"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
"I think this whole thing of reviewing safety issues, boarding and charging -- when you read the actual rules -- covers much of what we are talking about today. So it is up to us to articulate the standard verbally and visually to demonstrate to players, media and fans and referees what really that new standard is." -- Brendan Shanahan
"They're good players. The fact they've had success against any particular team I don't think is much more than coincidence. They've had success against lots of different teams. The hope is, and the desire is, that we find a way to be successful again tonight."
-- Marc Crawford
"It would've been nice to get it in Washington (this past Sunday). My family was there, my three sisters and my mom and dad, but none of them (were here). They were just watching it on TV. But it's nice to get it and get it over with." -- Patrick Kane
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