"I want to stay in the game, but No. 1 right now is I'm going to spend some time with my family. My wife and kids, when you're in the middle of the grind you don't realize how much time you miss at home. So right now they're No. 1 and then I will be involved in the game in some way, shape or form in the future." -- Bill Guerin
"Sharp hasn't gone after anybody in his whole career. Who's he going to hurt? I'm not scared of Sharpie. He's not going to hurt anyone. He's good-looking and he's got the nice hair and smile, but that's all he's got going. I'm not scared of him." -- Adam Burish, on Patrick Sharp
"What's different is we're a much more significant player in the media landscape than we've been for a whole host of reasons. It's the game on the ice, the competitive balance, variety of thing we're doing to engage our fans, the presence of digital media. Our ratings are stronger. We had a terrific year last year, including during the playoffs where we set all sorts of records for us."
-- Gary Bettman
"I don't think the game has ever been better. I can go look at tapes from 15 and 20 years ago and the game is faster, it's more physical, (there are) more blocked shots, more commitment. There's fewer dud games because with parity there is more competition from day one of the season all the way through. Just about every game is so much more important to everybody. "
-- John Davidson
"I think the last two games have definitely been steps in the right direction, something to build on. We need to continue that." -- Senators captain, Daniel Alfredsson