Anecdote from Jacques Lemaire, former coach of the Minnesota Wild: I told him you have to work on your skills and take no bad penalties,” Lemaire said.
“One game Derek took a bad penalty early, and the next day he walked in and gave me a check for $10,000. He told me, ‘If I ever take a bad penalty again, cash this.’ I never had to, and I wound up tearing it in half after a few weeks. But I posted it on my bulletin board to show people how serious he was about trying.”
---The Graying Mantis