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Monday, June 1, 2015

"In The Wake Of A Crushing Game 7 Loss On Saturday Night, Anaheim Ducks Star Ryan Getzlaf Honored His Counterpart, Chicago Captain Jonathan Toews As “a Big-time Player.” That’s A Compliment Getzlaf Himself Won't Be Hearing Any Time Soon." - Sports Illustrated's Allan Muir sparing the mincing of words.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

"That’s Dreaming In Color Times 10." - Joel Quenneville, when asked if he could have envisioned the meteoric ascent of the Hawks back in 2008.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

"I Am Now Facing The Fact That A Career In The NHL Can Cause Permanent Brain Damage, It's Time For Everyone, Including The NHL, To Acknowledge That Serious, Permanent Damage Can Be Done If Head Trauma Is Ignored Or Neglected." - Former Blackhawks center and Lightning coach Steve Ludzik.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

"The Official Paperwork Says That Craig Leipold Owns The Wild, But Recent Playoff History Says It’s Jonathan Toews & Co." - DownGoesBrown.com's Sean McIndoe.

Friday, June 5, 2015

"The NHL’s Official Box Score Described It As A “tip-in,” Which Is [technically Correct] For A Shot That’s Redirected But Doesn’t Seem Quite Adequate For A Play That More Closely Resembled Someone Delivering A Midflight 7-iron To A Monarch Butterfly." - DownGoesBrown.com's Sean McIndoe describing Alex Killorn's Stanley Cup Final game 1 goal.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

"Auston Could Be In The NHL Next Year, He Would Probably Play One Year Somewhere, So The College Route Isn't A Good Idea." - Agent Pat Brisson discussing 17-year-old Arizona client and phenom Auston Matthews.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

"I'm Pretty Confident In My Own Abilities, I Know Everyone's Making A Big Deal That I Said A Comment Like That ...it Wasn't Me Comparing Myself To Connor Or Anything Like That, It Was More Of Me Thinking That I'm The Best Player In The Draft." - Jack Eichel after word of his self-assessment leaked out Friday.

Monday, June 8, 2015

"What’s With These Game Plans? Anaheim Has Incredible Talent – At Least As Good As Any Team In The League, But Getzlaf, Perry, Kesler And The Boys Were Supposed To Look For Hits Instead Of Anticipating The Next Play." - Jack Blatherwick commenting on what the highly skilled Ducks got in return for their hitting, trashing-talking, and face-washing - more time for golf this summer than Chicago's players.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

"I Think What He’s Doing Right Now Is Incredible, I Like Being Out There, But I’d Have To Train For What Keith’s Doing. I Can’t Imagine The Toll It’s Taking On His Body." - Michigan Wolverines' Zach Werenski - who played nearly 27 minutes a game as a BIG10 freshman.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

"For Football And Ice Hockey Players, There Is A Clear Statute: A Player From A Non-EU Country Receives In Switzerland Only A Work Permit If He Has Previously Played At Least One Year Abroad As A Professional In A First Team." - Klaus Zaugg (via Google Translate) on what is holding up Auston Matthews decision.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

"“I Said To Him After The Game, ‘How Do You Find Those Plays, Man?’” Stralman Said, His Wispy, Wet White-blond Hair Poking Up Every Which Way Like An Albino Hedgehog." - Grantland.com's Katie Baker commenting on Anton Stralman commenting on Victor Hedman.

Friday, June 12, 2015

"He's Not As Developed As Some Other Prospects In The Draft, But His Tremendous Physical Talent Gives Him Some Intriguing Upside If He Can Round Out The Rest Of His Game." - sbncollegehockey.com's Chris Dilks commenting on future Golden Gopher and NHL draft prospect, Lakeville North, MN high school senior Jack Sadek.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

"The Best Moment Was When @cmcdavid97 Called Sidney Crosby "Mr. Crosby"." - TSN's Gord Miller on twitter Thursday.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

"I Call The Hawks 3rd Line (Versteeg-Vermette-Teravainen) The Healthy Scratch Line." - Barry Melrose.

Monday, June 15, 2015

"The Buzz Will Be Off The Charts." - Blackhawks' Quenneville on playing Game 6 in Chicago.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

"The Post-game Presser With Jon Cooper Will Be Fascinating. He Deserves To Be Roasted For Some Of His Decisions In This One." - Normally nice-nice SI NHL Twitter account after game 5 - probably due to (a) Stamkos being left on bench late in game, (b) No timeout taken & (c) a too-many-men call with under 10 seconds to go.