Here's a round-up of the month's best quotes. If you've heard a good one that I've missed feel free to throw it in the comments with a link. And if just one person lets me know that they liked this idea, I'll try to keep doing it for every month of the season. Cheers.
"He showed me that I don't know how sharp his skates are because he can't stop when there's a turnover. He goes for a big skate."
-Ron Wilson on Kadri
“That’s the cruelty of this game and the cruelty of the NHL. Other guys are better than you. You’ve got to work hard to get back into the good books of the coaches."
- Assistant Coach Tim Hunter
“I had to go the tailor and let out every single one of my suits in the ass. Two hundred bucks worth of tailoring because my friggin’ rear got bigger.”
"Can you control your Dad? I love my Dad, but I don't agree with everything my father says."
“This speculation that Jeff Finger has been earmarked for assignment, I don’t think is fair to Jeff,”
“We’re going to send an e-mail to all the teams tomorrow informing that he’s available and how hard he works and what a good guy he is."
-Brian Burke on Wayne Primeau
"I have a special spot in my heart for Wayne, but it's an uphill climb for him,"
-Ron Wilson on Primeau
"I still enjoy being around the guys, I still enjoy playing the game. Thirty-four is not old, but on this team, it's not young."
“It had to be done. I think the refs had to get to a game in Montreal."
-11th round shoot-out hero and new locker room funny-guy, Colby Armstrong
"I think preseason is my playoffs."
- a somewhat perplexed Matt Lashoff
"No one is going to remember these games."
-Mike Komisarek,with an alternate view
"Hey, hey Bozie! I've been looking for you! We're on the same team tomorrow!''
-Phil Kessel to Tyler Bozak
"Don’t go looking for it, but it’s bound to happen and you have to be sure you are ready to protect yourself and put a beating on the other guy."
“It’s kind of nice to fly under the radar and quietly go about my business.”
-The Tim Brent joke reaches its zenith.
“We have the best fans in the world. It’s unbelievable what we have. No matter where we go, there is blue and white. But I sense some fatigue. I sense some real frustration and impatience.”
"Win games, that’s it.”
- Phil Kessel's only goal
"You can't just melt when someone criticizes you. That's not the way to be, that's not being mentally tough."
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