I haven't celebrated coming in No. 2 too many times.
My jersey hanging from the ceiling is going to be a symbol of the hard work of the people I played with.
Obviously every one of them was special to that particular team, all the people that were involved with it.
When you play long enough, everybody goes through spells and streaks and slumps of some nature. I think it's just one of the those things where you have to play yourself out of it.
Like I said, a 30-year-old hockey player, even when I came to New York when I was 30, I was on the downside of my career, pretty much the end of my career.
I just think overall a lot of it has to do with conditioning and players putting in the time and the effort in the off-season to keep themselves in condition for 12 months a year.
I think to compare any time you win a Stanley Cup would be unfair to all the players from all the teams.
I've never really spent a lot of time thinking about my individual accomplishments actually.
If I had to compare any of the two, I'd compare the first one in Edmonton, the first one here in New York because it had been so long in New York since we had won. Obviously, being the first time to ever win the cup in Edmonton, they were fairly similar in that regard.
There was a time there in the mid '80s to the '90s there that we played six finals, three Canada Cups, we were playing hockey almost 10 months a year for a long time there.
We had built up a team in Edmonton that really knew who each other was from a personal standpoint and from a professional standpoint. Our nucleus had stayed together for a long time.
I think the thing you always got to keep in mind, you know, hockey is a game of one-on-one battles.
It's a tough game, and you never want to take that aspect out of the game.
I would never say one was more important or more gratifying than the next because there's a tremendous amount of work, as you know, that goes into winning a cup.
Coaching really is an individual philosophy.