DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 23: Goalie Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders keeps his eyes on the puck as Joakim Andersson #18 of the Detroit Red Wings handles it to the side of the net during an NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on December 23, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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