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Sunday, January 01, 2012

"Zucker Is An Extremely Talented Kid, But Even After Embarrassing Himself, He Still Can't Stop Running His Damn Mouth. Hopefully A Second Straight Disappointing Tournament Will Provide A Bit Of A Reality Check For Him." - WCHABlog author's thoughts on Team USA World Juniors captain.

Monday, January 02, 2012

"We Got Booed Today By The People Cleaning The Seats, I Can't Imagine It Will Be Any Different Tomorrow." - Rangers' Brad Richards in Philly for Winter Classic.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

"I Think At This Point We're Going To Have To Take Another Step Back And Re-evaluate Everything, And That Includes Rules, Supplementary Discipline And Equipment." - Mathieu Schneider, the 20-year-NHL veteran defenseman who is the NHLPA special assistant to executive director Donald Fehr.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

"They Stole Our Beer, We Had To Drink Vodka. Homemade Vodka. You Ever Taste Homemade Vodka? Go Into Your Garage And Get Turpentine And Drink It. Holy Cripe It Is Bad." - Phil Esposito on 1972 Summit Series - Canadians vs. Russians.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

"Our Hope And Dream Is That He Will Be Able To Prove This Prognosis Wrong." - 01.04.2012 CaringBridge.org journal entry for Jack Jablonski.

Friday, January 06, 2012

"It's Weird Now, Now, You Have To Process Every Hit That You're About To Make. It's Really, Really Hard. But If You Don't Want To Sit Out Games And Get Fined, You Have To Start Doing It." - Chicago's Daniel Carcillo, a self-described 'energy player' and apparently a 'process-challenged' individual.

Saturday, January 07, 2012

"My Older Brother Went Through An Injury That Changed My Family's Life ...Here Is What I Learned. When I Needed & Wanted Hugs, I Went & Hugged Someone & They Would Hug Back. If You Need A Long Hug, Hold On Longer. It's Ok To Be A Boy & Need (to Be) Held." - Joseph C, writing in Jack Jablonski's CaringBridge.org Journal to Jack's borther, Max.

Sunday, January 08, 2012

"I Want Them To Know, 'We're Not Mad. 'I'm Not Mad.' He (Jack) Is Just So Worried About Them. Our Heart Goes Out To Them. I Don't Want Them To Be Forgotten. Jack Has Gotten So Much Support, But They Need It As Well. We're All Concerned About Them" - Jack Jablonski's mother, Leslie, talking about the hockey players that hit her son from behind.

Monday, January 09, 2012

"It's Watching Fights On The Internet, With The 'hit Of The Week' And The 'fight Of The Week, We Continue To Glorify The Parts Of The Game That Are Extremely Dangerous To The Participants." - Minnesota Hockey's Coach in Chief, Hal Tearse.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

"I Would Abolish Fighting, Like Today, I Would Eliminate It Immediately. ...I Don't Need ItI Can Do Without Fighting. I Don't Think The Game Needs It. I Think The Game Is Beautiful When You See The Skill That's Displayed By Our Better Players." - Red Wings' senior vice president Jimmy Devellano.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

"I'm Not Interested In Getting Our Asses Kicked In The First Round" - LEafs' GM Brian Burke.

Friday, January 13, 2012

"Man The Stuff You Hear, You Hear Everything 'I'll Kill You.' Life Threats. Stuff About Wives And Girlfriends. Anything But Stuff About Kids. That's Off-limits. I Have To Press My Cough Button Because I Can't Let It Get On Air." - TSN Announcer Ray Ferraro.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

"Several Players Said There Are A Few Rinks In The KHL Circuit Where Teams Still Have To Bring Their Own Toilet Seats." - The Star's Rick Westhead reporting on life in the KHL.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

"While The League Pledged After The Tragedy That Its Teams Would Only Use State-of-the-art Planes, Those Plans Have Since Been Quietly Dropped. Many KHL Clubs Still Charter Soviet-era Planes." - The Star's Rick Westhead reporting on life in the KHL.

Monday, January 16, 2012

"We Won Ugly, But We Scratched Out Two Points On The Road. Two Points On The Road Is Huge For Us. It's Going To A War Every Weekend During The Second Half." - St. Cloud State's head coach Bob Motzko summaring how tough it is to win on the road in he WCHA post Christmas.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

"What An Idiot Ben Blood Is. ...Absorb The Loss. Its Over. ...What A Bunch Of Cheap Hose Heads, ..Go Form Your Own League." - Radio announcer Wally Shaver, in a moment of unprofessional-sounding frustration, reacting to UND's Ben Blood punching Gopher Kyle Rau during post-game handshake (audio).

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

"It's Just A Case Of Us Not Being Prepared, The Preparation Was Not There All Day." - UND center Corban Knight after 6-2 drubbing by Gophers at home.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

"How About Those Dead Gophers On The Ice?" - University of Minnesota's Nate Condon commenting on North Dakota fans' throwing of actual rodents on to the ice.

Friday, January 20, 2012

"It Doesn't Matter Who Is Out Of The Lineup. It Matters Who Is In The Lineup. And There Will Be Enough Guys In The Lineup On Both Sides To Make This A Hell Of A Weekend." - St. Cloud State coach Bob Motzko on facing UND.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

"(He) Said He Was Going To Get Surgery Within 10 Days. ...We Appreciated That He Gave Us A Little Bit Of Time To Try To Regroup. But You Know, Unfortunately, He Didn't Communicate Truthfully What His Plans Were For Him As A Hockey Player." - Sarnia Sting coach-GM Jacques Beaulieu sounding like he's on the defensive over centre Taylor Carnevale leaving.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

"It Can't Get Any Worse, So Why Think Bad About It, Embrace The Support And Everyone's Help ... That's What Helps Me Out -- Everyone, Like, Wanting To Help." - Jabby.

Monday, January 23, 2012

""I Thought About Him Right Away, ...he Was Joking About How Called And Promised He'd Score Him A Goal, And He Never Did. He Was Laughing About That, So I Told Him That I'd Score Him A Goal. ...I Was Lucky Enough To Score." - Cal Clutterbuck reminiscing on hospital visit with Jack Jablonski after scoring Saturday night.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

"Disgusting Is Only One Way To Describe It." - FreePress's Gary Lawless on Winnipeg's Evander Kane Kerfuffle.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

"I Believe The Federal Government Has Grown Out Of Control, Threatening The Rights, Liberties And Property Of The People. ...This Is In Direct Opposition To The Constitution And The Founding Fathers Vision For The Federal Government." - Bruin's Tim Thomas on not visiting to Obama White House with team.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

"We're A Team Fighting To Get Into A Playoff Spot. You Cannot Have A 2nd Period Like We Played - We Played The Whole Period In Our Own Zone. For Me It Was Disappointing. I Was Disappointed How We Played Here Tonight, Frankly." - Flames coach Brent Sutter blasts coasting squad.

Friday, January 27, 2012

"They Have Other Parts, But He Stirs The Drink." - Michigan Tech coach Mel Pearson on NCAA No. 1 UMD and their Hobey Hopeful Jack Connolly.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

"They're Fighting Out In The Aisles And Everyplace Else, They're Fighting With The Police! They're Fighting With The Fans! North Dakota Has Done It Again." - Wisconsin Badger announcer - 30 years ago - referencing UND's reputation.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

"What Would I Like To See If I Could Travel In Time? I Would Like To See The 1980 Miracle On Ice And The Great Excitement Of That Time. I'd Also Want To See The Pyramids Of Egypt When They Were Being Built." - Jack Jablonski.

Monday, January 30, 2012

"It Was Amazing To See How Positive He Was. They Said He'd Never Move His Left Arm, But We Were In There Watching Him Do Rehab And He's Moving His Left Arm." - Minnesota Twins' Justin Morneau.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

"For Some Reason The Game Is Being Taught Or Played Differently. Obviously We're Seeing The Results Of That." - Mark Messier noting he's concerned about the decrease in "survival instincts" that players carry.