"Jonathan came here from Winnipeg, and he skated with some of our guys, we had a little scrimmage, and he was average at best, y’know. And some of his coaches were standing around talking: Wow, this is supposed to be the best kid in Western Canada?

“We offered him a shot here, and he came, and thank goodness we did.” (X)

His inspirational quote:

"A leader must believe in teamwork through participation. He can never close the gap between himself and the group. He must walk, as it were, a tightrope between the consent he must win and the control he must exert.”
— Vince Lombardi

i’m basically reblogging bc there is finally a better quality picture of that top photo. the one i shared a while back was soooo crappy.