"I loved playing hockey as a kid because at the time, thankfully, the parents who were coaching me didn't really know much about the game. It allowed me to just play, it allowed me to make mistakes. Systems came later, so when they came I was able to apply the creativity and imagination I developed as a kid just playing the game." -- Former NHLer Stephan Lebeau
"A good cycling team is usually a highly skilled team. The Sedins probably cycle the puck as well as anybody. They have good size, good skill and they know where each other is at all times."
-- New Jersey Devils assistant coach and Hall of Fame defenseman Larry Robinson
"You have to think of yourself as having battery packs, and you want them to be as full as they can just prior to the game. So, if you start to fill your battery at breakfast, you don't rely so much on that last meal before a game. If you rely solely on the pre-game meal you probably won't have enough time to fully charge, because the more stressed you are about the game the slower you'll digest food." -- Montreal-based nutritionist Pearle Nerenberg
"Every situation calls for a different approach," Nielsen told NHL.com. "If you're dealing with a parent who's out of his mind over little Jimmy only getting 12 minutes of ice time while the other kid got 15 minutes of ice time, the first thing that hits me is this (parent) is sitting in the stands with a stop watch."
-- veteran youth coach Bob Nielsen