On Theo's personal issues this past summer: "Everybody has hiccups in their life. Some of them they create and some of them get created for them. In this instance, I didn't really get all the hubbub about it myself. Maybe I was new and maybe I'm still new, but as far as I could figure out, other than making a couple of youthful wrong decisions, what had the kid done? And I'd like to line up the people who haven't done that and find out what cocoon they've been in."
On going with youth: "Regardless of contracts or any of those things, I couldn't really picture any other way for this team to go sensibly. Any person who would have come in, whether they had experience or not, would say this is our best approach toward improvement."
On Brisebois: "If you play crappy, if the team is crappy, that's one thing. But to pick out someone and to pick on that someone is ********, and you can write that."