"I was asked to play more of a shut-down role and I'm taking pride in that. In the past that wasn't my job and now it is. I take pride in what's asked of me." -- Mike Green
"Since he's been here, Sergei has worked hard. Both off the ice and on the ice he's working to improve his communication with his teammates. He's obviously taken a liking to what (goalie coach) Jeff Reese is trying to get him to do. I'm surprised, but obviously we're all quite pleased with how he's played."
-- Paul Holmgren
It was a big dream. [Messi] is probably the best athlete out there, so it's a big honor, for [Kuznetzov] as well. It's maybe a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the best player in soccer right now. I'm a big Barcelona fan and Messi fan, so it's huge. You can take [Michael] Jordan, [Mark] Messier, [Wayne] Gretzky, those kinds of [people]. It's an honor to meet. It's nice to be in that position.