I'm very proud to be wearing the "C" for the Maple Leafs. It puts a smile on my face everyday
And I'm, whether I want it or not, a front figure for the team, a guy that talks about how the team is doing and represents the team.
When I was young, I would go to the races and it was an unbelievable feeling when you'd watch them race.
Seeing someone else perform and letting me be the critic for once... that's not a bad thing.
There are more short-term goals right now the way I see it, that I feel are more important right now than maybe the 1,000 points.
Winning a Stanley Cup for Toronto, that's the biggest dream and the biggest goal.
With the fans and the Toronto Maple Leafs organization, the way I've been treated here has been awesome.
You can see all kinds of matchups within those teams, but I think it's going to come down to who plays best as a team and is patient.
I think people want success, you know, and I'm the captain.
It was hard to watch, the business side is so big in the game.
If I'm going through a hard part of my life, I just think about the fact I am living a dream. Alot of people aren't as fortunate to have their hobby-the thing they love to do most-as their job. I just think about that and I feel better.
To see my statue unveiled alongside Borje Salming, the player I grew up idolizing in Sweden, will be very special for both my family and me.
Players come and go, good friends, players who performed well. You can't control that.
It's all trotters in Sweden, so that's what's always caught my eye.
And when things are not going well in Toronto, you're going to hear about it. And you're going to say things are not good at all, where it's really not that bad.
Any chance you have to sit back and be the one watching is great.
At this level, you put a lot of pressure on yourself as a player to perform and do well.
Everybody is excited to play so I think who plays with whom is a minor thing at this point.
Honesty is the biggest thing I admire, respect, and look for. And it's something that's kind of disappearing in some people nowadays.
I always thought Ray Bourque was a great competitor.
I put a lot of pressure on myself, more than anyone else.
I think you're a little more fragile when you're younger.
I'm 31 years old and I want to be part of a championship team before my career is over.
I've been around racing a fairly long time, but when it comes to the important issues, I'm happy to let others make the big decisions.
I'm sure once my career's over, when I look back when I'm older, I can maybe appreciate it a little bit more.
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