"I remember going on there with double-runners on and falling all the time. It looked so easy and I actually began crying to get off the ice. My dad would take my brother and me by the hands and kind of windmill us around with the blades on so that we got that feeling of going really fast. That's when I really had my mind set on learning how to skate." -- Pat LaFontaine
"We want to get more kids on the ice to play, teach them how to play better and get them to love the game and play it longer. Hockey in America is growing and getting better." -- Dave Ogrean
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There's no discouragement in that room. There's no issues there at all to be honest with you. It's more about, 'Hey, it's opportunities for players.' And if we become that bad of a team because of one player, it's not a real good sign for our hockey club. So this is part of sports. It's part of hockey.