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Monday, April 1, 2013

"Our Guys Had A Very Good Year Winning The League Title. They Were Able To Hang Another Banner, And That’s Something Very Important. But Obviously, You’re Disappointed Not To Advance In The NCAA Tournament." - Minnesota Gophers' Head Coach Don Lucia.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

"The Correct Response Would Be To Do What The NHL Did When A Spectator In Columbus Was Accidentally Killed In 2002 By A Puck Shot Into The Stands - Something That Had Never Happened Before. The League Reacted By Immediately, Installing Protective Netting." - SI.com's Stu Hackel commenting on the NHL's need to act BEFORE an NHLer is killed from a hit to the head.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Thursday, April 4, 2013

"That’s What The Problem Is, And Unfortunately It’s A Big Factor In Trading Me And Probably Why I’m Still Here. I’d Scrap It If I Could Right Now," - Roberto Luongo on the nine years and $40.6 million remaining on his contract.

Friday, April 5, 2013

"Sid Suffered A Broken Jaw. Contrary To Recent Rumors There Is No Sign Of Any Concussion Symptoms Or Concussion At This Time," - Pittsburgh Penguins GM Ray Shero.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

"That’s Nuts, I Don’t Know Where It Comes From. I Don’t Know How People Surmise That. This Is A Strong, Committed, Good Ownership Group. We’re Not Going Anywhere." - Columbus Blue Jackets' John Davidson on scuttlebutt that Columbus can’t support the Jackets and that the team is going to move..

Sunday, April 7, 2013

"I'd Go Back [to Dartmouth] A Hundred Times Out Of A Hundred, I Hope To Never Use It. But I'm Proud Of It." - Pens' Tanner Glass, who earned an Ivy League degree in history.

Monday, April 8, 2013

"If You Go Through The History Of This, There Have Been Lots Of Reasons - Not Excuses, But Lots Of Reasons - This Has Taken A Lot Of Time. There Seems To Be Now, In The Calm Of The Moment, A Lot More Interest Than We’ve Ever Seen.”" - Gary Bettman talking to reporters about keeping the Coyotes in Arizona.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

"Why The Leafs Won’t Even Say The C-word Is Another Question All Together. But In Dancing Around The Subject - Part Of An Organizational Bad Habit That Predates Carlyle — They Come Off Sounding Like They’re In Denial." - Sportsnet's Michael Grange.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

"Some Guys Are More Worried About Their Vegas Trip At The End Of The Season Than Playing The Games, Than Playing Every Minute Of The Games. Quite Frankly, I Don’t Care About Your Vegas Trip Right Now." - Jean-Sebastien Giguere rips Colorado Avalanche players in postgame tirade.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

"He's A Farm-strong Kid." - St. Cloud head coach Bob Motzko on the Huskies' netminder and Fort Frances, Ontario native Ryan Faragher.

Friday, April 12, 2013

"“It’s A Huge Honor To Be On A Sheet Of Paper With Those Guys, It’s Unbelievable. But That’s A Testament To The Guys I’ve Played With. They’ve Put The Puck In The Net, And I’ve Found Them In Good Areas." - Yale senior captain Andrew Miller on those previous Yale players who have had similar success.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

"Buying Early-April Tickets Was Always A Gamble, So Who Am I To Complain? ”I’ll Be Using The Same Strategy I Used At The Vikes-Bears TCF Game - Five Layers Of Clothes, One Blanket, And A Healthy Dose Of Mini-donuts And Budweiser." - Minnesota Twins fan Mike Gozola, prior to last night's snowy and cold baseball game.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

"That’s The Best I’ve Ever Seen Him Play, He’s Been Kind Of Streaky In His Career There. He Gets On Runs. You’ve Got To Give The Kid Credit. It’s The Biggest Game Of His Career, And He Pitches A Shutout." - Quinnipiac coach Rand Pecknold on Yale goalie Jeff Malcolm outdueling Bobcats' Hobey Baker finalist Eric Hartzell in title game.

Monday, April 15, 2013

"Our Goalie Was Better Than Their Goalie … By A Wide Margin" - Columbus (and former Wild) coach Todd Richards, undoubtedly taking a back-handed slap at his former goalie, Niklas Backstrom.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

"Absurd Is A Good Word For It." - Devils' head coach Peter DeBoer on 10-game skid.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

"It Was One Of Those Days You Practice With Heavy Hearts... Our Guys Are Proud Of This City They Represent, Boston. ...Our Thoughts Are Back With Those People Affected." - Bruins coach Claude Julien.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013

"Sorry, America, You’re Going To Need To Figure Out How To Make Your Own Maple Syrup And Sketch Comedy For A While. Our Fine Nation Should Be Back To Normal By Round 2." - Grantland.com's Sean McIndoe on the impact to the U.S. if Habs and Leafs meet in the playoffs.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

"Then, It Dawned On Me That The Season Is Quickly Coming To An End. And While I Might Not Like The 48-game Scenario, I Certainly Don’t Miss The 82-game Season Either." - Sportsnet's John Shannon on the appeal of an NHL season that is shorter than the current 82 game trudge.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

"The ECAC Hockey Conference Can No Longer Be Referred To As EZAC, A Name That Fans Of Teams From Other Conferences Used To Deride ECACH Teams With Relation To National Polls And At-large Bids To The NCAA Tournament." - Ed Weaver of the Troy Record.

Monday, April 22, 2013

"I’m Convinced We’ll Be Ready For The Playoffs." - Motreal Canadiens coach Michel Therrien.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

"I’m Not Aware They’re Dressing Shenanigans... I Don’t Know What Number He Would Be Or What Kind Of Player He Would Be." - Penguins coach Dan Bylsma when asked if thought there was going to be any (Matt Cooke related) shenanigans during last night's game in Ottawa.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

"He Colors His Comments With A Level Of Snarky Disdain That Reporters Contend With On A Daily Basis. ...Or Maybe He’s A Jerk. There’s Certainly Plenty Of Those Around The Game, Even With Chris Pronger On LTIR." - Sports Ilustrated's Allan Muir noting Duncan Keith as an equal opportunity antagonist while complimenting Chris Pronger - backhand style.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Friday, April 26, 2013

"On This Path, I Think We’re Going To Become Dinosaurs, I’d Question Whether I’d Have Kids In Hockey As It’s Currently Organized. ...I Don’t Think I Would." - Jim Peplinski, who played 11 seasons with Calgary Flames,speaks up about bodychecking in minor hockey across Canada.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

"I Usually Go To Bed At 11:30, But I Waited Up Because You Said You Were Going To Check For Curfew, Next Time, I Want To Be Treated Like The Rest Of The Guys." - Gordie Howe to Whalers' coach Harry Neale after cut the Hall of Famer some curfew slack.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

"It’s Not Like You Would Think, A Bunch Of Old Guys Sitting Around Talking About Their Infirmities, It’s Not Like That There. There Are A Bunch Of Jack LaLanne’s Looking Back At You." - Steve Arndt of Byfuglien Trucking; your 2013 60-and-over USA Hockey national champions - winners of five straight.

Monday, April 29, 2013

"I’m Two Years Here. I Never Saw It Like Good Article With Everything, Like, ‘Flyers Lose The Game Because This, This, This, This, This. They Need To Improve Their Game Like This, This, This Or This.’ I Never. That’s What Called Professionalism." - Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov talking to media Sunday afternoon at the team's practice facility in Voorhees.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

"Player To Watch: Duncan Keith, Assuming He's Soaping Himself Up In The Shower And You Are An Impudent Lady Reporter, Don Cherry Assumes" - Sean McIndoe sizing up the Chicago - Minnesota series.