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" Doing jersey advertising for the World Cup is not in the same universe as putting advertising on NHL sweaters. "
" We're not anti-Olympics, we're anti-disruption to the season. "
" You can have the biggest markets in the world, but if the game isn't exciting, compelling, and competitive, it's not going to generate a lot of interest. "
" 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. "
" There are always going to be critics... and I have always had a rule: no matter how good the commentary is, or how bad the commentary is, it's more important that you do what you think is right. "
" Eliminating fighting would mean eliminating the jobs of the 'fighters,' meaning these guys would not have NHL careers. "
" Obviously, we're focused on the Winter Classic. "
" We did the World Cup to relaunch our international efforts, and that served as a foundation. "
" A good fan base has developed around the Hurricanes, and I see the opportunity for continued growth for this franchise in the future. "
" We don't tell the officials to change the standard for the playoffs, but as we all know, time and space tends to evaporate very quickly in a playoff game; there tends to be a lot more physicality and a lot more adjustments in the course of a series. "
" 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. "
" If you're a sports fan, it is really cool when you see the best-on-best for hockey at the Olympics. "
" 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. "
" If you're thin-skinned, you don't belong doing what I do for a living. "
" I think it's fair to say that all of the teams that have been in the playoffs have played very physically. "
" The Steelers run a great organization. "
" Let's put it this way: I would consider my skiing ability to be far superior to my skating ability. And, in fact, my 10-year-old grandson, who's a AAA squirt, can skate circles around me. "
" I don't worry about the integrity of the game. Our players are professionals. "
" My rooting interest these days is first and foremost competitive hockey, and secondly in officials not making a mistake. "
" 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. "
" When you look at the team that Jimmy Rutherford has put together and the players that he has, this is just a great story of excellent in professional sports. "
" I believe that the Greater Phoenix Area is a terrific sports market; it's a terrific hockey market. "
" 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 don't feel that it's either necessary or appropriate for me to comment on what the NFL either says or does. "
" I was always a fan of the game, and I wouldn't have taken this job if I wasn't a fan of the game. "
" We encourage the growth of women's hockey. "
" We don't want our players getting hurt. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" None of our series are ever static in terms of the dates. We always have a range of flexibility to respond to whatever may or may not happen. "
" I would hope there would be a greater appreciation by casual sports fans of the incredible skill and passion of our players. "