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Born: 1969-07-07
Profession: Athlete
Nation: Canadian
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You can't play hockey with a bald spot, so I'm hanging up the skates.

Tags: Bald, Hanging, Hockey

Once you're in the game and it's a part of your life, you never want to leave it. But you have to be committed to be able to travel and do the things you need to do to be successful in whatever role you're doing.

Tags: Life, Successful, Travel

After 20 years in the game, I was fortunate to get away from the game and enjoy my family, which was great for me.

Tags: Family, Game, Great

Any free meal is a good meal, you know?

Tags: Free, Good, Meal

As a kid, you dream of winning the Stanley Cup. As you get older, you understand the importance of winning the Olympics.

Tags: Dream, Understand, Winning

Hockey has given me everything, most importantly it brought me to Swift Current, where I met my wife Deb.

Tags: Current, Hockey, Wife

I always said to myself that if I thought I slipped and could not be the player that I want to be, then it was time for me to go.

Tags: Said, Thought, Time

I always said to myself that the minute I thought I'd slipped, and not be the player I wanted to be, it was time for me to go.

Tags: Said, Thought, Time

I'm just happy I got a hole-in-one for the first time in my life.

Tags: Happy, Life, Time

I'm leaving the game of hockey with nothing but great memories.

Tags: Game, Great, Leaving

If you keep performing, and if you stay healthy, you keep playing.

Tags: Healthy, Keep, Playing

My e-mail address is actually my wife's e-mail address. I actually hate computers.

Tags: Computers, Hate, Wife

The benefit is competition, the thrill of playing in the Olympics, being an Olympian, playing against the best.

Tags: Against, Best, Playing

The more I can hear, the more I can learn, the better off I'll be.

Tags: Hear, Learn, Off

To be honest, I don't care how it went in.

Tags: Care, Honest

When you think of Canada, you think of hockey and you think of Wayne Gretzky.

Tags: Canada, Hockey, Wayne

When you think of hockey, when you think of Canada, you think of Wayne Gretzky.

Tags: Canada, Hockey, Wayne

You know what's good? Going on the ice and knowing that you don't have to skate when the whistle blows. All my life I've been the one skating.

Tags: Good, Knowing, Life

Here in Denver, we want to thank Jeremy Jacobs for the way he runs his business. Otherwise, we wouldn't have gotten Ray Bourque and won a Stanley Cup.

Tags: Business, Here, Won

I didn't know that I'd like it this much, coaching both boys and coming out all the time and seeing how excited they are to play hockey. It reminds you of when you were that age and you wanted to be out on the ice.

Tags: Age, Time, Wanted
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Obviously there are not too many people who get a chance to play in the Olympics in their hometown. That would be something special, but going into the summer you have to be realistic with yourself, and health-wise and motivation-wise you have to be willing to do what it takes.

Tags: Chance, Special, Yourself

The time of year I love the weather the most here is the fall, and I've never really gotten to experience the mountains and Denver in the fall because I was always playing and traveling.

Tags: Experience, Love, Time

To play in the Olympics, to play for your country, there's nothing like it. You love doing it and I'm looking forward to it again. We're all looking forward to trying to win another gold.

Tags: Forward, Love, Win

You need a lot of leaders, but a hockey team needs a voice, not only in the community, but more importantly between the coaching staff and the players. There are always ups and downs in a season; the captain is the guy players look to in those situations.

Tags: Between, Hockey, Team

Choose your friends wisely, and also choose friends that you can trust.

Tags: Choose, Friends, Trust

My mind has been both my best friend and my worst enemy.

Tags: Best, Enemy, Mind

Occupying my mind with complex problems has been my best and most powerful and most reliable defense against my mental illness.

Tags: Best, Mind, Powerful

Please hear this: There are not 'schizophrenics.' There are people with schizophrenia.

Tags: Hear, Please

The schizophrenic mind is not so much split as shattered. I like to say schizophrenia is like a waking nightmare.

Tags: Mind, Nightmare, Waking

I am a woman with chronic schizophrenia. I have spent hundreds of days in psychiatric hospitals. I could have ended up living most of my life on a back ward, but things turned out quite differently.

Tags: Life, Living, Woman

In a way, I had a very good and normal childhood. I had loving and caring parents. But I had a lot of quirks or problems when I was growing up. I had phobias and obsessions.

Tags: Good, Parents, Problems

My experience is that when one is in psychosis, you're on a mission and nothing is going to stop you. At some level your brain is telling you you probably shouldn't be doing this, but you're on a mission.

Tags: Brain, Experience, Stop

One of the reasons the doctors gave for hospitalizing me against my will was that I was 'gravely disabled.' To support this view, they wrote in my chart that I was unable to do my Yale Law School homework. I wondered what that meant about much of the rest of New Haven.

Tags: Against, Law, School

Some people say I'm unique, that there aren't other people with schizophrenia like me. Well, there are people like me out there, but the stigma is so great that they don't come forward.

Tags: Forward, Great, Unique

We must stop criminalizing mental illness. It's a national tragedy and scandal that the L.A. County Jail is the biggest psychiatric facility in the United States.

Tags: Stop, Tragedy, United