Leaf fans loyalty is unshakeable. The fans keep coming back and it hurts, I have been there. I have lost in game six to go to the finals with the Maple Leafs, against Carolina and what a great final that would have been.
I love my hockey, but if you can do that and go home and just be a dad and husband, then you have the best of both worlds.
I think that when you are in the limelight it is part of your obligation to be a good role model. A lot of kids look up to you, and you are given a God-given talent, so it is your responsibility. It isn't hard to deal with. I never have to think twice about doing anything.
They say everything you go through in your childhood builds character and inner strength.
Like most parents, I want everything for my kids that I didn't have. But I don't intend to spoil them. I just enjoy everything that comes naturally with parenthood.
I think you always take pride in how you play.
I'm just living my life.
I'm so busy right now, it's the beginning of the hockey season for my kids.
No matter how many years you play, it's always something new and exciting. It's sports, you never know what may happen.
Wins are the most important measure for goalies, I think. Certainly it's a great accomplishment.
You change your mind-set, and as long as you've got a good mind-set, you'll know everything is good.
Hopefully, my teammates will say that I was important and that I gave it everything and I didn't leave anything to chance my whole career. To be mentioned as Hall-worthy is a great thing.
I don't think I'd change the path that's got me where I am today.
I like to try to give something back to the community because I feel fortunate for how I was raised and how my life turned out. Each year, with the help of my brother, Grant, we run a charity golf tournament to raise money for the Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy.
Growing up, sports was my outlet, my way to portray a personality. I was very shy around people but, through sports, something I was good at, I was able to make friends.
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