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Tuesday, November 01, 2011

"They Were Probably The Softest Team We Played On The Trip. We Should Have Had These Two Points" - Sharks captain Joe Thornton taking a shot at the Rangers last night after game.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

"Joe Hasn't Won A G-damn Thing In This League. He Could Go Down As A Player, Being One Of The Better Players In Our League Never To Win Anything. So What He Should Do Is Just Shut Up." - Rangers' coach John Tortella taking a moment to clarifying his thoughts on Joe Thornton.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

"I See Him In Practice, He Robs Me A Couple Times Every Day. It Gets A Little Bit Frustrating But His Four Shutouts, His Goals-against [average], It Is Ridiculous." - Golden Gophers' forward Zach Budish on his netminder Kent Patterson.

Friday, November 04, 2011

"Getting Ready For North Dakota - I Can't Even Put It Into Words, It Comes Down To Just Heart And Will During These Games." - Gophers' senior captain Taylor Matson.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

"All Those Activities Keep Me In Good Shape. I Still Think About Returning To Play Hockey Next Year, So It Is Important For Me To Do Other Sports Now And Be Ready." - Dominik Hasek referring to his recent procclivity for beach volleyball, car racing, skiing, and Albanian bike trek..

Sunday, November 06, 2011

"The Sioux Wore Their Black Jerseys And Lost For A Second Straight Time In Them." - Grand Forks Herald's Brad Elliott Schlossman tracking an apparently relevant stat....

Monday, November 07, 2011

"It Is Clear, So I Can See Through It, But There Is That Lip (on The Bottom). It's Just Right There. You Just Get Used To It." - Chris Pronger on his visor.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

"There Are Some Spectacular Games, But There Are Very Boring Ones, Which Are Impossible To Watch, I'm Also Unhappy That According To Statistics The Foreigners Are Leading On All The Positions In The League. That's No Good." - The head coach of the Russian national hockey team, Zinetula Bilyaletdinov, on the KHL's quality of play.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

"It Was A Playoff Game, That's What It Felt Like. I Think Both Teams Went At Each About As Hard As You Can Go. Chicago Is A Heck Of A Hockey Club, Obviously, And They Played With A Lot Of Passion Right To The End, And We Did The Same." - Ken Hitchcock after first win behind Blues bench.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

"I Have A Lot Of Friends There And You Want Them To Score Six Goals And Lose." - Brent Burns on the team that traded him; the Minnesota Wild.

Friday, November 11, 2011

"Nashville Is A Hidden Gem... The People Are Fantastic. It Has Everything That You Want And Then Some, Because Of The Music Industry, All Of The Very, Very Talented People That We Have -- Not Only From The Music Industry But The Creative Side Of Things." - Preds' Head Coach Barry Trotz, who is approaching 1,000 game behind the bench.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

"It's Either Going To Go One Of Two Ways, He's Either Going To Recognize That Other Players Are Saying Stuff Throughout The League And Shape Up And Just Play Hockey. Or It Could Go The Other Way; He Could Be Worse. Who Knows?" - Ducks' Ryan Getzlaf on the diving of Jordin Tootoo.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

"If You're Coming Out To Play The Puck That Far, Why Can't You Hit Him? Why Should He Be Any Different Than A Defenceman Or A Forward?" - P.J. Stock of Hockey Night in a Canada, a former Bruin On Lucic hit on Miller.

Monday, November 14, 2011

"My Mom Had A Lot More To Do With Me Being A Pro Than My Dad." - Hall of Fame inductee Mark Howe on parents Gordie and Colleen.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

"The Last Thing We Need To Do In The NHL Is To Be Losing Our Stars To Concussions On Plays Like This." - Sabres' GM Darcy Regier.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

"I'd Like You Guys To Start Calling And Asking That And Then You Can Send Me An Explanation." - Rangers' Sean Avery asking reporters to ask NHL why he receives penalties he thinks are undeserved.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

"We Were So Damn Slow We Couldn't Do Anything." - Canes' Head Coach Paul Maurice after 4-0 loss to Habs.

Friday, November 18, 2011

"[In] 22 Years They Are The Most Arrogant Team I Played Against And The Most Hated Team I've Ever Played Against," - Ex-Bruin Mark Recchi on the Canucks.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

"Kristo Is Described As "by Far" The Most Superstitious Player On The Team. One Of His Pregame Rituals Is Eating Graham Crackers And Milk." - Reporter Brad Elliott Schlossman on UND forward Danny Kristo.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

"Winning Is Everything. It Shows We Can Play With Any Team. All Three Teams Were Top Notch. It's Chemistry, Learning How Everyone Is Going. We Got Fehrsy Back Tonight... We're Getting In The Groove Of Things And That's Something We Need." - Jets' Dustin Byfuglien on 3 game win streak.

Monday, November 21, 2011

"But In My Mind, We Have To Defend To A Level That Is Equal Or Is Better Than Our Goal Scoring, If We Can Hold People To One Or No Goals We Don't Have To Score As Many To Win." - Ducks' Coach Randy Carlyle has an 'Ah hah!" moment.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

"Keeps Your Neck And Head Warm While Showing Off Your Rack. Double Bonus!" - Ms. Conduct commenting on delightfully tacky Texas Stars logo hoody with plunging neckline.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

"We Got The Production Trucks Headed To Montreal To Make A Left Turn To Pittsburgh." - NBC's Jon Miller on company's ability to get Pens - Islanders game on Versus Monday night.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

"It's Really The First Time In Three To Five Years That I'm Really Starting To Enjoy Watching The Game Again, Because I Would Cringe When I Would See Guys Hit From Behind Or Heads Targeted Or Guys Carried Off On Stretchers" - Former NHLer Pat LaFontaine.

Friday, November 25, 2011

"I Take Pride In Being A Two-way Player, So Those Defensive Errors Got In My Head. I Was Pretty Upset About That, So We Watched Video And I'm Going To Make Sure It Won't Happen Again." - Current Golden Gopher sophmore & Florida Panther draft pick Nick Bjugstad.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

"It's Not A Big Deal, But It Is Something That He Preached All Summer About That We Should Limit That And Then He Goes And Does It, So I Was Just A Little Disappointed, But, You Know, That's A Small Part Of The Game And It's Over Now." - Sens' Nick Foligno on receiving a Crosby elbow to the head.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

"We Try Our Best And Know How We Have To Play, But We Don't Play, We Make Mistakes In Our Zone And It Costs Us Goals And Costs Us Games." - Alex Ovechkin, who was a minus-4 last night against Sabres, tying a career high.

Monday, November 28, 2011

"We Just Seem To Be Dead Between The Ears, We're Not Thinking, We're Not Reading And Then It Seems We Pile On Extra Work For Ourselves From Our Lack Of Execution." - Ducks coach Randy Carlyle.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

"First Of All, If I Was Him, I'd Keep My Mouth Shut If I Don't Play, Especially Since I Never See Him On The Ice, He's Usually Just Yapping From The Bench, And I Guess Now He's Yapping From Behind The Video Camera. So That's About All I Have To Say." - Brandon Dubinsky when asked About Jody Shelley calling him a weasel.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

"I've Repeatedly Argued That The NHL Give Russian Players The Chance To Compete In The 2014 Olympics In Sochi, Although To Be Honest You Should Probably Also Check With Some Of The Guys Who Will Make The Team." - Alexander Ovechkin (DownGoesBrown.com's humorous make-believe quote).