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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

"Cheering For The Sharks In The Playoffs Is Like Cheering For The Promiscuous Girl In A Horror Movie. You’ll Get To See A Few Fun Scenes, But It’s Not Going To End Well." - Sean McIndoe on why you shouldn't cheer for the Sharks in the Playoffs.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

"Let’s Put It This Way, When Your Best Skater After Dan Hamhuis Is Mason Raymond, You’re Most Assuredly In For A Long Night And Most Likely A Short Series." - The Province's Tony Gallagher on the Canucks' performance last night.

Friday, May 3, 2013

"Wouldn’t You Love To See Bertuzzi Finally Win A Stanley Cup After 17 Long Years In The League? ... ... ...Yeah, Me Neither." - Grantland's Sean McIndoe.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

"Honestly I Don't Care If You Are Gay Or Straight As My Teammate. As Long As You Don't Listen To Nickelback." - Dustin Penner of the Los Angeles Kings.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Monday, May 6, 2013

"I Think It’s Two Teams With Not Much Difference In Their Games Right Now. I’m Sure They Felt The Same After Game 2. The Series Is What It Is. It’s Just Great Hockey Played By Two Teams Pouring Everything They’ve Got Into It." - Blues coach Ken Hitchcock.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

"Thornton, Another So-called Canadian ... He Gets Slashed, Takes His Glove Off, Shakes His Hand, Couture Has Been Snapping His Head Back. ...The Evidence Is In The Video. Those Are 2 Canadian Guys Who Are Supposed To Be Playing The Game With Integrity." - Vancouver's Kevin Bieksa simulating a black kettle.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

"I Don't Know If I Should Right Now - But It's A Bullsh-t Call." - Canuck's Henrik Sedin on very questionable OT boarding call aginst his brother that resulted in Sharks' series-ending goal.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

"It Was Our Best Effort Of The Year. We Played A Hell Of A Hockey Game, If We Play Like That, I Like Our Chances. If That’s The Effort And That’s The All-in Attitude We Have, I Really Like Our Chances. ...We Had No Passengers Today." - Blues' coach Kem Hitchcock.

Friday, May 10, 2013

"I Don’t Know About The Percentage But I’m Halfway There." - Blackhawks' Dave Bolland when asked if he could put a percentage on how close he is to coming back from his groin injury (NOTE: As you may surmise from Dave's reply, Dave did not play college hockey.).

Saturday, May 11, 2013

"Just The Lack Of Finish Killed Us. That’s The Bottom Line. You Have To Look At Yourself First. You Look Back At Some Of The Opportunities Throughout The Series That I Had And Didn’t Put Them In. That’s The Frustrating Part." - Wild's Zach Parise.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

"There Are Teams Who Develop Goalies. There Are Teams Who Trade For Goalies. ...And Then There Are Teams That Go Through Goalies Like A Bowl Of Salted Peanuts." - Laurie Sefton commenting on the goalie situaiton in Philly.

Monday, May 13, 2013

"I Know This: There’s Only One Player In The League Chicago Would Consider Trading Toews For (Crosby) And They’d Think Long And Hard About It." - Gord Miller from TSN.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

"[The Leafs Improved Play Coincided] With Gardiner’s Nine-day Evolution From A Nervous Sophomore Defenceman Playing His First NHL Playoff Game Into The Kind Of Blueliner We’ve Not Seen In These Parts For A Long, Long Time" - The Stars' Damien Cox on one of the Leafs up and comers, Jake Gardiner.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

"Like The (John Branch New York Times) Story, Though, The Biggest Value Of The Suit May Be That It Helps Further Expose The Bizarre And Dangerous Culture Of The Enforcer In The NHL." - Associated Press's Tim Dalhberg on the Boogard family suit against the NHL.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

"[Logan's] Wish Was To Be Able To Share The Cup With The Rest Of The Community, The Rest Of His Teammates, His Family, All Of His Cousins. He's Such A Good, Young Man, Thinking Of Other People Even Though He's Going Through What He's Going Through." - Avs' fan-favorite Jean-Sebastien Giguere who spent the day with the Stanley Cup and teenager Logan Piz who has a form of bone cancer - Thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Friday, May 17, 2013

"Um, Well, Ok…that’s Kind Of Faint Praise. I Mean, Outside Of Saying They Open The Doors On Time, That’s Probably About As Weak As It Gets. Still, I Can’t Argue With The Choice." - Sports Illustrated's Allan Muir on Stadium Journey Magazine's reason for rating the Xcel Energy Center the best place to watch an NHL game.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Monday, May 20, 2013

"It’s A Useful Antidote To The Grinding, Banging, Claustrophobic NHL Playoffs, A Reminder That Hockey Is A Beautiful Game On A Big Ice Surface, Where The Linesmen Actually Drop The Puck, Head Shots Are Called And You Don’t Need To Fight To Be Tough." - Jack Todd writing about the 2013 World Championship for the Montreal Gazette.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

"I Got To Play With Guys Like Alex Radulov, Yakov Rylov, Sergei Shirokov And It Was A Pleasure. Pavel Datsyuk, Of Course. And If The Season Hadn’t Started In The NHL, I Think We Would Have Competed For The Highest Honors With That Team." - Leafs' Mikhail Grabovski on playing in the KHL at the beginning of the season.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

"Win." - Kings' captain Dustin Brown when asked about necessary mind-set for Game 5 on Thursday in Los Angeles..

Thursday, May 23, 2013

"I’d Swear It Was Moose Jaw." - A little WHL humor from veteran announcer Les Lazaruk, during the Winterhawks - Blades game, after commenting that the fans were “complaining about everything.”.

Friday, May 24, 2013

"Kiss My *ss." - Torts telling reporters what to do if they don't want to accept his explanation for his benching of Brad Richards.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

"Pucks Just Seemed To Hit Me, The First Game They Didn’t, Today They Did." - Portland Winterhawks' netminder Mac Carruth.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

"At First It’s Like, ‘Oh, Another One For Kruger', I Think That’s When Everything Kind Of Got Started For Us. When You See A Guy Like Him Who’s Able To Step In And Play The Way He Did In The Series, It Lifts You Up And Makes You Play Harder." - Bruins' Milan Lucic on the impressive play of 5' 8" rookie Torey Krug.

Monday, May 27, 2013

"You [Hockey Canada] Have Good Intentions, But Hey Listen, The Road To [expletive] Is Paved With Good Intentions, You’re Gonna Be Sorry. You Watch And See, You Will Be Sorry." - Hockey Night In Canada's Don Cherry on the banning of checking in Canadian peewee hockey.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

"[After Mem Cup] Do You Still Believe MacKinnon Will Go Second After Jones In The NHL Entry Draft? ...For Now, MacKinnon Can Say That In Two Head-to-head Matchups Against The Talented Jones In This Tournament, He Left The Highly-touted Texan In His Dust." - Damien Cox of the Toronto Star on Nathan MacKinnon and Seth Jones.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Thursday, May 30, 2013

"I Don’t Think He Ever Will (act Big-time), His Mom (Amy) Said He Ever Gets Like That, She’ll Smack Him." - Barb Rankin, Top 3 NHL draft prospect Seth Jones' billet Mom.

Friday, May 31, 2013

"...More Than You’d Think. You’d Be Surprised By The Age. I Get A Few 20-year-olds Who Want Their Foreheads Signed." - Halifax Mooseheads’ hometown hero Nathan MacKinnon, on being asked about autographing unusual items..