If you could teach your kid one thing about hockey, what would it be?
For me, it would be the value of being a team player. Doesn't matter if you score a goal or make a nice pass, help the team win and you're doing your job.
I've never been a "star" on any team I've played (I like to characterize my playing style as Hal Gill, great when it comes to defense/PK/5on3 PK, pilon in other situations), but my teammates have always appreciated the enthusiasm I have, even from the bench.
Every team needs a guy or two like that.
"Our priority is finding the best possible person to help us win." - Geoff Molson
“The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile, but that it is indifferent. If we can come to terms with this indifference and accept the challenges of life within the boundaries of death, our existence as a species can have genuine meaning and fulfillment. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.” - Stanley Kubrick