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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

"Finally, Let’s Take A Moment To Enjoy This New Wrinkle In Goal Celebrations. Fist Pump? Standard. Fist Pump Into The Goalie’s Face? Dustin Byfuglien May Be On To Something." - DownGoesBrown's Sean McIndoe's.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

"The NHL’s Opinion Of Itself Is So High…. Let Them Get Drunk On Their Greatness. We’ll See How Many Euros Look Our Way." - KHL president Alexander Medvedev.

Friday, January 3, 2014

"It Showed Nothing. I’m Not Pregnant." - Mikael Samuelsson, on the ultra-sound taken for his groin injury..

Saturday, January 4, 2014

"I Say No Words… I Can’t Speak With Him. I Shy. He Too Good." - Pavel Datsyuk, on Gordie Howe.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

"Legendary Michigan Hockey Coach Red Berenson Not Only Suited Up At Age 74, He Kind Of Put Everyone To Shame. It Was Like Watching Jack Palance Do One-armed Push-ups At The Oscars." - Grantland's Katie Baker on the first Winter Classis alumni game at Comerica Park.

Monday, January 6, 2014

"But His One Mistake Came When He Called Burke’s Comments “gutless.” There Are Lots Of Words You Could Use To Describe What Burke Said, But Expressing An Honest Opinion In An On-the-record Setting Isn’t Gutless. That’s Not What That Word Means." - Sean McIndoe on Bobby Ryan referring to Brian Burke as somebody who lacks intestinal fortitude.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

"They Would Set Up A Goal Net On A Creek And Take Turns Shooting At Each Other From December Till March, For As Long As The Ice Held." - NYTimes.com article by Jeff Klein and Stu Hackel describing a big part of winter for young Carey Price and his father Jerry.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

"The Wild, One Game After Beating Washington Despite Being Outshot 30-11, Was Outshot 40-17" - The Star Tribune's Michael Russo noting a bit of a pattern.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

"Time For A Change! Boys Just Don’t Believe In Hak Anymore!" - Comment poster 'Bleed green' venting about head coach after the University of North Dakota endures another blow during rough five day stretch.

Friday, January 10, 2014

"It's Impressive, He's Paid His Dues... He Doesn't Take Anything For Granted. He Recognizes The Opportunity That He Has Playing In The NHL. Like Our Team How We Don't Want To Get Satisfied When Things Are Going Well, He Hasn't At All." - Wild coach Mike Yeo on Jusitn Fontaine.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

"But Canada’s Reaction To The Juniors’ Recent Failure Reveals An Unnatural Aversion To Healthy Competition. Not Just Unnatural, But Delusional. [Canada] Came In Fourth. Not 40th. The Score Was 2-1, Not 82-0." - Maclean's Emma Teitel.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

"Let’s Take A Moment To Admire The Uniforms. Canada Is Wearing Their Traditional Red, White, And, Um, Blue. Meanwhile, Germany Looks Stylish In Their White Jerseys With No Logo And Neon Yellow Helmets." - Sean McIndoe reviewing video of first-ever Olympic shootout - Canada vs. Germany game, February 18, 1992, Meribel, France.

Monday, January 13, 2014

"The Search For Players In A Salary-cap World Is Hard, We’ve Got Kunitz And Neal ...one Guy On The Canadian Olympic Team And The Other Who Was Really Close, That’s Good, And On The Second Line We’ve Got Evgeni Malkin. ...So Don’t Feel Sorry For Me." - Pittsburgh Penguins GM Ray Shero, who is looking for a winger to play alongside Sidney Crosby.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

"Right Now, There Are Four Teams On The Wrong Side Of The Bubble That May Surprise Some: Denver, North Dakota, Western Michigan And Miami." - USCHO's Jim Connelly alluding to the fact that only a single team from the new NCHC conference [St. Cloud State] would make the NCAA tourney if it were held today.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

"If You're Going To Try And Play Hockey Like The Harlem Globetrotters, You're Going To Get Burned. We Continue To Make The Same Mistakes, Go For The Same Highlight Reel Plays. ...it's Not A Formula For Winning." - Veteran Penguins defenseman Rob Scuderi.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

"I Don’t Like Those Kinds Of Games, You Don’t Want To Ever Intentionally Embarrass Another Team. I’ve Been On The Other End Of Those Scores, So I Know What It Feels Like." - Ducks' head coach Bruce Boudreau after his club throttled Vancouver 9-1 last night.

Friday, January 17, 2014

"No Writings Of Any Kind To Promote The Country Is Allowed, A Sort Of ‘our Country Is Better Than Your Country” Kind Of Thing That The IOC Frowns Upon. Her Name Had To Come Off Because They See It As Self Promotion. They Wanted Everything To Be Team Based." - Artist Ron Slatter on the IOC's Rule that mandated the repainting of goalie Jessie Vetter's U.S. Olympic Mask.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

"Sergei Was Left Deeply Upset By That Decision, I Worry For Him As A Player And As A Friend. ...Everyone Was Surprised By Semin's Absence. ... Believe Me, Every Player Left Off The Roster - Both Semin And Gonachar - Was Really Upset." - Evgeni Malkin noting that both Sergei Gonchar and Alexander Semin are Deeply Upset by Russian Olympic Snub.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

"I See The Starting Lineup And I Know The Other Guy Across The Bench, And It's Easy For People To Say Put The Sedins Out There And It's Deflated, With The Lineup He Had, I Am Not Going To Put Those Type Of Players At Risk. ...I'm Not Proud Of It." - Vancouver head coach John Tortorella on his response to Flames' gooncentrique starting lineup last night.

Monday, January 20, 2014

"Listen - It Shouldn't Be In The Game, That Stuff. I Don't Want It In The Game. But I Have To Protect My Team, Too. So All The Pundits, All The People Pissing And Moaning, They Don't Have A Clue What A Locker-room's About. They Don't Understand..." - More from Tortorella on faceoff fight two seconds into Canucks - Flames game Saturday night.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

"Meanwhile, The Canucks Won 3-2 In A Shootout. Hey, If You’re Going To Start The Game Off With A Silly Sideshow That Many Think Has No Place In The Sport, You May As Well Finish With One Too." - DownGoesBrown.com's Sean McIndoe on Saturday's Vancouver - Calgary game that started with 142 penalty minutes being doled out at the two second mark.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

"You Need To Get Pucks To The Net And People To The Net, That’s The Only Way You Are Going To Score Outside. You Can’t Exactly Have The Transition Game You Want." - Golden Gophers' captain Nate Condon on the difficulty of playing outdoor hockey on a highly skilled team.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

"It’s A Delightful Video. We Just Wish North Dakota Had Made One Too So We Could Make A Proper Lawnmower Tossing Joke." - Puck Daddy Greg Wyshynski after viewing silly University of Wisconsin 'How to be a college hockey player' video.

Friday, January 24, 2014

"...I Don't Remember It Being Like That In Vancouver. It's A Little Different. I Couldn't Tell You For Sure What's Going On In That Region. But There's Some Alarming Things That Have Been Happening That Kind Of Make You A Little Uneasy At Times." - Team USA's Zach Parise on security concerns in Sochi.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

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Monday, January 27, 2014

"The Satisfaction For Me Will Be When The Guys Skate Out There, ...how I See Their Eyes And The Expression On Their Face. When You Get Guys From 19 To 39 Just Grinning From Ear To Ear And Loving Being Out There, That's What We Do." - NHL Ice Guru Dan Craig on the satisfaction he'll get after prepping Dodger Stadium for hockey.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

"It's Tough For Officials To Get Calls Right When They Only Get One View In Real Time. Austin Farley Didn't Make The Job Any Easier For Officials By Milking His Hit From Ben Marshall For All It Was Worth, Rolling Around On The Ice And Clutching His Head." - SBNation's Chris Dilks.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

"I'm Happy For Him To Get Rewarded Tonight, He Was Phenomenal Right From The Start." - Wild head coach Mike Yeo on Zach Parise.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

"It’s Only Going To Grow And Get Better, I Think You Saw The In-state Pride, Which Was Good." - Minnesota Gophers head coach Don Lucia on the inaugural North Star College Cup, which features the Division 1 college teams in Minnesota.

Friday, January 31, 2014

"It Was The Worst Ice I Ever Played Hockey On." - Martin Brodeur of New Jersey Devils blasting the quality of the ice at Yankee Stadium.