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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

"The Guys Are Feeling Good." - University of Minnesota freshman Blake McLaughlin after first two goals carried the Maroon & Gold to their first sweep of the season.… https://t.co/fHcDQyclc3".

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

"Hold On Now, Get It Crackin' Then, Let's Go—Snoop Dogg In The House Let Me See Something! Drop The Sticks Man Let's Get Crackin' Man, To The Middle Of The Rink Let's Go." - A sample of Snoop Dogg's Play-by-Play During recent Kings - Pens game.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

"Motzko Likes His Team Headed On The Road To MSU, Noting He's Got All His Guys Playing In All Situations Like Having Two Freshman On The Ice When McLaughlin Got The GW On Saturday. He'd Like To Have Sadek On The Ice Vs KHL Line..." - Eric Vegoe on Gophers coach Bob Motzko's comments Wednesday.

Friday, January 18, 2019

"I’m Looking At Our Team And How We Play. You Know, One Day I’m Thinking That We Have The Opportunity To Try And Go Forward, And One Day I’m Thinking That It’s Not That Great Of A Team. I’m Letting The Players Convince Us Where They Are." - An unvarnished comment from Wild general manager Paul Fenton.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

"His Biggest Thing Like A Lot Of Freshmen Is Strength. He's Gotta Stand Sideways In The Wind. But They're Workers. They Have A High Compete Level. So It's Only A Matter Of Time."" - University of Minnesota coach Bob Motzko on hard-working Grand Rapids, MN freshman Blake McLaughlin.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

"I Could Definitely Sense Something. I Hadn’t Played Much Lately. I Definitely Had A Little Feeling About It. You Never Know If It’s Going To Happen." - Center Victor Rask on being traded to the Minnesota Wild.

Monday, January 21, 2019

"Overall, Though, The Trade Probably Should Be Viewed Like This: While Nobody Should Be Giving Up On This Season Given The Wild Is Still In The Playoff Mix, [Wild GM Paul] Fenton Is And Should Be Keeping At Least One Eye On 2019-20 And Beyond." - Michael Rand for the Star Tribune taking the long view on why the Wild traded Nino Niederreiter for Victor Rask.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

"Although He Plays For The Other Team, It's Great To Have A Native Of Las Vegas For The Area. It Shows Kids It's Possible To Make It." - Las Vegas Knights defenseman Nate Schmidt on the Minnesota Wild's Vegas-raised forward Jason Zucker.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

"We've Got To Treat It Like A Playoff Game And Go And Play The Same Way We Have The Last Two Games And Enjoy It -- Enjoy The Challenge And The Importance Of The Game." - Minnesota goalie Devan Dubnyk talking about tonight's game in Denver.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

"We’re All Competitors. We All Want To Win. It’s Our Job To Instill That In These Younger Guys That It’s Not Just OK To Be In The NHL Every Day And Just Playing A Hockey Game. It’s More Important To Take Advantage Of It." - Patrick Kane of the struggling Chicago Blackhawks.

Friday, January 25, 2019

"I Told You All I Was Reluctant To Use The Words ‘turning The Corner.’ And Now You See It, We Got Banged. But I’m Going To Tell You, We’re Going To Be Good Again, And It’s Going To Be This Weekend." - University of Minnesota Gophers coach Bob Motzko - His Gophers face the University of Wisconsin Badgers.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

"Minnesota Finally Put The Game Away For Good As Tommy Novak, Sammy Walker And Brent Gates Scored In A Span Of 1:14 To Make It A Four-goal Game, And Walker Added His Second One With 1:10 Left To Cap A Wild Third Period For Both Teams." - SBNation's Sean Davich on the wild finish to the University of Minnesota's back-and-forth win over Wisconsin last night.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

"It Feels Like An Ocean. When We Practice On Ridder [Arena] For An Away Series For A Week And Then We Come Back Out To Mariucci, It’s Like ...‘How Is This Even Hockey Played Out Here?’" - Gophers senior forward Jack Ramsey said about his team's home rink, 3M Arena at Mariucci.

Monday, January 28, 2019

"You're playing Worse everyday And Right Now You're Playing Like It's Next Month." - Herb Brooks circa 1979.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

"...They're Skilled, Fast, Strong And Dedicated. For Whatever Reason, A Lot Of People Were Still Shocked. Where The Proof In The Pudding Will Be Is If People Who Were Shocked Start Showing Up And Watching These Women Play On A Regular Basis." - Former Canadian women's team captain Cassie Campbell-Pascall talking about NHL all-star skills event.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

"Motzko Said He Had To Take A Deep Breath Before Coming Into The Locker Room Saturday Night Because Of The Mistakes Made That Cost Them The Game. ...reiterated The Forwards Who Had Great Games And The Tremendous Crowd They Played In Front Of." - Writer Eric Vegoe on University of Minnesota coach Bob Motzko.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

"Decades Removed From The On-ice Success A Mile Or So Away At Parade Ice Garden, Which Earned Him Minnesota’s First Mr. Hockey Award, The Big City Remains Tom Chorske’s True Home." - Jess Myers on the first Minnesota high school Mr. Hockey award winner, Tom Chorske - 'His heart still beats for the big city'.