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Monday, November 01, 2010

"My Thumb Is Down To Whoever Decided That Any NHL Player Reaching 1,000 Games Is Worthy Of An Elaborate Pre-game Ceremony. This Was Highlighted By The Over-the-top Ceremony For Sergei Gonchar, 991 Of Which Were Played In A Uniform Other Than The Senators." - TSN's Dave Naylor.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

"This Stuff Really Thugs At Your Heart Strings." - Freudian slip by 'Goon' while describing DU player interaction with UND Fighting Sioux player who broke his neck.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

"Obviously We're Having Trouble Putting The Puck In The Net Right Now, But I Have Nothing Pending That Might Solve That." - Leafs' GM Brian Burke on possible trades tospark offense.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

"I Am Absolutely In Favour Of The Discussion Going On Right Now About Changing The Culture Of Hockey, I Hope They Do It Sooner Rather Than Later. The Game Has Gone Through Enough Tragic Incidences Up To This Point." - Terry Martin, father of DU Pioneer Jesse Martin.

Friday, November 05, 2010

"She Threw The Snow On The Carpet And Pounded It Down To A Smooth Surface That Glistened Like Ice. With The Heat In The House Turned Off And The Doors Opened To Let The Cold Blow In, She Had Her Boys, Just Past Toddler Age Then, Practice Hockey On The Rug." - Mario Lemieux biographer Lawrence Martin on Mario's Mom, Pierrette, and a Lemieux carpet.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

"They Have A Lot Of Stars That A Lot Of Guys In Here Grew Up Watching." - Oilers' Sam Gagner prior to Oilers loss 3-1 to Red Wings.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

"That Was A Good A Game; Entertaining, ...To Come Into This Building And Take Three Out Of Four Points And To Battle Back Twice From Being Down Shows A Lot Of Heart In This Group, So The Disappointment Factor Is Low Right Now." - UW Badgers Coach Mike Eaves on weekend's win and tie over Golden Gophers.

Monday, November 08, 2010

"...Ruff Inherited A Number Of Very Good, Very Serviceable NHL Players From Drafting. Sure, He's Done Well To Get The Most Out Of His Roster, Year After Year, But The Buffalo Sabres Were And Are A Winning Team Largely Because Of The Players They Drafted." - Kevin Burgundy on drafting and the success of the Sabres.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

"We Have To Stick With The Instructions We Gave Them From The [GM] Meetings Last Spring. ...We All Think It's A Good Rule. We're Trying To Save Heads. If A Couple Of Guys Get Suspended, That's The Price You Pay To Protect Some Heads" - Washington Capitals GM George McPhee on NHL's new Rule 48.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

"It's Dead." - Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon on possible Challenge rule.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

"The Most Anti-climactic Ending To A Shootout In Recent Human History." - Puck Daddy on Ilya Kovalchuk's epic shootout fail for Devils vs. Sabres.

Friday, November 12, 2010

"Curiously, The Two Most Creative - And Chance-prone - Players On The Team Turned Out To Be Compatible Once Put Together By Coach Cory Clouston, Along With Young Winger Peter Regin." - The Globe & Mail's Roy MacGregor on Sens' Spezza and Kovalev.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

"It's Not By Design, That's The Way It's Worked Out. Who Knows? By The End Of The Season, It Could Be Completely Different, But We'd Certainly Like To Be Higher In Other Categories Than Just Fighting." - Sidney Crosby on Pens' NHL-leading penalty minutes total.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

"That's OK, You Can Be Scared. It Could Just Be A Stinger, And It Could Be Something Serious. Just Stay With Me." - DU Pioneer Trainer Aaron Leu to Jesse Martin moments after Jesse's serious neck injury, 10/30/2010..

Monday, November 15, 2010

"We'll Be Looking For Another Center. He's An Important Player For This Organization. But We Have To Expect That. I'm Getting Used To This, Missing The Top Player." - Jacques Lemaire.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

"Colin Campbell Isn't The Best Boss I've Ever Had ... But To Accuse Him Of Bias? No. I Won't Go There." - Anonymous Referee.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

"Pop Sensation Justin Bieber Used To Play Hockey As A Young Canadian Lad, Wanted To Be An NHL Player When He Grew Up And Still Roots For The Toronto Maple Leafs, Which Should Come In Handy During The Tortured Emo Phase He'll Eventually Enter" - Puck Daddy Greg Wyshynski.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

"He's A Young Fellow - You Can See The Upside. Tonight Was One Of His Better Games In A While. Not Because He Scored. Just The Way He Competed. He Was On The Puck. He Skated With More Confidence. We Hope To See A Little Bit More Of That." - Bruins' coach Claude Julien on Tyler Seguin.

Friday, November 19, 2010

"If The IOC Would Work In Partnership With Those Groups, I Think They Would Get More Exposure, ...There Other Manners In Which The NHL Could Be Compensated" - Bob Nicholson, the president of Hockey Canada on the NHL, IOC, & the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

"And You Owe Your Son An Apology, Colin. You Have Put Him In A Very Uncomfortable Situation In The Boston Clubhouse. Greg Seems Like The Type Of Man Who Can Handle The Heat But Just The Same, He Deserves The Call." - CBC's Mike Milbury on Colin Campbell.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

"It Was A Different Kind Of Nervousness Tonight. It's Hard To Describe It, But I Thought It Went Well. After I Stepped On The Ice For The First Shift, The Nervousness Seemed To Go Away." - Marian Gaborik on playing agaisnt his orignal NHL team, the Wild, in St. Paul last night.

Monday, November 22, 2010

"No Hockey Observer I Speak With Believes Malkin's Talents Have Up And Abandoned Him, But His Statistics Suggest He's On A Downward Trajectory." - The Hockey News' Adam Proteau on Evgeni Malkin's start this year.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

"I'd Really Rather Not Talk Too Much About It, I'm Just Trying To Improve In My Own End And Play Well Defensively." - Ranger sophmore Michael Del Zotto on his lack of offense after strong rookie scoring spree.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

"While We're On The Subject Of The ECAC, I Can Accept That Yale Is Probably A Good Team This Year But Their Record Is Bound To Be So Inflated That They Could Finish The Season With Just A Couple Of Losses And A Top 5 Ranking Without Any Problem At All." - The Pipeline Show's Guy Flaming.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

"Cherry's Treatment Of The "uppity" Rookie Prompted One Reader To Ask Us If There Wasn't A Racial Tinge To The Criticism. Judging By Cherry's Track Record, The Answer Would Be No. He's An Equal-opportunity Threatener..." - Globe and Mail's Bruce Dowbiggin on Don Cherry's choice of words regarding P.K. Subban.

Friday, November 26, 2010

"Is It Spring Training Yet? Let Me Know How This Game Turns Out... Not That I Particularly Care." - Islanders broadcaster Howie Rose referencing baseball during another Isles' loss.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

"Denis Savard And Larmer Were Two Of The Best Players I Ever Played With, But They Both Smoked Liked Chimneys." - former NHL defenceman Bob McGill.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

"This Is Beneath A Guy Like Chris, You Cannot Have Him Doing This Stuff." - Don Cherry on Chris Pronger after Pronger was penalized for the 'Sean Avery' rule.

Monday, November 29, 2010

"It Means The Team's Doing Something Right, Everyone's Buying In. We're Back-checking Hard" - Thrasher Dustin Byfuglien on team's recent success.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

"But While Versteeg Has Six Goals And 12 Points, It Is Worth Noting That Stalberg Has Six Goals And Eight Points With Chicago While Averaging Eight Fewer Minutes Per Game." - National Post's Michael Traikos on traded that landed Kris Versteeg in Toronto for Viktor Stalberg.