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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

"OviLenko Have Been An Adorable Couple, With Ovechkin Having Exuberantly Celebrated Her Bronze Medal Victory At Wimbledon At The London Olympics." - Puck Daddy Greg Wyshinski on Alex Ovechkin and Maria Kirilenko.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

"She's One Of The Most Incredible Kids I've Ever Met, She's Friendly, Bubbly, Outgoing. She Walks Into A Room, And The Room Lights Up. She's A Wonderful Role Model, An Inspiration. It's A Blessing That She Has Come Into My Life. I'll Never Forget Her." - Cottage Grove, MN's Park High School goalie coach Mike Moline talks about goalie Caitlin Tate who was born without a right hand.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

"The Canadians Took The Opening Face-off, But Not Much More. The Americans Were Stronger On The Puck, Stronger On The Check. They Completed Passes And Made Plays That Led To Scoring Chances. The Canadians Did No Such Thing." - The Globe And Mail's Roy MacGregor on the 2013 WJC semi-final game between Canada and the U.S..

Friday, January 4, 2013

"All 5 American Goals Were Scored By NCAA Players, And As For The Coaching, Well, Steve Spott Runs A CHL Team, Doesn’t He? Phil Housley Is A Minnesota High School Hockey Coach, And His Gameplan For Today’s Laughable Contest Made Spott Look Like An Amateur" - Somebody who writes snarky stuff and goes by the name 'Lambert'.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

"Eklund Doesn’t Deserve Credit Even When He Gets Things Right Because So Much Of What He Writes Is Flat-out Wrong. Praising Him Validates His Body Of Work; It Says That Mixing The Odd Fact In With Fiction Is An Acceptable Way To Conduct His Business." - The Edmonton Journal's Jonathan Willis on inaccurate rumor-mongering blogger 'Eklund'.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

"Those Yahoos Are In The National League? I Couldn't Believe It." - The first North Stars coach, Wren Blair, referring to 'Walter Bush, Gordie Ritz, Bob McNulty and the rest of them' after hearing they had been awarded the NHL expansion team in Minnesota.

Monday, January 7, 2013

"Anyone Who Laughs Is Going To Memphis" - North Stars coach Wren Blair demanding respect in locker room after slipping on an orange peel - Parker McDonald chuckled and was sent down to the Memphis South Stars the next day.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

"NHL Player Now Back From RUS Says KHL Teams Putting Major Pressure And Huge Money On Table To Keep NHLers From Returning To North America." - A Bob McKenzie tweet yesterday.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

"Congratulations, Random Russian Dude Who Couldn’t Crack The NHL. Hey Now, You’re An All-star, Get Your Game On." - 'Puck Daddy' Greg Wyshynski on the fact that 8 of 12 of the upcoming KHL All Star game starters are NHLers heading home.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

"I'm Not Even Thinking About It. ...There's No Guarantees In Any Situation. I Found In My Career, The Last Thing Anyone Needs To Do Is Focus On Intangibles." - 'In Limbo' Syracuse Crunch Forward J.T. Wyman who spent the last half of the 2011-12 season playing with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Friday, January 11, 2013

"I Made Sure She Knew, There's Little Post-its All Over The House To Make Sure She Knows." - San Jose Sharks' defenseman Brent Burns on how he made certain his wife knows he's a Cosmo magazine 'hockey hunk'.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

"Russian Women Are All Tall, Thin And, Unfortunately, Don't Speak A Word Of English. You Know That Feeling You Get In America When You See A Beautiful Woman With An Unattractive Man? Multiply It By 10, And That's What You See On Every Street Corner Here." - From Joffrey Lupul's Lockout Diary.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

"It Comes With The Job Description - Some People More Than Others - But I’m Pretty Comfortable With Who I Am And I Think The People Are Around Me As Well, So I Don’t Really Have To Defend Myself And Fix That." - Evander Kane.

Monday, January 14, 2013

"Wehrs Corner...isn't That Right Across From The Jesse Martin Broken Neck Half Wall?" - North Dakota fan 'Rushmore' exercising his sense of humor while commenting on a blog post that celebrates chippy UND plays resulting in injuries to opponents.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

"I Just Feel Trust. It’s The Most Important Thing For Any Player. When You Feel Trust From Your Coach You Feel Unbelievable And You Want To Go Play For Him. Right Away When I Met Him I Just Feel It. I Remember I Called Him Right Away [after He Was Hired]." - Alex Ovechkin on Adam Oates.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

"Players Who Are Older, And Didn't Train Enough, Or Didn't Train Properly In The Off-season, Will Be More Prone To Overuse Injuries. Younger Players Will Generally Adapt Better." - Dr. Michael Prebeg, a Toronto-based chiropractor who specializes in sports injuries and works with players from the NHL.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

"There's A Huge Fight With A Lot Of Guys, Don't Come In And Try To Be Somebody Else. You Come In And Do What You Do Best. You'll Be Evaluated On That. If You're Trying To Be Somebody Else, You'll Be Evaluated On That, Too, And It Might Not Be Too Good." - Tampa Bays' head coach Guy Boucher on the competition to make the Bolts' initial roster.

Friday, January 18, 2013

"Coaches That Never [were Stars], They Don’t Understand Ovechkin. Like Dale Hunter. How Is Dale Hunter Ever Going To Understand What’s Inside The Mind Of Ovechkin? He Can’t. Adam Oates Can," - Brett Hull.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

"He’s A Great Gopher. He Bleeds Maroon And Gold. He Cares Deeply About The Program." - Gophers' head coach Don Lucia on Gopher's assistant coach Grant Potulny - who happens to be from Grand Forks, ND.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

"That Team Over There Is Really Good And Is Probably The Best Team In The State. They Are So Strong Defensively That You Have To Cash In On The Opportunities That You Do Get." - Breck School Head Coach Les Larson talking about powerhouse MN H.S. rival St. Thomas Academy after 2-1 loss.

Monday, January 21, 2013

"Minnesota Blitzed North Dakota Pretty Good On Friday, Putting A Real Stamp On What's Been A Strong Season So Far For The Gophers. Minnesota Keeps Getting Big Win After Big Win, And Are Really, Truly "back" As Far As Being A National Threat." - College Hockey News columnist Adam Wodon.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

"I’m Not Going To Give Him Credit For Anything." - Jeremy Jacobs, the Bruins owner and chairman of the N.H.L. Board of Governors on NHLPA's Donald Fehr.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

"We Could Wait Around And See What Would Happen (with The UND Nickname), ...That Had Gone On For Years And There Was No End In Sight. ...Bottom Line Is We Did What Was Best For Minnesota And Last Time I Checked, That’s Where I Work." - Gophers' Head Coach Don Lucia on why North Dakota is not on team's schedule for the next few years.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

"I Watched Both Flames Games And They Are Relying Too Much On Jarome Iginla To Carry Them, They Haven’t Picked Up Enough Guys To Improve Their Offence The Last Few Years, And It Bothers Me Because I Love The Flames." - Jeremy Roenick.

Friday, January 25, 2013

"Every Once In A While, A Player Manages To Stick-handle Through The Neutral Zone Trap Of Hockey Hatred And Break In Alone On The Goaltender Of Positivity And — Holy Crap, That Was A Terrible Metaphor, But I’m Leaving It In Because You Get The Point." - Down Goes Brown's Sean McIndoe on Hockey fans and their hatred of just about everyone.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

"Just No One, Starting With Myself, No One Was Inspired To Play The Game." - UND's Rocco Grimaldi on loss to SCSU.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

"Disappointed To Come Out Of The Weekend With One Point, Yet In Terms Of Our Team, And Our Team Play, The Performance And Effort That We Put Out Tonight, I Think We Feel Good About That. But To Come With One Point It’s Hard To Feel Good About Anything." - UND coack Dave Hakstol after team eeks out just fourth point in last six games.

Monday, January 28, 2013

"The Rivalry Brings Out The Best In The Kids, You Want Kids To Be At Their Best In Every Game. But They Know Its Warroad-Roseau. It Is Definitely Bigger In Intensity.’" - Roseau, MN H.S. coach Andy Lundbohm on rivalry with neighboring Warroad.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

"You Work Too Hard; You Work Way Too Hard For That. First Of All, The Clock ... Then We Kill Three Five-on-threes-against And They Call It Diving When Our Guy Got Two-handed In The Male Parts." - Guelph Storm coach Scott Walker on a very negative type of 'two handing in the male parts'.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

"I Talk To A Lot Of People In Hockey Who Are Good Friends Of Mine And We Talk A Lot About Hockey, (But) The Reality Is I Have Never Talked About Any Particulars With Anybody." - Wayne Gretzky squelching Maple Leafs rumors.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

"Meanwhile, Seattle, Quebec City And The Folks Building An Arena In Markham, Ont. Watch Intently. ...Feeling For You, Coyotes Fans. This Stinks." - Puck Daddy Greg Wyshynski on possibility Greg Jamison’s bid to own Phoenix Coyotes ends in failure.