When you step on the ice, when you get in your car, when you're out in public, every time you step out your front door (players are) so scrutinized. I know that better than anybody. It's not easy to live in this city and it doesn't matter whether you're winning or losing.

Hans Island is Canadian.

I was fed up with this crap. I know that everybody that's here just wants something normal.

I was in his kitchen about a month ago telling him, 'You've got to have another dinner for your fund because it's your legacy,' ... He was always scared he wouldn't sell any tickets but the darn place was overflowing all the time. It was a testimony to this guy.

Although we had hoped that we could pursue meaningful discussions that could lead to increased value for your shareholders, we have been left with no choice but to present our offer directly to HBC shareholders.