"When I skated out for the first game, I saw about 2,500 fans in the stands and I’m thinking, this is gonna suck. I decided to have fun with it. I remember the little squirrel running around in my head, thinking I’m just going to go out there, play my game, beat people up, and see what happens. And the fans, man, they fell in love with our team. They kept coming out, attendance kept going up. It was great. I wasn’t sure about it at first, but this became the best place I’ve ever played, and Philly became my home. This is a blue collar town, and the Spectrum reflected that. It’s not about the violence, it’s about putting in a hard-working, honest effort every night."