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Thursday, April 01, 2010

"...It's Hard To See How Lawton Survives This, Especially When You Consider That The Team's Three Biggest Needs - A Goaltender, A Puck-moving Defenseman And A Sturdy Wing To Play With Vinny Lecavalier - Have Been The Team's Biggest Needs For A While Now" - Gary Shelton, St. PetersburgTimes Sports Columnist.

Friday, April 02, 2010

"Adding 22 Trophies To The Mix Might Be A Little Taxing On The Awards Show Broadcast, Though. How Would The NHL Fit In The Various Performances By Chaka Khan?" - Greg 'Puck Daddy' Wyshynski on the concept of creating more NHL awards.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

"He's The Perfect Fit For The Job, He Cares About His Players, And How They're Doing In School." - RIT president Bill Destler talking about head coach Wayne Wilson.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

"I Don't Think Any Team In The West Would Be Overmatched By Them. They Play The Wrong Way. They Want To Be Moving All The Time. They Float Around In Their Zone, Looking For Breakaways And Odd-man Rushes." - R.J. Umberger of the Columbus Blue Jackets on the Washington Capitals.

Monday, April 05, 2010

"There's A Lot Of Ramifications That Come From Poorly Made Decisions Such As That It Has An Amazing Trickle-down Effect." - Theo Fleury talks about his disappointment with the Graham James pardon.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

"(Panther) General Manager Randy Sexton Confirmed Saturday That The Team Is Negotiating With University Of Denver Goalie Marc Cheverie And Could Have Him Signed And In Training Camp To Compete For A Spot In The Organization." - The Miami Herald's George Richards.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

"It Was As Nice As No. 599, A Win's A Win. It's Definitely A Nice Number." - Martin Brodeur 'nonchalants' his 600th NHL Win.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

"... The Grand Plan Concocted Following The Unexpected, Inspirational Playoff Run Of 2004 Has Come To Nothing. The Time Has Arrived To Blow It Up And Start Afresh." - The Calgary Herald's Georgr Johnson on Darryl Sutter & the Flames.

Friday, April 09, 2010

"You Get Kind Of An Embarrassing Feeling: He's Yelling At You In Front Of Everyone, Kind Of Challenging Your Character Or Your Manhood Or Whatever You Want To Call It. He's In Your Face. It's Kind Of Like He's Saying He Wants You To Stick It To Him." - Erik Christensen on getting yelled at by John Tortorella.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

"With Everything To Play For Against The New York Rangers, The Flyers Charged Onto The Ice With The Competitive Fire Of Bambi On The Interstate." - Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Sports Columnist.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

"They Did A Tremendous Job Of Getting In Shooting Lanes, It Just Seemed That We Couldn't Get Pucks To The Net. They Made Good Adjustments. We Were Not Able To Get As Many Pucks Through Because Of The Blockage They Had." - UW Badger coach Mike Eaves on the defensive play of NCAA Champion Boston College.

Monday, April 12, 2010

"(Gaunce) Took Liberties With Our Star Centre. ...He Decided To Drop His Gloves Once The Linesman Came In And... I Didn't Think It Was The Smartest Thing To Do For Him Or A Very, You Know, A Masculine Thing For Him To Do, But He Did It." - Ottawa 67's forward Corey Cowick on behavior of Mississauga Majors' captain Cameron Gaunce.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

"You Know, You're Flying Around The Ice At 110 Miles An Hour, And If You Flew Around The Ice At 100 Miles An Hour, It Would Be Okay." - Caps owner Ted Leonsis speaking with Alex Ovechkin indirectly about staying healthy.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

"When You're The Favorite And You're Expected To Win, There's No Time To Pace Yourself. Because I Think A Good Team Gets Better Each Round. But That First Round, You're Coming Off The High Of The Regular Season ...things Can Happen." - Scotty Bowman on Toronto's FAN590 (audio).

Thursday, April 15, 2010

"If We Don't Execute Through The Neutral Zone, Then We Don't Have The Puck. For Sure, We Would Like To Get To Their 'D' And Have Some Speed Through The Neutral Zone. But That Starts In Other Places, Too, And We've Got To Get There." - Sidney Crosby on game 1 loss to Ottawa.

Friday, April 16, 2010

"It Doesn't Matter, It's The Playoffs, It Doesn't Matter Who You're Buddies With Or Who You Know On The Ice. You Gotta Go Hard. I Told Him I Would Get Back. Hopefully, I'll Catch Him With His Head Down Once Or Twice." - Blake Wheeler on being pummelled from behind by friend & fellow Minnesota Gopher Alumn Thomas Vanek (who Wheeler idolized as a teen).

Saturday, April 17, 2010

"You Feel Good When You're Cut, You Feel Good When You Block A Shot. You Feel Good When You've Got Your Nose Broken. And When You Don't, You Don't Feel Part Of It." - Sabres coach Lindy Ruff.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

"As The Game Wore On It Became Clear That The Capitals Game Plan Was To Get In The Face Of Jaroslav Halak. No Player Understood That More Than Mike Knuble." - TSN's Bob McKenzie on Caps' approach to game 2.

Monday, April 19, 2010

"I Watched The Replay When Fehr Scored The Goal And His Arm Was Shaking When He Drank Water. So, He's Nervous. He Knows All The Pressure Is On Him And That's A Good Sign For Us." - Alex Ovechkin on Jaroslav Halak after Halak allowed Eric Fehr to score on a breakaway in the first period of Game 2.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

"I Want To Play Right Now. But I've Got To Wait Another Day, It's A Nightmare." - Sharks' Dan Boyle commenting after scoring own-goal in OT Sunday.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

"We'll Have To Think About This (today)," - Jacques Lemaire when asked if he might consider putting 2-time cup-winner Jay Pandolfo in the lineup for Game 5..

Thursday, April 22, 2010

"U.S. Playoff Television Ratings Are Reaching Pre-lockout Levels. The First Five Nights Of Coverage On Versus Have The Highest Cable Ratings For The Beginning Of The Post-season Since 2002. The Average Of 543,000 Viewers Is Up 21 Per Cent From Last Year." - Mike Chen, fromtherink.com.

Friday, April 23, 2010

"Yep, Every Year." - New Jersey forward Zach Parise when asked if he was shocked at the Devils' early exit.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

"There's Confidence There. He Doesn't Panic With The Puck, That's What Skill Guys Have. They Have An Inner Drive To Push Through To Do Things That Other Guys Don't Do." - Manitoba Moose coach Scott Arniel on recent addition Rookie Jordan Schroeder.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

"...But Ice Edge Reiterated That They Very Much Want To Be Part Of NHL Ownership, Looking At Atlanta, Or Potentially Nashville, And We Know That The Dallas Stars Are For Sale As Well. But This Group Is Willing To Be Very Patient." - TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger.

Monday, April 26, 2010

"They've Got A Great Team, If They Can Stay Together, They're Going To Be An Unbelievable Team For A Lot Of Years." - Henrik Sedin when asked about up and coming LA Kings.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

"When Lou & His Staff... ...considers The Take From Both The Players & The Coaches, Then Lou Will Realize The Information He Doesn't Currently Know. Then, He Could Have Questions In His Mind About Whether Lemaire Has To Be The Man Going Forward." - John Fischer of the 'In Lou We Trust' blog.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

"Right Now, It Looks As If The Difference Makers In Washington - Particularly Mike Green And Alexander Semin - Are Squeezing Their Sticks Far More Than They Were In A Regular Season." - The Globe and Mail's Eric Duhatschek.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

"He Was In The Zone, The Last Two Games. What Can I Say? You Guys All Saw It. It's Great Having A Goalie Like That You Can Trust To Make The Big Save" - Canadiens forward Glen Metropolit lauding his goalie, Jaroslav Halak..

Friday, April 30, 2010

"Can I Hug You?" - Caps fan Mary Ann Wangemann after 7th game loss to Habs when Forward Brooks Laich fixed her flat tire on dangerous road.