Wearing the "C" insignia on the uniform--a badge of honor reserved for team captains--is professional hockey's highest honor, and this study discusses how many of the NHL's all-time greatest players were captains. This exciting new book--an entertaining and enlightening blend of hockey stories and leadership lessons--reveals the secrets of hockey's greatest captains by asking questions such as What does it take to lead a team to championship? What are the keys to overcoming unexpected adversity? and How does a captain manage strong egos from diverse backgrounds into a unified, focused team? To get the inside story, author Ross Bernstein interviewed more than 100 of the all-time greatest captains, assistant captains, and head coaches, including Wayne Gretzky, Scotty Bowman, Phil Esposito, and Joe Sakic. An ideal book for any hockey fan, this work recounts some of the greatest moments in NHL history.
This is a comprehensive and up-to-date hockey-specific training guide based on hundreds of on-ice tests performed on professional hockey players from North America and Europe. The book contains descriptions and photographs of the most effective weight training, flexibility, and abdominal exercises used by hockey players world-wide. Inside, you will find year-round hockey-specific programs that will improve your performance and get you results.