"That was the concept here, to make it fun and entertaining for the players and let that translate to all of our spectators. If the players are entertained and enthused, the fans are going to be entertained and that was the focus on all of this." -- Brendan Shanahan Vice President Hockey and Business Development for the NHL
It's a tribute to him, and everything he's done and deserved is coming to fruition tonight with his jersey in the rafters. He's going to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer. And I said today, if he's not, take my stuff out. If he doesn't deserve to be in there first ballot, no one does. Except for (Wayne) Gretzky, I guess.