Sunday, November 01, 2009
"I Really Do Believe [the Coyotes] Can Survive Here, But It Takes Us Winning Because If You Don't Win, There Are Just Too Many Options Here In The Valley." - Coyotes Captain Shane Doan.
Monday, November 02, 2009
"Until We Can Find 17,000 People, 41 Nights A Year That Care Enough To Support Us With Their Pocketbook And Their Presence, Then I Don't Think We Have Been Successful With What We Set Out To Do. We Didn't Set Out To Just Keep The Team Here. We Set Out To Make This A Franchise That The Entire City Loves, Wants To Be A Part Of And That We Have Success." - Nashville Predators Owner Dave Freeman.
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
"He Was Doing All The Right Things And He Didn't Score. You Know What? He Didn't Carry It Around, And He Didn't Complain About It. He Didn't Bring Guys Down Talking About It. He Just Went Out And Still Did The Little Things, And He Got Rewarded For It." - Penguins' Mike Rupp On Chris Kunitz's early struggles.
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
"As Far As Youth Hockey Is Concerned, I Always Seemed To Notice How Much Better A Lot Of The American Players Skate Than The Canadian Kids." - Author and TSN Journalist Bob McKenzie.
Thursday, November 05, 2009
"Nobody Is Trying To Hurt Anybody Any More Than They Were In The Past, But It's Because Of The Location Of People. We're Trying The Home-run Pass Up The Middle More Often. And There Are Barely Any Icing Calls Anymore Because Players Are Chipping It Down The Ice, And That's Creating More Crashing On The (boards)." - Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray.
Friday, November 06, 2009
"The Single Largest Lesson In All This Is That You've Got To Build In A Respect Factor For Your Opposition. So Slow Down. There's A Way To Finish Your Check, As They Say, Without Traveling At A High Rate Of Speed. ...respect Has Gone Out Of Our Game And We've Got To Somehow Bring It Back And Raise The Level Of Respect." - O.H.L. President David Branch commenting after his suspension of Erie Otters' Michael Liambas.
Saturday, November 07, 2009
"And Our Fans Are Great; They're So Loud. Our Rink Holds 6,000 People, It's Sold Out Every Night And They're Just Bonkers. I Find Them A Lot Louder Than When There's 17,000 People In An NHL Rink Back Home." - Ex-NHLer Kevin Dallman of the KHL's Barys Astana in Kazakhstan.
Sunday, November 08, 2009
"Richie, Get The #@%!# Off The Ice." - Brett Hull To Richie Sutter before bumping him off the ice, winning a faceoff, skating end-to-end, and ripping a shot over Kelly Hrudey's shoulder to prevent OT.
Monday, November 09, 2009
"I Have To Think About It A Few Days, So We Will See." - Peter 'Froppa' Forsberg on whether he might join an NHL or KHL club or to the Swedish Elitserien club, Modo.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
"The Thought Occurred To Me That Outside Of Some U-18 International Events, That Was Probably The Best Hockey Being Played By High School Aged Kids Anywhere" - WCHABlog Author On The Bauer National Invitational Tournament.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
"Whether On Hockey Skates Or Figure Skates, Or What They're On, It's Been A Joy To See" - Battle Of The Blades Judge Dick Button, a two-time Olympic champion & longtime skating commentator.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
"He's (Maurice Richard) Just A 'wartime Hockey Player'" - Leafs GM Frank Selke dismissing the abilities of Maurice Richard when Richard scored 50 goals in 50 games while World War II raged overseas.
Friday, November 13, 2009
"There's A Lot Of Water Under That Bridge. There's So Much Water Some Could Argue The Bridge Washed Out. I'm A Believer That It's A Long Life And I Would Never Say Never. But Let's Not Get Hysterical With The Headline. It's Not Something That I Foresee Any Time Soon" - Gary Bettman Commenting On Jim Balsillie.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
"We Did A Good Job Staying In This Hockey Game. We Were Right There. Unfortunately It Didn't Come Out The Way We Wanted It To" - Ryan Getzlaf On Ducks Loss To Blue Jackets.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
"I Think It's A Possibility" - Scott Niedermayer When Asked If There Is Any Chance He Could Play With His Brother Rob On Devils.
Monday, November 16, 2009
"When The Host Nation (Germany ) Takes On Team USA At Veltins-Arena At Gelsenkirchen On May 7 To Kick Off The IIHF World Championships, A Record Crowd Of 76,000 Is Expected." - Toronto Sun's Lance Hornby.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
"The Bottom Line Is, If You Win The Gold Medal, You Picked The Right Guys - And If You Don't, You're Subject To Questions. But They'll Have A Very Good Team. I Think He's Got Tremendous Goaltending, Good Depth, Size And Speed. I Think This Is Going To Be One Of The Better Canadian Teams That We've Ever Put Together" - Wayne Gretzky.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
"(The) Owners Aren't" - Silicon Valley venture capitalist and co-owner of the San Jose Sharks co-owner Kevin Compton, when reminded that the NHL is keeping Jim Balsillie from being an NHL owner.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
"There's The Obvious Kind, Guys Who Are Willing To Fight Anybody, And Then There's The Kind That Goes Unnoticed, The Guys With The Consistent Willingness To Go In The Areas That Are Difficult To Be In, Be Willing To Take Punishment And Be Able To Dole Out The Kind Of Punishment That Helps You Get To Pucks First" - Wild Sophmore Cal Clutterbuck On 'Toughness'.
Friday, November 20, 2009
"High School Hockey In Minnesota Is At Another Level And It's Never Going To Hurt Players To Stay Here And Play" - Pens' D-Man and Grand Rapids, MN native Alex Goligoski on decision to not play major junior hockey in Canada.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
"All I Care About Is For Our Canadians To Beat Their Canadians. I Don't Care Where The Players Come From" - A UND fan today perhaps? No, the words of a 1958 DU Pioneer fan.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
"I Think Sometimes When You Have Video Review People Expect Perfection And That's Never The Case And We Only Let The Fan Down When They Think It's Going To Be Perfect. There Are Situations Where Video Review Can't Intercede And We Don't Want It To Intercede. I Don't Think You Ever Want Video Review Refereeing A Game" - NHL Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations Mike Murphy.
Monday, November 23, 2009
"It's Not Something You See All The Time. These Things Do Happen. Maybe (not) Over A Stick. But There's Disagreements In The Stands. This Isn't The First One. Maybe The First One That's Been On Video. Playing Out East, Some Of Those Games, There's Disagreements In The Stands." - Scott Niedermayer on the Duck fan stick fracas.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
"With All Due Respect, What Do You Know About The Operations Of The Phoenix Coyotes? Do You Know That They Lost Most Of Their Staff Over The Summer? Do You Know That Most Of Their Employees Quit? Do You Know That They Sold Virtually Nothing Because Of All Of The Uncertainty? Do You Know That In The Bankruptcy Court Proceedings Season Ticket Holders Were Being Sent Information That Says You're Going To Lose Your Season Ticket Deposits?" - Gary Bettman responding to question About Phoenix Coyotes' low attendance.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
"Arguably The Best U.S. Hockey Team Ever." - E.M. Swift, Sports Illustrated writer commenting on the 'Forgotten Mircale' 1960 U.S. Gold Medal team.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
"This Team Has To Get A Lot Better. When The Team Gets To The Point That It's A Lot Better And We're Not Executing, Then Maybe It's The Coach's Fault. But We've Got A Long Way To Go Before It's The Coach's Fault Around Here." - Toronto Maple Leafs Assistant Coach Tim Hunter.
Friday, November 27, 2009
"It Would Probably Be Better For Hockey In General If They Went Back To Wood. ...I Don't Think It's Any Coincidence That There's More Broken Bones Now Than There Ever Has Been. It's The Combination Of Sticks And The Ability Of Guys To Shoot The Puck. Guys Are Shooting The Puck Harder Now." - Devils' captain, Jamie Langenbrunner talking about sticks.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
"It Is Actually A Tribute To Rose, It's Not A Tribute To Me" - Don Cherry On his late wife Rose and upcoming CBC film "Keep Your Head Up Kid: The Don Cherry Story".
Sunday, November 29, 2009
"Just Because A Guy's A Second-year Player, It Doesn't Mean He's A Better Player Yet. You Know Where He's Going To Get To, But..." - Blue Jackets coach Ken Hitchcock on Steve Mason's development.
Monday, November 30, 2009
"I Don't Use That Word Rebuild. We're Trying To Make The Playoffs And Win A Stanley Cup Like Every Other Team. We Don't Go In With The Mindset That Losing Is Acceptable, And When That Word Is Used, Sometimes Winning Doesn't Matter. I Don't Think I've Used That Word Too Much And If I Have, It's Been Very Limited" - Islander GM Garth Snow.