TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 29: Teddy Purcell #16 of the Tampa Bay Lightning is greeted by fans as he heads out for pre-game warm up before the start of the Lightning's game against the Winnipeg Jets at the St. Pete Times Forum on October 29, 2011 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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