It's a Catch-22. You want to show the fans what it's going to be like, but obviously they're going to get used to it during the regular season. Hindsight is 20-20.
It was certainly a special night. The best father-son ever to play, and to see Bobby pass the jersey over to Brett. And I think it's only fitting for Brett to wear No. 9 with Hull on the back. It was a nice, classy ceremony.
We've been on the losing end of a lot of close one-goal games and fortunately tonight, we did a lot of good things.
I'm still getting used to the D and they're still getting used to me but I yell a lot out there. They let me see the puck tonight and that's key as any goalie will tell you.
I've played with him for eight years and a bit, and he helped me win a lot of hockey games with game-winning goals. Playing with him for that long and getting to see lots of his goals was a real pleasure.
Better sooner than later because sometimes milestones, they seem tougher and tougher to get once you start talking about them. I'm happy that we came out and played arguably our best game of the year and a lot of credit to these guys.
Anytime you've played in a place and you get a win against your old team, it feels good.
The first period wasn't the script that I wanted, but fortunately, the ending was. There was a lot of emotion out there. I grew up in the area.
Any time you win it's a good thing. Certainly there was more emotion here tonight.
Growing up, sports was my outlet, my way to portray a personality. I was very shy around people but, through sports, something I was good at, I was able to make friends.
I like to try to give something back to the community because I feel fortunate for how I was raised and how my life turned out. Each year, with the help of my brother, Grant, we run a charity golf tournament to raise money for the Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy.
I'm just living my life.
I don't think I'd change the path that's got me where I am today.
You change your mind-set, and as long as you've got a good mind-set, you'll know everything is good.
Any time you're mentioned in the same breath as Tony Esposito, for whatever reason, it's a great honor. He's one of my idols. He's one of the greatest of all time.