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Saturday, December 1, 2018

"We’re Not Begging Anyone To Be A Leaf. That’s Not What We’re Doing At All. It’s A Privilege To Be Here For Me And Everybody Else." - Leafs coach Mike Babcock.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

"A Couple Bad Breaks There, And Inopportune Times. That’s Disappointing. Not Much You Can Do There. It Gets Hit Off You And Goes In, And I Did Everything I Can To Try To Stop It Going In." - Minnesota Wild's defenseman Nick Seeler after two Maple Leaf goals deflected off him into his own net in the Wild's loss to Toronto.

Monday, December 3, 2018

"Big Feet." - Flames goaltender Mike Smith, the hero in Sunday’s 3-2 victory over Chicago, on how he made a scorpion-like save.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

"William Nylander Says He’s Not A Poker Player, But Given His Ability To Push Contract Negotiations To The Final Minutes Of The Dec. 1 Deadline Without Caving, The Maple Leafs Forward Admits He Might Have To Give It A Try." - Dhiren Mahiban writing for IIHF.COM.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

"Reaves Targeted Him The Entire Game." - Capitals Todd Reirden responds to hit on Tom Wilson.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

"...any Form Of Physical Play Or Any Big Hit Is Perceived As A Slight And Has To Be Responded To In Kind. Whatever Happened To The Day That A Player Took A Big, Clean Hit And Picked Himself Off The Ice Without Having A Teammate Come To His Rescue?" - The Hockey News' Ken Campbell - Reaves' blindside shot on Wilson a perfect example of why hitting is down in the NHL these days.

Friday, December 7, 2018

"He Stuck His Leg Out Pretty Good If You Guys Saw The Same Thing I Did." - Wild coach Bruce Boudreau on chippy Mark Giordano hit on Wild's Mikko Koivu.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

"The Name Is Going To Be 'water-related'." - Steve Mattson – the Director of Operations for the New Arena at Seattle Center – on name of Seattle's NHL team.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

"Not Just Tonight. Every Game. It’s Crazy." - Penguins' Evgeni Malkin expresses frustration with officiating after Ottawa loss.

Monday, December 10, 2018

"I Knew If I Was Going To Be Cool Like My Brother And Hang Out With The Older Crowd. I Was Going To Have To Suck It Up And Be Goalie." - Calgary Flames goalie Mike Smith.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

"New [Wild] GM Paul Fenton Opted To Not Make Any Notable Changes When He Took Over The Team From Chuck Fletcher Last Offseason. Now That He’s Had A Chance To Assess The Situation, It Appears That Coyle Could Be The First Notable Change Made In His Tenure." - Brian La Rose - Wondering if the Wild is shopping Charlie Coyle in trade talks.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

"For Me It’s All Bout Getting Wins. Part Of My Job Is Going Out There And Making Saves, And Very Once In A While, Stealing One." - The Red Wings' Jimmy Howard'.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

"I’ve Got A Lot Of People Coming, So It’d Be Disappointing If I Didn’t Get To Play." - Mike Reilly - Minnesota native, former Gopher and Wild defenseman, was indeed scratched for Montreal Tuesday night.

Friday, December 14, 2018

"He Wants To Do The Right Things, He’s Coachable... I Really Like Where His Development Is. He’s Getting More And More Comfortable With Our Game, The North American Game So To Speak. He’s Attacking The Game In The Right Way. He’s Trying To Create." - Sabres coach Phil Housley called on development of rookie star Rasmus Dahlin.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

"No Matter What You Do You're Going To Lose A Good Player. ...It Was A Great Process To Go Through And I'm Sure There Were Some Lessons Learned, But At The End Of The Day, If You Have Too Many Players Than You Can Protect, You've Got To Pick Your Poison." - New Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher on what he learned at Minnesota from Vegas expansion draft.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

"Hey I Know Everything That’s Out There. I Know Absolutely Everything In Terms Of Rumors And What’s Going On Out There. You Know Me Well Enough By Now. My Only Concern Is What We Do Tonight. The Rest I Really Have No Comment On." - Flyers coach Dave Hakstol, before his Flyers lost 5-1 to the Vancouver Canucks last night for their fourth consecutive loss on this road trip..

Monday, December 17, 2018

"Dave Hakstol Is Our Coach." - Philadelphia Flyers spoeksperson to ESPN yesterday.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

"We Lead By A Couple Goals And Play, Like, Casually." - Evgeni Malkin spoke candidly last night about how the Penguins react to prosperity.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

"I Can’t Answer That." - Flyers' lone goal scorer Saturday, Scott Laughton when asked, practically begged, to say it wasn’t his coach’s fault.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

"There Are So Many Players That Should’ve Been In The NHL, But Got Hurt Because Their Bodies Were Giving Out. When You Do Research You Can See It’s Because They’ve Overused A Part Of Their Body & That’s Something You Wouldn’t See Just By Looking At Them." - Casey Cox of Sports Science Solutions.