Mark Messier and Gretzky were everybody's favorite, but I always loved watching Tikkanen. He was always a piece of work out there. He was always yapping and trying to get under the other team's skin, and he was a really good player. That always got overlooked because of his antics. He always played against the other team's top players. I'd love to be that kind of player. I don't think I'll get to that caliber, but he always was one of my favorites.
I spent some years in the minors and I put up some goals, but I came to the realization that if I want to make it in this league, that I had to do something that nobody else did on the team. And that was just kind of run around and be full of energy. When I did get my chance, I wanted to leave it all on the ice. Fortunately, they liked what I did so I just kept doing it. That's how I had to play to stay in the league.