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Code of the Samurai: A Modern Translation of the Bushido Shoshins...
by Thomas Cleary

Language

English

Pages

130

Publication Date

June 07, 2011

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<div><B>Learn the ways of the Japanese Bushido Code with this very readable, modern translation of the <I>Bushido Shoshinshu</I>.</B><BR><BR><I>Code of the Samurai</I> is a four-hundred-year-old explication of the rules and expectations embodied in <I>Bushido</I>, the Japanese Way of the Warrior. <I>Bushido</I> has played a major role in shaping the behavior of modern Japanese government, corporations, society, and individuals, as well as in shaping modern Japanese martial arts within Japan and internationally.<br><BR>The Japanese original of this book, <I>Bushido Shoshinshu</I>, (<I>Bushido for Beginners</I>), has been one of the primary sources on the tenets of <I>Bushido</I>, a way of thought that remains fascinating and relevant to the modern world, East and West.<BR><BR>With a clear, conversational narrative by Thomas Cleary, one of the foremost translators of the wisdom of Asia, and powerfully evocative line drawings by master illustrator Oscar Ratti, this book is indispensable to the corporate executive, student of the Asian Culture, martial artist, those interested in Eastern philosophy or military strategy, as well as for those simply interested in Japan and its people.<BR></div>
Orr: My Story
by Bobby Orr

Language

English

Pages

306

Publication Date

October 15, 2013

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<b>The NHL legend tells his story from his Ontario childhood to his years with the Bruins and Blackhawks, to today.  <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller! </b><br /><br /> Bobby Orr is often referred to as the greatest defenseman ever to play the game of hockey. But all the brilliant achievements leave unsaid as much as they reveal. They don’t tell what inspired Orr, what drove him, what it was like for a shy small-town kid to suddenly land in the full glare of the media. They don’t tell what it was like when the agent he regarded as a brother betrayed him and left him in financial ruin. They don’t tell what he thinks of the game of hockey today.<br /><br />Now he breaks his silence in a memoir as unique as the man himself...<br /><br /><b>Includes photographs</b>
Take Your Eye Off the Puck: How to Watch Hockey By Knowing Where ...
by Greg Wyshynski

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

November 01, 2015

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<div><B>A guide for sports fans on how to watch and appreciate the game of hockey</B><BR><BR>More and more fans are watching the NHL each week, but many of them don’t know exactly what they should be watching. How does an offense create shooting lanes for its best sniper? When a center breaks through and splits between two defensemen, which defender is to blame? Why does a goalie look like a Hall of Famer one week and a candidate for the minor leagues the next? This guide for sports fans on how to watch and appreciate the game of hockey takes you inside a coach’s mind as he builds a roster or constructs a game plan, to the chaos of the goalie’s crease, and deep into the perpetual chess match between offense and defense. Discussing topics such as what to look for when a team goes on the power play and why playing center might be the most grueling job in sports, <I>Take Your Eye Off the Puck </I>shows fans how to get the most out of watching their favorite sport.</div>
Shift Work
by Tie Domi

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

November 02, 2015

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From hockey’s most prolific fighter comes a sports memoir unlike any other—passionate, funny, and candid, <i>Shift Work</i> chronicles Domi’s sixteen tumultuous seasons in the NHL.<BR><BR>Making it through a single fight as an enforcer in the NHL is a sign of toughness. Making it through 333 of them is a mark of greatness. Whether it was on the ice or off it, Tie Domi was driven to be the best at his job and was gifted with an extraordinary ability to withstand pain. He made a career out of protecting the people around him and became known as someone who would stand up for the people who needed it most.<BR> <BR>Raised by immigrant parents in Belle River, Domi found success from an early age on the field and the rink. A gifted athlete in whatever sport he played, Tie eventually focused his sights on hockey. As he moved up the junior ranks, he made a name for himself as a player who was always ready to take on anyone who dared to cross his teammates.<BR> <BR>Tie’s reputation followed him into the NHL, and it wasn’t long before he ranked among the game’s most feared—and fearless—enforcers. From New York to Winnipeg to Toronto, Tie quickly became a fan favourite in whatever city he played. As he went about working his name into the record books, Tie surrounded himself with people from every walk of life, learning from each one as he evolved into a respected leader who was never afraid to tell it like it was.<BR> <BR>In <i>Shift Work</i>, Tie recounts the ups and downs of his life on and off the ice, showing what he has learned and how he has grown as both a player and a person. He offers insight into the most memorable points of his career, sharing his successes and mistakes with unparalleled honesty. <i>Shift Work</i> shows Tie Domi as he is—a devoted father and friend, a valued and loyal team player, a magnetic personality, and an athlete of immense skill and courage.
The Boys of Winter: The Untold Story of a Coach, a Dream, and the...
by Wayne Coffey

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

January 11, 2005

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Once upon a time, they taught us to believe. They were the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team, a blue-collar bunch led by an unconventional coach, and they engineered perhaps the greatest sports moment of the twentieth century. Their “Miracle on Ice” has become a national fairy tale, but the real Cinderella story is even more remarkable. It is a legacy of hope, hard work, and homegrown triumph. It is a chronicle of everyday heroes who just wanted to play hockey happily ever after. It is still unbelievable.<br /><br /><i>The Boys of Winter</i> is an evocative account of the improbable American adventure in Lake Placid, New York. Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews, Wayne Coffey explores the untold stories of the U.S. upstarts, their Soviet opponents, and the forces that brought them together. <br /><br />Plagued by the Iran hostage crisis, persistent economic woes, and the ongoing Cold War, the United States battled a pervasive sense of gloom in 1980. And then came the Olympics. Traditionally a playground for the Russian hockey juggernaut and its ever-growing collection of gold medals, an Olympic ice rink seemed an unlikely setting for a Cold War upset. The Russians were experienced professional champions, state-reared and state-supported. The Americans were mostly college kids who had their majors and their stipends and their dreams, a squad that coach Herb Brooks had molded into a team in six months. It was men vs. boys, champions vs. amateurs, communism vs. capitalism. <br /><br />Coffey casts a fresh eye on this seminal sports event in <i>The Boys of Winter</i>, crafting an intimate look at the team and giving readers an ice-level view of the boys who captivated a country. He details the unusual chemistry of the Americans—formulated by a fiercely determined Brooks—and he seamlessly weaves portraits of the players with the fluid, fast-paced action of the 1980 game itself. Coffey also traces the paths of the players and coaches since that time, examining how the events in Lake Placid affected and directed their lives and investigating what happens after one conquers the world.<br /><br />But Coffey not only reveals the anatomy of an underdog, he probes the shocked disbelief of the unlikely losers and how it felt to be taken down by such an overlooked opponent. After all, the greatest American sports moment of the century was a Russian calamity, perhaps even more unimaginable in Moscow than in Minnesota or Massachusetts. Coffey deftly balances the joyous American saga with the perspective of the astonished silver medalists.<br /><br />Told with warmth and an uncanny eye for detail, <i>The Boys of Winter</i> is an intimate, perceptive portrayal of one Friday night in Lake Placid and the enduring power of the extraordinary.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
99: Stories of the Game
by , Kirstie McLellan Day

Language

English

Pages

412

Publication Date

October 18, 2016

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<b>“The Great One” weaves memories of his legendary career with an inside look at the sport of professional hockey, and the heroes and stories that inspired him.<br /></b><br /> From minor-hockey phenomenon to Hall of Fame sensation, Wayne Gretzky rewrote the record books, his accomplishments becoming the stuff of legend. Dubbed “The Great One,” he is considered by many to be the greatest hockey player who ever lived. No one has seen more of the game than he has—but he has never discussed in depth just what it was he saw.<br /><br /> For the first time, Gretzky discusses candidly what the game looks like to him and introduces us to the people who inspired and motivated him: mentors, teammates, rivals, the famous and the lesser known. Weaving together lives and moments from an extraordinary career, he reflects on the players who inflamed his imagination when he was a kid, the way he himself figured in the dreams of so many who came after; takes us onto the ice and into the dressing rooms to meet the friends who stood by him and the rivals who spurred him to greater heights; shows us some of the famous moments in hockey history through the eyes of someone who regularly made that history.<br /><br /> Warm, direct, and revelatory, it is a book that gives us number 99, the man and the player, like never before.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
The Ice Hockey Psychology Workbook: How to Use Advanced Sports Ps...
by Danny Uribe MASEP

Language

English

Pages

80

Publication Date

April 16, 2017

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THE ONLY SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY WORKBOOK THAT’S EXCLUSIVELY DESIGNED FOR ICE HOCKEY PLAYERS TO BUILD MENTAL TOUGHNESS AND BOOST THEIR ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE <br /> <br />Players hear it all the time… <br />"Hockey is 90% Mental, and 10% Physical” <br />"It's All in Your Head" <br />"The Only One that Can Stop You is You" <br />"You have to be Mental Tough!"<br /> <br />But what exactly do those sayings mean??? Without something concrete, it's difficult for players to understand what it specifically takes to have a mental approach primed for success. <br /> <br />And rather than have a debate with someone who knows nothing about mental training or sports psychology... or read about theories and mental hacks that may or may not work off some random website...why not use a detailed, interactive, and engaging workbook that shows and teaches athletes how specific Sports Psychology concepts directly impact their performance on the ice? <br /> <br />That's exactly what you've found here! <br /> <br />Through 10 Dynamic Exercises... we take athlete's on a journey through the Most debilitating Mental and Emotional Obstacles faced by the Vast Majority of Competitors including: <br /><br />-Decreased Levels in Motivation <br />-Lack of Goal-Setting Capability<br />-Suppressing Unwanted Thoughts<br />-An Inability to get "In a Zone"<br />-Experiencing Overwhelming Pre-Game Jitters, Nerves, and Anxiety<br />-Overcoming Serious and Debilitating Injuries<br />-Zero Formal Education of Necessary Mental Skills such as Mental Imagery and Self-Talk<br />-Playing without Confidence<br />-Not Being Able to Focus when it Matters Most <br /><br />When Athletes Suffer and become Victim to one or multiple issues mentioned above...it becomes Incredibly Difficult for them to maintain a positive frame of mind not only in sports but in life in general. And unfortunately in society today all athletes are under the spot light as they are judged by many of their friends, family, and peers by the level of success they have on the ice, which makes it absolutely crucial for athletes to be mentally tough and resilient. <br /> <br />Thus, after completing our workbook athletes will undoubtedly be equipped with the Mental Tools to: <br /> <br />1. Develop Supreme Confidence in their Skills and Abilities to Flourish <br />2. Build Mental Toughness and Resilience to Overcome Obstacles <br />3. Learn to Handle Intense Pressure and Paralyzing Adversity <br />4. Conquer their Crippling Fears and Severe Anxiety <br />5. Be Mentally Ready to Compete and Dominate their Competition <br />6. Come Back from Injury Better and Stronger than Before <br />7. Be Overflowing with Motivation and Surpass their Athletic Goals <br /> <br />Whether you’re a male or female athlete looking for ways to improve your skills and ability (middle school, high school, or collegiate skill level)…A coach or trainer in search of avenues to improve your teams performance…or a parent trying to help your son or daughter accomplish their goals and dreams…THIS IS THE WORKBOOK YOU'VE BEEN SEARCHING FOR! <br /> <br />Choking Under Pressure During Crucial Moments of a Game, Sitting on the Bench Game after Game despite All your Hard Work and Effort, Becoming accustomed to Losing Over and Over, not Stepping Up when the team Needs it Most, and being Unable to see any Progress toward Improving and Reaching Success can be EXTEMELY PAINFUL, DISAPPOINTING, and DISCOURAGING. This STOPS TODAY! Fulfill your Potential, and Finally Play Great the way you've Always Envisioned. <br /> <br />Available in Kindle and Paperback Edition<br />
A Guy Like Me: Fighting to Make the Cut
by John Scott

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

December 27, 2016

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The John Scott story is the ultimate underdog narrative in sports during 2016 when Scott—in the twilight of his career—went from a joke All-Star fan-voted nominee to scoring two goals and winning the All-Star Game’s MVP title. This is his heartwarming story about an average Joe who became a sports superhero overnight.<BR><BR>Known as a willing-and-able fighter and bruiser in the league, John Scott was a surprising and tongue-and-cheek nominee for the 2016 NHL All-Star Game. He’d been in the league for over eight NHL seasons, playing for teams such as the Wild, Blackhawks, Rangers, Sabres, and the Sharks. Scott’s best attribute as an NHL player was dropping his gloves—never the best player, the 260 pounder did become the most feared fighter in the NHL, racking up extensive penalty minutes. In order to prevent him from playing in the game, his current team—the Phoenix Coyotes—traded Scott to the Montreal Canadians, who demoted him to the AHL team in an attempt to disqualify him from playing in the All-Star Game. Fans were outraged and Scott was devastated. He’d been downgraded in his job—forced to relocate while his wife was pregnant with twin girls. But the fans wouldn’t back down and insisted the NHL let Scott play in the game. The league relented, and Scott not only was invited to attend the NHL game in Nashville, but was nominated a team captain. The media and sports fans at large fell in love with the giant six-foot-eight player who by all means, was just a normal guy and no superstar player. In a true Cinderella story, Scott scored two goals and was the All-Star Game’s MVP. This is his personal memoir—detailing his life growing up and how he was able to keep his sense of humor and become the ultimate Cinderella-Story of hockey.
The 100 Greatest Players In NHL History (And Other Stuff): An Arb...
by , Sean McIndoe

Language

English

Pages

110

Publication Date

January 22, 2017

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To celebrate the National Hockey League’s centennial anniversary, three of the most hilariously irreverent writers in sports media present their own selections for the "100 Greatest Players in NHL History."<br /><br />Read along as Dave Lozo, Sean “Down Goes Brown” McIndoe and Greg Wyshynski of Puck Daddy rank the NHL's best through a unique scoring system that's sure to spark debates – especially when it comes to where modern stars like Sidney Crosby rank. Then check out their other lists and insights from the first 100 years of the NHL, including: <br /><br />- The Top 10 Ways The NHL Will Be Different in 25 Years<br />- The Top 10 Most Questionable Decisions Under Gary Bettman<br />- The 10 Worst Teams In NHL History <br />- And the biggest gripes the authors had with each other’s rankings<br /><br />All of this makes THE 100 GREATEST PLAYERS IN NHL HISTORY (AND OTHER STUFF) a must-read for sports fans who love raging debates and the glorious weirdness of hockey!<br />
Boy on Ice: The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard
by John Branch

Language

English

Pages

385

Publication Date

October 01, 2014

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<p>“Shows us, in tender detail, a life consumed by our unholy appetites.”—Steve Almond, <em>New York Times Book Review</em></p><br />The tragic death of hockey star Derek Boogaard at twenty-eight was front-page news across the country in 2011 and helped shatter the silence about violence and concussions in professional sports. Now, in a gripping work of narrative nonfiction, acclaimed reporter John Branch tells the shocking story of Boogaard's life and heartbreaking death.  <br /><p><em>Boy on Ice</em> is the richly told story of a mountain of a man who made it to the absolute pinnacle of his sport. Widely regarded as the toughest man in the NHL, Boogaard was a gentle man off the ice but a merciless fighter on it. With great narrative drive, Branch recounts Boogaard's unlikely journey from lumbering kid playing pond-hockey on the prairies of Saskatchewan, so big his skates would routinely break beneath his feet; to his teenaged junior hockey days, when one brutal outburst of violence brought Boogaard to the attention of professional scouts; to his days and nights as a star enforcer with the Minnesota Wild and the storied New York Rangers, capable of delivering career-ending punches and intimidating entire teams. But, as Branch reveals, behind the scenes Boogaard's injuries and concussions were mounting and his mental state was deteriorating, culminating in his early death from an overdose of alcohol and painkillers.</p><br /><p>Based on months of investigation and hundreds of interviews with Boogaard's family, friends, teammates, and coaches, <em>Boy on Ice</em> is a brilliant work for fans of Michael Lewis's <em>The Blind Side</em> or Buzz Bissinger's <em>Friday Night Lights</em>. This is a book that raises deep and disturbing questions about the systemic brutality of contact sports—from peewees to professionals—and the damage that reaches far beyond the game.</p>

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