You can't write it off because that's what keeps me motivated. But I haven't played for four months and even if I do get cleared [to play] it would be pretty tough.
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"Daniel Cloutier" (born April 22, 1976) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey goaltender and currently a goaltending consultant for the Vancouver Canucks. In his 10-year National Hockey League (NHL) career, Cloutier played with the New York Rangers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Vancouver Canucks, and Los Angeles Kings, spending the majority of his career in Vancouver. He employed a combination of both butterfly style/butterfly and stand-up style/stand-up goaltending and was known for wearing the uncommon goaltender mask/birdcage style helmet.More Dan Cloutier on Wikipedia.
He's extremely skilled. Nothing against Minnesota, but when you play that style, the first thing that comes to their mind is stay back. I think here is he going to have a chance to really open it up and we'll see how much skill he's got.
I thought it was unnecessary. It's up to the bar owner, the one who holds the liquor license, to be responsible for people in establishments.
Especially in this city, I think the fans are so happy. They just wanted to get back to hockey. You could tell by the atmosphere in the building. It was a playoff-type atmosphere and it was nice to see, as players, that they are supporting us again.
With the new rules, there are a lot of people crashing the net. They just kind of kept coming at me.