"I think that the notion of seeing outdoor pond hockey championships going on in Minnesota as well as inner-city hockey in Washington cuts quite a cross section."
-- Mike 'Doc' Emrick
"You're not going to be successful in any walk of life working that hard. It's beyond ridiculous. Obviously we got tons of work to do." -- Detroit coach Mike Babcock
"He's an all-round guy. You look at his competitiveness. You can't really single out one thing he's better at than others. He's a great player on both sides of the puck -- scores big goals, fights, leads his team by the way he plays and the way he works. Lot of qualities I think I have as a player. You think you can test yourself and find what you really have when you play against a player like that."
-- Jonathan Toews on Mike Richards