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Thursday, November 1, 2018

"[The Wild's] Devan Dubnyk Has Been At The Very Top Of His Game Through The Early Part Of This Season, And His 5-on-5 SP Is Something To Behold. Of The 29 Netminders With At Least 300 Minutes Played At 5-on-5, Dubnyk’s .935 SP Is Second Best In The NHL." - Jared Clinton writing for The Hockey news.

Friday, November 2, 2018

"They’ve Had Our Number In This Building, And I Think Going Into This Weekend, That’s On Our Minds." - Colorado College co-captain Mason Bergh as No. 2 St. Cloud State comes to town.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

"I Can Answer Your Questions Better If I’m Not Thinking." - Wayne Gretzky prior to being interviewed in director Gabe Polsky’s new documentary In Search of Greatness..

Sunday, November 4, 2018

"Jacob De La Rose Appears To Be A Good Find For The Detroit Red Wings, Who Claimed Him Off Waivers Less Than Three Weeks Ago. He Scored His First Goal On Saturday And His Line Was By Far The Most Effective For The Team..." - Ansar Khan for mlive.com, noting that Jacob de la Rose's line, with Michael Rasmussen, a bright spot for Red Wings.

Monday, November 5, 2018

"Negative And Lazy." - Glasgow Clan head coach Pete Russell slams his team after they were defeated by the Belfast Giants over the weekend.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

"You Might Want To Wait Here. The Guy Who Did This To Me Is Going To Be Right In." - Gordie Howe to a Dr. John Finley after being stitched up during an NHL game decades ago.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

"Awesome Plays Are Rapidly Becoming The Norm Every Time Pettersson Hits The Ice. He Had A Cool-as-hell Assist To Fellow Canuck Wonderkid Brock Boeser In His Team’s Last Game..." - Lauren Theisen for deadspin.com on Cauncks' 19-year-old rookie Elias Petterson.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

"What Gives Us Reason To Believe Mittelstadt, 19, Can See Continued Offensive Success Is That He’s Not All That Far Removed From A Five-point Performance In [six Games] With The Sabres To End Last Season. That Gives Him 10 Points In 21 Big League Games." - The Hockey News' Jared Clinton on Sabres rookie Casey Mittelstadt.

Friday, November 9, 2018

"We’re All Kind Of, ‘Well, Who’s Going To Tell Bob That We Can’t Name An NHL Team The State Champs" - Minnesota Wild President Matt Majka referring to team founder Bob Naegele's 1997 suggestion that the team be named the 'State Champs'. Bob Naegele passed away yesterday.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

"That Was A Great Couple Of Shifts In A Row. We Put Pressure On Them Down Low And We Get A Goal And A Power Play Out Of It And Then Another One Down By The Goal. That Is What We Are Trying To Establish. ...Not As Consistent As We Want, But It Was In There." - University of Minnesota head coach Bob Motzko commenting on his team's 3-goals-in-74-seconds outburst in the second period of win over the Badgers Friday night.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

"The Fans Gave Pacioretty A Short Standing Ovation That Probably Would Have Lasted Longer If The Bright Game Lights Hadn’t Been Turned On So Quickly To Get The Game Started. It Certainly Looked Like The Canadiens Didn’t Want It To Last Too Long." - The Montreal Gazette's Stu Cowan noting that the wound is still fresh for Max Pacioretty and the Canadiens.

Monday, November 12, 2018

"He Will Be Very Expensive. Teams Can Offset This Season And Next Season In Their Contract Negotiations But You Will Have To Add Another Three Or Possibly Four Years To A Contract Extension And That Could Run You Anywhere Between $15-20 Million." - Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos talking about Joel Quenneville, who says is ready, willing to coach again as early as this season.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

"He's Our Best Offensive Player. It's Pretty Cool. That's What He Is, A Really Good Hockey Player." - Wild coach Bruce Boudreau on Mikael Granlund.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

"4 Years After Moving To Division I, This Program Now Battles With The Best & More Than Holds Its Own. ...To Know This School Is Succeeding Without A Conference Affiliation Or A Rink That Competes With Many Of The Others In This Country Is Simply Amazing." - USCHO's Jim Connelly talking about Arizona State University.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

"I Don’t Notice Any Difference In Attitude Of Our Guys This Year. But We Can’t Take Anything For Granted, Because Getting To The [tournament] Doesn’t Just Happen. At The Same Time, Our Guys Might Be Even More Hungry To Prove That We Deserve That Respect." - University of Minnesota - Duluth head coach Scott Sandelin - his Bulldogs were last season's NCAA Champs.

Friday, November 16, 2018

"...Rather, Most Promising For Florida Is That Their Current Play Appears Sustainable, Particularly If They Continue To Get At Least League-average Goaltending." - The Hockey News' Jared Clinton talking about the Panthers.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

"That Was Not A Very Good Performance By A Gopher Hockey Team. It Blindsided Us A Bit. We Thought We Were Going To Piggy-back Off Last Weekend. But, What We Saw Tonight, We've Already Seen Numerous Times This Year." - University of Minnesota coach Bob Motzko after Saint Lawrence University beat the Gophers in Minnesota for their first win of the season.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

"You Could See He Kind Of Had His Swagger Out There. He Had His Confidence & He Was Moving The Puck. He Was Shaking And Baking Out There, Really. His Deceptiveness Is Really Fun To Watch, Just As A Player In General. Tonight He Was At The Top Of His Game." - Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe on rookie defenseman Rasmus Dahlin.

Monday, November 19, 2018

"I Mean, Our Guys Were Dialed In... I’ll Take A Shutout Whenever I Can Get It. Not Knocking St. Lawrence: That Was Probably The Easiest Shutout That I’ve Had In College Hockey. But That’s A Credit To My Team." - Univeristy of Minnesota goalie Eric Schierhorn.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

"With Nine Points In 19 Games, Kopitar, Who Has A $10 Million Cap Hit, is On A Pace For 34 Points. It’s Thanksgiving Week And Kopitar Is Captain Of The NHL’s Worst Team." - USA Today's Kevin Allen on Center Anze Kopitar of the Los Angeles Kings.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

"Dumb Coverage. It’s Pee Wee Coverage And We Didn’t Handle It. It’s Frustrating. We Played Well Enough To Win, And Not To Get A Point Out Of It Off A Simple Coverage Off The Faceoff, It Just (ticks) You Off. It’s Dumb." - Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella rips player in post-game news conference.Monday.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

"That Was My First Hint Something Was Going On. He Had Never Been To My House Before.accepting The Promotion Of His Dreams" - New Blackhawks coach Jeremy Colliton on his promotion and sitting alone in his kitchen alongside general manager Stan Bowman.

Friday, November 23, 2018

"Simple. Boat Of Gravy. With A Straw." - Philadelphia Flyers' Gritty, when asked "What’s your favorite Thanksgiving side dish?" during Time magazine interview.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

"I Don’t Think It’s Professional. I Don’t Think It Belongs In Our League. If The People In Carolina Like It, Great." - Analyst, ex-NHL exec Brian Burke rips Hurricanes' win celebration.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

"You Know He’s Going To Do Something Like That, So You’ve Just Got To Be Ready." - Jake Guentzel talking about playing with Sidney Crosby and being prepared for no-look, backhand passes.

Monday, November 26, 2018

"That's First-year Pro Stuff. That's Not Stuff That Should Be Happening To Me Right Now. It's Nobody Else' Fault But Mine, But It Happens And You Have To Regroup And Shut The Door And Be Better For Your Teammates And Not Let It Snowball." - Devils' Cory Schneider still searching for answers to struggles.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

"Is It Just Me Or Is Brian Burke Working Hard At Becoming Another Don Cherry, Only Without The Wardrobe?" - WHL Human Encyclopedia Gregg Drinnan.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

"It Sure Sounds Like The Philadelphia Flyers Are Fixated On Experience. They’d Prefer The Candidate That They Hire To Replace Hextall To Have Legit NHL General Manager Experience. So no Question That Chuck Fletcher Is The Front-runner At This Point." - Darren Dreger on who the Flyers might hire as their next General Manager.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

"We Hope To Get Him Back Of Course. He's A Big Part Of This Team. The Clock's Kind Of Ticking. Hopefully That Gets Resolved Because Everyone Obviously Wants Him Here. Us As Players And Knowing Willy, He Wants To Be Here Too." - Auston Matthews on William Nylander's contract status.

Friday, November 30, 2018

"We Think Willy Is Going To Be Here And We Think Willy Is Going To Be Here For A Long Time. We Think He’s Going To Be A Career Leaf. That’s What We Think. That’s What We Believe." - Mike Babcock believes Nylander will be a ‘career Leaf’.