As a captain, I think it's important that the players really know who you are and what you stand for, what your beliefs are, and to be consistent in those if things are going good or things are going bad.
Coaching really is an individual philosophy.
I think the thing you always got to keep in mind, you know, hockey is a game of one-on-one battles.
You always really have to remain consistent in your beliefs and philosophy.
The only pressure I'm under is the pressure I've put on myself.
It's a tough game, and you never want to take that aspect out of the game.
I played with a lot of great players before. They're all the same. They take a lot of responsibility for their own play, put a lot of pressure on themselves to perform and to play well.
I haven't celebrated coming in No. 2 too many times.
I think now what you're seeing is guys that are in the peaks of their careers anywhere from 27 to 35 years old, seems to be when they play their best hockey.
But I just think as a captain, everybody's different.
My jersey hanging from the ceiling is going to be a symbol of the hard work of the people I played with.
Like I said, a 30-year-old hockey player, even when I came to New York when I was 30, I was on the downside of my career, pretty much the end of my career.
I think to compare any time you win a Stanley Cup would be unfair to all the players from all the teams.
I never was brought into the league thinking as far as, you know, statistics, things like that. We were really brought into the league in a team concept. Everything was focused around winning.
I think the idea of the obstruction through the neutral zone and away from the puck was an excellent rule.
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