"It's not so much about me and Datsyuk right now. It's two good teams playing against each other. We have good players and they have good players, so it's going to be a good match."
-- Alex Ovechkin
"I don't think there is enough credit given to NHL Hockey Operations and the managers for looking at where the game is at. You get to this point and there are hot-button topics that are there, but they are talking about these things long before. They don't just show up here with an idea and say, 'Let's do it.'"
-- Craig Button
"Boarding and charging is a focus of attention for us, particularly in terms of seeking stricter enforcement, more aggressive enforcement." -- NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman
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I gave him grief. I said his coach would play him more if he could make moves like that.