"You are not being paid during the playoffs, so really what you are playing for is your team and your teammates and the chance to fulfill a dream of winning the Stanley Cup. It's easy to talk about, but so hard to do. Everyone needs to be an overachiever to accomplish that goal of winning the Stanley Cup. That's what our game is all about."
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...no better person to explain what the playoffs are all about than Messier. Hope some of the younger players have been able to get some words of wisdom over the last few days from "The Captain."