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Friday, April 01, 2011

"I Got A Little Bit Of An Earful [from Claude Julien Between Periods], It Won't Happen Again." - Bruin Brad Marchand after his 'golf swing' gesture in front of Leafs' bench.

Saturday, April 02, 2011

"Personally, And I Won't Name Any Names, But I've Chatted With Guys That Have Played (in Winnipeg) And Don't Want To Go Back. There Are Reasons Why Hockey Wasn't Working In Winnipeg At The End, I Don't See How That Would Have Changed." - Eric Belanger on Winnipeg as a home for an NHL team.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

"It's Kind Of Hard To Find A Deficiency In His Game To Tell You The Honest Truth, He's Such A Great Kid And Comes From A Great Family Too, So That Adds To The Overall Makeup As Well." - Jason Ford, assistant GM of the Barrie Colts on Belle River, Ontario's 15-year-old phenom Aaron Ekblad.

Monday, April 04, 2011

"I Met Him In The Locker Room, I Was Like, 'Why Is This Guy In The Locker Room? He Needs To Be In The Gym." - UND defenseman Ben Blood on partner Derek Forbort.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

"I Was Really Hoping To Be Able To Play All 82, But Rest Isn't A Bad Thing, Either. I Am Taking Some Time To Go Out There And Work On Some Things With The Coaches And Get Back Hopefully Ready For Wednesday." - Bruins' Shawn Thornton on getting back in the lineup after 40 stitches are removed above eye..

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

"We Are So Fortunate To Have A Fan Base That Is That Loyal, That Passionate And That Committed To Hockey In Minnesota." - Minnesota Wild's chief operating officer Matt Majka.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

"An Editorial In The Grand Forks Herald About The North Dakota Hockey Team Is Pretty Much What You'd Expect. You're Likely To Laugh If You Live Anywhere With Trees." - Editor of Western College Hockey Blog poking fun at typical local UND coverage.

Friday, April 08, 2011

"Our Team Had To Play More In Our Own Zone Tonight Than We Have All Year, That Was A Great Team In North Dakota. They Just Couldn't Score." - Wolverines head coach Red Berenson.

Saturday, April 09, 2011

"5-6-ish." - Michigan Wolverines' walk-on goalie Shawn Hunwick when asked how tall he is.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

"I'm Hoping My Hockey Career Isn't Over. But If It Is, I'm One Fortunate Individual." - UMD's Kyle Schmidt, a senior from Duluth suburb Hermantown, who scored game-winning NCAA championship goal in OT.

Monday, April 11, 2011

"Two Years Ago It Was Mohawk Haircuts, This Time Blond Hair. It's A Fun Thing And It Shows A Strong Belief In Each Other. It Brought The Team Together." - UMD coach Scott Sandelin on his team's dyed blond hair.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

"It Was Close, It Was Not A Slam Dunk By Any Means And There Was A Lot Of Debate But He Nudged His Way As The Top Guy This Year With A Very Close Vote." - NHL Scout Dave Gregory on top North American prospect Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

"I Wasn't Happy, But What Are You Going To Do? He's 70-something Years Old. He Knows What He's Doing. Maybe A Couple Of Months In Florida Will Change His Mind." - Ilya Kovalchuk on 65-year-old Jacque Lemaire's retirement.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

"Our Main Concern Will Be Making Sure We're Emotionally And Physically Engaged And Ready To Go, If We Are, Those (details) Will Take Care Of Themselves And You'll Be Better Defensively." - Wings' Defenseman Brad Stuart; apparently they were 'ready to go' last night.

Friday, April 15, 2011

"In Fact, "Totally Dickish For The Sake Of Controversy" Should Probably Be On Their (Denver Post) Masthead" - Western College Hockey Blog Editor.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

"Throwing An Object Which Would Cause Injury Onto The Playing Field Of An Athletic Contest." - Wording on Detroit Police citation for tossing a cephalopod onto the ice. The infraction carries a $500 fine and ejection from the game..

Sunday, April 17, 2011

"We Expect Our Top Players To All Be Better" - Hawks coach Joel Quenneville after landing at O'Hare on Saturday.

Monday, April 18, 2011

"We Had No Business Being In That... Game, No Business. They Won Boards. They Won The Battles. We Were Lucky To Be In The Game. It's Very Disappointing" - An irate Teemu Selanne after Ducks loss to Preds.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

"They're A Beatable Team" - Jonathan Toews, the earnest young captain of the Chicago Blackhawks.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

"Maple Leaf Fans With Tickets In The Lower Bowl Must Not Suddenly Cheer Or Leap To Their Feet During The First 10 Minutes Of A Period, As It May Startle The Waiter Carrying The Miso-glazed Sablefish And Truffled Yukon Potato Gnocchi To Their Table..." - DownGoesGrown.com recites one of new NHL rules for fans.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

"If You Watch Clips Of The 2002 Playoffs, Steve Would Fall Down And He Would Have To Use One Knee And His Stick To Pop Himself Back Up," - Detroit's Kris Draper.

Friday, April 22, 2011

"Transcended" - One of many multisyllabic words used by one of nine Canucks' 'college guys' Keith Ballard.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

"We Took It For A Couple Of Periods Before Somebody Got Fed Up And Said, 'Why Don't You Shut Up And Go Back To Your Mother's Basement?' And Of Course That Really Got Them Going," - Canucks' Assistant GM Laurence Gilman's comments on sitting near unruly fans at United Center.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

"I Had Some Fear About What I Would Do After Hockey, But I Had Four Years Of College. I Looked Around Our Room, And Maybe Half The Players Hadn't Graduated High School. That's One Thing They Could Never Take Away From Me." - Brad MacGregor, the Edmonton Oilers' VP of sales who went to Boston U after playing in the Alberta Junior Hockey League .

Monday, April 25, 2011

"Just Cramped Up Real Bad, I Seized Up And I Couldn't Continue After That. It Was Real Frustrating" - Canucks' rookie netminderr Cory Schneider on leaving Game 6 with a lower-body injury.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

"I'm Sorry But There's A Lot Of Wallflower In San Jose Sharks Winger Dany Heatley. There Are Plenty Of Games Where You'd Say, "Did He Play?" He's A Support Guy With A Staggering $7.3-million Cap Hit For The Sharks." - Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

"Kaleta's Got A Job, And That Job Description Requires Dabbling In The Tasteless, Classless Dark Arts Of The Hockey Chirp" - Puck Daddy on trash talked by Patrick Kaleta towards Flyers' Briere and Hartnell.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

"I Don't Know If He Was Trying To Get A Good Penalty Or What." - Completely accidental Bird-flipper turned buck-passer Andrew Ference on his reckless Jeff Halpern hit.

Friday, April 29, 2011

"There's No Rehab For Your Brain." - Former CC Tiger Mike Testwuide on recovering from a conccusion.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

"We're Surprised By The Result Tonight - But Happy With It, We Were Lucky To Win A Hockey Game. We Had Some Bounces." - Lightning goalie Dwayne Roloson.