"I'm very impressed," Islanders coach Steve Stirling said about the Rangers yesterday morning. "I can't emphasize enough that the top players bought into the system. Obviously, they're playing hard, obviously, they're playing well. And that sets the precedent for the younger kids."
"I cannot hide behind the bench and wait for somebody else. I'm the highest-paid guy on the team. Who else is going to do it? That's my job. If I cannot do it, there's no reason to be here. I'm not the guy who's going to block the shots because I'm not good at it. I'm not the guy who's going to play good defense because I'm not good at it. I have to score goals for this team to win."-Jagr
No diplomatic bull from Jagr. Blunt, true, and to the point.