ST. JOHN'S, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 26: Chris Philips #4 of the Ottawa Senators is checked off the puck by Tim Stapleton #14 of the Winnipeg Jets in a preseason game during Kraft Hockeyville Day 3 at Mile One Centre on September 26, 2011 in St.John's, Newfoundland, Canada. (Photo By Dave Sandford/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