RALEIGH, NC - NOVEMBER 01: Manny Malhotra #22 of the Carolina Hurricanes participates in warmups prior to an NHL game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at PNC Arena on November 1, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Hurricanes signed the 33-year-old veteran center to a one-year, two-way contract on Thursday afternoon. Malhotra had previously logged eight games with the Charlotte Checkers, the Hurricanes AHL affiliate, on a professional tryout contract, but makes his return at the NHL level tonight for the fi
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