"I think he knows all my tricks. Or the fact I don't have any tricks." - Detroit Red Wings Foward Brendan Shanahan on trying to score against Maple Leafs goalie Curtis Joseph
"I'm hoping for a bench clearing brawl during the warm up so I can go out and grab his stick." - Ron Tugnutt on Gretzky's last game in Canada against the Ottawa Senators
"Man that guy is ripped! I mean, I've got the washboard stomach, too. It's just tht mine has about two months of laundry on top of it." - Shawn Burr on Eric Lindros
"Anytime you hold Dallas to one touchdown, it's not all bad." - Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Bobby Smith after a Coyote 7-2 loss to Dallas
"I don't think. I've told you guys before, goalies don't think." - Detroit Red Wings goaltender Chris Osgood on his thoughts about facing Wayne Gretzky coming on a breakaway
"They'll do a lot of talking, but I'm not sure they'll understand each other." - Detroit's Darren McCarty on putting Konstantinov out against Lemieux
"All the records were gone. So I figured here's one record I can get." - Robert Dirk, after being assessed the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim's first ever instigator penalty
"The remedy, right now, is two scotches and an aspirin, I think." - Bruins General Manager Harry Sinden after his team was eliminated from the playoffs
"I go from locker to locker, pretending the guys are here. You know, give them a little bit of a pep talk. It must be working, because we haven't lost a game yet." - Tom McVie talking about his activities during the 1994 lockout
"Now we've got men 6'1' who look small. Now a guy like Marty (McSorley) doesn't even standout on the ice, except for his beautiful blond hair." - LA Kings Head Coach Barry Melrose describing his 1994-95 team
"I would be sitting there, thinking about him and how I wanted to kill him. In my mind, I'd be cutting his eyes out with my stick." - Brett Hull on former Blues coach Mike Keenan
"Daneyko got mad when Kaminski said he was going to knock his teeth out. Dano has only two teeth left, so you can't say that to Dano." - New Jersey Devils Head Coach Jacques Lemaire in the Ken Daneyko/Kevin Kaminski fued
Steve Rushin: "By the age of 18, the average American has witnessed 200,000 acts of violence on television, most of them occurring during Game 1 of the NHL playoff series." Brian Skrudland, on the new two-referee system: "I think the game has gotten better. (The two-ref system) keeps players from taking cheap shots behind the play. I never thought I'd like it, considering the way I like to hack."
Legendary NHL (and CFL) referee Red Storey was once caught in a freak snowstorm on his way to officiate a game at Boston Garden. As a result the game was delayed for nearly an hour. When he finally arrived, Storey was met by angry cries from impatient fans. "What time are you gonna get going!?" one man asked. "If I could tell time," Red replied, "do you think I'd still be a referee!?"
Chili, I don't think Storey ever reffed in the CFL. He played, in fact I think he was MVP of a Grey Cup game for Toronto, back in the war years.