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Friday, November 1, 2013

"Sunday Afternoon Games Are Rare In College Hockey. After Sunday’s Rough Outing Against Top-ranked Minnesota, It’s Likely Boston College Will Want To Stick To The More Traditional Friday And Saturday Evening Schedule." - Boston Globe correspondent Jess Myers.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Sunday, November 3, 2013

"I Have No Idea In The World. He’s Loaded With Talent." - Anonymous Wild veteran when asked what might have been the Islanders' motivation for trading Nino Niederreiter before his 21st birthday.

Monday, November 4, 2013

"With The Arena In Seattle, We Have A Once-in-a-lifetime Opportunity To Put Hockey Back In The Seattle/Portland Marketplace & We Have To Make A Commitment To That. [Quebec's] Way Ahead Of Anyone Else As To Considerations Because We Took A Team From Quebec." - Tim Leiweke, MLSE president and chief executive officer.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

"Science Has Responded To The Game On The Ice. Now It's Time For The Game To Respond To The Science." - Ken Dryden, Hall of Fame goalie, at the Mayo Clinic Ice Hockey Summit II, Oct. 8-9, 2013.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

"There Are Fewer Heavyweights Now And Fewer Guys Willing To Fight, And It Just Seems Like Fighting Isn't Used As A Deterrent The Same Way It Was In The Past," - Retired NHL tough guy Darren McCarty.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

"I’d Cut Every Player’s Stick By Three Or Four Inches. They Have Them Long For Defence, But The Result Is No One Ever Has The Full Blade Alone The Ice. Pucks Go Under The Toe, Under The Heel." - More from 90-year-old one time CBC fixture Howie Meeker on today's use of lengthy sticks.

Friday, November 8, 2013

"The Game Doesn’t Need It. I Can’t Understand It. There’s Just No Need At All. You Don’t Need Fighting. The Playoffs Are Wonderful Entertainment - And There’s No Fighting. Fighters Are Like The Dinosaurs, They Are History." - One time CBC fixture Howie Meeker - who turned 90 on Monday.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

"That’s Not Funny, People! Totally Classless Move There By Those Blackhawks Fans. Inexcusable. Not Even In The Least Bit Humorous, I Think We Can All Agree.. [Watches The Clip 500 Times While Laughing So Hard No Sound Comes Out.]" - Sean McIndoe on The drunk couple that stole Adam Pardy's helmet and then poured beer on him.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

"It Degrades The Team. It Degrades Hockey. I Just Turn It Off." - More from 90-year-old one time CBC fixture Howie Meeker on goons and staged fights.

Monday, November 11, 2013

"The Real Reason Toronto Police Knew Rob Ford Was Smoking Crack Was Because He Predicted Maple Leafs Would Win The Stanley Cup." - The Late Late Show's host Craig Ferguson Maple Leafs taking a comedic crack at the Toronto mayor.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

"They Dump It Out, They Dump It In. Lots Of Times, There Is Absolutely No Reason For Them To Be Dumping It In" - More from one time CBC fixture 90-year-old Howie Meeker on today's NHL.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

"He's Just A Good Man, You Just Call Him, You Need A Favour And He'll Be There In The Next Heartbeat." - Gretzky on Chelios.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

"The [Minnesota State] Mavericks Were Expected To Run Through The WCHA This Year With A Lot Of Returning Players From Last Year’s Team, But That Hasn’t Happened." - Chris Peters.

Friday, November 15, 2013

"There May Be Times Where The Wild May Be Exposed For What Even Yeo Admits Is A Lack Of Toughness, I'm Not Overly Concerned This Is A Huge Problem Yet... The Wild Completely Outplayed That Team And Ended Up Taking Two Points." - The Star Tribune's Michael Russo.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

"You Take A Skinny Guy 160, 170 Pounds And You Turn Him Into Superman. It’s Almost As If They Double In Size When They Put That Equipment On." - More from 90-year-old one time CBC fixture Howie Meeker on today's goalie gear.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

"That's Ok, We Lost Your Lbs. We Should Zip Right Past." - From the tarmac, Kings' Willie Mitchell's weight joke following ex-King Dustin Penner's tweet that the Ducks' jet would take off prior to King's.

Monday, November 18, 2013

"They’ve Got To Be Bigger, That’s The Problem. I Tried To Tell Them. I Sent A Letter Advising The League To Build Rinks So The Ice Surface Could Be Made Larger If You Ever Need It. They Wouldn’t Listen. Players Today Are So Big, So Strong." - More from 90-year-old one time CBC fixture Howie Meeker on today's players' size and size of the NHL ice surface.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

"T's Just So Bizarre To Drive A Jet Like A Car." - Lyrics directed at Canadiens' coach Michel Therrien from Chris Pennington's Village People inspired anthem, "Why Not PK?".

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

"Remember When The Avalanche Were Competing For The Top Overall Spot? It Seems Like Only Last Week We Were Talking About Their Miraculous Season While Praising The Genius Of Their Rebuild Strategy. (Oh, Right, It Was Last Week.)" - DownGoesBrown.com's Sean McIndoe.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

"We All Know How To Score, We’ve All Been In A Scoring Role At Some Point In Our Careers. A Lot Of It Is Chemistry - And I Think We Have A Lot Of That." - UNO Junior from NYC, via Shattuck, James Polk.

Friday, November 22, 2013

"The Very Best Game Is One Played With "controlled Bedlam" And The Most Successful Referee Is The One That Can Get The Players To Play On His Terms Without Laying The Hammer Down!" - ex-Senior NHL Referee Kerry Fraser channeling Former NHL Director of Officiating John McCauley.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

"It Wasn't A Mandate About How Good The Gophers Are. We Know How Good The Gophers Are. Instead, It Was A Mandate About What Happens When You Feed Into The Gophers' Strengths, Which UMD Did All Night With Bad Turnovers And Bad Clearing Attempts." - Sports Director for Red Rock Radio in Duluth, MN Bruce Ciskie reacts to Minnesota UMD game last night.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

"Of Course, The Sting Of A 6-1 Minnesota [Gophers] Win Remains From Friday... That Said, Let's Be Fair About A Few Things. Minnesota Is Really, Really, Really Good. To Make Things More Difficult, Minnesota Is Playing At A Very High Level Right Now." - Sports Director for Red Rock Radio in Duluth, MN Bruce Ciskie.

Monday, November 25, 2013

"I Play In The [expletive] Russian KHL, I Make Lots Of [expletive] Points And What's Going To Happen? He Make Me [expletive] Play On The Fourth Line And He Put Me In The Playoffs On The Fourth Line And Third Line Again, Yeah, I Don't Score Goals." - ex-Leaf Mikhail Grabovski's unvarnished thoughts on Randy Carlyle.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

"I Understand That. It’s Funny, But Don’t Forget That By Then I’ll Be Playing In Europe On The Big Ice And There Probably Won’t Be NHL Players, I Would Have To Stay Healthy And I Would Have To Have The Same Desire." - Devils' Jaromir Jagr noting he's not ruling out playing in the 2018 Olympics at age 46..

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

"What Kind Of Fee Are You Offering? ...Oh, O.K. She’s A Little Tired From Giving Interviews. I’m Sure You Can Understand. Thanks So Much For The Call." - Attorney for Semyon Varlamov accuser when contacted by SI on Nov. 5 about the possibility of interviewing his client ... and told SI does not pay for interviews.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

"Oh, Give Me A Break. Tell Patrick To Shut The (bleep) Up." - St. Louis' coach Ken Hitchcock on Colorado's Patrick Roy's comments that he [Roy] is treated differently and unfairly than older coaches.

Friday, November 29, 2013

"It’s ‘Groundhog Day’ For Me, I Can’t Seem To Escape It. I’m Trying To Work Hard And Do What I Can, But I’d Just Like To See The Ice A Little Bit More Is All," - Cory Schneider, after backing up Luongo, now showing impatience backing up Brodeur for Devils.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

"Guys Are Disappointed In The Effort We Had Tonight. ..Disappointing." - North Dakota captain Dillon Simpson after St.Lawrence handed team seventh loss of young season last night in Grand Forks.