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226 Bruins-Lightnings morning skates

2011 Eastern Conference Final Game 6 Morning Skate Transcript May 25, 2011 COACH CLAUDE JULIEN Q.  We talked to the players about their mood today coming in with this opportunity, but I was kind of curious how you were feeling today coming into the rink for morning skate with an…

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125 These playoffs … and the Rangers

Another fabulous, fabulous game by two excellent Bestern Conference teams last night. Seriously, that was great stuff. A carcillo-y way to end the game (poor Antti Em), but a tremendously tremendous game nonetheless. But almost everything I noticed in that game reminded me about the Rangers. 1) Last night, and…

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243 Sharks-Canucks morning skate

An interview with: COACH McLELLAN THE MODERATOR:  Questions. Q.  Advice for the team? COACH McLELLAN: Bring it! Q.  Is there a chance Demers plays tonight? COACH McLELLAN:  We’re still contemplating that.  There is a chance. Q.  How did Joe look to you and how important is it for him to…

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72 Bruins-Lightnings Game 5: Player quotes

2011 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL Game 5 Post-Game Transcript May 23, 2011 BRAD MARCHAND Q.  Did it matter to you guys whether it was Roloson or Smith?  Tampa Bay Lightning seemed to be very cagey about what their plans were. BRAD MARCHAND:  Yeah.  They were playing a little bit of mind…

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202 Lightnings-Bruins morning skate

2011 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL Game 5 Morning Skate Transcript May 23, 2011 COACH GUY BOUCHER Q.  Is Dwayne Roloson going to be your starting goalie tonight? COACH BOUCHER:  We’re preparing like usual.  He’s preparing like he prepared for all the other games.  So we’re prepared. Q.  Why will you not…

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18 Canucks-Sharks Game 4 player quotes

An interview with: HENRIK SEDIN SAMI SALO ROBERTO LUONGO THE MODERATOR:  Questions, please. Q.  Henrik, how much of a difference was it on the five-on-threes to have Sami’s shot there? HENRIK SEDIN:  We made some changes last game.  It opened up a lot of different options for us, for me…

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18 Canucks-Sharks Game 4: Post-game quotes

An interview with: COACH VIGNEAULT THE MODERATOR:  Questions. Q.  At the end of the regular season you said we haven’t gotten a lot of five-on-threes.  You got some tonight.  Salo in that spot instead of Ehrhoff seemed to make a difference. COACH VIGNEAULT:  Well, I think without a doubt Sami’s…

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119 Lightnings’ post-game

First, congratulations to anybody who made it past the Rapture. Can anybody tell me how many teams have come back from three-goal deficits in these playoffs? Gotta be at least four, isn’t it? I don’t ever recall so many in a single playoff year. —————————– An Interview with: COACH GUY…

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70 Memorial Cup on NHL Network

Meant to publish this earlier. Sorry. NHL Network, starting this morning (too late for that one), will televise several games from the Memorial Cup, which includes many 2010 NHL draftees, and 2011 draft prospects. From the NHL: 2011 MasterCard Memorial Cup on NHL Network U.S. Schedule (all times Eastern) Date        …

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123 Sharks players, post-game

An interview with: JOE THORNTON ANTTI NIEMI PATRICK MARLEAU THE MODERATOR:  Questions, please. Q.  Joe, tonight you saw a lot more of the Sedin line versus Kesler.  Can you comment on that, what kind of difference that made in the game? JOE THORNTON:  Well, they’re both good centermen, both good…

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15 Sharks-Canucks post-game

An interview with: COACH McLELLAN THE MODERATOR:  Questions, please. Q.  What did you like most about the way your team played tonight? COACH McLELLAN:  I thought our intensity was much improved from where it was in Vancouver.  I thought we played harder, we won more battles. All the things that…

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262 Statement from the family of Derek Boogaard

through the New York Rangers: STATEMENT FROM THE FAMILY OF DEREK BOOGAARD New York, May 20, 2011 – The family of Derek Boogaard issued the following statement today through the National Hockey League Players’ Association: “We would like to express our appreciation for the outpouring of love and support for…

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203 Canucks’ morning skate

From the NHL: An interview with: COACH VIGNEAULT THE MODERATOR:  Questions for Coach Vigneault. Q.  Alain, a very general question about what it’s taken the group of newcomers, be it off-season or mid-season guys, to understand your goals to be the important pieces they’ve been.  How have they adapted? COACH…

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23 Sharks’ morning skate

From the NHL: An interview with: COACH McLELLAN THE MODERATOR:  Questions for Coach McLellan. Q.  Todd, what is your point of emphasis for your team tonight? COACH McLELLAN:  Start.  Play with some tempo.  Puck placement.  Composure. Q.  Changes to tonight’s line-up… COACH McLELLAN:  We’re still discussing them.  We could shuffle…

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122 Rangers sign goalie Scott Stajcer

Now it’s official; from the NYR: RANGERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH GOALTENDER SCOTT STAJCER New York, May 20, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with goaltender Scott Stajcer. Stajcer, 19, will participate in the 2011 CHL…

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30 Happy Friday!

In other words, I got nothin’ today. Hope to have some post-Game 3 quotes from Boston-Tampa Bay this morning, and maybe some Sharks-Canucks morning-skate stuff later. As for me, I make my season debut as Joe Baseball. Going to Game 1 of the Subway Series in the Bronx. Planning for…

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92 It’s now official: Rangers sign Christian Thomas

Remember, Stumpy’s kid can’t play in the AHL next year. So either he makes the team (unlikely) or he goes back to junior hockey. From the Rangers: RANGERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH FORWARD CHRISTIAN THOMAS New York, May 19, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather…

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104 Bruins/Lightnings morning skates

From the NHL: 2011 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL Game 3 Morning Skate Transcript May 19, 2010 An Interview With: TAMPA BAY COACH GUY BOUCHER Q.  What’s the biggest difference coaching in the NHL Playoffs to other leagues, maybe there aren’t any, but what’s the difference you’ve seen? COACH BOUCHER:  I didn’t…

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22 Sharks-Canucks: Post-Game 2 quotes

Belated, from the NHL: An interview with: COACH VIGNEAULT THE MODERATOR:  Questions. Q.  Alain, what can you say about the play of Kevin Bieksa right now? COACH VIGNEAULT:  He played a real solid game again tonight and I thought both ends of the rink.  Obviously his goal was a great…

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30 Power Canucks

Because the game ran late, I couldn’t put up the post-game quotes before calling it a night … hope to do that later on this morning. In the meantime, I was impressed as heck with that Vancouver power play, and you ought to be hoping that Mr. Tortorella and Mr.…

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