2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic - Alumni Games
Steve Yzerman #19 of the Detroit Red Wings Alumni waves to the crowd after being announced before the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic Alumni Game Two between the and the Toronto Maple Leafs Alumni played outdoors during the Hockeytown Winter Festival at Comerica Park on December 31, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)
The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.
— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres