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by Paul on 12/01/05 at 06:46 PM ET
Jimmmy Howard interviewed by his old college newspaper...I broke down just the quotes, it appears Howard has his head on straight.
from the Maine Campus
, "Instead of 5,000 fans watching you play, there were 18,000 people in the stands and tons more watching on TV," he said. "You are playing with all-stars and future hall of famers. The speed of the game changed dramatically, the players are a lot faster, smarter and lot more skilled."
"The fans here sell the arenas out and they are always in abundance whereever we go, similar to the UMaine fans."
"Hockey is a lifestyle now; it's a job," said Howard. "There's no job security like there is in college. They can't send you anywhere.
"Here, they can send you, trade you, release you any time they want. I could get a phone call right now and be traded."
"My parents couldn't come on such short notice, but they watched on the television and I think my mom cried like three times. They are very supportive of me and the team supported me a lot also. I felt comfortable out there after the first five minutes," said Howard.
"They cut down on hooking, so the forwards are taking liberties of going to the net hard and a lot of goalies are getting injured and getting concussions. Forwards are literally taking us out to score. I didn't get rushed at all, thank God," he said.
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