"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
You forget how good [Nieuwendyk] was. You hear the points and stuff and you almost forget until they kind of walk you through his career, and that was really cool for me. I might have felt it a little more than some of the other guys because he was one of my favorites growing up, but that was very cool and I'm honored to have been a part of it. I had chills the entire ceremony.