DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 2: Adam Foote 's #52 jersey hangs in the locker room of the Colorado Avalanche prior to the jersey retirement ceremony before the game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Pepsi Center on November 2, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The jerseys will be worn during warm up's and signed by each player and Foote and auctioned off online (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)
I downplayed the first one because I thought it's just a hockey game. We just want to win the game; it's against our rival and we want the two points. I downplayed it, but now having gone through the first one I look back and say, 'Geez, that was really cool.' I think as I've grown a bit older I've got a lot more appreciation for what we're allowed to do every day.
— Capitals forward Brooks Laich on the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh