It feels a little bit different. This is what I imagine it would feel like in front of an NHL crowd.
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It helps a lot when he has a smile on his face and good mood. It's great to see he's doing well as a human being, even if hockey isn't there for him. It's really a feather in his cap, his ability to kind of move on and realize that maybe hockey wasn't the thing he was meant to do in life.
I think it was important not to go into the break with a losing feeling. You don't want that marinating in your team.
We're going to miss him, for sure. We're thin as it is. We're going to have to find a way to get goals, to get pucks to the net.
Going to see him in the hospital made you realize just what's important in life. Things are a lot bigger than the game. It's good to see he does have an eye left and can live a normal life. It's not going to end.
That niche is a lot bigger now in the pro game. Strength is always going to be the big thing, the question mark.
He's a true professional at his power-center game. It doesn't matter where you put him, who you put him with, he always delivers the same thing, and he's a true presence in the locker room. He really gets the guys going.