Dan Cleary is one of the biggest comeback stories in recent NHL history. He went from a first round pick to a mediocre player who was traded twice and on his way out of the NHL. People criticized his work ethic and he was also involved in a drug driving incident. After meeting his wife and working hard, he finally landed a job with the Detroit Red Wings. He became a great all-around forward and received a five-year, $12 million dollar contract extension with the Red Wings this year!
Why mention Dan? We all need a good old fashioned inspirational story now and then and I think now's a good time.