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" Because of the way my words get scrutinized, I have to use a level of precision so people don't accuse me of misleading them. "
" The relationship between concussions and the asserted clinical symptoms of C.T.E. remains unknown. "
" Our economics are not baseball's economics. Our game is not baseball's game. Our owners are not baseball's owners, with one or two exceptions. Our union is not baseball's union. What we do has to be crafted and suited to address hockey, to address the NHL, to address our 30 teams and our 700-plus players. "
" While we know gambling is part of the industry in Las Vegas, we're not going to make it all that easy for you to pick up a ticket, a gambling ticket, on your way into the arena. "
" I think it's fair to say that all of the teams that have been in the playoffs have played very physically. "
" I believe, certainly in the NHL, a player who can help a team win because he can contribute on the ice is going to be coveted whatever his beliefs may be or whoever he may be. That goes to national origin, religious beliefs, or sexuality. "
" We'll have clinics and educational events and conferences to get more and more young players developing as hockey players. "
" I don't feel that it's either necessary or appropriate for me to comment on what the NFL either says or does. "
" Eliminating fighting would mean eliminating the jobs of the 'fighters,' meaning these guys would not have NHL careers. "
" We are not giving up on the Coyotes in the Greater Phoenix Area... The team has got a number of options and is going to pursue them, so nobody should think that team is moving other than out of Glendale. "
" When you're in other time zones in other places, you don't get quite as much attention; you don't get quite as much visibility for the game, and you give up a lot to do it. "
" I think it's our job to create a culture and an environment where a gay player knows he is safe and welcome. If and when that happens, believe me - that person will have the full support of the commissioner's office. "
" We did the World Cup to relaunch our international efforts, and that served as a foundation. "
" The Olympics are very proprietary about letting others promote and market what's going on, so we shut down for 17 days, and they don't let us do a whole lot in return for giving our players to them. We don't get compensated, and we've never looked for compensation. "
" If you're thin-skinned, you don't belong doing what I do for a living. "
" I don't weigh into politics. "
" I don't really think about having a retrospective on my high-school years. It's not something that, from a positive or a negative standpoint, is a driving force in my life. "
" I don't worry about the integrity of the game. Our players are professionals. "
" We went from journalism, in newspapers that gets heavily edited, to blogs, where you can express your opinions, to tweeting, where you can say anything, and it gets repeated and becomes fact when it isn't. It's something the entire world is going to have to come to grips with. "
" NHL clubs don't like having to shut down at a critical part of the season and disrupt our season for anything, let alone a situation where we're not given an opportunity to promote our presence. "
" There are a couple people who have complained on other teams about some of the things that Pittsburgh players have done. Some of that goes in the category of gamesmanship. Some of that goes to the fact that we need to be vigilant as a league to make sure that players aren't unnecessarily and inappropriately hurt. "
" My rooting interest these days is first and foremost competitive hockey, and secondly in officials not making a mistake. "
" The issue of how the game is played is something that's constantly being reviewed internally with the Players' Association, with the general managers, and it's something that we continue to monitor on a daily basis. "
" We encourage the growth of women's hockey. "
" If the IOC would move the Olympic hockey tournament to the summer, that would be great. We'd be thrilled to have our players participate because then it doesn't affect our season. "
" The good news for us is the NHL has never been stronger, never been more popular, and that, I guess, has led to a lot of interest being expressed from a number of places, an interest in getting an expansion team, and Las Vegas happens to be one of those places. "
" Obviously, we're focused on the Winter Classic. "
" A good fan base has developed around the Hurricanes, and I see the opportunity for continued growth for this franchise in the future. "
" Sports, as a media property, is increasingly valuable because it's something you have to have live. As a result, we're a better touch point for sponsors and advertisers because our commercials typically don't get zapped out. "
" What our fans want, what our fans believe, what our fans are interested in is why we are what we are. But, nevertheless, ultimately we have to do the things that we believe are essential for the long-term health of the game, of the league, and of all of our franchises. "
" I think it's very difficult to generalize as to why, in a particular league or a particular industry, somebody has or has not come out. We certainly don't want a player to come out for our sake. It should be what's right for him and something that he has to be comfortable with. "