“You can shed tears that she is gone,
or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she'll come back,
or you can open your eyes and see all she's left.
Your heart can be empty because you can't see her,
or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her only that she is gone,
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back.
Or you can do what she'd want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.”
“I don't think any of these players are sitting there shedding a tear. They have a lot of different options. Guys who are active and can play are looking at it as a great chance to go to an environment where they can choose, make more and win a championship. The guys it helps are the ones who have games left. It's Christmas (for them).”
“It was emotional in the beginning (and) a few tears were shed. We knew ... this isn't the end of the road for us. We treated it like we had to come out and make sure we won on Senior Night but we've got to keep going from here.”