Herb Brooks... the one who in 1986, rather than telling me to make sure I studied hard in school after seeing me play, instead said, "put on another 6 inches, and about fifty pounds, and you have the talent to do something special in hockey." Well 17 years later, I've put on well more than fifty pounds (never quite got all of that 6 inches... or any of it). But I am a 37 year old who won't shut up about Herb Brooks telling me I had the talent to do something special in hockey.
Rest In Peace. You will always have a special place in my heart.