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Friday, October 01, 2010

"Over The Last Few Months, I've Talked To A Lot Of Different People About Different Things, Things I Wouldn't Have Thought Of. ...I Just Don't Want To Get Too Busy With One Thing Right Away." - Scott Niedermayer.


Saturday, October 02, 2010

"Barry Alvarez, The Wisconsin Athletic Director, Has Been Pushing This. He's A Football Guy. Does He Know Anything About Hockey? This Could Really Hurt The Sport." - UNO Head Coach Dean Blais.


Sunday, October 03, 2010

"Michel (Therrien) Is Not There To Be A Long Time Pro Scout. I Hope Todd Richards Realizes His Days Are Numbered. I Think The Season Will Still Be Young When He's Going To Be Replaced. It Could Even Happen Before The Season Because The Wild Hasn't Won Yet" - ex-Wild Coach MarioTremblay.


Monday, October 04, 2010

"I Thought I Was Going To Spend The Rest Of My Life In The Red Wings Organization. But I Came To The Realization That I Wanted To Run A Team And If I Was Going To Run A Team I Was Going To Have To Leave." - New Lightning GM Steve Yzerman.


Tuesday, October 05, 2010

"It Seemed Like They (SKA St. Petersburg Players) Were Getting Closer And Closer To His Knees And There Wasn't A Big Concern On The Ice About It," - Canes coach Paul Maurice on lax KHL exhibition game officiating.


Wednesday, October 06, 2010

"We Just Didn't See Enough From Him. He Just Didn't Jump Out At Me. He's A Big Body, He Skates Well, He's Got Some Skill; (but) You've Got To Be More Involved In The Game Physically. When You Play Physically, When You Play Hard, The Skill Will Follow." - Avs coach Joe Sacco discussing Ryan Stoa's assignment toLake Erie.


Thursday, October 07, 2010

"Honoring His Father's War-Torn Life, Zenon Konopka Fights For Every Shift" - Isles' Zenon Konopka talking about Zenon Konopka Sr..


Friday, October 08, 2010

"Nobody Likes Getting Booed At Home." - Ottawa's Jason Spezza.


Saturday, October 09, 2010

"On Opening Night, Rookie Jordan Eberle Gave The Edmonton Oilers' Faithful A Glimpse Into The Future Of The Rebuilding Franchise - And The Future Looked Pretty Good." - The Globe And Mail's Eric Duhatschek.


Sunday, October 10, 2010

"...Now, It's About Parity, About The Commissioner Reciting Numbers In A Vacuum To Make The Case For A Hard Cap Even As It Institutionalizes Mediocrity, And By The Way, Have You Gotten A Look At The Wingers Playing With Sidney Crosby And Evgeny Malkin?" - Larry Brooks, New York Post.


Monday, October 11, 2010

"They Are Better Players, Period." - Leaf's coach Ron Wilson comparing this year's team to last year's.


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

"I Don't Even Know One Russian Word Yet, They Usually Talk About [what's Happening On The Ice] And Then Fill Me In Later. As The Year Goes On, I'm Going To Learn Something. Learn A Few Words Anyways." - Leafs' Clarke MacArthur on linemates Mikhail Grabovski & Nikolai Kulemin.


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

"It's Great To Know You Have A Goalie Like That Behind You. He's Making Huge Saves All The Time." - Canucks' defenceman Alex Edler on Roberto Luongo.


Thursday, October 14, 2010

"It's Not The First Time, I've Seen It Happen Before. It's Something That Happened, The League Took A Look At It And Felt It Wasn't Right." - Sens' Jarkko Ruutu commenting on James Wisniewski's 'throaty' gesture.


Friday, October 15, 2010

"We Haven't Really Played Together - This Is Going To Be The First Time. It's Great To Have Him Back." - Ranger Marian Gaborik on returning Chirs Dury.


Saturday, October 16, 2010

"We've Just Gotta Do The Little Things, I Think. If You Do All The Little Things Out There, Eventually You're Going To Be Rewarded, If We Do The Little Things And We Get Rewarded, I Think It's Going To Snowball." - Flames centre Matt Stajan.


Sunday, October 17, 2010

"I've Seen Some Funny Stuff...probably Magnus Arvedson Painted My Teeth With Permanent Markers. So I Went To Put 'em In And The Teeth Were Black (smiles)" - Chris Neal discussing a funny memory.


Monday, October 18, 2010

"He Wants To Expand Overtime To 8 Minutes From The Current 5: 4-on-4 For Four Minutes & 3-on-3 For The Remaining 4 Minutes. He Also Wants To Ensure Better Ice Quality For The Extended Overtime By Having The Ice Scraped (not Flooded) After Regulation." - ESPN's Pierre LeBrun on respected Red Wings GM Ken Holland's new overtime format idea.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

"I Was Painting At Home And Brought A Sketch Pad With Me On The Road. ...You're Always Considered A Flake As A Goalie Anyways, And Then If You Walk In To The Locker Room And Tell Them You're An Artist They Are Going To Laugh." - Richard Brodeur.


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

"Both Have Aggressively Dealt With Other Dangerous Problems... It's Clear They Could Cut Down Dramatically On Hits Causing Head Trauma If Either Viewed It As A Critical Issue.But They Don't. So They Move Glacially, And Only When Forced To. But They Don't." - Damien Cox on NHL & NFL responses to head injuries.


Thursday, October 21, 2010

"Way To Be Professional" - James Enquist, provoking Rick Rypien at Wild - Canucks game Wednesday.


Friday, October 22, 2010

"They Managed To Get Two (early) And Then Muddied Up The Game, We Didn't Want To Get Our Nose Dirty By Going Into The Hard Areas, Coming Across To Support The Puck. We Got What We Deserved." - Leafs Coach Ron Wilson.


Saturday, October 23, 2010

"Time For Pens To Unite Crosby, Malkin" - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Rob Rossi.


Sunday, October 24, 2010

"You Don't Want To Play Pond Hockey, Just Racing Up And Down The Rink, We Were In Better Spots (Sunday) And Didn't Give Up Those 2-on-1s And 3-on-2s." - Minnesota Gophers' coach Don Lucia.


Monday, October 25, 2010

"No. When You Have Players That Size And That Speed Playing The Game, You're Not Going To Get Rid Of Concussions. It's Not Going To Happen Unless We Fundamentally Change The Game In Such A Way That You Won't Recognize It." - Dr. Ruben Echemendia on the possibility that hockey can be concussion-free.


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

"It's Difficult To Look At A Lot Of The Local Women. You Get The Feeling That Just Don't Take Care Of Themselves! There Are An Awful Lot Of Heavyset Ones. But Russian Girls Have Nice Trim Figures. I Couldn't Imagine Myself Being With An American Girl." - Ovechkin.


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

"There's Enough Of An Argument Here For Bettman To Put Contraction On The Table. Owners Of Prosperous Teams Would Love It: They Wouldn't Have To Subsidize Small-market Teams And Could Keep Greater Shares Of TV And Advertising Dollars." - Los Angeles Times' Helene Elliott.


Thursday, October 28, 2010

"I Can Tell You I Was Real Tense To Start. Guys Were Falling And Crashing Into The Boards. I Didn't Want To Hurt Myself Or Isabelle By Dropping Her Or Something." - Retired NHLer and 'Battle of the Blades' participant Todd Warriner.


Friday, October 29, 2010

"It's A Ridiculous Way To Decide A Game." - Michigan State coach Rick Comley, enraged after refereet waved off a shootout goal.


Saturday, October 30, 2010

"Usually When You Have This Type Of Thing Done, They Just Want You To Walk Again" - Former Flyers goalie Ray Emery on his hip surgery - and hopes o return to NHL.


Sunday, October 31, 2010

"One Thing I Noticed, Flyers Had Their #1 Line On The Ice With A Minute To Go In A Game That Was Already Decided" - Paul form Kukla's Korner commenting on Flyers 6-1 win over Islanders.