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Tuesday, February 01, 2011

"The Way We Look At It, We're Not Any Different Than Any Other Team. It's Just The Color Of Our Skin That Makes Us Different, But We Do Joke Around With It A Little Bit." - Atlanta Thrashers' Dustin Byfuglien.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

"...we Had A Conversation About Hockey And That's As Far As I'll Go." - Sabres Head Coach Lindy Ruff.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

"Enjoy The Rumors And The Hype But Don't Take Them Too Seriously. Remember, 98 Percent Of The Rumors Reported Turn Out To Be Bogus While The Same Number Of Actual Trades Are Almost Never Foreseen By The So-called ''insiders''." - Lyle Richardson of Spector's Hockey.

Friday, February 04, 2011

"It's Hockey's Birthday In Canada." - Doug Janzen, Scotiabank's Whitehorse branch manager on 'Hockey Day In Canada'.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

"If I Would Have... As You Said I've Commented Before. So, I Would Imagine In This Case I Probably Would Have Commented As Well." - Dodgy head coach Dave Hakstol 'imagining' a 'probably' outloud regarding Fighting Sioux team rules and details-challenged explanation of Danny Kristo's case of frostbite (video).

Sunday, February 06, 2011

"Sid: Humble Canadian Superstar Who Carries His Team On His Back Through Big Games And Isn't Afraid To Get His Hands Dirty In The Corners, Or Prima Donna Who Lived In Mario Lemieux's House Just A Little Too Long And Whines To The Refs About A Paper Cut?" - Shannon Proudfoot, Postmedia News.

Monday, February 07, 2011

"It's Funny; They Told Us Before The Season What The K.H.L. Has To Do For Us, Like How Many Days We Need To Have Off Each Month, Officially - And We Don't Get It. So We Ask, But There Are No Answers. You Have To Get Used To It. It's A Different Culture." - 46-year-old Dominik Hasek on the differences between the NHL and KHL.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

"For Those Who Think We'll Apologize For Being A Southern Market Hockey Team, Well, We Don't Feel That Way." - Lightning Chief Executive Tod Leiweke.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

"So Keep Your Eyes Open And Look As If You're Interested, Even If You're Not." - ex-NHLer Georges Laraque opining on how to be a better lover.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

"I'm As Crazy As This: The NHL [should Declare] Open Season For One Week On Matt Cooke. You Won't Get Suspended. Then We'll See If He'll Continue [his Behavior] For The Rest Of The Season Or His Career." - MSG Network and VERSUS NHL Overtime analyst Ken Daneyko talking about Matt Cooke.

Friday, February 11, 2011

"Definitely, From A Hockey Standpoint, I'm Really Excited To Get To Toronto, I Talked To … Wilson Already And He Talked About Giving Me A Really Good Chance Here. And That's All I Can Ask For." - Newest Leaf Joffrey Lupul.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

"Cam Fowler Is An Amazing Hockey Player, It's Unbelievable That Young Guys Like That Can Come Into The League And Dominate In Pretty Much Every Area. If This Guy Doesn't Win The Norris Trophy One Day, It's Going To Be A Crime." - Teemu Selanne.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

"The Emotional Part Of The Game Is Difficult, They're Young Guys, And They Don't Know How To Manage The Game Like Professionals Do. All Of A Sudden, We Got Away From Doing The Things We Did (Friday). It Doesn't Take Much To Change Things Drastically." - St. Lawrence University Head Coach Joe Marsh on losing to Brown after beating Yale.

Monday, February 14, 2011

"It Was Painful To Watch The Game I Love Turn Into A Sideshow," - Mario Lemieux.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

"It's A Hard Tournament To Win, You Have Rivalries You Don't Have At The National Level." - Boston College coach Jerry York after his Eagles finally had muzzled the Huskies on Jimmy Hayes's goal six minutes into the extra session at TD Garden..

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

"Mike Milbury Climbs Into The Stands And Beats A Fan With His Own Shoe, In What Everyone Now Agrees Is Probably The Fifteenth Or Sixteenth Dumbest Thing He's Ever Done." - Sean McIndoe - Ottawa-based blogger and die-hard Maple Leafs fan.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

"NHL Does Plan On Changing Concussion Protocols, But For Now, 'Are You OK?' Is Standard Assessment" - Georgre Malik.

Friday, February 18, 2011

"I Think He's Going To Build One Of The Best Organizations In The National Hockey League. He's A Great Leader. He Doesn't Make Any Decisions Without Knowing All The Details And Analyzing Them. He's Very Methodical And Very Patient" - Red Wings general manager Ken Holland.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

"They Always Hear Rumours About The Tough Living Conditions And Whether Or Not They're Going To Get Their Money. But It Keeps Getting Better Over Here Every Year. I Don't Really Know What's The Negative With A Lot Of Guys About Coming Over. I Don't Want To Knock The AHL, But This League's One Step Ahead Of It." - KHLer Kevin Dallman gushing about professional hockey in Kazakhstan.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

"I Spend Every Last Dollar On My Hockey. It Makes Me A Better Mom." - 23-year-old single mom and San Jose Lady 'Shark' Miranda Meisenbach.

Monday, February 21, 2011

"...he's Now Part Of An Extremely Close Brotherhood. Once He Joins The (Fargo) Force, He'll Be One Of Three North Dakota Players In The USHL." - Ryan S. Clark referencing Keaton Thompson and the dearth of North Dakota kids in the USHL.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

"It Looked Effortless Almost,Our Kids Were Going, 'What Do We Have To Do To Score?'" - River Lakes, MN H.S. coach Jeff Melby regarding Becker/Big Lake keeper Alex Darsow's state record 102 saves in triple OT playoff game.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

"He Won't Be The First Player To Be Paid To Go Away, But The Interesting Part Will Be Whether Other GMs Will Allow Their Desire To Add A Potentially Valuable Asset Trump Their Visceral Disgust Of Uppity Employees." - Sports Networks' Stephen Knight on Oilers' Sheldon Souray.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

"That Was Pretty Cool, My First Hat Trick Since Street Hockey When I Was 10 Or 12." - Lightning's Teddy Purcell.

Friday, February 25, 2011

"It's Important For Me To Reward My Guys, Because What They Have Accomplished In The Last Two Months Is Incredible. This Group Deserves A Chance To Stay Together." - Calgary Flames acting GM Jay Feaster.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

"At The NHL Level There Is Always The Unknown, But I Saw This Kid In Junior Hockey Do What He Did Tonight, Anybody That's Watched Him In The Russian Hockey League, They Have Seen That On A Pretty Consistent Basis. He's Always Had A Knack For The Net." - Columbus Head Coach Scott Arniel on rookie Matt Calvert.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

"He's A Hockey Player. He Thinks It, He Understands The Game, He Works Extremely Hard. He's Playing A Little Bit Banged Up Right Now, And When The Team Needed Him The Most, He Was At His Best, And To Me That's A Hockey Player." - Sens' coach Cory Clouston on Erik Condra after Condra's first NHL goal.

Monday, February 28, 2011

"F You're Pierre Gauthier, And Your Team Has Won Only Three Of Its Last 10 Games, Do You Make An Earnest Effort To Be A Player At Today's Trading Deadline?" - Red Fisher on Canadiens GM Pierre Gauthier.