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Monday, March 01, 2010

"Did We Want To Be Careful, Or Did We Want To Play? We Decided We Want To Go For It The Best We Can. That's How I Like To Coach Anyway. We Thought We'd Get The Best Players Out There As Much As We Could." - Canadian Coach Mike Babcock.
Tuesday, March 02, 2010

"Let's Put Up A Bunch Of Guillotines And Gallows. We Have 35 People On The Hockey Team. Let's Go To Red Square And Dispatch With Them All." - Russian coach, Vyacheslav Bykov, reesponding to suggestion that his team might not have seriously prepared.
Wednesday, March 03, 2010

"The League Is Perhaps More Valuable Today Than It Was Saturday, And The Only Thing That Can Hurt That In The Short Term Is For Bettman To Succumb Further To His Fetish For Southward Expansion By Announcing The Formation Of The Guadalajara Gray Wolves." -'s Tim Keown.
Thursday, March 04, 2010

"You Wouldn't Believe The Number Of Compliments I Get On Campus When I Wear Them. I Have So Many Random People Come Up To Me And Say 'killer Zubaz, Man.' I Love Them." - The Fighting Sioux's Brad Malone hinting at the fashion sense of UND students.
Friday, March 05, 2010

"He Didn't Intentionally Hit Me In The Head. I Know Him. I Played With Him In The (USA Hockey) Festivals Growing Up. He's A Good Kid. I Know He Didn't Mean To Hit Me On Purpose." - Badger Blake Geoffrion on St. Cloud State Center Aaron Marvin.
Saturday, March 06, 2010

"Hockey Is One Of The Greatest Team Sports Out There. We Teach Great Values, And That Is What We Intend To Do Here." - Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille speaking to those gathered to celebrate land donation for Goleta, CA rink.
Sunday, March 07, 2010

"He (Putin), Has Found One Of The Only Places In Russia Where There Is No Snow In The Winter. He Has Decided To Build These Ice Rinks In The Warmest Part Of The Warmest Region. Sochi Is Subtropical. There Is No Tradition Of Snow Or Hockey There. In Sochi, We Prefer Football, Volleyball And Swimming." - former Russian deputy prime minister Boris Y. Nemtsov discussing Sochi, the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Monday, March 08, 2010

"You Can't Even Tell Your Friends You Have It." - Scott Salmond, Hockey Canada's director of the men's national team on Sid's missing stick.
Tuesday, March 09, 2010

"There Are Times, In Professional Sport And Elsewhere, When You Need More Than A Competent Manager. You Need Visionary Leadership, And Right Now, Hockey In General, And The NHL In Particular, Finds Itself At Such A Crossroads" - The Globe & Mail's Stephen Brunt.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010

"Anything That Wasn't Direct, Or From Head-on, Would Have To Be Addressed As A Dirty Hit. So Anything From A Blind-side Hit, Or Sideways, Unless The Player Who Got Hit Was Facing The Opponent Who Hit Him, And Dead On, And Of Course If He Had His Head Down, That's His Responsibility. But They Feel A Player Is Defenseless When A Hit Comes From The Side." - Hall of Fame coach Scotty Bowman on FAN 590 Toronto (audio).
Thursday, March 11, 2010

"If It's A Predatory Act, If It's A Case Where This Is How A Player Is Making His Living, He Should Be Making His Living Doing Something Else." - Brian Burke, general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Friday, March 12, 2010

"Let's Remember To Keep Our Heads About Ourselves And Don't Get Into Senseless Or Needless Fist Fights. Let's Think Twice Before We Get Into Confrontations With Opposition Fans, Again Hockey Is Only A Game Folks. ... No One Needs To Get Killed Over A Hockey Game, No One Needs To Get Arrested And No One Needs To Throw Knuckles." - 'Goon' of "Goon's World" hinting at behavior at UND games.
Saturday, March 13, 2010

"We Are Happy To Report That Regardless Of Reports To The Contrary, There Have Been No Material Changes In The Process To Date. As We Stated From The Outset, We Fully Expected The Transaction To Take Upwards Of Six Months, Similar To Other Recent Transactions For Other NHL Franchises. Ice Edge Holdings Continues To Work Very Closely With The City Of Glendale And The NHL Towards Finalizing A Lease That Will Be Appropriate For All Parties." - Ice Edge Holdings' letter to Coyotes fans.
Sunday, March 14, 2010

"He's Kind Of Treated Hockey Like The Girl You Don't Want To Go To The Prom With; You're Trying To Still Be Nice While Avoiding Her." - Washington Caps blogger Ian Oland on The President of The United States.
Monday, March 15, 2010

"You Know You're Up And You Know If You Play Good Hockey You're Going To Win The Game. It's Pretty Tough To Come Back In This League And If You Get A 3-0 Lead It's Almost Impossible." - Henrik Sedin said of the comfort that comes with a good start..
Tuesday, March 16, 2010

"He Plays Better When He's A Little Angry." - Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist commenting on Sean Avery's 2-goal performance after being benched as a healthy scratch.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010

"We Come Off The Olympics, Which Was Great For Hockey, And Then In Two Weeks, You Have The Hit On Savard And Now This. What Parent In The States Watching Is Going To Want To Put Their Kid In Hockey? We Have To Do Something To Stop This." - Colin Campbell, the N.H.L. vice president of hockey operations, on Ovechkin Hit On Brian Campbell.
Thursday, March 18, 2010

"If We Haven't Figured It Out Yet, It's Not Like It's Going To Happen Overnight," - Sabres' Goalie Ryan Miller commenting on the team's slow starts.
Friday, March 19, 2010

"I'm Pretty Confident That Dr. Jekyll Will Show Up, But Who Knows? We Know We Can't Afford A Mr. Hyde." - BU Terrier's head coach Jack Parker.
Saturday, March 20, 2010

"So Talk All You Want About The Iffy State Of NHL Goaltending, But Remember, The Fact That Goalies Aren't Stopping Every Single Puck The Way They Once Did Is A Good Thing - Something To Be Celebrated, Not Discouraged." - The Globe & Mail's Eric Duhatschek.
Sunday, March 21, 2010

"Iginla Could End Up Being The Flames' Mats Sundin. He Wants To Stay. He Wants To Be Part Of The Solution. But What If He Has To Be Traded To Make The Team Better? That's The Question Calgary Is Left With." - unidentified NHL source.
Monday, March 22, 2010

"He ( Lou Lamoriello) Does Not Believe In Third Jerseys. ...The Devils Honour Their Uniforms By Only Using The Traditional Home And Away Editions. They Are Not Trying To Soak The Fans In New Jersey." - Michael Farber, Sports Illustrated.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010

"We're Not Going To Make Excuses. It's A Fact. We Lost A Lot Of Good Hockey Players. Nothing Was Minor. It's Something That's Been Tough." - Detroit center Kris Draper.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010

"It Was Not Really (travel Costs), As It Turned Out, It Helped (that), But When You Look At The Whole Package, It Was A) Student-athlete Experience, B) Playoff Atmosphere, And C) Cost." - NCAA men's ice hockey committee chair Bill Bellerose on 3 seed teams in this weekend's NCAA regional tournaments.
Thursday, March 25, 2010

"Don't Trade Carey Price" - Scotty Bowman.
Friday, March 26, 2010

"Apparently Nobody Told Random Chance That The ECAC Sucks." - Western College Hockey Blog writer on his NCAA tournament coin flipping.
Saturday, March 27, 2010

"We Played Poised. We Weathered Some Storms And I Don't Think We Gave Up A Lot Of Great Chances." - Rochester Institute of Technology coach Wayne Wilson after RIT shocked No.1 Denver University in round 1 of NCAA regional play.
Sunday, March 28, 2010

"This Is The Second Straight Year That UND Has Lost A One-goal Game In The First Round Of The NCAA Tournament. ...UND Left Worcester Late Saturday, Having A Hard Time Believing The Season Had Ended." - Reporter Brad Elliott Schlossman of the Grand Forks Herald.
Monday, March 29, 2010

"Luongo Has A Great Partner In Raycroft, So Why Not Take Advantage Of That And Play Raycroft Against The Sharks This Weekend To Give Luongo A Much-needed Break To Clear His Head. It's Such A Luxury Having A Capable Backup That Using Him Just Makes Sense." - Kelly Hrudey on Canucks' surprise post-Olympic weakness.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010

"I Thought It Was A Goal, We Were All Jumping Up And Down On The Bench. It's Hard To Lose A Game Like That When You Outplayed A Team In Overtime." - Michigan senior defenseman Steve Kampfer after loss to No.1 Miami Redhawks.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010

"He Was One Of Our Better Players And He Didn't Score A Goal, I Look At Overall Play And What A Player Brings In All Areas Of The Game And Different Situations That Require Him To Respond." - Calgary Flames head coach Brent Sutter lashed out at Jarome Iginla's critics yesterday .