Everybody has the right to have their own opinion.
I'm happy it was Fisher, ... because he's pretty good-looking.
I don't think they saw one another.
It's not easy to replace Hossa. But, if there's one guy to do it, Heatley's one of the best young players in the league and he's a guy to do it.
I'm sure everybody is going to support Ted Saskin because he is the right man for the job. He did a good job for us in the collective bargaining agreement negotiations and I believe everybody wants to move forward.
Ted wanted this vote to make sure everybody was on board. He had the support of the players on the conference call (Monday), but he thought we should have the vote so that everybody feels comfortable with him.
I learned a lot in the last three years ... especially about the business side of hockey. I'm proud of the work I've done and I was glad to be involved. But I just think it's time for me to move on. This was a tough three years ... especially last year because nobody wanted to be locked out.
You could tell how tired they were. They couldn't get anything going. We knew as long as we kept the puck ahead of us and didn't take any penalties then they would have a tough time scoring.
They played well in the first period and got up 2-0 on us. We scored some big short-handed goals that really got us going. It seemed like we were waiting for something to happen and when it did, we took over.
The integrity of the game is obviously very important. And betting on hockey is obviously something we don't want. Until you know all the facts, you don't know how it's going to affect the game or put a black mark on it.
It's a fresh start for him. He doesn't have to think about the playoff race or anything. Everybody starts at zero. It's a great opportunity for us. We're getting older and it might be our last big tournament for our country. I think he's just going to enjoy the Olympic experience and make the most of the opportunity.
It's great to see a fighting spirit in us and not quitting. It used to be a lot easier holding guys up in the neutral zone and making it a lot tougher for the other guys to come in to fore check. You can't do that anymore so once you get some momentum it's hard to stop it.
When you're hot, you want to keep playing. You don't want to have the kind of break in the schedule that we just had.