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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

"It Looks Pretty, But It's Hard Work." - Joe Thornton on his beard..

Thursday, June 2, 2016

"We Executed What He Wanted." - Letang credits Crosby for set play that leads to game 2 OT winner.

Friday, June 3, 2016

"It's Pretty Fun To See, Throughout The Course Of My Career, How Far USA Hockey Has Come And How Many Players Are Developing, ...You See Guys Like Phil And Joe Playing As Well As They Are, And Some Of The Top Guys In The League Are From The U.S." - Penguins center Matt Cullen, a 39-year-old native of Virginia, MiN.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

"The “Twilight” Saga Featured A Blood Feud Between Vampires And Werewolves, Two Staples Of Horror Canon. Watching Thornton Or Kessel Lift Lord Stanley’s Hardware Qualifies As A Horror Film Of Sorts For Hub Hockey Fans." - Christopher L. Gasper of the Boston Globe.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

"Murray Needed To Make The Stop On Winger Joel Ward's Slap Shot That Evened Game 3. It Was A Shot That Cannot Get Past The Goalie Of A Championship Squad. If The Penguins Are To Become That Squad, Murray Has To Be Their Goalie." - PittsburghLive's Rob Rossi.

Monday, June 6, 2016

"He Was Our Best Player In Development Camp. We Went On To The Main Camp, He Was The Best Player In The Main Camp, Exhibitions, He Just Kept Jumping Over Hurdles." - San Jose coach Pete DeBoer noting the progess made by Sharks' Finnish rookie Joonas Donskoi.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

"The Sharks Went Without A Credited Shot On The Power Play. The Absence Of A Single Shot Leaves Even The Most Dangerous Of Power Plays With No Chance To Cut Into A Better Opponent's Lead. ...And Make No Mistake, The Penguins Are The Better Team." - The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Rob Rossi after game 4 in San Jose.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

"We May Be Days Away From Seeing The Presentation Of [the Cup]. ...Gary Bettman Wanders Out, Talks For Way Too Long, Forces The Winning Captain To Pose Awkwardly For Photographs, And Then Finally Relinquishes The Trophy As The Boos Rain Down Around Him." - DownGoesBrown.com's Sean McIndoe.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

"This Was The Best Regular Season [the AHL Has] Had For Attendance In Over 80 Years, And The Playoffs Attendance Is Going To Be The Best We've Had." - American Hockey League commissioner Dave Andrews.

Friday, June 10, 2016

"...another Truth Has Emerged From This Continuing Final: Matt Murray Isn't Playing Like Ken Dryden Anymore. Martin Jones Apparently Is Channeling Patrick Roy." - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Columnist and radio host Rob Rossi.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

"Make The Sign Of The Cross." - Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender Johnny Bower (nicknamed "The China Wall"), when asked what do you do when Gordie is coming down the ice at you?.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

"As Gretzky Lived On The Edge Of His Skates, Howe Lived In His Wrists: The Accuracy, Power, & Quickness Of His Shot Are The 1st Things Those Who Saw Him Up Close, In His Prime, Often Reference (after They Reference The Elbows That Rose Above Those Wrists)." - New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik.

Monday, June 13, 2016

"Hey Funny Man - You Ever Heard Of Backchecking?" - Gordie Howe to comedian Denis Leary as the two skated together on a line in a charity game.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

"Each Of My Boys Will Earn More Money On The Interest Of Their Salary Than I Earned After 10 Years In The League," - Gordie Howe, speaking with a New York Times reporter in 1973.