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Friday, January 01, 2010

"It Was Not Just A Once-in-a-lifetime Thing. Here Was An Opportunity To Promote The Game At Its Elementary Roots - As An Outdoor Pond Game - And They Completely Botched If For The Sake Of Money." - Anonymous Boston area public high school coach on pricey Fenway ice rental.
Saturday, January 02, 2010

"Right Now, I Think You Could Argue That Ryan Miller Is, I Think, The Best Goaltender In The National Hockey League This Season, But I Think You Could Argue, Right Now, Tim Thomas Is Playing As Well As Just About Anyone." - Apparent Psych 101 Grad & Team USA general manager Brian Burke leaving 2 doors open.
Sunday, January 03, 2010

"You Saw What He Is. He Can Skate, He Can Make Plays. He's Got Some Dash To His Game. He Is Not Afraid Of The Physical Contact. He Is Going To Help Our Team." - Gopher coach Don Lucia on Bowling Green transfer Jacob Cepis.
Monday, January 04, 2010

"I Can't." - Upscale restaurant manager Maurizio Terrigno when asked to discuss Oilers' reconcilliation of dine-and-dash dispute.
Tuesday, January 05, 2010

"I Was Very Mad That I Was Taken Out Of The Game Because Of One Mistake (Soviet Coach Viktor Tikhonov Pulled Tretiak After The First Period). I Was Never Put On The Bench In A 2-2 Game Before. I Was Shocked. I Told (teammates) The Next Day In The Olympic Village That I Maybe Did Not Want To Play Anymore, Retire. I'm Glad I Kept Playing And Won Again (in 1984), But I Never Understood Why That Happened." - Vladislav Tretiak on being pulled by Coach Viktor Tikhonov from 1980 USA-USSR Olympic Game.
Wednesday, January 06, 2010

"Guys Were Working A Little Harder That The Dads Were Watching. I Was Laughing. Boogey Was Unbelievable. He Must Have Had 10 Goals In Practice. He Should Bring His Dad Everywhere With Him." - Andrew Brunette On Wild Derek Boogaard's practice performance in front of the players' fathers.
Thursday, January 07, 2010

"...So On A Two-game Trip You Have To Bring Two Suits Now Because One Gets Wrinkled - It Kind Of Sucks." - Flames' Curtis Glencross on the enormous hassle of looking sharp under tighter airline security.
Friday, January 08, 2010

"We Played Canadian Hockey. We Played Gritty. We Blocked Shots. We Back-checked. You Learn From The Best." - U.S. World Junior gold medal coach Dean Blais.
Saturday, January 09, 2010

"I Thought The First Half Of The Game We Were Back On Our Heels And We Were Playing Like We Were Scared To Death To Lose The Game. We Were Just Letting BU Dictate The Game. Then It Gets To Be 3-0 And All Of A Sudden It Seemed To Me Our Team Said, 'Hey, We've Got Nothing To Lose Now, Let's Start Playing Hockey.'" - Boston College Coach Jerry York.
Sunday, January 10, 2010

Monday, January 11, 2010

"Minnesota Has Had A Lot Of Tough Breaks With Pucks Going In Off Of People's Feet..." - Harvard coach Ted Donato reading from Don Lucia's script.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010

"The Nelson-Hebel-Stoskopf Line Has Tallied 40 Of The (Warroad Warrior's) 49 Goals Through 13 Games." - Tim Kolehmainen writing for Minnesota Hockey Hub.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010

"It Was Personal. It Started In Warmup, Before The Anthem. (Auger) Came Over To Me And He Said I Made Him Look Bad In Nashville On The (Jerred) Smithson Hit And He Said He Was Going To Get Me Back Tonight." - Vancouver's Alexandre Burrows On Referee Stephane Auger's Actions Monday Night.
Thursday, January 14, 2010

"I Really Like What They're Doing Here. The Islanders Have A Youthful Group. The Whole Team Looks Like First Round Picks. They Come At You Hard, Skate And Don't Stop. They've Looked Real Good Lately." - Red Wing & Canadian Olympic coach Mike Babcock.
Friday, January 15, 2010

"Confidence Is Earned; The Goal He Scored Tonight Was An Outstanding Individual Effort. We've Been Looking For That All Year." - Coyotes Head Coach Dave Tippett On Peter Mueller's Goal Thursday.
Saturday, January 16, 2010

"That, I Know For Sure, Is Nothing That's Part Of [Kopitar]. That Ain't Happening And I'll Go To My Grave Saying It'll Never Happen. This Kid Is Way Too Solid, Too Well-grounded, He Cares About This Franchise. That Is Not Happening." - Kings GM Dean Lombardi Talking About Anze Kopitar.
Sunday, January 17, 2010

"Oh Yeah, We're Getting Wonderful Offers. It's A Great Group. It's Like Watching National Geographic And There's A Dead Zebra And There's Vultures Everywhere. Only The Zebra's Not Dead Yet." - Leafs' GM Brian Burke On Possible Trades.
Monday, January 18, 2010

"This Cormier Elbow Is Sickening On So Many Levels. I Have Never Been So Discouraged About The Game Of Hockey As Now." -'s Bob McKenzie Cormier's flagrant elbow to the head to Mikael Tam in a QMJHL game.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010

"It's Going To Be Something Special. If You Think About It, We're Not Only Playing In The Same Rink; We're Playing In Canada, The Home Of Hockey. That's Why Everybody's Waiting For The Olympics." - Russian Penguin Sergei Gonchar.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010

"The Accusation Of An Official Not Calling The Game Fairly, Even For Personal Reasons, Must Trouble The N.H.L. And This Story Doesn't Seem To Want To Go Away." - New York Times' Stu Hackel on the Burrows-Auger incident.
Thursday, January 21, 2010

"The Only Good Defense Of Auger Involves Defending The Calls He Made On Burrows. At Best, Both Were Extraordinarily Bad Calls And I Don't Buy Coincidence As The Explanation." - Tom Benjamin, writing in 'Canucks Conrerner' blog.
Friday, January 22, 2010

"Hockey Is A Tough Game And An Element We Never Want To Lose. The One Element In This League We've Been Really Stressing Is The Need To Insure The Level Of Respect. We Perceive This Incident Was Most Concerning (because Of) A Lack Of Respect For The Opponent." - OHL Commissioner David Branch after suspending Zack Kassian for 20 games.
Saturday, January 23, 2010

"You May Be The Greatest Coach In The World And Put Together The Greatest Game Plan In The World, But If Your Players Cannot Or Will Not Execute That Plan, You're Cooked. They're Willing To Do It [in Phoenix]." - Phoenix head coach Dave Tippett.
Sunday, January 24, 2010

"It's A Tough Way To Go Out For Georges But I Think This Situation Needed To Be Dealt With. The Montreal Canadiens Are Fighting For A Playoff Spot And They Don't Need Distractions. There's Enough [pressure On Players] Here In [hockey-mad] Montreal Without Having That Distraction In The Room." - Guy Carbonneau Speaking About Georges Laraque.
Monday, January 25, 2010

"To Get Back Into It Against One Of The Best Teams In The League Was A Great Challenge. It Was Fun. I Have The Hockey Package So I Watch A Lot Of Hockey Throughout The Year And I Was Ready For The NHL Speed. I've Been Around For A While And I Know How That First Game Can Be." - 33-Year-Old Vancouver Call-Up Nolan Baumgartner on first NHL game in 3 years.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010

"I Don't Really Care What You Think, To Tell You The Truth. I'm Not Sure Those Are Fans And I'm Not So Sure Any Of The Media Are Fans, So It Doesn't Really Matter." - Calgary general manager Darryl Sutter displaying his inner child.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010

"Hopefully, Something Will Be Done Soon - Because You Can't Continue With Guys Carted Off." - Toronto defenceman Mike Komisarek on recent increase in violent hits to the head.
Thursday, January 28, 2010

Friday, January 29, 2010

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Sunday, January 31, 2010