"The week's been phenomenal," Hawerchuk said. "I've been out here just about all week. A lot of the guys came in early. And like I said all along, this group, this era, they lived here year-round most of them. And they were part of the Manitoba community here. Not only in Winnipeg. We traveled all through the province, whether it was slow pitch or charity golf events. So, there's a closeness for this group."
"The challenge to beat the Edmonton Oilers was incredible ... and we beat them a few times, we just couldn't get through them in the playoffs," Hawerchuk said. "That's why you sign up to play this game - to play with the best against the best, and they were definitely the best in that decade."