There are no environments where you're only going to win, because life just isn't like that.
No, I grew up admiring people who played ice hockey.
Much more a skiing family than a hockey family, my dad wasn't a big fan of the arenas early in the morning on the weekends.
I knew at a young age, whether I was playing baseball or hockey or lacrosse, that my teammates were counting on me, whether it be to strike the last batter out in a baseball game or score a big goal in a hockey game.
It's not only hockey, it's every sport. You know, it's a big event.
One of my first heroes was Jim Robson, the hall-of-fame broadcaster with the Canucks and Hockey Night in Canada, and Jim Ross with the WWE and Howard Cosell was a big influence on me.
All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity.
I mean, I went to a Catholic boys' school for a year, but that was to play hockey. Religion class was quite contentious for me.
I had all the usual ambition growing up. I wanted to be a writer, a musician, a hockey player. I wanted to do something that wasn't nine to five. Acting was the first thing I tried that clicked.
I always wanted to play ice hockey back in Australia, I'm not sure why, but we didn't have any ice where I lived. It was very hot - a coastal town.
For me, baseball is more comparable to chess than it is to hockey.
I love Boston. I come here all the time and play pick-up ice hockey with friends in Concord and Bedford.
I know there are sort of misnomers that women's hockey isn't as physical or fast as the guys, but women's hockey is very dynamic and tactful in its own ways. It's just as respectable of a sport as any male counterpart.
Sometimes guys need to cry. Some hockey players think they're too tough to cry.
I played hockey in North Dakota growing up and watch a lot of that.
In any other context, 'icing' is a great and exciting word: The proverbial icing on the cake, for instance, is a bonus - a wonderful thing on top of another wonderful thing. But in hockey, icing merely results in the referee's raising his right hand, as if swearing an oath to the deity of downtime.
I've announced every kind of sporting event except hockey and demolition derby, and to be frank about it, I don't really care to ever do those.
The first year I started hockey, I didn't know how to skate, so I got on the ice with all of the hockey players, and we were doing drills where we had to go backwards in figure eights. And I could not skate, and I just kept falling on my butt, and it was very embarrassing.
That's another thing, we made up games. We didn't have equipment. When it snowed, we would play slow motion tackle football. We would play hockey, but we wouldn't skate. We just made things up. I loved doing that.
I love extreme sports, I like snowboarding and motorcross and rollerblading and hockey.