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Saturday, June 1, 2013

"It Took A Few Days To Get The Courage To Go To The Front Of The Net, You Know, Get In The Battles And Things Like That. I Think That’s Just Typical. But Now I Don’t Even Notice It. It Feels Like It Always Has." - Sidney Crosby on the possibility of being hit in the face again.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

"Our Players Are Bigger And Faster Now, And If That Changes, It’s Only Going To Increase. A Wider Rink Should Allow For More Playmaking, More Scoring, Better Power Plays ...overall, A Greater Emphasis On Skill, But Still With Plenty Of Hitting." - Brian Burke making the case for the appeal of a wider ice sheet than was used in the '50s and '60s when players were smaller.

Monday, June 3, 2013

"Players Have Got To Understand That There’s Somebody Coming, So Don’t Put Yourself In A Vulnerable Position, And The Player Hitting Has To Be Aware Of That Too, I Have No Issue If He’s Not Suspended, Because I’m Not Convinced It’s A Suspendable Thing." - Bruins Coach Claude Julien when asked about Matt Cooke hit on Adam McQuaid Saturday night.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

"Joey Is A Modest, Hardworking, Special Player, He’s Unselfish, He Can Skate, He’s At The Right Spot At The Right Time (during Games), He’s For Real." - Hill Murray H.S. coach Bill Lechner describing 5-foot-11 175 pound 14-year-old Joey Anderson from Roseville, MN.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

"I Call Him Bob The Builder, He Likes To Build Teams, Motorcycles, Houses. He Likes To Build Things. That Was The Challenge." - Coyotes coach Dave Tippett's wife Wendy.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

"After Blocking The Shot [that Broke His Leg], Campbell Remained On The Ice For More Than A Minute In Obvious Pain And Helped The Bruins Kill Off The Penalty." - Joe McDonald of ESPNBoston.com.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Saturday, June 8, 2013

"Is It Possible That Jaromir Jagr Is Over-training? ...If It Ain’t Broke Don’t Fix It, But [he] Hasn’t Scored In 15 Playoff Games, So I Think It’s Fair To Wonder If Things Aren’t Maybe Possibly Moving A Little Teensy-tiny Bit Towards The Busted Side." - Backhand Shelf's Justin Bourne.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

"Right Now I Think It's Almost Like I'm In A Different Zone, Like In The Twilight Zone Or Something, I'm Kind Of Out Of It. It's Definitely A Good Feeling, Though." - Patrick Kane commenting on what he called his best game of his career.

Monday, June 10, 2013

"Every Official That Matters In The AHL Was In The War Memorial On Sunday, Including AHL President Dave Andrews, To See This Happen. Every One Of Them Should Be Embarrassed About The Magnitude Of Botched Calls That They Witnessed In Those Two Games." - Syracuse.com's Brent Axe on the poor quality Calder Cup officiating over the weekend.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

"Nobody Outside Of Boston Has Chara. That Is Mammoth In A Series Like This. Chara’s Made A Huge Impact On These Playoffs, As He Usually Does, And He’s Made A Huge Impact Especially In The Last Series." - Pierre McGuire.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

"In What Can Only Be Called Self-serving, Scapegoating, Shortsighted, Protectionism-writ-large, Wagon-circling Overreaction ...the CHL Is Phasing In A Ban On European Goalies In Order To Solve A Problem That Does Not Actually Exist." - Neate Sager of Yahoo! Sports.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

"Yeah, She Knows That Too. She Accepts It, Listen, Every Canadian Kid Grows Up Dreaming About Winning The Stanley Cup. Not Many Little Boys Grow Up Dreaming About Their Wedding Day." - Shawn Thornton speaking of his wife's knowledge that his lifting the cup trumps his walking down the aisle.

Friday, June 14, 2013

"Patrick Kane Has Been On Fire Lately, Which Is Pretty Much What You'd Expect From Something Greasy That's Frequently Soaked In Alcohol." - DownGoesBrown.com's Sean McIndoe.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

"They Start To Ask Why You’re Still Up, See That The Hockey Game Is On, Roll Their Eyes, And Go Back To Bed. Let Them Go. Hey, It’s Not Like You Won’t Have Another Anniversary Next Year." - Sean McIndoe commenting on your spouse/significant other seeing you glued to the TV prior to a thrid OT period very late at night.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

"Truth Is, The Blackhawks Have Enough Talent On Their Power Play To Do Better Than They Have. Not Scoring In 15 Straight Power Plays, However, Shows That It May Be More Than The Bruins’ PK That’s Making Things Happen." - NBC Sports' Joe Yerdon.

Monday, June 17, 2013

"It’s Great And Exciting For The Fans Who Are Watching... If You Have A Bad Heart, You Might Not Watch The Game Because You Might Get A Heart Attack. For Young People, It’s Pretty Exciting To Watch. Old People, Don’t Watch It! You Might Die Just Watching." - Jaromir Jagr.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

"A League Like The KHL Has No Right Giving Fans Only 52 Games In The Regular Season. It’s A Mockery; It’s Like Making Pavarotti Sing Once A Year." - KHL VP Vladimir Shalaev on the fact that the league is playing a 52 game schedule - apparently to keep Russian players well rested and trained for Sochi Olympics.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

"[The Fans Are] Crazy About Their Sports. They’re Going To Let You Know When You Don’t Do So Well. I Think My Uncle Is A Prime Example Of That. But At The Same Time, You Get A Lot Of Respect For Success." - NHL prospect Darnell Nurse on Philadelphia and his Uncle Donovan McNabb.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

"The Second-best Goalie In The NHL Playoffs Statistically, Crawford’s Arguably Been The Blackhawks’ Best Player In The Final … But How Many More Glove-side Goals Are Going To Fly By Him?" - Puck Daddy's Greg Wyshynski.

Friday, June 21, 2013

"They Spoke Very Highly Of Seattle As A Media Market And Recognized As It Relates To The NHL That This Market Had Great Potential And Had Not Been Tapped And They Wanted To Be Hopefully A Part Of That. Beyond That They Weren’t That Detailed." - Seattle Councilman Tim Burges on potential Coyotes buyers from New York, Ray Bartoszek and Anthony Lanza.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

"It’s A Big Screw-you Junior Hockey Fans." - Morris Dalla Costa writing about Montreal and Toronto being awarded future World Junior Championship tournaments.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

"We Had The Real Hockey Fans Excited About This Series, Our Fans Are Very Forgiving And Supportive, And ... In Order For Us To Thank Them, You've Got To Give Them The Kind Of Hockey I Think That They Saw From All The Teams Here In The Playoffs." - Bruins coach Claude Julien after game 6.