Page 82 - Glace Bay Cinderella Miners
ISSUE : Issue 51
Published by Ronald Caplan on 1989/2/1
I fought more for the hockey team than the hockey players did, you know. And a thing that I hate to do is lose. I hate to lose. If I'm doing anything that's win or lose, I don't want to lose. I want to be the winner. So 1 do my utmost to be the winner. Oh, I can remember going in the dressing room and--and just giving them a general lecture, you know. "Jesus," like I say, "I've got more guts than the whole bunch of you put together." That type of stuff. Something to rile them up, you know. When they'd get mad enough to try to beat you-- geez, it was good to put them out on the ice then, you know--when they had that feeling. You want them to chase them out of the rink an3rway, you know. If I had my days over again, I don't know if I'd change any of them. I had a lot of good days. (And it's important for me to know that you did it deliberately.) Yeah. Well, let's say I was involved in import hockey here--I had the house mortgaged over the damn stuff, you know. Like I say, you don't mind doing those things if you're getting 100% satisfaction out of it. Or the fellows are out there playing hockey like they should be, or like they could. I just didn't have much use for a fellow that didn't get out there and give his all. If he was going to go out there, go and play for all she's worth. And to me, the name of the game is to win. I didn't like to get beat. A PART OF YOUR FAMILY FOR OVER 25 YEARS K'dtud'EtiedCliickeii CHICKEN CHALET LTD. FIVE LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU: SYDNEY SHOPPING MALL (564-6322) * C. B. SHOPPING PLAZA, SYDNEY RIVER (564-6646) * 2A STERLING ROAD, GLACE BAY (849-6689) 7 BLOWERS STREET, NORTH SYDNEY (794-3534) * PLUMMER AVENUE, NEW WATERFORD (862-2111) • INSIDE SEATING AVAILABLE (You get nothing out of it, if I under? stand. What would you get out of taking a risk like that? You. Gordie Grant.) Noth? ing. Nothing. Never got anything out of her, boy. (McKinlay Pop; say--they gave the pop, but they'd get the advertising. But you--what do you get?) Nothing. Noth? ing. No, there's nothing in it for you. Well, the only possible chance you had, if you got in the play-offs and went all the way through them, you know what I mean. But if you got knocked out in the first round, you were left holding the bag. (And then when you did make money--and by the end of that Cinderella year, you did make money--did it go into your pock? et?) No. No, we split it among the boys, and bought them new jackets. I never made any money out of it. I never made money out of hockey. (So clearly, profit was not your motive.) No, no. No, I used to put the team out on the ice, I wanted them to win. "Get out there. If you can win her, win her." I hated to lose.... I hated to lose.
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