"Everybody, I think, just can't wait to get the season started today. Everybody's pretty excited. It's going to be a long season." -- Alex Ovechkin
"Certainly based on his skill level and his hockey sense, I would be surprised if he's not here all year."
-- Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford on rookie Jeff Skinner
2014 Bridgestone Winter Classic rink build is underway. WATCH NOW ›
I think offensively, a lot of us are fighting it a little bit, and you don’t play with swagger and confidence when you are fighting it.