He’s a really good guy. He’s a popular guy. I think it’s a matter of teams wanting him.
As a kid in British Columbia, going back a long way, I learned to skate.
They want me to come back and play and do what I can do, just come and play and try,
Personally, I’d prefer to continue playing the overtime after tie games.
Obviously there was concern. You fear for the guy’s life.
You’re so wrapped up in the game, and then they score with a minute to go, I don’t really have a whole lot of thoughts other than, it just came to a quick end. As far as my personal situation, it’s best to wait a few days, then I can pretty much make a quick...
I don’t know that I’d agree I was our best player.
Everybody keeps saying it’s great. It’s not great. It’s not hockey.
We were playing collectively, I don’t want to say our best, but very well in all areas of the game.
I would have loved the opportunity to play against Ottawa this year. We missed the entire division. Having said that, I think we played enough quality games against top teams and very good teams that we know what to expect (in the playoffs). We played well on the road. We played well at home. We...
the hardest really I’ve skated since the first of the week.
I’m never gonna play again, and I know I’m really, really going to miss it.
I don’t know if I’ve ever had a memorable body check. It’s not really part of my game.
I didn’t have quite as much jump as the game went on, but in general I felt pretty good. And when I show that I’m able to handle more and I’m effective, I’ll play more. We really have some pretty good depth, so there isn’t really a need to have somebody play a ton. And...
You know, I’m comfortable with it and in some ways I look forward to it, … As much as I’d like to compete, it’s difficult. It gets old. You’re battling; guys are big and strong and fast. You’re fighting time. So in some ways, when it’s over, I’ll have a sense of relief. It’s a...
But I think the job he’s done is overlooked, just because of the talent we have.
Concentrate on more specific things — on playing well defensively, on keeping our goals-against down, on our penalty kill and power play. Concentrate on those and make sure we’re sharp. The wins will take care of themselves and we’ll be ready for the playoffs.
Every country’s players play a similar style, every country is a little bit unique in how they play. I think those guys are really comfortable together on the ice. Whether it’s just communication or just knowing the player a little bit better, I’m not sure, but it worked well with the Russians.
We penalize and suspend players for making contact with the head while checking, in an effort to reduce head injuries, yet we still allow fighting. We’re stuck in the middle and need to decide what kind of sport do we want to be. Either anything goes and we accept the consequences, or take the next...
Darren McCarty is a big video game guy, and he brings his systems with him on the road.
We have two tables on our airplane that are set up with the games.