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Sunday, March 1, 2015

"We Lose A Lot Of Pavel Datsyuks To The Closed-minded Nature Of The AHL And NHL." - Igor Larionov on the lack of creativity in North American professional hockey.

Monday, March 2, 2015

"There Are Still Players Whose Imagination And Creativity Capture The Soviet Spirit - Johnny Gaudreau In Calgary, Patrick Kane And Jonathan Toews In Chicago Just To Name A Few. However, They Are Becoming Exceptions To The Rule." - Igor Larionov on the lack of creativity in North American professional hockey.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

"Many Young Players Who Are Intelligent And Can See The Game Four Moves Ahead Are Not Valued. They’re Told “simple, Simple, Simple.” ...That Mentality Is Kind Of Boring. Nobody Wants To Get Fired. Nobody Wants To Get Sent Down To The Minors." - Igor Larionov on the lack of creativity in NHL play.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

"...If Coaches Are Going To Push Kids At That Age, Why Are They Pushing Them To Play A Simple Game? Why Aren’t Coaches Pushing Them To Create A Masterpiece?" - Igor Larionov decrying the dearth of creative thinking among the ranks of Junior and minor league coaches.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

"At What Point Do We Start To Give Serious Consideration To Dubnyk As A Vezina Trophy Candidate And, Dare We Say It, Hart Trophy Consideration? Has Any Single Player Been More Valuable To Their Team's Efforts Than Dubnyk Since Coming Over From Arizona?" - Scott Burnside of ESPN.

Friday, March 6, 2015

"We Get To See Our Own Young Men Blossom Into Great Players From Our Own Ponds & Neighborhoods. ...I Have Seen Some Greats In Mike Antonovich, Henry Boucha, Phil Housley And The Roseau Connection Of Broten, Broten & Erickson, To Name A Few." - Columnist and Minnesotan Kevin Hartzell.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

"Take Note, NHL Fathers. Your Shot At Landing On Your Hometown Team Rests On Your Children’s Ability To Pen Adorable Letters." - Scott Lewis of Sportsnet on letter written by Golden Valley, MN nativve Jordan Leopold’s daughter Jordyn.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

"That Whole Team Is Really Good, That's Why They Are 31-0. They Are One Of The (best) Teams I've Seen Since I've Been Here." - Minnesota high school Class 2A runner-up head coach Mike Randolph (Duluth East) heaping praise on 2015 Champions Lakeville North.

Monday, March 9, 2015

"Tradition. Like The Green Jacket At Augusta." - 'ihatecats18' replying to 'maballz' who asked on reddit.com 'Can somebody explain what the f*ck we are watching here? I mean I love it. But what is this????' regarding the '2015 The All Hockey Hair Team'.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

"The Minnesota State High School Hockey Championship Tournament Was Completed This Weekend. Or As We Like To Call It, The Side Dish To The Main Course That Is The Minnesota All-Hockey Hair Team." - Puck Daddy y Greg Wyshynski on the 2015 Minnesota All-Hockey Hair Team.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

"This Season’s [video] Featured Cameo Appearances By T.J. Oshie Of The St. Louis Blues And Blake Wheeler Of The Winnipeg Jets, But Even They Couldn’t Overshadow Some Of The Most Spectacular Mullets, Fabio Locks And Minnesota Head Shrubbery We’ve Ever Seen." - Puck Daddy y Greg Wyshynski on the 2015 Minnesota All-Hockey Hair Team.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

"It's All A Joke. It's A Complete Joke. ...I've Had [kids Leave] And Then Literally Crying To Other Players That They Left." - Duluth East high school head coach Mike Randolph on Minnesota players getting recruited out of high school to play in the CHL.

Friday, March 13, 2015

"These Guys Are Salesmen. They Sell These Parents; The Parents Act Like Their Kid Is The First One Ever To Be Recruited To Go Play Juniors." - Duluth East high school head coach Mike Randolph on CHL scouts that recruit Minnesota high schoolers.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

"I'm Completely Against It." - Duluth East high school head coach Mike Randolph on Minnesota players getting recruited out of high school to play in the CHL.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

"We Had A Military Academy ...but We Just Fast-forwarded Through That, As Usual." - '2015 Minnesota State High School All Hockey Hair team' narrator lamenting the presence of St. Thomas Academy in the tourney.

Monday, March 16, 2015

"In 2 Days, I've Gotten 10 Emails From Lawyers Offering Me Counsel And Everywhere I Walk People Are Asking If I Got An Attorney." - The Star Tribune's outstanding Wild reporter Micahel Russo after being broadsided a week ago by Patrick Roy tirade dripping with inaccuracies..

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

"The Chronic Problem Of Sexual Predation In [junior Hockey] Lies At The Root Of A Damaged Junior Hockey System. At Present, Players Are Drafted At Sixteen... Forcing Them To Leave Their Parents At A Crucial And Hormonal Age To Live In Billets In Small Towns" - Ben Makuch writing for vice.com.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

"Like Anybody From A Canadian Suburb Or Small Town, I Knew Enough Hockey Players To Figure Out That Tim Horton’s Propaganda Sanitizes Real Hockey Culture. Instead Of Toothless Grins And Hot Chocolates Before Practice, Think Beer Bongs And Misogyny." - Ben Makuch writing for vice.com.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

"Typical Junior Hockey Players I Knew Liked Chewing Tobacco, Puck Bunnies, And “lamb Roasts,” (also Known As Building “The Eiffel Tower”) The Alias For Barely-consensual Group Sex." - Ben Makuch writing for vice.com.

Friday, March 20, 2015

"The 'Junior Hockey Bible' Reads Like A Sexual Assault Guide Book." - Ben Makuch writing for vice.com.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015

"I Don't Know If The Team Or The Players Or The Coaches Really Want To Say, 'Yes, This Is A Dynasty,' I Will Say I Think What We've Done Is Incredibly Special. I Don't Know If It Will Happen Again." - Gophers womens hokcey player Rachel Ramsey, one of four seniors on team that one third title in four years and appeared in Frozen Four Final all four years.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

"Auston Matthews, Who Would Probably Be No Worse Than The Third Pick In This Year’s Draft, But Will Be The Number One Pick Quite Likely In 2016, (is) Deciding Between The Western Hockey League And NCAA Schools." - Damien Cox during Hockey Night in Canada, 3.14.2015.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

"This Is Kind Of My Unicorn, I Got My First Start Against [St. Louis] In Edmonton. It Was Real Ugly. For Some Reason It Didn’t Seem To Matter How Good I Felt In A Game Against These Guys, It Always Ended Up 4-1 Or 5-1..." - Mythical Beast slayer Devan Dubnyk who beat the Blues for the first time Saturday, 3.14.2015.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

"...No One Is Going To Be Happy With 4-26-5 - Not Even Huntsville Would Be Pleased To Have A Record That Bad - Nor A Minus-70 Goal Differential. Things Went Just About As Badly As Things Could Go." - PuckDaddy's Ryan Lambert on the Wisconsin Badgers' beyond dismal season.

Friday, March 27, 2015

"My Hair Is A Big Part Of My Beauty, So The Fact That I Might Be Moving To An Environment That Would Jeopardize That Is Just Frightening." - LA-based actress and wife of Vancouver Canucks goalie Ryan Miller Noureen DeWulf coming close to sounding remotely superficial.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

"There's Pressure And Expectation On Me To Not Disrupt Him Because He's Being Paid Lots Of Money To Perform, Dustin's Another Person I Have To Take Care Of... I Feel Like I Have Five Children Instead Of Four." - Nicole Brown, who is married to Kings captain Dustin Brown, earning our sympathies.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

"You Can Tell A Person That Hasn't Really Been Touched By Injury Or Trades, Because They're Oblivious To What Other People Are Going Through." - Tiffany Parros, wife of George Parros.

Monday, March 30, 2015

"I Have Such Good Boobs Right Now, [I’m] 103 [pounds]. I Want To Kill Myself. Do You Understand What This Is Doing To Me? To Go Over 100?" - Ryan Miller's wife Noureen DeWulf, who is four months pregnant and not scared off by being perceived as narcissistic.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

"There Was A Short-lived Div 1 Conference, The Great West Hockey Conference. It Ran Just Three Seasons (1985-88) And Was NAU, USIU, UA Anchorage, And UA Fairbanks. Otherwise, Both Schools Played As Independents." - A note from The MacBeth Report about NCAA Division 1 hockey.