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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.