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Monday, October 1, 2018

"He Is Definitely Hurt, And Obviously He Hasn’t Seen A Doctor Yet, But I Would Be Surprised If He Didn’t Miss A Decent Amount Of Time Here, Let’s Say He’s Got A Couple Upper-body Injuries. He’s In A Bad Spot Right Now. I Feel Bad For Him." - Blues coach Mike Yeo commenting on Oskar Sundqvist after Sundqvist took an illegal shot from the Caps' Tom Wilson.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

"The Experience Of Our Alumni Is One Of Our Program’s Greatest Strengths, And We Are Certainly Excited To Add Three Former Gophers Hockey Players To Our Staff As We Get Ready To Start The Season." - University of Minnesota Head Coach Bob Motzko commenting on coaching staff additions Ben Gordon, Ryan Potulny, and Stu Bickel.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

"It's Been A Learning Experience Especially That First Year... All The Little Things End Up Being Big Things, And I Think That's Just The Way It Is. I Think We're Going To Try To Do As Best As Possible To Manage It. But It's Hard. Sometimes It's Out Of Your Control." - Auston Matthews replying to a question comparing Arizona and Switzerland to the 'hockey fishbowls that Toronto is'.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

"It Got To A Point Where I Didn’t Even Care About Being On The Ice. That Was So Far Out Of My Mind. It Was More So Trying To Get Through A Day, Those Little Things Being So Hard And So Painful. That Was The Hardest Part. My Quality Of Life Was Terrible." - The Minnesota Wild's Zach Parise talking about the herniated disk and subsequent surgery that sidelined him for a couple of moths last year.

Friday, October 5, 2018

"It Was Clear To Me, Clear As Day, That Anders Would Be The 15th Captain Of The Islanders. We Broke The News Today During Our Morning Meeting. I Think He Has A Respectful Thought Process About The Whole Thing." - Islanders coach Barry Trotz on naming Edina, MN native Anders Lee captain of Islanders.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

"It Was Like Two Camps And They Were Staring At Us And We Were Staring At Them. It Was An Awkward Feeling." - University of Minnesota hockey coach Bob Motzko on the first week of practice with his new team.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

"We’re From The State Of Minnesota And So Are They. Our Guys Know Their Guys; We Needed To Be Out There And Show Respect To Our In-state Partner. It Would’ve Been A Terrible Loss For Us Not To Witness The Feel That Comes With That." - Gopher coach Bob Motzko, who had his team on the bench when Minnesota-Duluth’s 2018 championship banner was unveiled during a pregame ceremony last night.

Monday, October 8, 2018

"That First Period Was Weird Because I Thought We Had A Good Start To The Game. Even Being Down 3-0, I Felt Like We Had A Pretty Good Period. I Felt Like We Had A Better Game Tonight. They Were Very Opportunistic. They Capitalized On Their Chances." - University of Minnesota Duluth coach Scott Sandelin describing the start to UMD's loss to the University of Minnesota Sunday - his Bulldogs came out of the weekend without a win.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

"I Look At Where We Can Make The Greatest Impressions And Have The Most Effectiveness. Clearly The One Area That Is Missing Is Houston Because That's Such A Great City." - Boston Bruins owner and NHL executive committee chairman Jeremy Jacobs.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

"Certainly The Play Of Robson Helped Spur The Gophers. And Having A New Head Coach Particularly With The Track Record Of Bob Motzko, Will Likely Be A Positive For Minnesota All Season." - USCHO's Jim Connelly talking about the University of Minnesota's solid start.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

"It Is Amazing To Wear The USA Jersey. It’s Still Unbelievable That I Get To Represent The Red, White And Blue. To Be A Part Of The NTDP History, It Is Everything That I Could Have Ever Hoped For And It’s So Special." - John Beecher is Living Out His Dream - the Elmira, NY native plays for the U.S. Under-18 team.

Friday, October 12, 2018

"[It Is A] Very Elite Program. We Play Some Really Good Teams This Year, But They Very Well Could Be The Best Team That We Play. We Know They Are Going To Be Incredibly Talented." - ASU head coach Greg Powers talking about playing No. 1 Ohio State to Tempe this weekend.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

"Hank Saved Our Bacon. It Was All Hank Johnson In That Second Period." - Bemidji State head coach Tom Serratore on the performance of his sophomore net-minder Henry Johnson.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

"[Univeristy Of Minnesota Head Coach Bob Motzko] Told Me In The Summer, He Said, 'I've Never Decided A Starting Goalie. Games And Practices, How You Play, Decide It.' Our Play Will Decide It Moving Forward."" - Gophers senior goalie Eric Shierhorn talking about himself and junior goalie Mat Robson.

Monday, October 15, 2018

"A Few Things That Caught My Eye Saturday... Boston College Hasn’t Won A Nonconference Game Since Nov. 13, 2016. The Eagles Were Swept By Wisconsin Over The Weekend. Here’s The Rundown Of Nonconference Games In That Span, Including The Beanpot," - Brad Elliott Schlossman.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

"Our Effort Was Fine, That Looked Like The Team I’m Used To Coaching Effort-wise. We Made A Couple Ofmistakes And When We Did, Against That Team, It Costs You." - Wild coach Bruce Boudreau after his team got off to a slow start in 4-2 loss to Predators.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

"That Team Is Right There In Speed And Talent Is About The Same, Too. Just Keep Getting Stronger For Those Kids And They’ll Be Right There." - Minnesota Gopher Scott Reedy commenting on his former team, the USNTDP U18s who the Gophers walloped Saturday.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

"Our Forwards Are Quick And Our D Is Really Mobile. That's Something That Has To Be A Staple Of Who We Are. Hopefully That Translates To Transitioning The Puck Quickly And Getting It In The Hands Of Our Forwards, Which Allows Us To Produce More Offense." - New Hampshire Coach Mike Souza on the 2018-19 Widlcats.

Friday, October 19, 2018

"The National Hockey League Is 100 Percent Open To It, It's Inevitable, It Is Going To Happen. What We Don't Have Is A Timeline As To When It Is Going To Happen." - TSN's Darren Dreger yesterday.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

"This Is What I Think. I Think One Guy's Got Two Olympic Gold Medals And Three Stanley Cups." - Leafs coach Mike Babcock makes his case for the Penguins captain being better than Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

"The Wear And Tear, It’s Definitely There, For Sure. When You’re Going Up And Down So Many Times, It’s Tough On The Hips. It’s Tough On The Knees. Practice Is Definitely A Challenge For Goalies, Both Mentally And Physically." - Penguins' Matt Murray intrigued by limiting practice time.

Monday, October 22, 2018

"Their Habits And Details In Practice, It's Translating Into Games. They've Got Confidence. I Think They've Been Real Good, That Whole Class. That's A Good Sign For Us, Right Now And In The Future." - Colorado College coach Mike Haviland talking about his freshmen class.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

"By The End Of The Season, However, Jecha Has Come To A Powerful Realization. He Is Tired Of Being A Hockey Player. He Has Lost Interest. He Decides To Completely And Totally Walk Away From The Game. But He Does So Knowing He Has Accomplished All He Ever Wanted To As A Hockey Player." - Chris Middlebrook on Dave Jecha - "The one that got away ... and then walked away".

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

"I Think They Were Nervous About Guys Bringing It Across The Border Because It's Still Illegal And The Big CBD Oil Without The THC In It Is Getting Big, Especially Among Athletes For Pain Management And Sleep And Stuff." - On heels of Canada legalizing marijuana, Brooks Orpik, Capitals keeping an open mind.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

"Everyone’s Bringing Their Best Game, Because We Are A Good Team. You Want To Be One Of Those Top Teams, Where It Kind Of Opens Guys’ Eyes A Little Bit [when They Play You]. But It Comes With A Lot Of Expectations." - Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen.

Friday, October 26, 2018

"[Our Players] Get A Very Good College Hockey Experience. It’s The Same Thing They’re Selling In Tempe... You Get The Sun, You Get The Sandals, In January You Get To Golf, And Then You Get To Play College Hockey In Front Of A Packed Building Every Night." - Zee Khan, gnenral manager of the University of Nevada Las Vegas club team - the Rebels have D1 aspirations.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

"The University Of North Dakota Came Across The Numbers 7-7-7 While Preparing For [rival] Minnesota In Las Vegas. No, They Weren’t Hitting The Jackpot At The Slot Machine. That’s The Number Of Goals Minnesota Has Scored In Its Last Three Outings." - Brad E. Schlossman.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

"I Am Not Sure If It's Jet Lag Or Just Happy Feelings That I'm Compelled To Rise From My Bed To Put Some Thoughts To Paper. Many Of Us Connected In Some Way, Whether In Our Conversations, Photos Shared, Hockey Talk & Contact Info Exchanged For Another Time" - David Hoar, representing hockey player delegations from Kamloops, BC trying to build relationship with Kamloops' sister city in Japan.

Monday, October 29, 2018

"He’s Good. Initially When You First Get Hurt Or Banged Up, It’s Like Panic Mode For A Little Bit. And Then You Get Up The Next Day And You Feel A Lot Better Than You Expected And It’s A Good Thing. Until He’s Checked Out Though [on Monday]..." - Leafs coach Mike Babcock on Auston Matthews injury.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

"It Was Tight And Hard To Move And You Got Exposed In A Couple Areas Where You Had To Talk To Kay And Make Sure It Was OK To Cover Your Shoulders. I Just Made Some Adjustments Just Make Sure It Was Exactly The Way I Wanted And The League Wanted It." - New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist on new chest protector.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

"We Want To Make The Power Play A Weapon And Not Just Something We Put Out There." - Minnesota Wild coach Bruce Boudreau on his team's power play.