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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

"I Would Like To Preface [this] By Saying That I Am Just As Honoured To Be Fielding Nine Questions From You, Wayne, As I Was To Write Nine Lessons I Learned From My Father. Admittedly, I Was Relieved To See That You Chose Nine Questions Instead Of 99." - Gordie Howe's son Murray talking to Wayne Gretzky about Howe's new book, Nine Lessons I Learned from My Father.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

"It Takes A Little Time To Get Used To The Weather And Remind Yourself That You’re Not On Vacation, But Everything Has Been Good. Except Maybe For The Scorpions My Wife Saw In Our Bedroom." - Antti Raanta, the former Rangers netminder now with Arizona, talking about adjusting to life in the desert..

Friday, November 3, 2017

"You Know, Turning 41, Not 31, Was Good, Obviously It’s Fun To Play This Long And I Enjoy Playing And It Was Nice To Get (a Goal) Tonight And Nice To Get The Win." - Minnesota native and Wild forward Matt Cullen on his 41st birthday yesterday, Cullen helped lead the Wild to 6-3 win.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

"Canada's Roster Is Particularly Tough For Us Fans To Get In On, As Most Of The Players To Be Selected Play In Europe. Many Are Players We May Never Have Heard Of, With A Sprinkling Of "he's Still Playing?!" Types." - Freelance journalist and greatesthockeylegends.com blogger from Terrace, BC's Joe Pelletier, talking about the likely Canadian Olymic team roster.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

"Eric Continues To Play Well. When There’s A Breakdown, He Covers It Up, Nice To See Him Get A Shutout Tonight." - University of Minnesota head coach Don Lucia on goalie Eric Schierhorn - The Junior recorded his 50th career victory and 10th shutout Saturday as Minnesota blanked Michigan State 4-0 to sweep their Big Ten weekend series at Mariucci Arena..

Monday, November 6, 2017

"No Minnesota Kid, Unless You Go To Shattuck And You’re From Minnesota, Likes Shattuck, Beating Them 5-1 Was The Best Thing." - Jack Perbix, left, a junior from Elk River, Minnesota; after his Team Minnesota Red squad topped Shattuck in the International Invitational Final yesterday - Perbix scored three goals in the win.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

"On Sunday, After Learning The Deal Had Been Done, My Gut Reaction Was That The Senators Gave Up Too Much: Two Firsts, A Third And Turris For A Player Who Only Has A Season And 68 Games Left On His $6 Million Per Year Contact." - Don Brennan of the Ottawa Citizen.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

"She’s Fine, I Just Wish She Wouldn’t Watch TV." - Wild coach Bruce Boudreau commenting on the Wild's current lacklustre play - and the fact that his mother watches the games and criticizes him 'all night long'.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

"This Is A Big Season For Wilson As He Needs To Show He Can Provide The Team More Than Just His Fists. We Saw How Much Of A Difference Maker He Can Be In The Playoffs When He Played A Phenomenal Series Against The Toronto Maple Leafs." - NBC Sports' J.J. Regan on the Wahington Capitals' TomWilson.

Friday, November 10, 2017

"We Got A Long Way To Go Yet, We Got A Long Way To Go." - Through rough start, Panthers GM Dale Tallon stresses patience: 'It’s a project'.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

"“I Remember The Teacher Asking The Students, ‘What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?’ I Said, ‘I Want To Be An NHL Player’ Without Even Really Thinking About It. I’ve Always Believed In Myself.”" - Undrafted 23-year-old Lakeville, MN native and current Habs starter Charlie Lindgren looking back on elementary school.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

"I Still Cut My Own Grass And Shovel My Own Sidewalk. I Do Some Pushups, Sit-ups, And Stretches. Other Than That, I Try To Get My Exercise In Hockey. I Play Every Single Week Of The Year. It’s Fun." - Duluth, MN's Mark Sertich, the World’s Oldest Ice Hockey Player.

Monday, November 13, 2017

"As The Thousands Of Badger Fans Closed Down Superior Street In Duluth, Johnson Could Be Found Cigar In Hand, Mixing With His Adoring Fans. A Happier Man I Have Never Seen. Three National Championships In Nine Years Will Do That." - Freelance writer, retired teacher, and hockey coach Dan Bauer reminiscing about the great 'Badger Bob'.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

"We Are Progressing Toward February, That Is Our Main Objective: To Be The Best That We Can Be Before February, And This Is A Stepping Stone." - U.S. womens coach Robb Stauber after his team topped Canada to win the Four Nations Cup championship Sunday.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

"And Holy S***, Team North America Was The Sickest (the Sickest) Team Of All-time (of All-time) And You Can Fight Me About That. Our First Two Exhibition Games We Played Team Europe … And We Made Them Look Silly." - Vincent Trocheck reminiscing about the 2017 World cup.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

"I’m Not Going To Use That As An Excuse, We’ve Got Some Young Players Up Front, We Know That. But The Back End And Our Goaltending, There’s Experience There. We’ve Got To Look At It And Say, The Two Goalies, The 6-7 Defensemen, Other Than Charlie [McAvoy]." - Head Coach of the Boston Bruins, Bruce Cassidy on his injury-riddled team.

Friday, November 17, 2017

""Twenty Minutes Of Hockey, We Left 40 Somewhere Else." - Coach Peter Laviolette after Predators blew two multi-goal leads and lost to Minnesota late last night.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

"So I Think We Just Have A Really Skilled Group, I'm Just Kind Of The Beneficiary." - University of Minnesota sophomore forward Rem Pitlick - Pitlick leads the team with 15 points in 13 games.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

"According To Pre-game Stats... The [Habs] Are At Or Near The Bottom Of The NHL In Goals-scored, Goals-against, Power-play Efficiency, Penalty-killing, Shooting Percentage, Save Percentage, Even-strength Goals-against And Even-strength Goals-for" - Mike Boone, for the Montreal Gazette, answering the question 'How bad are the Canadiens?'.

Monday, November 20, 2017

"With A Win Over [LA] On Sunday, The Expansion Franchise Improved To 8-1-0 At T-Mobile Arena. That's The Fewest Amount Of Home Losses Among All NHL Teams, And Matches The New York Rangers, Tampa Bay Lightning, And Toronto Maple Leafs For The Most Wins" - Ian McLaren writing for theScore.com.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

"Kieffer Bellows Has Regained His Scoring Touch Now That He’s Eating At The Kiddie Table Again." - Chris Dilks referring to Kieffer Bellows; Bellows quit the Boston University team over the summer and joined the WHL's Wintehawks.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

"You're Always Fighting To Get That Little Extra And Those Turn Into Some Fun Games To Play, That's Just How It Went There Tonight. Whether I Was In The Middle Of It Or Not, Thought A Lot Of Guys Did A Good Job Stepping Up." - The Devils' Adam Henrique on his play Monday night against the Minnesota Wild.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

"After Four Seasons In Tacoma, The Team Relocated To Kelowna In 1995-96, Where The Team Has Spent The Last 22 Years In The Okanagan. The Team Has Four WHL Championships (2003, 2005, 2009, 2015) And Have Missed The Playoffs Only Once In Their Existence." - Broadcaster Regan Bartel commenting on the history of the Kelwona Rockets.

Friday, November 24, 2017

"It's My Favorite Place On Earth, ...It's A Special Bond. That Was Awesome. It Was One Of My Favorite Hockey Memories And It Always Will Be. It's A Great Group We Had. I Think We'll Be Going Back And Forth With Each Other For A Long, Long Time." - The Caps' Aaron Ness. Today Ness suits up alongside Alexander Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, but he fondly recalls his hometown, Roseau, MN and the days of playing alongside his closest high school friends and winning a state title..

Saturday, November 25, 2017

"Makayla Is A Bigger Goaltender, Plays Her Angles Very Well, Not A Lot Of Wasted Movement, ...Aside From Her Changing In A Separate Locker Room, She's Another Player On The Team, Has Fit Right In." - Rochester Mayo (MN) boys varsity coach Todd Huyberon goalie Makayla Pahl - Pahl has a verbal commitment to play NCAA D1 hockey with the University of Minnesota women's team after high school.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

"Price Looked Like His Usual, Stopping All 36 Shots That Came His Way, But The Canadiens Were Playing The Struggling Sabres, Who Have Lost Eight Of Their Past 10 And Sit In The Basement Of The Eastern Conference With A 6-14-4 Record." - NBCSports' Scott Billeck on Carey Price's first game (a shutout win last night) since his injury.

Monday, November 27, 2017

"My Teammates Are Doing A Great Job Getting Me The Puck, I’m Just Trying To Shoot Whenever I Can. Right Now, Things Are Going Good." - Golden Knights’ William Karlsson - Karlsson's riding a 5-game goal streak.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

"Some People Like To Sit In A Deer Stand. Some People, Like My Brother-in-law, He Sits Out In The Boat For Hours, And I Go, ‘How The Hell Can You Do That?’ And He Says, ‘How The Hell Can You Sit In An Arena In The Middle Of Summer?’" - Duluth East (Minnesota) head coach Mike Randolph.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

"...an Ineffective Coach And The GM Who Hired Him To Affect A Change In Culture That Simply Has Not Occurred, And It Was About Veterans Playing With The Yippiness Of Rookies And Rookies Who Are Either Not Here Or Who Have All But Disappeared." - Philly.com 's Sam Donnellon reflecting on press box conversations last night after another Flyers loss.

Thursday, November 30, 2017