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Thursday, December 01, 2011

"I Wouldn't Be Surprised" - Bobby Ryan on possibility he'll be traded by Ducks.

Friday, December 02, 2011

"It's Not Frustrating, It's Nothing. If We're Going To Play Like This, It's Going To Turn Around." - Capitals' Ovechkin.

Saturday, December 03, 2011

"I Had To Block A Few People On Twitter, For Sure, There Were Some Overzealous Folks, But That's Par For The Course." - The Hockey News' Adam Proteau, regarding his preseason prediction that Leafs would make playoffs and Habs woudn't.

Sunday, December 04, 2011

"They (The University Of North Dakota) Always Seem To Heat Up At The Right Time Heading Into The Playoffs" - ex-UND star Zack Parise failing to mention that, under coach Dave Hakstol,UND has a track record of immediately fizzling out after they briefly heat up.

Monday, December 05, 2011

"I Never Fought Mad. Because It's A Job, Right? I Never Took It Personally. Lot Of Times When Guys Fight, You Just Ask The Other Guy Politely. Because The Job Is Hard Enough. Why Make It Harder By Having To Insult Anyone? We Know What The Job Is" - Georges Laraque, former NHL enforcer.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

"And At Least For The Foreseeable Future, N.H.L. Players Will Still Fight, And It Will Seem Increasingly Strange." - The New York Times' Jeff Z. Klein.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

"I Think The Boogaard Case Makes It More Urgent For Organized Hockey To Take Additional Steps To Reduce Hits To The Head, And Fighting Is One Of The Recognized Causes Of Hits To The Head" - neurosurgeon Dr. Charles Tator.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

"(Parents) Should Not Accept Public Health Policy From The N.H.L., But Do It For Themselves," - Ontario doctor Paul S. Echlin.

Friday, December 09, 2011

"It's Hard To Read Branch's Work And Not Come Away Feeling Sickened By The Concept Of Fighting In Hockey And The Toll It Can Take On A Human." - Grantland's Katie Baker.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

"(Sam) Gagner Is A Restricted Free Agent Next Summer Earning $2.3 Million This Season And, Given His Slide Down The Oilers Depth Chart, His Future In Edmonton Is Murky" - THN's Lyle Richardson.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

"...I Just Thought, 'Man, Are We Lucky?' Dad Was A Postman, A Blue-collar Mail Carrier. My Family Is All Blue Collar. I Had No Problem When People Said [about Coaching], 'Man, It's A Lot Of Hours.' I Love It" - Canes' new head coach Kirk Muller.

Monday, December 12, 2011

"It's Good To See When People Have (their Team's) Back. It's Always Fun To See Your Coach Get Fired Up, Because You Know He's Emotional; He's Got Our Back. It's Good To Show That Sometimes Even Though It Got Messy." - Minnesota Golden Gopher Joe Miller.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

"I Should've Known Better" - Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford On Signing Tomas Kaberle.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

"I Hit The Boards Pretty Hard, And It Was A Little Scary, But To Be Honest, More Than My Own Health, I Was Thinking About All Of My Friends Laughing When They See Me Stumbling Around And Trying To Breathe." - Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto who wore a microphone for HBO's "24/7" which premiers tonight.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

"It's Definitely A Hockey Town Now. Everywhere We Go We See People Wearing Caps Jerseys And Hats. When I Was Here My First Year, There Were A Couple Thousand People In The Stands. Right Now, Nobody Can Get A Ticket. It's Like Canada." - Alex Ovechkin.

Friday, December 16, 2011

"We're Coming Up Here On A Business Trip." - UND coach Dave Hakstol in Winnipeg.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

"I Understand The Importance Of Setting A Good Example For My Child." - Item 5 of the Parent's Code of Conduct on Milbury's Boch Blazers website.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

"It's Time For Guys To Wake Up." - Kings' Dustin Brown.

Monday, December 19, 2011

"It Was A Great Experience, Definitely The Coolest Thing I've Ever Done In My Life." - Carl Sneep on NHL debut with Pens Saturday night.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

"It Comes Down To Respect, You Hit Guys When It's A Clean Situation. Head Shots And Head Injuries Aren't Going Anywhere If We're Going To Keep Making Plays Like That. And That Goes For Everybody Around The Entire League." - Jonathan Toews discussing dangerous Renen Bourque check from behind on Brent Seabrook.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

"My First Season Butch Bouchard Accidentally Sent Me To The Hospital For Three Days With A Concussion, But I Never Backed Away From Butch Or Anyone Else After I Came Back." - former Red Wings player Ted Lindsay, March 18, 1957.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

"The Game Has Evolved, And General Managers Can't Be The Last Ones To Figure That Out, If You're A GM, And You're The Last One To Figure Out That This Game Is Evolving And Changing, Then You're Not Going To Be Able To Keep Up." - Leafs GM Brian Burke.

Friday, December 23, 2011

"It's A Real Honor To Meet You." - Sharks' Brent Burns to severely wounded Purple Heart receipient, Army Sgt. Brian Jergens.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

"There's A Lot More Things You Can Do In Russia, And Not Just With Your Own Charity, Sick Kids Need Help." - 38-year-old Atlant player and former NHLer Alexey Kovalev on his charitable work.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Monday, December 26, 2011

"Go Easy On The Egg Nog Chicago!" - Joey Junior Blackhawks Reporter.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

"(The Swiss) Are Traditionally Considered A Dark Horse In The Tournament, In The Sense That Dark Horses Are Terrible At Playing Hockey." - Sean McIndoe of DownGoesBrown.com.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

"Frederick, Thanks For Taking Interest In An Old Slug. I'd Be Happy To Speak To You." - ex-NHLer Perry Berzan to freelance hockey journalist Joe Pelletier.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

"I Think The Main Thing For Me Is Just Confidence, I'm Confident Now That I Can Get The Job Done Out There; I Can Get Points, I Can Keep My Own End Clean And Whenever You're Playing With Confidence You're A Way Better Player." - Leafs' Tyler Bozak on strong start in this, his third, year.

Friday, December 30, 2011

"What Do You Have, Like, One NHL Game? This Must Be Like Fantasy Camp For You." - Brad Richards to taunting Flyer call-up Tom Sestito.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

"They (UND Players) Were On Their Heels And Had Their Heads Up Their Rear Ends." - UND Fighting Sioux Head Coach Dave Hakstol mincing few words in critique of his team's third period play last night.