When trouble comes, it's your family that supports you.
I think it was always there and it was maybe a matter of bringing it out. It was harder than I thought it would be and I had to try harder. I had to regain my confidence, maybe the most important thing. I have learned a lot to relax. I know what I can do now, and I do it.
The day you hear someone call me captain will be the day I buy a boat.
You do not play hockey for good seasons. You play to win the Stanley Cup. It has to be the objective.
I was working on the farm to get in shape, about a mile away from my parents. You know, I did everything as a kid to stay in shape - jogging, work on the farm, driving the tractor. I'll never forget.
Go ahead, work hard and never be afraid to try something. Even if you don't make it, at least you can say you tried.
Play every game as if it is your last one.
Anyway, I've never been captain in 16 years in the NHL. But that didn't stop me being a leader in my own way.
Being drafted by the Montreal Canadiens, that was the greatest moment in my career. And stealing the Stanley Cup in 1978 and bringing it back to my hometown of Thurso.
That's why I made a comeback in 1988. I knew there were chances of not making it, but I didn't want to end up at sixty years old and say I should have tried when I was thirty-eight.
After 13 years, I couldn't accept to be number two.
It was my dream playing for the Montreal Canadiens - it was my dad's team.
Well, it's always nice to know the fans didn't forget what you did when you played in the NHL.
I would compare that to when I first started with the Montreal Canadiens; it was a big family then, where the guys really stuck together and worked like a unit. But when I came back in '88, it was not like that anymore.
The players wanted more money, higher salary caps and they didn't have that family relationship we felt with the players. Mentally, the players were more businesslike.
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