I was 11 or 12 when we played a dads vs. their sons -hockey game. We lost the match by 5-10. And haha, first I overturned the net and then I kicked my skate to the board so that the blade of my skate stucked in. My dad had to detach me.” — Tuukka Rask (via ortiorinnerask)
This is how we started back home in Sweden. I didn’t have a rink until I got seven. So holidays, Christmas, or Easter we did some ice fishing and we skated around on lakes. Having the chance to do this as a job over here, playing in the best league in the world. It’s special and it’s something that, when you were younger, you wished for and you dreamt about. It’s been special to live through it.
"hockey is the chance of life, and an affirmation that despite the deathly chill of winter, WE ARE ALIVE.”