"It's just hard to explain, but it's nice when this time of the year and you're fighting for a playoff spot with so much on the line every game. It just makes it special." -- Kari Lehtonen
"You only have so many chances to play and enjoy it, especially being able to be around that long. It doesn't happen very often. And then what I went through, it makes it really, really special. I think it's one of the milestones that really means a lot to the players."
-- Saku Koivu
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The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.