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Sunday, May 01, 2011

"Pekka (Rinne) Made Some Unbelieveable Stops To Keep Us In The Game Tonight. He's Been Our Go-to Guy All Year And He Gives Us A Chance To Win Every Night" - Predators' Game-winning goal scorer Matt Halischuk.

Monday, May 02, 2011

"He's Spectacular ...He's The Reason Why We're In The Postseason And Every Time He's In The Net We Feel We're Going To Win" - Sharks Joe Thornton on Sharks goalie Antti Niemi.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

"I'm Not Sure They Had The Best Interest Of That Kid At Heart Because They Put Him In The National Hockey League -- And He Didn't Play. He Should Have Been Playing Junior Hockey." - Pat Quinn on Gilbert Brule.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

"They Are Loud; They Are Proud; And They Are Brand New At It." - The Globe and Mail's Roy MacGregor on Nashville's hockey fans.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

"Bolts' Style Not Most Popular." - Tampa Bay Online writer with keen eye for the obvious.

Friday, May 06, 2011

"Advocates Of Non-contact Hockey Embraced The Move As A Possible Shift In Traditional Attitudes, With Mounting Evidence Showing That Bodychecking In Youth Hockey Increases The Likelihood Of Concussions And Other Injuries." - Globe and Mail's Michael Grange on OHL'house league' bodychecking ban.

Saturday, May 07, 2011

""My Goal Isn't To Be A Doctor Or To Be A Lawyer - Maybe After Hockey. But My Goal Right Now Is To Be A Hockey Player." - Tanenbaum Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto 'A' student and RBC Canadian Junior Hockey League player of the year award winner Zach Hyman.

Sunday, May 08, 2011

"Before The Series, Everybody Was Picking The Red Wings In Five Or Six Games, There's No Doubt In Our Mind We're Still In Command, And We're On Our Ice Now." - Sharks' left wing Ryane Clowe, who leads San Jose with 12 points this postseason (who then repeated "There's no doubt whatsoever").

Monday, May 09, 2011

"Gutless." - Versus commentator Jeremy Roenick hating on Sharks forward Patrick Marleau's game 5 performance.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

"Someone Told Me About Them This Morning, I Can't Control What People Say. I Have To Focus On What I Can Control And That's What I'm Going To Do." - Sharks' Patrick Marleau sloughing off Jeremy Roenick's critical comments.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

"We Had No Answer For Him. He Was The Difference In The Series. They're A Totally Different Team With Him In There." - UHSL Omaha Lancers' coach Bliss Littler's reaction to incoming Gopher Kyle Rau's play for the Sioux Falls Stampede.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

"We Could Play Amazing And He Could Stone Us, We're Expecting Him To Be What He Is - Outstanding." - Guy Boucher placing Tim Thomas on the pedestal previously occupied by Capitals.

Friday, May 13, 2011

"I Really Honestly Believe Half You Guys Don't Know Anything About The Sport. So I Don't Care What You Guys Read." - Joe Thornton replies to sports writer Dave Lozo.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

"It's Mid-May And The Bruins Are Still In Business. It's Fun, But It Also Feels A Little Odd." - Boston writer Kevin Paul Dupont.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

"He Comes To Russia. I Got To Spend Some Time With Him, Hung Out With Him. A Nice Guy. It's So Shocking. He Come To My Camp And When I Meet Him, He's A Real Nice Guy. I'm Still Shocked. I Still Can't Believe It. I Don't Know What To Say. He's So Young." - Pavel Datsyuk of the Detroit Red Wings on the death of Derek Boogaard.

Monday, May 16, 2011

"I Keep Expecting Him To Walk Through The Door." - Len Boogard, Derek's father, tears escaping his glassy eyes.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

"...regulate Things And Keep Things Honest." - Derek Boogaard's reply when asked what his role on the ice was..

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

"We Obviously Weren't Very Good The Other Night. We've Got To Get Skating, We've Got To Get Physical." - Sharks' Dany Heatley.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

"There Is No Question About Him As A Hockey Player, There Is No Question About Him As A Man, And We're Proud To Have Him Here." - Doug Wilson Assessing Dany Heatley.

Friday, May 20, 2011

"I Don't Think Our Window Is Closing." - Caps Owner Ted Leonsis on Capitals.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

"We Have To Throw Pucks At Him From Everywhere, Take His Eyes Away, Like We Do In Every Other Series." - Tampa's Ryan Malone on how to win against Bruins and Tim Thomas.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

"They Just Love Hockey Here In Toronto. It's One Of The Reasons I Chose Minnesota In College. In Minnesota, They Love Hockey. It's The No. 1 Sport. Here In Toronto, Hockey's It." - Wealthy Chap Phil Kessel.

Monday, May 23, 2011

"They Just Seem To Build A Lot Of Emotion After They Score A Goal And They Just Feed Off That." - Bruins' Brad Marchand on Tampa Bay play after Lightning scores.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

"What Young People Need To Take Out Of This Is That Life Is Very Precious And We Don't Realize It Near Enough. It Only Takes One Small Mistake, And That's The Lesson That Needs To Be Learned." - Stan Matwijiw, Ian Jenkins' private goaltending coach for the past six years.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

"The Tail Ends Of Deals Are Disgustingly Complicated But Loose Ends That Must Be Nailed Perfectly," - Charlie Spiring, CEO of Wellington West Capital, a Winnipeg-based financial services firm.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

"How Many Goals Will Clarkson Defeat (rival) St. Lawrence University By This Season?" - Fans' first quesiton to new Clarkson University men's hockey coach Casey Jones.

Friday, May 27, 2011

"My Dad Was Proud Of His Time In Winnipeg With Both The WHA And NHL Jets, He'd Feel A Great Deal Of Pride Right Now For The City, The Province And Most Importantly For All Of His And Our Friends." - John Jr., son of past Winnipeg Jets GM John Ferguson Sr..

Saturday, May 28, 2011

"It's Not Going To Happen At Any Hockey Game Or Football Game, It Was Just Women Having Fun On Those 14 Blocks That Constituted The Red Mile; It's About Celebration And Identity." - Mary Valentich, professor emeritus U of Calgary, who interviewed six women, four of whom had bared their breasts during Calgary Flames celebrations..

Sunday, May 29, 2011

"We Had Some Great Scoring Chances On Roloson And He Stoned Us For, What, 55 Minutes Or Something Like That, He Did A Great Job All Season Long And Was A Big Reason They Made It To The Eastern Conference Finals" - Milan Lucic on Dwayne Roloson.

Monday, May 30, 2011

"Boston Is Maybe The Best Defensive Team In The League, A Great Goalie [Tim Thomas] When He Is Hot, And Good Defencemen. It's A Solid Matchup" - Daniel Sedin.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

"Let's Face It, A 9-1 Game, You Can't Lay That All On The Goaltender, He's Answered So Many Questions In My Opinion About His Character, About His Ability To Play In Big Games And Big Moments." - St. John Sea Dogs Director of Operations Mike Kelly on Goalie Jacob DeSerres.