BUFFALO, NY - APRIL 24: Drew Stafford #21 of the Buffalo Sabres draws the attention of the Easter Bunny and other Sabres fans while warming up to play the Philadelphia Flyers in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at HSBC Arena on April 24, 2011 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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