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Thursday, November 1, 2012

"I Just Don’t Want To Sit Around & Not Be Doing Anything. It Is A Contract Year For Me. ...If The NHL Gets Resolved, Then I’ll Be In Game Shape, Ready To Go & Hit The Ground Running. If Not, It’s Going To Be A Great Experience. It’s Pretty Much A Win-win." - Winnipeg's Blake Wheeler.

Friday, November 2, 2012

"They Would Sometimes Eat Cookies And Chocolate Bars For Breakfast And Afternoon Snack." - Recently hired Lokomotiv (KHL) trainer Sean Guevremont on his team's previoulsy poor eating habits.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

"What I Did Had Nothing To Do With Hockey. I Stepped Over The Line. When I See The Video Of The Interview (after The Game), I Don't Recognize Myself. My Parents Have Been Deeply Affected, Especially My Mother. I Don't Think She's Recovered Yet." - Ex-Goalie, Son Of Legend Patrick Roy, & Hopeful Recording Artist, Jonathan Roy.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

"We Joke All The Time For Guys To Stay Down And Sell Potential Major Penalties, But This Sport Is Not Helped By Players Doing That." - Bruce Ciskie, Play-by-play voice of the UMD Bulldogs.

Monday, November 5, 2012

"The Modern Fan Is More Content Going With, “Bleep You, Player. You Bleeping Suck.” Yup. That’s A Real Knee Slapper. Please Flex That Brain A Little Harder So We Can See How Far Your Genius Extends." - Backhand Shelf's Chris Lund referencing poor quality heckling.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

"To Be Honest, I Would Like To Be In Dallas Right Now, But If It Is This Opportunity, I'm Happy About It. We're Probably Having The Best Team We're Ever Going To Have In This City. I Don't Think It's Going To Be Again." - Czech Republic's Knights of Klondo Owner-player Jaromir Jagr.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

"It Might Surprise Some People For Me To Say This. The Hoopla Of The NHL, It Kind Of Wears Off As You Get A Little Older And You Have Some Experience." - Edmonton native Erik Christensen, standing outside the Lev Prague dressing room the other night, leaning against a concrete wall..

Thursday, November 8, 2012

"They’re Off To A Good Start – They’re A Team That Certainly In My Mind I Picked To Finish In The Top Two In Our League." - UND coach Dave Hakstol's surprising comment on upcoming opponent St. Cloud State.

Friday, November 9, 2012

"What Impression Are You Talking About? I Didn't Have To Work Hard. Even My Uniform Is Dry. You Can Touch It Yourself If You Want Just To Make Sure." - An annoyed Ilya Bryzgalov chiding Russian reporter.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

"I Don’t Want To Raise Or Lower Expectations, I Won’t Be Happy Until We Get To The End Result And That Means We Are Playing Again." - Gary Bettman.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

"They Have To Accept The Resposibility To Sit Down And Get A Deal Done. Shame On Them If They Don't Do That." - Bobby Orr.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Sunday, November 18, 2012

"You Can't Tell Me There Aren't Enough Fans Who Can Afford To Come. ...If Hockey Is Such A Passion, Why Aren't More People Taking Advantage Of This Opportunity To See Malkin And Ovechkin And Datsyuk And So Many Others?" - Yahoo! Sports Nicholas J. Cotsonika on lack of fans at recent Moscow KHL games.

Monday, November 19, 2012

"Absolutely Erroneous." - Flyers owner Ed Snider on rumor that he was growing sour over lost revenue and marketing momentum because of the lengthy lockout.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

"As Much As We Are Detested And Hated When We Go Down There, We've Always Felt Safe. I Would Say At The End Of The Game (Friday) Was The First Time We Haven't Felt Safe." - Denver University Coach George Gwozdecky after food and beverages were tossed at players, coaches and officials Friday in Colorado Springs.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

"Like A North Dakota Recruit, I'm Headed To The OHL Later This Week To Check Out Plymouth And Kingston, So I Should Have More Of An Opinion On A Couple Players On That List Next Week." - Western College Hockey Blog's Chris Dilks.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

"Before Today, ...we Were Thinking We Couldn’t Believe We Can Be Starting Up Soon. But Now Guys Are Like, ‘That’s It, The Season’s A Write-off, These (owners) Don’t Want To Play Hockey This Year." - Canadiens' Erik Cole.

Friday, November 23, 2012

"Every Couple Plays, I'll Look Over And Get The Death Glare." - Minnesota Gophers' goalie Adam Wilcox on head coach Don Lucia's reaction to his roaming and puck-handling.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

"[Decertification] Is A Time-consuming Process That Would Likely Lead To The End Of The Season, I’ve Had My Doubts And Concerns Along The Way [about The Players’ Willingness To Have A Season]." - Bill Daly.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

"Jack (Jablonski) Still Doesn't See Himself As Disabled. At 17, He Can't Help But Believe That Technology And Medical Breakthroughs Will Fix It All Someday. He Wants His Body To Be Ready." - The StarTribune's Pam Louwagie.

Monday, November 26, 2012

"When You End Your Season With A Win And You're The Champs, Obviously We Have A Good Taste In Our Mouth Right Now From The Last Time We Played, But At The Same Time, [we're] Extremely Frustrated We're Not Playing A Meaningful Hockey Game Right Now." - Kings' Justin Williams.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

"Last Season The (Edina) Hornets Hit The Ice With Two Seniors. There Are 11 This Season, Helping Make This One Of The Physically Largest Yet Fastest-skating Edina Teams Of Recent Memory." - The StarTribune's David LaVaque on his Minnesota High School preseason No.1 pick.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

"The First Game That We Played, Against Sibir On The Road, They Were Chanting ‘Lokomotiv,’ I Think All Of Us Had Chills During The National Anthem, With The Opponent’s Fans’ Singing Our Team’s Name." - Yaroslavl Lokomotiv defenseman Staffan Kronwall.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

"She Knows I Don’t Want Anybody Feeling Sorry For Me, And She’s Kept Strong, I Don’t Know If She Goes In The Bathroom And Cries Or Whatever, But She’s Been Amazing And If There’s Anybody This Has Been Toughest On, It’s Sara." - Wild's Josh Harding on the wonderful support of his fiancee regarding his recent MS diagnosis.

Friday, November 30, 2012

"The Penalty Doesn’t Seem To Fit The Crime As Detailed By The Winterhawks... The Winterhawks Quickly And Strangely Broke Down What They Had Done Rather Than Keep Quiet While The Folks At The WHL’s Home Office Refuse To Talk After Their Press Release." - The Edmonton Journal's Jim Matheson on things not passing the smell test in Portland.