"To me, this is just a piece of the puzzle. Psych test, scouting players, watching them skating -- this is just another evaluation tool." -- Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney
"You can talk to 30 teams and they may give you many different answers in how they rank 1-5 in this year's draft, and they're all really good players. There's a lot of good depth, especially at the top. That's what's different about this draft."
-- Oilers GM Steve Tambellini
"I'm sure a team will probably have a strong idea already on which one they like before the Combine. If it's close between the two, then I feel the Combine could definitely make a difference. I know the interviews come into play a lot and I'm sure they'll be able to tell how a goalie presents himself during the course of the testing."
-- NHL Central Scouting's head goalie scout, Al Jensen
"E.J. was the face of the Scouting Combine. … He was the one in the lobby … the first person a general manager, scout or player would see when they walked through the revolving doors of the hotel. He'd introduce himself to a prospect and talk to them and provide advice on what to expect at the Draft. He was always so personable to them and made them feel welcome."
-- Nathan Ogilvie-Harris
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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.