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Wednesday, June 01, 2011

"It Was Truly An Honor To Spend Time With Our Service Men And Women Far From Home." - Jarome Iginla after returning home Monday from surprise visit to Canadian troops in Afghanistan with Prime Minister Stephen Harper..

Thursday, June 02, 2011

"That's A Process We'll Go Through The First Half Of Next Season, Looking At The Issues That Clubs Want To Raise, Looking At Various Possibilities, And Trying To Figure Out What Will Make The Most Sense Moving Forward." - Gary Bettman on possible division realignment and balanced schedule.

Friday, June 03, 2011

"Typical, Pulling Hair And Biting People. Sort Of Like A Little Girl, But Things Happen During Games. Stuff Like That Isn't Meant For Hockey. So Some Of Those Things Have To Be Taken Care Of." - Hawks' Dave 'Call me bitter' Bolland on the Vancouver Canucks.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

"We Won't Use The Pejorative "P-B" Term, But Patrick Kane Is Like The Stanley Cup: Every Girl In Chicago Gets A Day With Him." - Deadspin editor Barry Petchesky.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

"Some Players Just Have A Knack [for The Big Goals], He's One Of Them. He's Scored Huge Goals For This Organization." - Vancouver center Ryan Kesler on Alex Burrows.

Monday, June 06, 2011

"Canucks Coach Defends Burrows - Bruins Blog - Boston Globe Hockey News" - Vancouver Head Coach Alain Vigneault.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

"I'm Sick To My Stomach. It's Quite Frankly The Most Sickening Thing I've Ever Seen. It's Cruelty On Another Level To Break Up This Team." - (now former) Lewiston GM Roger Shannon after the QMJHL dispersal draft was completed.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

"I Had A Coach Call Me This Morning To Tell Me To Focus On The Things That Are Within Your Control And They're Making It Up As They Go Along," - Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault in response to Aaron Rome's 4-game suspension.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

"Those Who Dislike Lapierre Because He's A Diver Should Remove Whatever Team-themed Colored Glasses They're Wearing And Realize A Fundamental Fact Of Hockey; Every Team Employs Players Who Dive." - The Hockey News' Ryan Dixon.

Friday, June 10, 2011

"The Sedin Brothers Only Seem Like They're Diving Ten Times More Often Than Any Other Player Because They're Twins; On An Individual Basis, They're Actually Only Diving Five Times As Often." - From 'Down Goes Brown'.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

"It Bounced Again. He Whacked At It. I Think If He'd Shot It Clean It Would Have Given Me A Better Chance. But It Bounced Off My Stomach And I Couldn't Get A Handle On It." - Tim Thomas on lone game 5 goal.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

"Again, Their Goals, 4, Isn't That High, But They Scored When It Counted And That's Why They're Up In The Series." - Bruins' coach Claud Julien on Vancouver's lack of scoring.

Monday, June 13, 2011

"...and My First Thoughts When I Heard That Was How Great Peewee Hockey Was. You've Got The Sportsmanship, You've Got The Camaraderie And All The Good Things That Go Along With Youth Hockey. And It's A Shame If You Lose That At This Level." - A nostalgia-drenched Andrew Ference, who, from the sound of it, may very well have had TV cameras to flip the bird at during his Peewee hockey days.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

"We Don't Like Some Of The Hits That We See And We Don't Like The Results Of Those Hits, The Numbers Of Concussions Are Hard To Ignore. That Was The Goal In Mind. I Think There's A Broader Spectrum Of Hits That Will Fall Into This Category Now." - Dallas Stars general manager Joe Nieuwendyk.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

"It's Painstaking As A Fan To Wonder 'who' Is Going To Show Up At Game Time. But His Record At Home Is Consistent. So, Fans Are Wholeheartedly Behind Him. We Believe." - Canucks' fan Dean Prelazzi on favorite team's inconsistency.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

"We Scored Zero Goals Today, So If You Want To Blame Guys, Blame All The Guys, Or Blame Us, It's Not All Up To Him." - Daniel Sedin coming to Roberto Luongo's defense after Bruins got better of both in Game 7.