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Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Thursday, December 02, 2010

"I Like Offence, Appreciate Good Defence And Great Goaltending And Lean Toward Larger Nets, Even Less Obstruction And A Limit On The Kind Of Stupid Actions That Too Often Disgrace The Game And The Many Good People In It." - The Late, Great, Sportswriter Jim Kelley.

Friday, December 03, 2010

"Hockey Is A Game About Momentum Changes, In The End, They Were Able To Bury A Few, But We Had Gabby." - Ranger Erik Christensen.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

"You Just Realize It's All BS Basically." - Heatley on Ottawa rumors:.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

"I'll Take It. That's A Big One For Us, A Character Win. Hopefully, We Can Get Rolling Now." - Phil Kessel after his shootout winner against his former team.

Monday, December 06, 2010

"Poured Hot Water On It, From A Tap, Until It Got Soft And Lithe. And Then I'd Shove It Under A Door At The Chicago Stadium And Put A Chair Up, Underneath The Handle, And Left It There All Night." - Bobby Hull when asked 'How did you curve your first blade?'.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

"T's Difficult To Be Overly Critical Of Hockey Canada's Decision-making Process, As There Simply Is Too Much Talent Across The Canadian Hockey League To Make Everyone Happy." - Unknown editor, www.canada.com article.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

"There Are Girls Field-hockey Briefs In Community Sports Sections That Run Longer Than VF Contributing Editor Rich Cohen's Bit On The Pittsburgh Penguins And Washington Capitals Superstars. And By "bit" We Mean "prolonged Photo Caption."" - Puck Daddy on NHL superstars Vanity Fair article.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

"I'm Being Ripped To Shreds By The Left-wing Pinko Newspapers Out There — It's Unbelievable. One Guy Called Me A Jerk In A Pink Suit So I Thought I'd Wear That For Him Too Today." - Don Cherry at Toronto Council meeting.

Friday, December 10, 2010

"Any Hit To The Head Should Be Illegal And Call For Punishment, The League Has Made Some Strides, But I Want To See Zero Tolerance." - Pat LaFontaine, a former U.S. Olympian, who retired at age 32 after suffering the fifth concussion of his career..

Saturday, December 11, 2010

"He's Playing Pretty Special Hockey." - Pens' Mark Letestu possibly understating Sidney Crosby's recent streak.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

"The Eyes Never Bothered Me, Didn't Bother Me At All. I Didn't Look At His Eyes - I Was Trying To Catch His Body." - Vic Lynn on Rocket Richards' stare.

Monday, December 13, 2010

"There's Not Enough Rinks Out There, Kids Have To Skate At 5 Or 6 In The Morning Or Late At Night Because There's No Ice Time Available. This Is A Clean Alternative For A City And Something They Can Afford." - ex-NHLer Georges Laraque who believes enough in synthetic ice to have bought the rights to distribute Super-Glide in Canada..

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

"It Would Be Premature To Say It's Over. So Let's Just Say The Intriguing And Often Heated Debate Over Which Player Rules The Hockey World, Sid The Kid Or Alexander The Great, Is On Hiatus." - The Toronto Star's Damien Cox.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

"Verot Averages 10:44 Penalty Minutes And 8:05 Ice Time Per Game. Sugden Needs Only 3:53 Ice Time Per Game To Average 10:26 Penalty Minutes." - Journalist Martin Merk discussing KHL's goon squad; Vityaz Chekhov.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

"As Always, We Seek To Make Relocation An Absolute Last Resort, We Believe That The Coyotes And NHL Hockey Can Be Successful In Glendale." - Gary Bettman.

Friday, December 17, 2010

"I Have No Hard Feelings And I Hope That They Don't, I Tried To Play Hard Night In And Night Out Here. I'm Excited. They're Going To Have Their Own Opinions. I'm Sure There'll Be Cheers And Boos." - ex-Flame Dion Phaneu on returing to Calgary as a Maple Leaf Saturday night.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

"I Didn't Want To Give Up Like That, I Want To Play In The NHL." - Lake Erie Monsters' Jonas Holos on passing up chance ot play in Norwegian League.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

"Lucy's Serious Health Problems And The Signs Of Mental Distress That She Has Long Exhibited Are Reasons Enough To Send Her To A Sanctuary In A Warmer Climate, But I Hope That My Proposal Creates Even More Incentive," - ex-NHLer Georges Laraque on his $100,000 offer to the City of Edmonton to move Lucy the elephant.

Monday, December 20, 2010

"There's A Remarkable Statistic That Get Surprisingly Little Play When People Discuss The (just Ended) Eight-game Losing Streak The Washington Capitals Were Struggling Through. They Haven't Been Outshot One Time." - blogger Jonathon Willis.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

"It's A Good Sign When You Can Come In Off A Period That Bad And Regroup And Refocus And Play A Much Better Third Period And Give Yourself A Chance To Win A Hockey Game." - Wild's John Madden on team's strong third period Monday night against Flames.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

"With No Draft, The Only Compensation That An Incompetently Run Team Gets The Following Season Is An Easier Schedule In A Lower Division." - Tyler Dellow on the way professional football/soccer is set up in Europe,.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

"At First It Was, What Are We Doing? It Was So Unconventional, Now We're Not Even Thinking About It... Teams Finish Lower In The Standings If They Don't Get All Their Fair-play Points, So Pretty Quickly Everyone Learned To Cut Down On Penalties." - Minnesota Youth Coach Pete Waggoner on 'fair-play' points.

Friday, December 24, 2010

"Non-jersey Related, But How Could We Forget "Over 18" Night, Which Featured A Demonstration Series On Exotic Dancing." - Sean Leahy opining on the Las Vegas Wranglers' clever marketing department.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

"I Only Recall Feeling One Thing Upon My Return To The Dressing Room After The Holidays: Dread. The Post-Christmas Bag Skate Is Looming, And It's Not Going To Be Pretty." - Justin Bourne on returning from Christmas break to an NHL practice.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

"The First Time I Went To Push Off I Fell On My Face, And I Was Hooked." - Hockey Mom and Player, 44-year-old Terri Reid.

Monday, December 27, 2010

"Being So Close To Canada, And Canada Loves Hockey So Much, It Was Awesome To Get So Much Support," - Team Canada defenseman Jared Cowen on huge Canadian crowd present for WJC win over Russia.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

"I Actually Had A Pretty Good Sleep In The Car." - Devils car-pooler Patrik Elias on being stuck in car in blizzard with Travis Zajac and a pack of peanuts.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

"They Could Get A Half Inch Of Rain, And I Doubt They Could Play Through It." - Weather Channel meterologist Jim Cantore noting that the NHL's Winter Classic Could Be Rained On..

Thursday, December 30, 2010

"I Wish We Could Play All Our Games Outdoors." - Caps' Karl Alzner.

Friday, December 31, 2010

"While It's Called The Winter Classic, It Might As Well Be The Crosby Classic." - The AP's Alan Robinson.