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Thursday, March 1, 2018

"We’re Going To Go Through The Due Diligence That We Need To Do With Ownership, The Arena, With The Market – The Same Things We Did With Las Vegas. This Season-ticket Drive Will Speak For Itself," - Gary Bettman on Seattle.

Friday, March 2, 2018

"It’s Really Surreal. It’s Something You Dream Of." - Orono, MN high schooler Thomas Walker after his Spartans defeated longtime section playoff nemesis Breck in OT last night to move on the state tournament.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

"Furthering The Newcomer Stereotype, NHL Fans Are Also The Most Likely To Work In Tech Or Other Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) Occupations, With Nearly One In 10 In Those Jobs. They’re Also Fairly Affluent, With A Median Household Income Of About $70,000 — Only Fans Of Major League Soccer Have Higher Earnings." - The Seattle Times' Evan Busth talking about Seattle hockey fans and the Angry Beaver.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

"Gophers Gave Up 21 Goals In Losing 4 Straight To Penn State Over Last Two Weekends. Hockey Guy Told Me Alums Want Scott Bell, But That Coyle Has To Make Call First To Bob Motzko." - Twin Cities ESPN host Pat Reusse echoing the widespread sentiment that it may be time, or well past the time, for the University of Minnesota to replace head coach Don Lucia.

Monday, March 5, 2018

"Coyle Has Expectations Of NCAA Success This Year… Will Not Renew Contract Without That." - @GopherPuckLive chiming in on Twitter as to whether or not the University of Minnesota AD will keep head coach Don Lucia next year.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

"John King‘s Annual Homage To The ‘Flowetry’ Will No Doubt Have Another Cast Of Memorable Mullets And Other Hair Tricks. Some May See This As A Side Show, But If Looking Good Is Feeling Good, Most Of These Kids Grew A Wicked Salad Because They Wanted To..." - Derek Felska with the first 'All Hockey Hair Team' reference for the 2018 Minnesota High School Boys State Tournament.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

"54 Points At Home, 1st In The NHL... 8-2 In Last 10 Vs. Canes At Home With 3+ Goals In Each... Wild Score 4 Goals In 3:28 Span Of 2nd Period, Team Record... 2nd Straight GWG For Parise... 29 Saves For Dubnyk" - Michael Russo, on Twitter, commenting on the recent play of the Minnesota Wild.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

"Everything Is Bouncing The Right Way'" - Taylor Hall talks about unreal point streak.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Saturday, March 10, 2018

"Colorado College’s Defense Bent And Bent And Bent Again, But It Did Not Break Against Potent Denver. As A Result, The Tigers Secured Their Second-straight Shutout Win Over Their Front Range Rivals To Prevail In Their League Playoff Opener Friday Night." - The Colorado Springs Gazette's Joe Paisley comments on the Colorado College shut out of No. 4 Denver - for second game in a row.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

"The Closing Ceremony Of Sorts Is Presented In The Form Of A YouTube Video. Think Of It As The Minnesota High School Boys Hockey State Tournament’s Rendition Of ‘One Shining Moment.’" - The Pioneerr Press's Jace Frederick on the 2018 Minnesota State High School All-Hockey Hair team.

Monday, March 12, 2018

"I Didn't See Her Shooting Until The Last Second. In That Moment You Have To Make A Desperation Save. Just Get A Piece Of It. I Didn't Know I Hit It At First, I Thought It Hit The Post Until I Saw It." - U.S. Women's team hero Maddie Rooney talking about impacting young girls and her incredible save.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

"The Best State At Producing Hockey Players Is Minnesota. Nothing Even Comes Close To Touching The Minnesota Youth And High School Model." - Rand Pecknold, head coach at Quinnipiac University.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

"I Think We Played The Best Game We Have Played In A Long, Long Time. I Am Very Proud Of The Team." - PyeongChang Para ice hockey player Niklas Ingvarsson on his Swedish team's effort earlier today.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

"This Team Just Always Scares Us." - DU coach Jim Montgomery talking about upcoming Frozen Faceoff semifinals against Minnesota Duluth.

Friday, March 16, 2018

"With Men’s Hockey We Haven’t Shied Away From That. We Have A Hockey Program That Should Be Competing For Championships Each Year. Obviously We’re Ranked 13th In The Country... We’ll Continue To Evaluate That Program Like We Do All The Programs." - University of Minnesota AD Mark Coyle dissucing whether hockey coach Don Lucia will return for final year of contract.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

"Goals Are Going To Be Tough To Come By And It’s Going To Be An In-your-face Type Of Game Because That’s The Way They Play." - Northern Michigan University head coach Grant Potulny, on the kind of game he expects in the WCHA final tonight agianst Michigan Tech.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

"I've Been A Lifelong Minnesotan And This Beat Might Be The Most Minnesota Gut Punch Ending. 99.9% Chance To Make The NCAAs 3 Weeks Ago To 98.2% At 6:15 Pm [last Night] To 0% At 9:52 Pm." - Freelance sportswriter Nate Wells commenting on the Golden Gophers not making the NCAA tourney.

Monday, March 19, 2018

"The Gophers Are Hardly The Only Perennial Power To Miss The Tournament. With 4 Teams — BU, Michigan Tech, Air Force & Princeton — Getting Into The Tourney Only Because Of Automatic Qualifiers, Bubble Teams Like North Dakota & Boston College Were Left Out" - USCHO.com's Jim Connelly.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

"Boring." - Auston Matthews briskly sums up the past 26 days of his life, as he endures the third and longest break from action in this sophomore season.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

"We Go Back To The '80s When He Was Coaching At (Alaska) Fairbanks And I Was Coaching Juniors With The North Iowa Huskies... He's One Of The Classiest Coaches In The History Of Our Game. A True Gentleman, A True Family Man." - SCSU head coach Bob Motzko talking about Don Lucia while declining to talk about the suddenly open University of Minnesota head coaching position.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

"Most Importantly To Me, We Did It The Right Way. Our Players All Graduate And Have Always Represented Themselves To The High Standards Of Gopher Hockey On & Off The Ice. It Has Been A Tremendous Honor And Privilege To Be The Head Hockey Coach At [the U]." - Don Lucia, University of Minnesota head coach retired Tuesday after 19 seasons behind the bench.

Friday, March 23, 2018

"We Are Excited To Be Here. We Got Knocked Out A Year Ago After A Nice Run And When It Goes Away From You, You Want To Get Back In This Thing. I Think Our Older Guys Have Come To Appreciate The Hard The Hard Work It Takes To Get Into An NCAA Tournament" - St. Cloud State head coach Bob Mtotzko on the eve of the 2018 NCAA West Regional.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

"We All Know The Parity In College Hockey Has Never Been Greater. Michigan Tech And Notre Dame Went To Overtime. Is That Surprising? Nobody That Follows College Hockey Thinks That. ...you Watch Air Force Tomorrow. You Better Score On This Kid Early." - Saint Cloud State head coach Bob Motzko, his No.1 overall seed Huskies were upset by the Air Force Academy and their red hot goalie Billy Christopoulos.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

"This Group Has Been A Resilient Group And We Call Them The ‘Cardiac Kids’ For A Reason. They Find A Way To Win, Regardless Of The Situation. Everything I Should Say Is About Them And Everything They Have Accomplished This Season." - Notre Dame coach Jeff Jackson, his Fighting Irish are headed to the Frozen Four in St. Paul.

Monday, March 26, 2018

"I’ve Never Seen Bigfoot, I’ve Never Seen The Easter Bunny, And I’ve Never Seen A Referee Say He Had A Crap Game. I Have Seen Santa Claus, Actually Met Him In A Bar In San Francisco, Me And My Brother Tony. Good Dude, Santa. Likes His Pops." - Air Force head coach and Coleraine, MN native Frank Serratore on the three things he's never seen in his life..

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

"If The Gophers Find Players Who Will Work, They Will Dominate. I’ve Been Saying That For Years. They Have Too Much Offense And Zero Defense. Even Their Frigging Defense Wants To Play Offense." - CityPages.com Reader Joel Engstrom chimes in on what could make the University of Minnesota a better team.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

"I Am Excited And Honored For The Opportunity To Lead Golden Gopher Hockey. The Rich History And Tradition Of This Program Is Honored By So Many In Our State And Around The Country. We Will Work Tirelessly To Make Those People Proud." - New University of Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach Bob Motzko.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

"Probably, To Be Honest. I Remember We Were In Sioux Falls Having Discussions During Our Pregame Meal About Whether He Would (leave)." - St. Cloud State Forward Robby Jackson on whether the Motzko situation was a distraction at the West Regional.

Friday, March 30, 2018

"If He’s Got Better Than That Then I’m Really Excited, For Sure." - Barry Trotz on Chaska, MN native Shane Gersich's NHL debut Wednesday.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

"I Feel Bad For My Daughter, She's A Freshman Here At The U Of M, She Moved Away From Home. Sorry Honey, We're Coming." - New Golden Gophers ehad coach Bob Motzko, he and his wife raised their kids in St. Cloud, MN.