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Sunday, June 1, 2014

"When My Job Was On The Line In December And The Beginning Of January, I Still Believed In This Group, And That Was My Message To Them: I Knew We Could Still Take It To The Next Level." - Wild head coach Mike Yeo after signing 3 year contract extension - after being one loss away from being fired in early 2014.

Monday, June 2, 2014

"A Year Ago I Made A Decision That It Will Likely Be My Only Time To Pick My Own Team, And Hopefully Pick A Team Where I Have A Chance To Win, So Once I Made The Decision, You Can’t Look Back." - Canadiens' Thomas Vanek commenting on testing the free-agent market.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

"Well, We’re Going To Try To Beat New York. Then We’ll Be Really Special." - A smiling Kings coach Darryl Sutter after hearing several Kings players talk about how the group of players on their team is "special".

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

"I Just Wanted To Go Out There And Twirl Around Because It Could Be My Last Time On An NHL Sheet, I Had To Beg Burnie (medical Trainer Mike Burnstein) To Let Me Out There. I Said: ‘Just Give Me 20 Minutes.’." - Canucks' Andrew Alberts Five months after being knocked out by the unprovoked forearm to the head from Brian McGrattan - Alberts continues to suffer headaches daily and knows that his nine-year NHL career may be over.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

"It Was One Of Those Nights When We Just Didn't Have It, I Don't Think We Were Energized As A Hockey Club, We Were A Lot Slower When We Usually Are... We Have More Than That. ...We Feel Like We Got Away With One, And We Did." - The Kings' Trevor Lewis.

Friday, June 6, 2014

"He Was Named Sports Executive Of The Year... The NHL Was Chosen League Of The Year. There Is Also No Denying His Ability To Field Questions & Answer Them With Absolute Precision & Parry Others With Such A Piercing Intellect, It Is Breathtaking To Behold." - Cam Cole writing about Gary Bettman for the National Post.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

"The NHL Has Made A Clear Statement: “Until Someone Is Killed, There Will Not Be A Charging Penalty For Skating 200' And Boarding The Defensemen.” ... If Breakout Skills Are The Future Of Hockey, Will We Adjust And Develop Defensemen With This In Mind?" - Columnist Jack Blatherwick.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

"The Kings Have Not Held A Lead In Regulation In Their Last 3 Games. The Kings Are 3-0 In Their Last 3 Games" - tylerjehills on reddit.com.

Monday, June 9, 2014

"Obviously, The Difference Is Not Very Big. ...You Just Have To Stick With It And Believe In Each Other And What We’re Doing. It’s Good. It’s Definitely Good Enough; It’s Just One Bounce Here Or There And It’s A Different Score." - Rangers' goalie Henrik Lundqvist on the first two games of the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

"The 1941-42 Toronto Maple Leafs Are The Only Team To Come Back From An 0-3 Deficit To Win The Stanley Cup" - From '1941–42 Toronto Maple Leafs season' Wiki entry.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

"[Hockey] Used To Be Looked At As A Way To Get Exercise, Learn And Socialize With Other Children. Now It Is An Investment, Starting Right From The Entry Point When Parents Are Mulling Choices For Little Aiden Or Anna." - Yahoo Canada's Neate Seager commenting on the Canadian Youth Sports Report being released today.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

"My Linemates, Keegan Iverson And Alex Schoenborn, Were Two Big Guys For Me. We Always Got Along, Clicked Very Well Together."" - Dominic Turgeon of the Portland Winterhawks when asked 'which teammates have been vital in helping you get established?'.

Friday, June 13, 2014

"When Your Bus Has To Pull By 10 Limos Parked On The Road Ready For The After-party, That's Definitely Motivation." - Devils Coach Peter DeBoer in 2012 when he found streets outside Staples Center clogged with limos, poised to hit the party scene after game 4..

Saturday, June 14, 2014

"Let's Do It Again!" - Reaction from Darryl Sutter’s son Christopher, who has Down Syndrome, while interviewed with Anze Kopitar by Jeremy Roenick..