"It's just hard to explain, but it's nice when this time of the year and you're fighting for a playoff spot with so much on the line every game. It just makes it special." -- Kari Lehtonen
"You only have so many chances to play and enjoy it, especially being able to be around that long. It doesn't happen very often. And then what I went through, it makes it really, really special. I think it's one of the milestones that really means a lot to the players."
-- Saku Koivu
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It was definitely emotional. I really appreciated the fans. It was a cool feeling and it felt special and the ovation there at the start and then you kind of feel funny out there standing by yourself. Thinking back, I was saying just a bit ago, you think back just trying to make the NHL and then you kind of reflect on all the years being able to play for a great organization here in Calgary and all the fun I've had so far in my career. I feel very fortunate and blessed.