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Success, motivation, talent will follow Ruggiero

Motivation, talent will follow Ruggiero off ice

Updated: December 29, 2011, 12:21 AM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford

Veteran defenseman Angela Ruggiero showed up at the U.S. women's hockey team camp in Blaine, Minn., on Wednesday without her gear -- a first in her 16-year career. Instead, she carried 10 typed pages of prepared remarks. She didn't want to wing it and risk forgetting something important.

Ruggiero was still rehabbing from shoulder surgery and wasn't supposed to be there at all, so her teammates stared at her quizzically when she walked into the locker room. She asked them to gather and ...

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