"We don't put anybody in there we don't think is ready to get it done at the NHL level. We don't choose a certain time and say, 'Bang, he's got to be ready.' We just stress to them to have a good day today and tomorrow, and hopefully these days lead to something good."
-- Red Wings goalie coach Jim Bedard
"He's still thinking like a player, but seven years from now he's not going to be thinking like a player. Look at (Lightning GM Steve) Yzerman now, he's management. I'm a big believer in surrounding yourself with the best people and asking them questions. In the end, you have to make your decisions. He'll be a wealth of knowledge for us, if we tap that wealth."
-- Mike Babcock on Chris Chelios
"I really didn't think about facing the Red Wings much. I was hoping our kids would play better than last game (a 4-2 loss) and I was focusing on watching our players and trying to get a good feel for them because, by the end of this tournament, we have to decide where these kids are going and what we're doing with them." -- Steve Yzerman
I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.