Simply the Best: Insights and Strategies from Great Hockey Coaches

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Heritage House Publishing Co, Nov 30, 2007 - Sports & Recreation - 288 pages
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Simply the Best delivers rare insights on success straight from the hearts and minds of Stanley Cup winning coaches Scotty Bowman, Mark Crawford, Jacques Demers, Ken Hitchcock, and Mike Keenan. The book also features NHL and Olympic coaches Clare Drake, Dave King, George Kingston, Andy Murray, Roger Neilson, Pat Quinn, and Brian Sutter. Recognized as the greatest coaches in the game, these 'elite 12' openly discuss in their own words strategies that have made them successful. Coaching wisdom, as never before published, flows from the pages of this remarkable book.These world-renowned hockey visionaries take readers into the players' dressing room and onto the ice and explain what it takes to be a champion at hockey. But, as readers will see, these mastered principles of coaching success are also relevant 'off-ice' so that people in all walks of life, from managers to moms, can win their own Stanley Cups. The 12 coaches in Simply the Best have spent a lifetime in the pursuit of understanding how to win. Now so will you!

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Ken Hitchcock
Marc Crawford
Brian Sutter
Clare Drake
Jacques Demers
George Kingston
Mike Keenan
Andy Murray
Dave King
Scotty Bowman
Roger Neilson

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Ryan Walter played 15 seasons and over 1,000 games in the NHL. Drafted second overall by the Washington Capitals in 1978, he went on to win a Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens and a World Championship medal with Team Canada. He finished his playing career with the Vancouver Canucks and was an assistant coach for the Canucks during the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 seasons. Ryan is an acclaimed international speaker and leadership trainer, entrepreneur and television broadcaster, and is committed to "inspiring the hungry spirit."

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