"A big part of faceoffs is being highly competitive. You want to talk about a system in place that gets manipulated by the players -- that's the faceoff. The older players are best at figuring out what works best outside the rules, so there is cheating. I think that's why this has been suggested. I'm not sure what to think about it right now, though."
-- Sabres GM Darcy Regier
"We're at a different stage now that the contracts have been registered so there is a different procedure that we would have to employ if we ever wanted to do anything with these contracts, and I don't want to create the perception or expectation that we are. It's just that these contracts continue to be under investigation."
-- NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly
"What I like about Gatorade is they don't have one cookie-cutter performance drink. They're doing so much. Now it's just a matter of getting this information to the players."
-- NHL Vice President of Hockey and Business Development Brendan Shanahan
"I think that this is just a way of being progressive and keeping ourselves well informed of not just the fact that things work, but why they work."
-- Brendan Shanahan
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I think that’s the sign of a good team. When you don’t play well, and you don’t stay focused and you don’t do the intangibles that it takes, you still win the hockey game.