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Saturday, January 01, 2011

"The I.I.H.F. Has Very Specific Rules Regarding Dangerous Hits, These Are Not Limited Just To The Head But To The Neck Area As Well, Which Is Defined By That Part Of The Body Above The Collarbone And Shoulder Pads (i.e., Unprotected Areas)." - IIHF statement following Canada's Zack Kassian hit on Czech defenseman Petr Senkerik.

Monday, January 03, 2011

"The Kings Are Very Actively Pursuing A Missing Piece To Take Some Pressure Off Of Their Goaltending." - Anonymous Scout on what NHL teams will be most active prior to trade deadline.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

"It's A Well-coached Team They Have Over There, Our Preparation Was A Little Lackadaisical. We Thought Having The Rest Of Going Right To The Semis Would Help And I Think We Took It For Granted." - Team USA's Emerson Etem.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

"What Start? I Didn't See Any, I'm Just (mad). I'll Try Not To Talk Too Much." - Devils' coach Jacques Lemaire when asked about his team's start against Wild last night.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

"A Thousand Times Worse, It's Disappointing. I'm Just In Shock Now. I Don't Know What To Say. Things Happen For A Reason And I Guess This Was Meant To Be." - Canadian defenceman Calvin de Haan when asked to compare loss to Russians with last year's loss against the Americans..

Friday, January 07, 2011

"Our Captain Had An Injury, And The Coach Said Don't Go In The Third Period, [Tarasenko] Said, 'No, I'm Going' And He Scored The Third Goal. He's The Best Captain In My Life." - Russian WJC Goalie Igor Bobkov after win over Canada.

Saturday, January 08, 2011

"It Was A Very Emotional Speech Of Our Coach, He Even Broke The Blackboard." - Russian WJC forward Maxim Kitsyn said about gold Medal game's first intermissiom 'pep talk' by coach Valeri Bragin.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

"I'm Getting So Frustrated, I Know I'm A Young Guy, And A Young Coach In This League. But To Watch Rick Nash, What He Has To Take Night In, Night Out ... I Watch Other Star Players And The Treatment They Get, The Calls That They Get." - Blue Jackets' coach Scott Arniel.

Monday, January 10, 2011

"I Absolutely Don't Know How To Explain The Euphoria, It's Just A Grand Gesture On Behalf Of Rocky, John And Jay. Now I Know How Michael (Jordan) Feels Out There. It Will Take 100 Years Just To Get The Smile Off My Face." - Stan Mikita on news of statues honoring him and Bobby Hull.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

"I Really, Truly Believe, They Are The Best Team In The Country. They've Got All Facets Of What You Are Looking For: Good Goaltending, A Big, Strong, Vetereran D-corps And A Group Of Forwards That Can Score And Can Play Physical, Too." - Gophers' Head Coach Don Lucia singing the praises of the UND Fighting Sioux.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

"Terry Pegula Visited The Buffalo Sabres Offices Today For Informal Discussions, Neither The Sabres Nor Mr. Pegula Are Available To Comment On The Visit." - Buffalo Sabres press release.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

"I Think This Group Of Guys In The Past, Not All These Guys, But Some, Have Played Without Sid For Some Period Of Time And I Actually Sense A Determination To Try To Win Hockey Games Without Him There," - Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma.

Friday, January 14, 2011

"There Have Been Some Good Moments With Them And Some Bad Moments I'd Like To Forget. But It's Been A Good Rivalry Since I've Been Here." - Gophers' Captain Jay Barriball.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

"We Didn't Show Up For The Battle In The First 20 Minutes, We Weren't At The Level We Needed To Be And That Led To Undisciplined Penalties ... The First 20 Minutes Cost Us Two Points In Our Building." - North Dakota coach Dave Hakstol.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

"It Was Definitely A Game Of Momentum, We Had It For Most Of The Game, But They Got It In The Third. It Felt Like We Played The Whole Period In Our End." - Habs' Goalie Carey Price on 3-2 win over Rangers.

Monday, January 17, 2011

"Our Source Who Is In The Winter Meetings Says That The Big Ten Hockey Conference Will Start In 2014." - Kyle Rossi of Penn State hockey oriented 'Thank you Terry' site.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

"We Have A Young Team And, Hopefully, We Have Learned Something Emotionally From This (streak)" - Kings Coach Terry Murray on losing 8 of last 10.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

"He's Probably The Best, He's Really Smart, And He's Got A Lot Of Experience. He's One Of The Best If Not The Best, So, Pretty Easy Fit For Captain. He's Obviously Having Another Amazing Season." - Sidney Crosby on the selection of Nicklas Lidstrom as an All-Star game captain.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

"But Now A Lot Of The Guys Are Talking About Trying To Get To The Game Next Sunday. Everyone Is Going To Be Glued To A TV On Sunday And Taking It All In. I Think It'd Be Pretty Awesome To See Another Sports Team Do What We Did Last Year..." - Blackhawks' captain Jonathan Toews.

Friday, January 21, 2011

"Every Hit, Every Concussion, Every Suspension Contributes To The Discussion, When Sidney Crosby Gets Hit, It Gets Put In The Spotlight, But That's Where It Needs To Be." - Ray Shero, the general manager of Crosby's Pittsburgh Penguins.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

"(Nicklas) Lidstrom Has Never Been About Himself. A Couple Years Ago When They Had The All-star Game And He Chose To Go To His Son's Hockey Game And They Suspended Him, He Didn't Care." - Glenn Healy, a former executive with the NHL Players' Association and current CBC commentator..

Sunday, January 23, 2011

"(Gomez) Asked Me If I Wanted To Win The Faceoff, I Wasn't Really Listening And Then He Won It Anyway." - Saku Koivu after taking opening faceoff against his former, long-time team, the Canadians.

Monday, January 24, 2011

"I'm Upset Abt Bears Loss & Cutler's Performance. I Know A Lot Of Ppl Are Questioning Toughness, All I'll Say Is He Sure Is No Hockey Player." - former NHLer Jeremy Roenick.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

"Both Teams Would Benefit From Such A Trade, But At This Point Washington Would Be Quicker To Trade Semin Than St. Louis Would Be Erik..." - Eklund on possible trades.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

"Unless They Really Know Hockey, Most People Don't Even Know Where Hobey Baker Came From." - Jim Hayes, 57, a Concord, NH native and the director of the New Hampshire Legends of Hockey, the state's Hall of Fame..

Thursday, January 27, 2011

"Everything I Have In My Life Is Because Of The NHL And Because Of Hockey, And I Love The Game." - Wayne Gretsky channeling Garrett Morris' Chico "Baseball's been very, very good to me" Escuela.

Friday, January 28, 2011

"I Don't Think I've Heard About An Anti-Semitic Comment In Sport For 30 Or 40 Years. I'm Really Glad That Someone Is Shedding Light On This." - Bruce Kidd, a former dean of the University of Toronto on Jason Bailey allegations.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

"As Buildups To Television Dramas Go, Let's Just Say This One Lagged Behind "who Shot J.R.?" And The Final Episode Of The Sopranos." - Wayne Scanlan of Postmedia News.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

"It Makes It A Little More Interesting Than East And West, (There's) A Little Different Dynamic To It. Hopefully It Works Out To Be A Good Game" - Defenceman Marc Staal (who will play alongside brother Eric) opines about Al-Star game format.

Monday, January 31, 2011

"He Picked The Winning Team And He Was Plus-7, It Was A Pretty Good Night." - Captain Eric Staal on opposong All-Star captain Nicklas Lidstrom.