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Saturday, October 01, 2011

"For All Those Folks Who Get Their Kicks Out Of Mad Dashes On Icing Plays, Maybe They Should Be Forced To Watch Edmonton Oilers Rookie Defenceman Taylor Fedun Screaming In Agony, His Face Buried In His Hands," - Jim Matheson, edmontonjournal.com.

Sunday, October 02, 2011

"I'm One Of Those Guys That Believe That You Know You Shouldn't Be Crossing The Lines. There Are Some Things That Are Being Said Out There That Are Really Crossing The Line." - Boston Bruins' coach Claude Julien.

Monday, October 03, 2011

"It Has Been Said That The N.H.L. Season Beginning On Thursday Is About Sidney Crosby. But It Is Also About Ideas, About Vast Changes In Perception And Philosophy Across The League, Both Among The People Who Run The Game And Those Who Play It." - The New York Times' Jeff Klein.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

"The Onus Is On The Player Applying The Check To Ensure His Opponent Is Not In A Vulnerable Position And If So, He Must Avoid The Contact." - Beefed up portion of NHL's Rule 41 - Boarding.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

"It's Going To Be Crazy But It's Going To Be Important For Us To Block All Of That Stuff Out. ...Obviously The City Has Been Waiting Some Time For It, But Our Biggest Focus Is To Play Well And Put On A Good Performance For The City." - Winnipeg Jets' Balke Wheeler.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

"I Don't Want To Jam Up Sean Here - I Think We Have Better Players Than Sean Avery, Plain And Simple." - Rangers' head coach John Tortorella.

Friday, October 07, 2011

"You Look At All The Really Good Teams In The League, They Always Have That 1-2 Center And A Solid Third, Everything Goes Through The Centermen. When You Have Two, Three Solid Centermen, Your Team Automatically Improves." - Kings captain Dustin Brown.

Sunday, October 09, 2011

"While We Support His Right To Voice That Opinion, We Do Not Share His Position." - Kirstine Stewart, the CBC's executive vice-president of English services on recent comments by Don Cherry.

Monday, October 10, 2011

"We Were Just Sloppy" - Jets' captain Andrew Ladd.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

"It Isn't The Fighting, The Punches, That Cause Depression And Other Problems In Some Tough Guys. It's Low Self-esteem. It's Not Feeling Appreciated. For Years All We Heard Is 'That Guy Can't Play, He's Terrible, Good Thing He Can Fight." - ex-Senator 'Enforcer' Mike Peluso.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

"I Love Watching Sidney Crosby, But Aren't You Guys Sick Of All This By Now? I'm Sick Of It. I'm Sick And Tired Of Listening To Sidney Crosby Saying, 'Nothing Is New Yet.' Just Don't Interview Him Anymore." - Jeremy Roenick expressing his lack of interest in the constant Crosby updates.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

"Teams Shadow Him On The Power Play. They Don't Give Him Much Room Out There, So It's Got To Be Pretty Frustrating To Him." - Caps' Troy Brouwer on 'Juice Boy' Alex Ovechkin.

Friday, October 14, 2011

"We Were Born In Russia. We Know These Guys, We (played) With These Guys On Teams, The National Team. We Need To Help Their Families Because Those Are (our) Guys." - Evgeni Malkin on the families of the victims of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

"I Really Don't Care About That Awareness Crap, To Be Honest, I'm Sick Of Hearing All This Talk About Concussions... Sometimes It Feels Like We're Being Babysat A Little Too Much. We're Grown Men, We Should Have A Little Say In What We Want To Do." - Brooks Laich says players are 'babysat' too much by NHL's concussion protocol.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

"No Matter Who You Are, When You're Hurt That Much It's Really Tough Mentally To All The Time Have To Start Over With Rehab And Trying To Get Back Into Game Shape, It Must Be Really Tough For Him." - Henrik Lundqvist talks about Rick DiPietro's latest injury.

Monday, October 17, 2011

"Ron MacLean Appears To Be Missing The Point, Even At This Late Date, Mr. MacLean Is Presently Saying At Least Two Things On This Issue: 'We Got Bad Information From Another Former Player ... I Didn't See Any Trouble With What Don Said." - Lawyer Stu Grimson on current state of 'pukes' matter.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

"Sometimes Things Happen And You Don't Know Why They're Happening. The Coaching Staff Has Shown Confidence In Putting Me Back Out There And That Gives Me Confidence, But I Know I Can Play Better." - Habs' P.K. Suban on recent sub-par play.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

"He Loves Hockey More Than Any Guy Maybe In The Room. I've Never Seen Guys Do It Before, Let Alone Jaromir Jagr." - Flyers' winger Jody Shelley on Jaromir Jagr's penchant for hitting the ice alone at 11:00 at night or later to work on aspects of his game.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

"Probably Not, I Doubt It." - Coonnecticut Whale's Sean Avery when asked if he thinks he'll ever be recalled to Rangers.

Friday, October 21, 2011

"And 10? Dude Means Business." - Backhand Shelf's Justin Bourne on Wild Rookie Head Coach Mike Yeo's many one-on-one chats with his players.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

"Steve (Yzerman) Is Obviously The Right Guy, He Did Such A Solid Job In Vancouver. Remember The Microscope That Team Was Under And The Pressure They Had To Deliver?" - Wayne Gretzky on who should lead Team Canada into Sochi for 2014 Olympics.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

"I'm Not Taking Any Questions, We Sucked From Head To Toe, And We Need To Move By It. So I'm Not Going To Dissect It With You Guys. I Know You Have To Do Your Job, But I'm Not Answering Your Questions. Okay." - Ranger coach John Tortorella when he encountered the media after last night's game.

Monday, October 24, 2011

"It Was Pathetic." - Boston Univeristy coach Jack Parker after his highly rated team was upset by Holy Cross.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

"Taking Puck Off The Nose Maybe Can Give Your Head A Shake." - Jets forward Andrew Ladd on deciding to keep wearing a visor after taking a puck in the face last week in Ottawa.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

"Obviously I Feel Bad For Both My Brothers, It's Not A Great Situation, But Again, It Happens In The Games. Hopefully, It Will Be Over Soon Enough." - Jordan Staal regarding post-concussion symptoms still suffered by Marc after check by Eric last February.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

"The Most Intriguing Darkhorse Candidate (for USA Juniors Team) Would Have To Be Kyle Rau. Before The Season, I Would Have Said No Chance, But Rau Has Already Vastly Exceeded My Expectations With 6 Goals And 3 Assists In His First Six Collegiate Games." - WCHABlog-ger.

Friday, October 28, 2011

"I Have Zero Confidence In Myself Right Now, I'm Terrible. I Want To Apologize To The Fans And My Teammates. I Don't Know What's Going On. I Have No Answer For You Guys. I Thought The Last Game In Montreal Was The Worst, But Today Was Worse." - Flyers' goalie Ilya Bryzgalov.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

"And Please Leave Ozzie Guillen Off The Post Gam Eshow.. Unless There Is Sub Titles.." - Recent Mike Modano tweet.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

"We Love Joe. Everyone In Here Respects Joe A Lot. Sure, There Were Some Goose Bumps Looking Up At The Screen And A Watching The Video." - Stars captain Brenden Morrow on GM Joe Nieuwnedyk who was elected to Hockey Hall of Fame.

Monday, October 31, 2011

"If You Believe The Hype, It's Almost Like The Sioux Are A Bunch Of Knuckle Dragging Neanderthals Straight Out Of The Movie Slap Shot." - Blogger 'NDGoon' zeroing in on the widespread perception of UND hockey teams under currrent coach Dave Hakstol.