BUFFALO, NY - DECEMBER 02: Jacob Kraft, 5-years-old, smiles as he looks at a team mascot Sabretooth toy ride in a train set in the lobby of First Niagara Center before the Buffalo Sabres play the Detroit Red Wings on December 2, 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