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09-02-2011, 11:12 AM
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I wasn't born with the ideal body to be "physical" in hockey. Tall, lanky, think swimmers/pitcher/tennis players body. However I was born with the mindset.

Whoever said it's mental nailed it. Whenever I got clocked I got angry and it was on. I tried to hit anything that moved in college especially after I got hit that first time in a game. Did I bounce off and wind up on my butt some of the time? Sure did. Maybe it's personality, maybe it's testosterone level, etc. but I think you either have it or you don't. Gretzky wasn't a physical player and had a decent career

If you don't have the mindset to be a physical, in your face, and at times a nasty player don't worry about it. Focus on scoring goals. Those guys get more chicks anyway

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