DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 19: Ryan Jones #28 of the Edmonton Oilers kicks a soccer ball as part of warm ups as teammate Anton Lander #51 looks on prior to the game against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on December 19, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/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