"I indicated Thursday that one of the needs we had identified for our team was to acquire a center to add depth in the middle and complete our group of centermen consisting of Saku Koivu, Tomas Plekanec, Maxim Lapierre and Kyle Chipchura. The opportunity presented itself over the last few hours when the Flyers placed Glen Metropolit on waivers. Glen is a seasoned veteran who played very well against us in last year's playoffs against the Bruins. We are very pleased to have him on our roster," indicated General Manager Bob Gainey.
I challenged him to a goalie fight when we chatted before the game, but he didn't want to go. It was strange to see him at the other end of the ice, but I'm sure he felt the same way looking down at our end.
— Vancouver goalie Eddie Lack joking about facing his former teammate Roberto Luongo after the Canucks' win against the Panthers