Life will show us everything. After the break, we’ll see. Life will show us what...– New York Rangers forward Artem Anisimov, whose team leads the Eastern Conference at the All-Star break
He’s always been pretty good offensively, and he’s always been a pain in the ass...– New York Rangers forward Brandon Dubinsky on Scott Hartnell of the Philadelphia Flyers, who was named an NHL All-Star yesterday
He’s arguably our best player. He controls out there for 25-26-27 minutes a...– Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Ben Lovejoy, whose impression of Kris Letang’s importance is spot on, but should indeed have an argument about that “best player” notion as Evgeni Malkin continues his MVP campaign
We’re on the right path. From where we were in game one to where we are today,...– Nashville Predators coach Barry Trotz on his team, the youngest in the NHL and one built to grow as the season goes on, right into the mold of the teams currently running roughshod over the NHL
I think we’ve got to be pretty happy with where we are. We’ve been playing...– New Jersey Devils forward David Clarkson, on what is shaping up as a wide-open race for the last few playoff spots in the NHL’s Eastern Conference
I believe they are all different. For me, it all depended where I got hit —...– Former Montreal Canadiens and Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Eric Desjardins, who suffered at least four concussions in his NHL career
I wish we were the biggest, toughest, ugliest team in organized hockey. That’s...– Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock, showing that sarcasm in hockey is not just limited to wisecracking writers on Twitter. The team from Hockeytown is last in the NHL with six major penalties this season, with no misconduct penalties whatsoever.
When you get to a certain level of proficiency in this league, you’re more...– Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock on goaltender Jimmy Howard, who leads the NHL in wins this season and has gone from being a beneficiary of tremendous offensive support to a key reason for the Wings’ success
We have now spent the better part of four weeks attempting to satisfy the...– NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly in a statement that shows the arrogance of a league accustomed to running roughshod over its union, not that the NHLPA doesn’t share the blame for the demise of the 2012-13 realignment plan
New York and Boston, those are two teams that are very, very good. That’s who...– Florida Panthers goaltender Scott Clemmensen, who made 38 saves last night, but could not keep the surprising Southeast Division leaders from falling for the third time in four meetings with the Rangers
Every single one of these costumes could have been the basis of a J. Peterman story. Kennigan with John O’Hurley from John O’Hurley
If one line’s not going, two lines (are) not going, the other two are. We roll...– Boston Bruins right wing Nathan Horton on his team’s ability to succeed with interchangeable parts. When the defending Stanley Cup champions have all four lines going, as they did last night in New Jersey, there’s no stopping them.
I’ve been able to be a world champion twice, and not much can top that. For me,...– New York Islanders center John Tavares, hero of Canada’s last World Junior Championship-winning team in 2009, on what the tournament means to him, and his country