DETROIT - FEBRUARY 11: Joe Thornton #19 of the San Jose Sharks gets congratulated for his goal by teammates: Niclas Wallin #7 and Dan Boyle #22 as Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings looks on dejectedly during an NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on February 11, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)
The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.
— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres