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Hockey News From The Heart Of The Beast.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

"Well, That Was Expected Yet A Little Surprising. George Malik Has Moved On, And We Wish Him Good Luck." - Kukla's Korner administrator IwoCPO.

Friday, February 2, 2018

"[Surprised?] Yeah, Shocked Probably Is A Better Way To Say It." - Andover, MN H.S. coach Mark Manney when asked if he's surpised that his young team already has 16 wins after shutting out Centennial last night.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

"As Long As Sidney Crosby Is Playing For The Penguins, The Capitals Are Going To Have A Hard Time Beating Pittsburgh. Whether It Be The Regular Season Or The Playoffs, The Penguins Have A Chance To Beat Washington As Long As Crosby Is In The Lineup." - Thomas Lott for OmniSport.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

"It's Better Than Every NHL Locker Room. You Know What I Mean? It's Ridiculous. They're Pretty Spoiled Up There. It's Really Nice." - Minnesota Wild's Zach Parise talking about the University of North Dakota men's team area.

Monday, February 5, 2018

"Club Hockey Is Different ...everyone Truly Wants To Be There. Nobody’s Parents Are Paying For Special Training, Picking Fights With The Coaches, Or Forcing Their Girls To Play. It’s A Relief Sometimes To Just Play Without Anyone Watching." - Boston College women's club hockey player Peyton King, who also notes that ' For some girls, this is the first time they can truly have the relationship that they want to have with hockey'.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

"If I Have Any Concern About The Beanpot, It’s The Fact That The Stands In The TD Garden Seem Empty. What Once Was The Hottest Ticket In Town Can Be Had For More Than 50% Below Resale Value... And This Has Nothing To Do With The Product On The Ice." - Jim Connelly for USCHO.com.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

"He’s A Good Man. He’s Competitive In The Big Games. He Has Elite Hockey Sense." - Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock when asked about the Ducks Ryan Getlaf.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

"The Kids Needed Something Like This In The Neighborhood. They Deserve Nice Things To Happen For Them. Everyone Loves Fleury Here." - McKee's Rock, PA's Casey Bayer speaking about Marc-Andre Fleury's generosity towards the Boys & Girls Club in her hardscrabble toen.

Friday, February 9, 2018

"While Former Athletic Director Norwood Teague Might Not Have Known How To Get To The Press Box At Mariucci Arena, Coyle Has Made It One Of His Priorities To Specifically Improve The Atmosphere Surrounding The Hockey Program." - Eric Vegoe discussing Univeristty of Minnesota Men's Hockey attendance problems in TheAthletic.com.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

"He's Playing Good Hockey Right Now. We Talk About How Quiet He Is In The Net And He Made Some Big Saves Tonight To Give Us A Chance To Win." - University of Minnesota head coach Don Lucia on goalie Mat Robson and his performance against Wisconsin last night.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

"Two Games Into The Season, Rooney Won The No. 1 Job With A Scoreless Relief Effort Against Spring Lake Park High, Winning, 5-3, After Andover Fell Behind By 3-0 In The Second Period." - The New York Times' Pat Borzi writing about Team USA women's goalie Maddie Rooney - Rooney played for the Andover, MN boys varsity team her senior year in high school.

Monday, February 12, 2018

"To Stay Even With Canada For One Period — Is That The Best We Can Do? No, I Think That If We Had Taken Advantage Of Our Chances [early], Then Perhaps The Game Would Have Developed Differently. There Was Not Enough Discipline And Skill." - Russian womens team captian, Olga Sosina, after loss to Canada yesterday.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

"[Last Night The Blackhawks] Were Blown Out, 6-1, By A Coyotes Team That Had Won Just 13 Of Its First 55 Games. Their Losing Streak Now Sits At Six Games As They Failed To Gain Any Ground On Any Of The Teams Ahead Of Them In The Standings." - Adam Gretz for NBCSports noting that the Blackhawks may have hit rock bottom.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

"That Was Not A Hockey Play... He Obviously Didn’t Come Back And He Was In A Lot Of Pain. We’ll Probably Have [an Update] In The Morning For You." - Barry Trotz reacts to Dustin Byfuglien's choking down for a two-handed axing of theCapitals’ Jay Beagle.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

"Ryan Zapolski Certainly Doesn’t Deserve Much, If Any, Blame For Today. The Three Goals Slovenia Scored Weren’t On The Goalie." - Chris Peters writing abou the Team USA loss to Slovenia yesterday on his The United States of Hockey blog.

Friday, February 16, 2018

"The Non-conference Success Has Helped Minnesota To A Ninth Spot In The Pairwise. The Gophers Have Four Regular-season Games Left, Including Two Against Second-seeded Ohio State, Which Holds An Eight-point Lead Over Minnesota." - Jashvina Shah on CollegeHockeyNews.com's team of the week, MInnesota.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

"I Think We’re Closer To Doing Nothing Than To Do Something." - Predators general manager David Poile talking about the Feb. 26 trade deadline.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

"I Always Said That It Can’t Last. It’s Called A Sport. You Can’t Have A Game Where You Allow Two Grown Men To Drop The Gloves And Start Punching Each Other. The NHL Can’t Defend Themselves Against A Concussion Suit If They Allow That To Continue To Happen" - Bruins legend Terry O’Reilly would fight to keep today’s NHL fast and clean.

Monday, February 19, 2018

"There’s No Consistency And I’m F*****g Sick Of It. It’s F*****g Ridiculous. You Can Quote Me, They Can Fine Me, I Don’t Give A F*** Anymore." - Oilers goalie Cam Talbot on the mystery that is goaltender interference in the NHL.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

"You Have To Wonder When You Hear That A GM Is Making Calls As Opposed To Not Making Calls As To Why You Are Hearing That He Is Making Calls? Is He Really Making Calls Or Does He Just Want Everyone To Know He Is Making Calls? #ThingsThatMakeYouGoHmmm" - Former NHL Player/Agent/GM Brian Lawton on Twitter.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

"There’s So Much Respect For Hockey Players In The U.S. You Say You’re A Hockey Player, And You’re An Olympian, People Are Like, ‘Oh, That’s So Cool,’ And They Start Asking Questions. In Finland, You Say You’re A Hockey Player, It’s Like, ‘Get A Real Job.’" - Finnish Women's Goalie Nora Raty.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

"Thank You To All Of Our @usahockey Players And Staff! You Were A Pleasure To Coach And Lots To Be Proud Of! Thank You All Again!" - USA Men's Coach Tony Granato on Twitter.

Friday, February 23, 2018

"I Live In Parkland, I’ve Been Living There For The Last 12 Years. My Wife Was Born And Raised In That Area. My Kids Go To School In Parkland. When I’m Done Playing Hockey, I Want To Spend The Rest Of My Life In Parkland. I Love That City. Enough Is Enough" - Roberto Luongo speaks on Florida high school massacre.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

"That’s An Elite Team. They Could Give 20 NHL Teams A Run For Their Money." - U.S. coach Tony Granato commenting on the OAR men's team, OAR beat Tram USA 4-0 in the preliminary round.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

"It's Hard When It's All Said And Done To Say That It Gets Decided By A Bunch Of Breakaways, But That's The Rules." - Team USA head coach Tony Granato on the Olympic hockey medal-round shootouts.

Monday, February 26, 2018

"Now I Have No Dream." - Pavel Datsyuk after OAR wins Gold Medal game in Pyeongchang.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

"[Rooney] Trusts That Hockey IQ, And She's Willing To Figure Things Out On Her Own. That's Really Rare. To Be Able To Read The Body Language, Read The Stick, Read The Shot And Then Make A Decision, There's No Substitute For How Valuable That Is." - U.S. coach Robb Stauber, who played 62 games in the NHL, on why he picked 20-year-old goalie Maddie Rooney to start the women's gold medal game.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

"It’s Almost Like You Can’t Believe It. There’s Been So Many Years Playing Together And We’ve Been Through So Many Things. It’s Just A Different Time. “It Wasn’t Just Yesterday. The Last Week Has Been Tough To See Good Friends Go." - Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist after Monday's trade deadline.