"I was fortunate to be around Steve Yzerman when we had the run from the mid-1990s until his retirement in 2006. You look for your leader to be your best player in the biggest games and Steve did that for us. Crosby and Ovechkin have done that for their teams. ... This battle is going to go on for a lot of years."
-- Red Wings GM Ken Holland
"It was a good experience, the first time with the Blackhawks, and I think it went well. I had a pretty good preseason and we'll see what happens in the future. It's their decision, but I left it all on the table. That's all I can do."
-- Jeremy Morin
"I think I can go up and down. It's really where (Scott Gordon) sees I fit best. It's going to take a group effort to fill the void of a Mark Streit. Not just one guy can come in and take his minutes."
-- Mike Mottau
"The expectation here is to win. Management, players and the fans are pretty passionate and they want to win, too."
-- Brian Gionta