Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 05/12/06 at 09:53 AM ET
Moreau was the youngster in an old Chicago room in 1996, where the tone and example was set by warhorses like Chris Chelios and Brent Sutter. He was still just 24 when he arrived in Edmonton in 1999 to learn from Kelly Buchberger and Doug Weight through a series of frustrating playoff runs. The teachers, students, cities and dressing rooms change, but the lessons are the same. You learn how much you have in you and where to get more. You learn that team leaders will sacrifice most body parts to win a battle for a loose puck, or a period or a playoff game. Slowly the lessons sink in and make you better. "Thank God I was smart enough to absorb it," said Moreau. "When somebody asks me about the way I play, I say I've taken pieces from all those guys. I have a bit of all of them in my game. That's what you do. You're given a skill set and a mentality and then you take things from other people."read on
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