"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
"We put together a couple of decent games against them but we haven't played anywhere near 60 minutes against them. We have to come out hard with a good start and go from there." -- John Erskine
"I'm fine, just not ready to play today. I thought I was going to be OK, but still there's pain in the elbow and if I'm not 100 percent there's no sense for me to go out there in a big game like this."
-- Martin Brodeur
It's a tribute to him, and everything he's done and deserved is coming to fruition tonight with his jersey in the rafters. He's going to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer. And I said today, if he's not, take my stuff out. If he doesn't deserve to be in there first ballot, no one does. Except for (Wayne) Gretzky, I guess.