- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Triumph Books (September 1, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1572434406
- ISBN-13: 978-1572434400
- Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,291,351 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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 Paperback – September 1, 2001
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The book takes you through the long journeys that they Stanley Cup endures. It takes you to many foreign countries like Russia and Canada, to the pool of Mario Lemieux or even to Cornell with Joe Nieuwendyk to visit his blind college professor. The book describes how meaningful winning the Stanley Cup is to hockey players. Long after the final game the players still have the same emotions with the Stanley Cup as they did the day they raised it over their heads. The book includes many players stories of when they won the Cup from the likes of Maurice Richard to more recently Brett Hull.
I highly recommend to those hockey fanatics who just can't get enough hockey. This book defiantly makes you want to keep reading and once you start you will not be able to put it down. Every time I see the precious trophy I always think back to this book and all the unusual things that the athletes did with the Stanley Cup.
In general, this book is a unique collection of fascinating stories that have been compiled for over one hundred years. No hockey fan should be without this and I highly recommend it too anyone who is looking for an easy going and enjoyable book.
The book gives us a number of short stories of how players reacted to winning it after capturing NHL championships. The fun really gets going when you read about the players taking it around to their friends places and to parties where unspeakable things happened to it! Man, this Cup has been through a lot.
I appreciated the funny stories in the book but was even more impressed with the touching stories. To some, like the fathers and mothers who got up at 4 a.m. to drive their kids to hockey practices year-after-year, seeing their now-grownup son hold this Cup can't do anything but bring tears of joy. I know I got choked up reading some of this.
This is a wonderful book....and very readable.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What a fun and easy read. So much craziness behind the cups Travels.
Recommend to hockey love of any age.
Fun to read if you love professional hockey. Put it in your bathroom and you can multi-task while taking care of business. Works just like Uncle John's Bathroom Reader.Published on November 28, 2010 by Steven S. Stone
Lots of interesting info but could use more pictures of the places the cup has been found.Published on July 16, 2010 by nebraskabill