byron-bitz

[The Canucks organization] could have easily said, ‘You’ve had so many surgeries and it’s a lost cause. And I wouldn’t have blamed them. But the training staff and Mike Gillis … every time I’d see Mike he’d say: 'We’re going to figure this out; there’s got to be an answer.’ And they did find an answer and I’m playing again. They committed to me and stuck with me and I’m committed to helping them any way I can.
—  Byron Bitz
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My Favourite Moments of the 2011-2012 NHL Season

February 7th 2012  Henrik Sedin blocks a Kevin Klein slapshot off his foot, and heads to the dressing room in obvious distress.  Without even taking off his skate, he returns and sets up two goal, en route to being named the game’s first star.

People talk about toughness and toughness is a lot more than dropping the gloves. That’s toughness, playing through injuries like that. As a captain, everyone sees that and everyone follows a guy like that.      -Byron Bitz