Bravery is not the absence of fear, but the action in the face of fear.
The only pressure I'm under is the pressure I've put on myself.
Obviously every one of them was special to that particular team, all the people that were involved with it.
You always really have to remain consistent in your beliefs and philosophy.
Like I said, a 30-year-old hockey player, even when I came to New York when I was 30, I was on the downside of my career, pretty much the end of my career.
When you play long enough, everybody goes through spells and streaks and slumps of some nature. I think it's just one of the those things where you have to play yourself out of it.
Well, my transition into being a captain was easy.
As a captain, I think it's important that the players really know who you are and what you stand for, what your beliefs are, and to be consistent in those if things are going good or things are going bad.
I would never say one was more important or more gratifying than the next because there's a tremendous amount of work, as you know, that goes into winning a cup.
When I left here I left everything here. It's time to move on
There was a time there in the mid '80s to the '90s there that we played six finals, three Canada Cups, we were playing hockey almost 10 months a year for a long time there.
I think the idea of the obstruction through the neutral zone and away from the puck was an excellent rule.
I think the thing you always got to keep in mind, you know, hockey is a game of one-on-one battles.
I've never really spent a lot of time thinking about my individual accomplishments actually.
I haven't celebrated coming in No. 2 too many times.
Really the team often will take on the personality of its coach.
When Wayne was traded, I became captain. For me it really wasn't anything - I didn't do anything or I didn't feel I had to do anything different than what I had been doing all along.
We had built up a team in Edmonton that really knew who each other was from a personal standpoint and from a professional standpoint. Our nucleus had stayed together for a long time.
Coaching really is an individual philosophy.
But I just think as a captain, everybody's different.
My jersey hanging from the ceiling is going to be a symbol of the hard work of the people I played with.
If I had to compare any of the two, I'd compare the first one in Edmonton, the first one here in New York because it had been so long in New York since we had won. Obviously, being the first time to ever win the cup in Edmonton, they were fairly similar in that regard.
Biologically, I'm 10. Chronologically, I'm 33. In hockey years, I'm 66.
It's a tough game, and you never want to take that aspect out of the game.
I think to compare any time you win a Stanley Cup would be unfair to all the players from all the teams.
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