Because we couldn’t find anywhere else to put this stuff, here are some quotes of the day from Claude Giroux, Scott Hartnell, Mike Richards, and a very beastly Russian hockey player who just spit trash all over Canada.
Claude Giroux on the Blackhawks: [NHL.com]
"It was one of my worst days of my life," Giroux told NHL.com. "I remember sitting here and telling myself we're just one game away from the Stanley Cup. That's what you live for, to win that Cup, and to see that we were that close, it hurts."
“Any time you think of Chicago, you’re going to think of them stealing the Stanley Cup from us,” Claude Giroux said. “Obviously it’s motivation for us to win every game. I remember last year, it was a big game for us. We won that game, but we’ve got to make sure we do the same thing here.”
Scott Hartnell: [via Adam Kimelman]
“Thank god we're not playing in their building and hearing that stupid song from when they score."
Mike Richards on… California:
Ugh. Well, I suppose that’s better than his Justin Bieber Tweet.
And finally, this Russian hockey player talking about smoking Canada at the World Junior Championships:
Video via Barstool