rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: best-sport
If I could give a 6 star I would. This book is a must for any hockey fan that knows how sacred the Stanley Cup is and the dedication it takes to win it. The forwards and intro set this book up perfectly in all its pureness. Bernstein didn't want to paraphrase what these players, coaches, and GMs said as most authors do; he wanted the exact words expressed showing the deep meaning behind winning the cup. What's amazing about what Ross does is he grabs quotes from grinders, playmakers, role playin ...more
Cameron Robertson
Jan 18, 2015 Cameron Robertson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book for any hockey fans. Raising Stanley has entries from all of the greatest hockey players to ever live. The players talk about what it takes and what it is like to win a Stanley cup. The players know that it is such a big deal to win the Stanley cup and they want to send that message to anyone reading the book. The players also tell their story and what they went through to get there. It was not easy for most of them but in the end they won a cup or two. One of the players in ...more
Alexandria Mesa
Was great. Enjoyed a lot.
Cathy M.
Oct 03, 2015 Cathy M. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Themes that come through in nearly all the stories- sacrifice, teamwork, persistence, hard work, discipline, mental toughness, confidence, patience and passion.
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