RYAN: "You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain." I can do those things, because I'm not a hero, not like Duchy. I lost the Minnesota series. That's what I can be.
GENERAL MANAGER JOE SAKIC: No, you can't! You're not!
RYAN: I'm whatever Denver needs me to be. Call it in.
GENERAL MANAGER JOE SAKIC: They'll hunt you.
RYAN: You'll hunt me. You'll condemn me, set the dogs on me. Because that's what needs to happen. Because sometimes the truth isn't good enough. Sometimes people deserve more. Sometimes people deserve to have their faith rewarded.
SAKIC'S SON: Ryan? Ryan! Why is he running, Dad?
GENERAL MANAGER JOE SAKIC: Because we have to chase him.
SAKIC'S SON: He didn't do anything wrong.
GENERAL MANAGER JOE SAKIC: Because he's the hero Denver deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So, we'll hunt him, because he can take it. Because he's not our hero. He's a two-way dynamo. A Lady Byng candidate. A Hard Day's Knight.
SAKIC'S SON: That sounds like a lot of bulls***.
GENERAL MANAGER JOE SAKIC: It is.