"I did watch a lot of their games last season. Being on the East Coast, you get to catch a lot of the late games. I also watched them in the playoffs and had the feeling this is a team heading in the right direction. With Dave Tippett as coach, it was an intriguing situation."
-- Ray Whitney
"I was just so happy to get drafted and have a chance to make it to the NHL. Every time you play in the streets as a kid, you're dreaming of playing in the NHL. I was just happy to get the chance."
-- Patric Hornqvist
"You look at businesses outside of sports, and successful companies, I'm not saying they don't make changes, but having people you work with and can be on the same page with philosophically, that's big in order to be functionally successful."
-- Predators GM David Poile, on the long-term partnership between him and head coach Barry Trotz