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Hockey News From The Heart Of The Beast.

Monday, February 01, 2010

"It's A Confidence Thing. I Think We're Not Playing As Well, So Definitely When You Get Into That Situation Everyone Starts Squeezing (their Sticks) A Little More Because We Don't Feel Comfortable Being In These Situations." - Martin Brodeur after Devils give up 2 goals in final 2 minutes & lose to Kings.
Tuesday, February 02, 2010

"All That Stuff Is Crap." - Flames GM Darryl Sutter 3 weeks ago, putting the lid on rumors of a possible Dion Phaneuf trade.
Wednesday, February 03, 2010

"You Know Who Wants BU And BC Every Year? BU And BC! That's It. People Will Get Sick Of It... No, People Are Sick Of It." - BU Terriers coach Jack Parker on the tedium of the basically two-team Beanpot tourney.
Thursday, February 04, 2010

"It's Too Bad You People Can't See Him As Much Because We're On The West Coast. You Know, Those Big Guys Came To Town, First Ovi And Then Sid, And Henrik Outplayed Them Both. He's A Great Player." - Henrik Sedin linemate Alex Burrows speaking with east coast reporters.
Friday, February 05, 2010

"I Think The Canadians Up There, They Do Not Like The Fact That There's A Russian Hockey Player As The Best Player In Hockey. And He's The Toughest Player In Hockey, The Fastest Player Game In And Game Out, And There's Nothing Like This. And I Think There's A Lot Of Jealousy Up There." - former Capital Alan May projecting who knows what on the Canadian media.
Saturday, February 06, 2010

"I Went To High School In Faribault, Minnesota And College In Grand Forks, North Dakota. Skating Was The Only Thing We Could Do For Fun." - Zach Parise when asked how he became a powerful, quick skater.
Sunday, February 07, 2010

"I Think Our Goal Here Is To Make Sure Burkie And His Family Don't Have To Worry About Us. They Have Enough On Their Plate Right Now. It's Hard Enough As It Is To Lose Somebody You Love Like This. I Can't Even Imagine A Kid." - Jean-Sébastien Giguère about the death of Brendan Burke after Leafs Smoke Sens 5-0.
Monday, February 08, 2010

"You Get Excited More And More As It Gets Closer. But You Don't Want To Look Too Far Down The Road Because You Have To Play Between 50 And 60 Games With Your Team Before The Olympics. First And Foremost, You Have To Play Hard For The Team You Make A Living With." - Chris Pronger sounding more excited about Olympics than team he makes a living with....
Tuesday, February 09, 2010

"Everyone Wrote The Obituary Of Hockey In Atlanta During The Lockout--and Here We Are 5 Years Later. We Are Committed To Building A Team Here. This Is One Of The Largest Markets In The USA, I'd Rather Own A Team Here Than A Number Of Other NHL Cities. We Wouldn't Have Made A $101 Million Offer To Kovalchuk If We Planned On Bailing On Hockey." - Thrashers part-owner Bruce Levenson.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010

"The Message I Wanted To Give Mike Was The Same One - To Be Aware Of The Fear Because It Can Be Overwhelming If You Don't Deal With It In A Proper Way. And I'm Sure Our Guys Will, But They'll Feel It, No Doubt About It. It's Going To Be There And You Have To Deal With It And That's What Good Professionals Do." - Pat Quinn talking about advice for Team Canada Head coach Mike Babcock regarding the pressure on Team Canada's players.
Thursday, February 11, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

"I'm Not Looking To Outright Buy The Team. I Have Talked To Somebody Who Is Interested In Buying The Team And I Told Them I Would Try To Help Them Get A Deal Done. From My End, I Like Hockey, I'm A Fan, But I'm Not A Hockey Guy. I'm Not Going To Lie And Pretend I Can Come In And Bring The Energy That I Try To Bring To The Mavs." - Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban.
Saturday, February 13, 2010

"The Wild, I Am Also Told, Was Very Concerned About Leddy's Development At The U." - Star Tribune's Mike Russo Drops Latest Negative Tidbit On Gopher Program.
Sunday, February 14, 2010

"You Want To Go Into The Break Feeling Good About Yourselves, And Playing Your Best Hockey. We Were Able To Gut It Out Tonight." - Team Canada & Flyers defenceman Chris Pronger.
Monday, February 15, 2010

"It's Not Supposed To Be This Way. Your Kids Are Supposed To Bury You. It Was Compounded By The Fact That Brendan Was A Special Kid. Not Too Many 21-year-olds Have Blazed A Trail Like That. He Had A Huge Heart, Had A Great Future In It, And I Promised That His Message Will Live On." - Brian Burke On Passing Of Son Brendan.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010

"You Don't Even Have It In Your Mind That You're Going To Smoke Somebody, Or Try To Hurt Somebody. But You Play As Close To The Line As You Can With As Much Toughness As Possible." - Detroit Red Wing, Swedish defenseman Niklas Kronwall on playing against teammate friends.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010

"People Love Hockey, It's As Simple As That. There's Many, Many People In Canada That Love The Game. They Love Playing It, They Love Watching It, They Love Cheering Their Team On. We're Happy We're Part Of That. To Play Hockey In Canada Is A Huge Thrill For Sure." - Team Canada captain Scott Niedermayer.
Thursday, February 18, 2010

"Very Nervous For First Game. Swiss Played A Different Style Than The NHL. Really Tried To Trap. Great Atmosphere In The Rink A Lot Of Noise For The U.S., Surprisingly." - Team USA's Zach Parise.
Friday, February 19, 2010

"These Olympics Are A Big Hockey Tournament With A Bunch Of Other Stuff Going On." - Anonymous Fan In Vancouver.
Saturday, February 20, 2010

"It's A Big Team, Not Overly Physical. It Has Okay Speed, But Not Great Speed, Not Really Quick. The Players Can't Finish. It Certainly Does Sound Like A Canadian Hockey Team." - William Houston of
Sunday, February 21, 2010

"He Lived And Breathed Hockey And Was Just So Competitive. ... If There's Anyone We Felt Deserved A Gold Medal For All The Right Reasons, My God, It Would Have Been Sweet To Win It For Herb." - Mike Richter On The Late Herb Brooks.
Monday, February 22, 2010

"If You Have A One Goal Lead With Two Or Three Minutes To Play, That's A Matter Of Will. So You Give Me A One-goal Lead, And We Have Ryan Miller? Well, I'll Take My Chances Against Any Team. Ryan? He's The Best Goalie In The World. He Was Absolutely Phenomenal." - U.S. defenseman Jack Johnson.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010

"...While Crosby Was Dynamic, Scoring Once, He Was Also Minus-3. His Linemate Nash Spent A Lot Of Time Running Down Irrelevant Americans Behind The Play. ...You Cannot Help Noticing That Crosby Looks Diminished At These Olympics. He Does Not Have His Penguins Teammate Evgeni Malkin With Him, Either On The Same Line Or Waiting On The Bench To Provide The Second Half Of That Club’s One-two Punch." - New York Time's Jeff Klein After U.S. Upset of Canada.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010

"I'm Proud To Be Russian. We Have Probably The Best Country In The World. Everything Is The Best: Hockey Players, Cars, Girls." - Alex Ovechkin, cherry-picking a bit by not noting deaths & disappearances of journalists critical of the Russian government.
Thursday, February 25, 2010

"Physical Play, Grinding, Cycling, Forechecking - That's What We Did Tonight And That's What Wore Them Down." - Team Canada's Corey Perry describing 'Canadian hockey' and it's effect on the Russians.
Friday, February 26, 2010

"That Was The Worst Game In Russian History." - Maple Leafs forward Nikolai Kulemin.
Saturday, February 27, 2010

"(If) Any Other Business In The World Did That, They'd Win Some Award For Imbecility." - Brian Burke on shutting down the NHL for the Sochi Olympics.
Sunday, February 28, 2010

"They Came Into The Game Fully Prepared To Go On The Attack And Take Care Of Any Mistakes Finland Would Make. I Hope We Haven't Peaked Two Days Too Early." - U.S. coach Ron Wilson.