DALLAS, TX - OCTOBER 29: Former player for and current general manager of the Dallas Stars Joe Nieuwendyk is honored for being inducted to the hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2011 prior to a game between the Dallas Stars and the New Jersey Devils at the American Airlines Center on October 29, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Glenn James/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