And if thou wilt, remember,
And if thou wilt, forget.
Q. What did it mean to you for the team to petition to get your name on the Stanley Cup?
We have the same agent. It was told to me once that Taser went to Stan [Bowman] and said, ‘They don’t have to put Captain on the Cup if it means helps getting Jammer’s name on it. If that helps make room, I’ll do it.’ I guess Stan’s response was, ‘You don’t have to do that. His name will be on the Cup.’ My point is – that’s something I’ll tell my grandkids. Can you believe how selfless this guy is and what a leader this guy was? It’s amazing.
And to add on, the first half of his answer:
"It’s the story I’ll tell my grandkids. To me, I think the ultimate leader in hockey growing up was Mark Messier. I think Taser [Jonathan Toews] is on the path to where they talk about the leadership quality that he has. Over time, I don’t think there’s going to be a difference when you’re discussing a true leader whether it’s Messier or Jonathan Toews. Taser has a lot of hockey left in him. I think he took a huge step in the last few years. It’s amazing to me at the age of 25. It took me to my 30s to realize to have a bigger picture and not just think of yourself for the next game. You want your teammates to do well, but you’re focusing only on yourself. It takes guys longer to have a bigger picture. He has that. He knows he can’t win with just him and him and (Patrick Kane). He knows he has to have that group."
so clearly this was going around yesterday and i missed it then, WHEN IT WAS EVEN BETTER OMFG.
They may not fight as much as they did, but their teammates say Malkin and Neal definitely still have their share of good-natured arguments. Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury compared their relationship to one between siblings, saying, “They love each other, but they just fight all the time.