"I was ready to quit. I was ready to die."
"I met President Ronald Reagan. We had a parade for the team in DC."
"Every player has a role. It's incredibly hard to win Stanley Cups."
"Survivor's guilt is a real thing, and it's ok to talk about it."
"I had enough quiet time to last a lifetime."
Eddie Olczyk. One of the American pioneers of the NHL. A member of the US Hockey Hall of Fame. Stanley Cup champion (yeah, THAT Ranger team).
He wouldn't agree, but he's also an NHL broadcasting legend.
He also beat stage 3 colon cancer. His thoughts on the disease that has affected us all spoke to me in a way I needed. Thanks, Eddie.
His example on loving family, friends and the game is nothing short of inspirational.
Get to know him.
I'm your host Zak Kindrachuk.
My dad used to play hockey.