'I look different. I'm not one of them.'
From the Memorial Cup in Moncton, New Brunswick, The Globe and Mail's Tim Wharnsby offers a portrait of former NHL head coach Ted Nolan in today's paper:
Then, in an interview with another NHL club after his Buffalo days, a general manager asked Nolan whether it was true he missed a couple of Sabres practices because he was drunk.
"When they ask me stuff like that, I felt like getting up and walking out," Nolan said. "But then they would say, 'See, he's a hot head.' I guess this stuff fits the stereotype."