"I had no clue what I was getting into. With my style of play, everybody thought I would be home after half a year. I had seen one NHL game on TV. It was the Rangers and St. Louis, and I saw it on tape. So, I had no clue what I was getting into, but it went the other way. I did really well. It was the best time of my life." -- Jorgen Pettersson
"It used to be Czechoslovakia and we call each other brothers in a sense and speak pretty much the same language. I'm not surprised that there are a lot of fans and media here. There are some Slovak and some Czech media here that I have dealt with in the past."
-- Marian Gaborik
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It's obviously not fun to not know, but on the other hand, I'm not in a rush. I'm going to be back to 100 percent before I start playing. I'm not going to play on 90 percent.