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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

"You Know, [the NHL] Is Always On The Radar, But Right Now I'm Here In The KHL And Enjoying It. My Heart's Here. I've Got This Year And Next Year And We'll See What Happens After That." - former NHLer Nigel Dawes.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

"It's A Day You Don't Have To Worry About Anything Anymore." - Phil Kessel after signing 8-year, $64 million extension.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

"John Scott, You Should Be Ashamed Of Yourself, I Was Going To Let You Off The Hook Until I Saw You The Next Day, Laughing About It." - Don Cherry ripping John Scott for being a 'bully' in brawl with Maple Leafs.

Friday, October 4, 2013

"There'll Be So Much More Coverage, Even Up In Canada, Where My Aunts & Uncles And Family Are, If I Tell My Friends I Play In The Big10 Conference, They Will Know Exactly What That Is. The Coverage, It Will Be Crazy. A Big Steppingstone For College Hockey," - British Columbia native and Ohio State captain Curtis Gedig.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

"It's Not An Ideal Situation But I'm Fortunate It's Nothing Worse Than It Is, I'm Going To Keep A Positive Mindset And I'm Looking Forward To Recovering And Doing Everything I Can To Be Healthy Again." - The Wild's Charlie Coyle - who is expected to miss 3-4 weeks due to knee sprain.

Monday, October 7, 2013

"It Was Incredible, Growing Up Here, I Always Dreamed Of Being On The Ice With That Caliber Of Player. So, It Was Nice To Get Out There And Get The First One." - Grand Forks, ND native Luke Johnson on playing his forst game at 'the Ralph'.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

"It Doesn’t Matter To Me Who Is On The Ice, If Someone Is Taking Advantage Of Your Goaltender, You All Respond ...all Five Guys Respond. ...Old School, Everbody Ropes, Everybody Rides." - Lindy Ruff On Protecting The Goalie.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

"Kyle Rau Is The Only Returning Player From Minnesota's First PP Unit Last Season." - Western College Hockey Blog's Nathan Wells commenting on the Gophers' power play.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

"He's Been That Way Since I Saw Him At The World Junior Camp This Summer, I Was Impressed With Him There. He's Playing With Pace. He's Playing Hard. You Get Rewarded When You Play That Way." - University of Minnesota head coach Don Lucia on 6'2", 207 lb Apple Valley, MN freshman Hudson Fasching's solid play.

Friday, October 11, 2013

"It Was Definitely Last Year’s Performance For Myself [that Motivated Me], I Really Think I Was Underachieving For My Personal Standards." - Minnesota Gopher's Junior Travis Boyd.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

"I Think It Was A Little Bit Of A Mood Thing, Which I’m Sure They Talked About, Because They Didn’t Play Him After That,I’m Glad The Coach Did That Because This League, It Will Bite You If You’re Not Sharp. Don’t Disrespect The League. ...rookie Mistake." - Adam Oates on Tomas Hertl's goal.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

"There’s No Question That Some (NHL Teams) Are Anti-college Hockey, They Will Tell A Kid Before The Draft That If We Draft You, We Want To Get You Out Of School." - Michigan coach Red Berenson.

Monday, October 14, 2013

"Now All It Is, It’s A Little Race To The Hash Marks. But It’s Another 25 Feet That You Could Win The Race To ... That You Don’t Win Any More." - Ken Hitchcock on how hybrid icing penalizes fast forwards.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

"Enforcers Have A Very Practical Role To Play. If The League Really Wants To See Its Stars Shine, One Of The Best Ways Is To Give Them More Time And Space To Be Creative. And That Is The Enforcer’s Job Description." - Bobby Orr completely ignoring the fact that large fines & suspensions could have the same effect as goons while eliminating fighting injuries.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

"All Hockey Players Are Bilingual. They Know English And Profanity." - Gordie Howe.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

"Blows To The Head From Fists, And Hitting Your Head On The Ice From An Unprotected Fall With Or Without A Helmet, Can Result In Catastrophic Injury Or Even Death, The Time To Stop Fighting In Junior Hockey Is Now." - The Mayo Clinic's Michael J. Stuart, chief medical officer for USA Hockey.

Friday, October 18, 2013

"...I’m Not Going To Change But Maybe Play Better Without The Puck, Or Forecheck More, But I Love Playing With The Puck. I Really Don’t Like Skating All The Time, And Forechecking, And Hitting Somebody Every Shift. I Don’t Think It’s My Game" - Nail Yakupov of the Edmonton Oilers on being a healthy scratch Sunday night.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

"We Are Stocked Through Five Or Six People At That Position." - US Mens' Olympic coach Dan Bylsma on the plethora of American goalie talent.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

"The Problem Is Less About Who Would Take (Dany) Heatley's Spot Than Where To Play Heatley." - The Pioneer Press's Chad Graff.

Monday, October 21, 2013

"After Thinking About It With My Family, I’ve Decided To Retire As A Player And Move On To A New Chapter, Thank You All For Your Support." - 36-year-old Martin Biron, after Losing Rangers Spot.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

"Everyone Is Trying To Play [a Puck-possession Game] More And It’s Good For Hockey, It’s More Enjoyable For The Fans To Watch Teams Play Hockey Instead Of Just Defend. When You Have The Puck You Can Do More Fun Stuff And It’s A Good Thing For The League." - Wings' captain Henrik Zetterberg.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

"If They Take Many More, They Won't Be Playing, They'll Be Sitting Up In The Stands. How Many Times Do You Have To Tell Them, Show Them, That It's A Bad Penalty? And If They Take It ... What Else Is There That They'll Understand?”" - UNO's Dean Blais noting he may bench players who take more bad penalties.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

"Spano Painted Milbury As A Megalomaniac Interested In Only One Thing: "Mike Milbury."" - ESPN's Katie Stang on comments by shady one-time Islanders' owner John Spano.

Friday, October 25, 2013

"Milos Riha Was Left Raging At His Senior Players After Avangard Slumped To A 4-1 Defeat At Admiral. ...Alexander Popov Reduced The Arrears, But Couldn’t Appease His Head Coach." - Unknown writer or translator of KHL news article.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

"He Might As Well Have Sent Me A Fruit Basket And A Bottle Of Wine. ... We Thank Lars Eller For His Comments Before The Game. Awesome" - Edmonton coach Dallas Eakins on the Canadiens' Lars Ellers' recent criticism of the Oliers.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

"It's Definitely A Four-line Game Over Here, You Can't Exist On Three Lines." - NHL coaching legend Mike Keenan on the big rinks and large amount of travel in the KHL.

Monday, October 28, 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.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

"My Methodology Changed As I Went Through My Career, I Was Not Very Tough In Calgary. In Fact, I Think They Wished I Was Tougher There. But I'm Demanding Here [in The KHL]. I Put The Players Through Hard Practices. They Are A Really Respectful Group Here." - NHL coaching legend Mike Keenan on his players and his approach to coaching in the KHL.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

"Hockey Is Very Popular Over Here, They Love It As Much As Canadians." - NHL coaching legend Mike Keenan on the popularity of hockey in Russia.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

"The Thing’s A Mess. It’s A Fire. It’s The Titanic," - Commentator and former NHL general manager Mike Milbury providing a 'word-mincing'-free assessment of the Buffalo Sabres.