He feels he could get $3.5 [million], good for him. I won't lose sleep because we lose a player. He wants to go for the money, go for the money. You know, the Earth is still going to turn. Players, they come and go.
I am convinced that a light supper, a good night's sleep, and a fine morning, have sometimes made a hero of the same man, who, by an indigestion, a restless night, and rainy morning, would have proved a coward.
He deserves it. Four years this is his fourth year and he'll finally get his first (NHL) game. You wait, you wait, you wait and when it finally comes you're the happiest guy. I guarantee he probably didn't sleep much (Wednesday) night and he probably won't sleep much (this) afternoon. He'll play on pure adrenaline and he'll do just fine.
It seemed to be a necessary ritual that he should prepare himself for sleep by meditating under the solemnity of the night sky... a mysterious transaction between the infinity of the soul and the infinity of the universe.
There's no relaxing. The more intensely you can get into the game, the better you are going to play. So I would keep intensity as much as I can and just pour all your energy into that game. We've got three or four days until the playoffs, so if we win we can sleep two days in a row.
I didn't sleep for a long time, especially knowing we had a chance to go all the way to the end and win a championship. We got stuck in the seventh game against New York, but just from seeing how disappointed the players were and the coaching staff, not going all the way, I realized everybody was going to be motivated. Fortunately for us, it happened three times.
The second half of football season is toughest because you've been doing it a few months already. Practices start to wear (you down). You get home and you don't feel like doing anything but going to sleep and you've got three or four subjects of homework to do.