"There's no question that the blind-side situation, that players are paying attention to it and they're not taking advantage of a player that has clearly put himself in a vulnerable situation."
-- Atlanta GM Rick Dudley
"It's a little challenge for him, but some internal competition usually brings out the best in people. We want to win, and you win with your best lineup."
-- Canucks coach Alain Vigneault on his decision to sit Keith Ballard
"Somewhere along the way, we've gotten away from our game. Enough's enough." -- Isles coach Scott Gordon
"I'm sure there'll be a lot of laughs on the ice, a lot of jokes. Those guys, some of them were my best friends on the team last year. It'll be fun to see them."
-- Patrick Kane
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It's about time. I've waited a lot of games for this as an Av and I felt right after the goal, you've got 50 pounds off your shoulders. Your head is a little higher and the play slows down for you.