Thursday, October 01, 2009
"I Have Great Respect For Lou, Jacques And The Entire Devils' Organization. This Decision Is Both Mutual And Amicable." - Brendan Shanahan, retiring.
Friday, October 02, 2009
""For The 10 Seasons Studied, That Works Out To About 76 (concussions) Per Season And 31 Concussions Per 1,000 Hockey Games."" - National Academy of Neuropsychology NHL Concussion Study.
Saturday, October 03, 2009
Sunday, October 04, 2009
"Does Not He Understand What Olympics Are? Let Him Read Books. Let Him Study History. They Stopped Wars In Ancient Greece For The Olympics. Wars. And He Can Not Stop His League For Two Weeks? This Is Nonsense." - Alex's Ovechkin's Mom, Tatyana On Bettman's Olympic Stance.
Monday, October 05, 2009
"We Had Some Defencemen Who Played Like Peewee Hockey Players, But They're Not Under The Microscope Like The Goaltenders." - Leaf's Coach Ron Wilson (Mixing A Small Amount Of Words At Best).
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
"I Think We've Given Sergei A Pretty Good Chance So Far And It Hasn't Panned Out Maybe The Way We've Wanted It To. It's The National Hockey League, The Best League In The World, And The Tempo From Exhibition To Regular Season Is Obviously Not The Same" - Canucks coach Alain Vigneault On Media Darling Sergei Shirokov.
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
"I Gave Him Two Minutes For Tripping, He Wanted This Game Really Bad. We All Did." - British Columbia Native and Injured Twin Justin Morneau On Joe Mauer's Game 163 Stumble .
Thursday, October 08, 2009
"What I Did Had Nothing To Do With Hockey. I Stepped Over The Line. When I See The Video Of The Interview (after The Game), I Don't Recognize Myself. My Parents Have Been Deeply Affected, Especially My Mother. I Don't Think She's Recovered Yet." - Ex-Goalie, Son Of Legend Patrick Roy, & Hopeful Recording Artist, Jonathan Roy.
Friday, October 09, 2009
"Fighting Him (Iginla) Is Not Addressing It In The Era I Come From, You Deal With Dirt, With Dirt, You Donâ€™t Give Him Honor. Why Would You Give Him Honor?" - Oilers' Head Coach Pat Quinn Waxing Nostalgic And Lamenting The Shortage Of Violent Vengeance In Today's NHL.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
"Maybe Playing Some Good Games And Not Getting The Points Will Be A Rallying Cry For Us." - Oilers defenceman Steve Staios.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
"There Was Definitely Signs Of Good Hockey It's Just That It's A 60-minute Game And You Can Play 55 Of It, But If You Don't Play The Other Five You're Going To Lose And We Didn't Even Play 55 So That's The Price You Pay For Not Playing 60." - Math Whiz and AHL Abbotsford Heat Right Wing Kris Chucko.
Monday, October 12, 2009
"He's Won A Lady Bing Trophy A Lot. So, Probably Ladies Love Him." - Alexander Ovechkin On Pavel Datsyuk.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
"A Project That Allows Us To Think About Rebuilding A Unified Humanitarian Space In The Post-Soviet Territory." - Vladimir Putin On KHL's Proposed 56 Team European Super League.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
"I Had 13 Dirty Tests In A Row, But I Was Leading The NHL In Scoring. So What Were They Going To Do? I Was Putting Gatorade In Tests. And Although He Didn't Know It, My Baby Beaux Was Peeing For Me Too. The NHL Doctors Kept Warning Me, "Another Dirty Test And We're Taking You Out." So What Did I Do? C'mon, I've Never Followed A Rule In My Life." - Theoren Fleury.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
"There's Four Main Components And We're Not Executing In Any Of Them: Our Defensive-zone Play, Our Scoring, Our Special Teams, Our Goaltending. We Are Not Getting The Job Done In All Four Areas, And It's A Fatal Combination." - Leafs GM Brian Burke.
Friday, October 16, 2009
"The Door Has Always Been Open (to Canada), What I've Said Consistently Is, Not That We Plan On Relocating, But If We Relocate Or If We Expand, We Are Going To Consider All Of The Opportunities In Canada That Should Be Considered, Assuming People Want To Own Franchises In Any One Of The Possible Markets." - Gary Bettman on a possible seventh team in Canada.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
"We've Won Three On The Road. We've Lost Three At Home. It's Still A Hockey Game Regardless Of Where You Play Them." - Devil's Netminder Martin Brodeur.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
"Can You Believe It? There's Guys On That Team Canada That [are] Minus-15, He's Plus-25 [last Season]. Nobody Trying Out For Team Canada Can Touch Him." - Don Cherry, unamused by forward Marc Savard's exclusion from Canada's Olympic orientation camp.
Monday, October 19, 2009
"Myths, Prejudices, Stereotypes And Favoritism Make Up An Integral Part Of Every Draft Session In The National Hockey League." - former National Hockey League player Bob Sirois in his book, published in French and titled Le Québec mis en échec (Quebec Bodychecked). .
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
"I Saw A Game Against The Rangers Where They Absolutely Plowed Lundqvist Over A Couple Times. I Think Some Of That Is Strategy Now. I Think That's Going To Be The Trend To Disrupt Teams That Aren't Giving Up A Lot, Or A Hot Goaltender." - Sabres Coach Lindy Ruff.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
"We Cannibalized Youth Sports With Tournaments And Travel And Families Making Huge Commitments. Tournaments Have Gone From A Weekend Thing To An Every Weekend Thing, And From Saturday And Sunday To Where They've Got To Be There Thursday. It Disrupts The Family Life. There's Something To Be Said About The Sunday Barbecue . . . We're Putting Too Much Emphasis On It At Too Early An Age." - Lester Patrick Award Winner Mark Messier.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
"But In General, Jocks Have Added Even More Weight Than Height Over The Decades. ...On A Pounds-per_inch Basis, Players Are 12 Percent Bulkier In The NHL Than They Were In 1950." - Peter Keating, ESPN The Magazine.
Friday, October 23, 2009
"It Was More Interesting To Play In America. ...there Were Even More Spectators At N.H.L. Matches. There Was No Such Thing As An Arena Filled Only Halfway, But In Russia, That's The Order Of Things. To Play Before Empty Stands Is Very Unpleasant. True, In St. Petersburg Now, People Continuously Fill The Ice Palace. May God Grant That The Whole Season Be So." - Ex-Shark and current SKA St. Petersburg forward Alexander Korolyuk.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
"I Could See Skills That Weren't Being Used Because We Tried To Treat People Like Robots. I Didn't Want 20 Robots. Some Guys Can Think Pretty Good, And I Wanted To Have A Team Where I Could Give Them A Framework In Which They Could Take Advantage Of The Offensive Side Of The Game." - Edmonton Oiler's Coach Pat Quinn.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
"Over The Course Of These First 10 Games We Kind Of Haven't Played A Full 60 Minutes In A Couple Of Games And We're Finding Ways To Win Hockey Games And That's Something Special." - Penguin and ex-Devil Mike Rupp.
Monday, October 26, 2009
"We Have To Do It By Committee. We Don't Have Stars Like The Gaboriks Of The World. I Look At Our Group As Not Great Players, But Good N.H.L. Players." - Coyotes GM And possible 'Miracle Worker Of The Year' candidate, Don Maloney.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
"It Is A Big Relief. It Feels Good To Get The Win. We Never Thought We Would Go (winless) Until Late October. ... Every Line Played Simple Hockey." - Leaf's Tomas Kaberle, after 5 point night and win.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
"You Probably Don't Realize It As Much As A Kid, But Looking Back I Really Respect The Sacrifices And Choices My Mom Made. You Kind Of See That No Matter What You Want To Do, You'd Better Be Willing To Work Hard." - CCHA Goalie of the Week, University of Nebraska at Omaha's John Faulkner.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
"After Careful Due Diligence And A Thorough Analysis Of The Terms And Economics Of The Deal, We Have Determined That This Investment Does Not Meet Our Criteria." - Jeff Greene, a Miami Beach real estate developer commenting on possible Tampa Bay Lightning investment.
Friday, October 30, 2009
"To Me, Those (mask-less Goalies) Were The Most Courageous Athletes Ever, More So Than Race Car Drivers Or Bull Fighters Because Every Night You Had Guys With Those Hooked Sticks Unleashing Shots Where They Didn't Know Where It Was Going And Neither Did The Goalies. That's Why Glenn Hall Threw Up Every Night. One Mistake Could Cost You Your Career. The Pressure Was Incredible" - Former NHL goalie Glenn "Chico" Resch.
Saturday, October 31, 2009