As Thomas Kaberle stood at centre ice of Rogers Arena holding the Stanley Cup over his head, the names came flooding back to him.
Mats Sundin. Curtis Joseph. Tie Domi. All the players that he had played with during his 13-year stint in Toronto.
He had wanted so badly to be wearing Maple Leafs blue and white when this moment finally came. Instead it was Boston Bruins black and gold.
"We came close in Toronto," Kaberle said. "We made it to the conference finals a couple of times and I really thought we had a shot.
"I loved my time in Toronto. I loved the fans. I loved the organization. I didn't want to leave. But after a while, I knew I was going to."
The Bruins were one of the few teams Kaberle agreed to waive his no-movement clause for.
"I have to thank the Leafs for sending me here," Kaberle said. "Boston was always such a hard team to play against. I just thought I would have a good shot at a Stanley Cup if I came here.
"This is so amazing. I guess I was right."
Was he ever.