"When you win the game is more fun. When you have a stretch like we had, it can wear on you. It's one of those things where the more it goes on, the more it's in your head. You almost have to get out of your own way sometimes."
-- John-Michael Liles
"I haven't heard one player in all my years complain (about) too much ice time. We've got enough players."
-- Red Wings coach Mike Babcock
"Bluntly, coaches get fired because they've lost their team. To a man, the players like playing for Bruce and respect him as a hockey person. When it was going bad and he changed the system and get buy-in of it, you didn't hear any of the players really whining or complaining. They just believed. To me, that was an unbelievably positive sign. Now we're bearing the fruit of that."
-- Ted Leonsis
We have to develop into a good team. We have to develop the pieces now that are a little more evident and in place to become a good team. It's not there yet.