"I feel you have to know those things. You have to treat yourself as an enterprise. It's just like goaltending; you have to be prepared and understand everything. You have to give anything your due diligence."
He's an NHL player. He's a guy with unbelievable hands and vision.
There's talk about Jacob Markstrom and there should be. He's a great goalie. But I train all summer to play hockey in the winter.
I want to play for the Florida Panthers. I want to play in the NHL. They want me to play as well as I can over here and get here as quick as possible. You don't become a better goalie by sitting on the bench. I want to play in games and I want to win games. That keeps pushing me to be a better goalie. If they tell me to go to Rochester, that's how it is. I'll go there and show them they were wrong.
Because all hockey players can play any other sport, but other athletes rarely can play hockey.
"Unfortunately, the way the (affiliation) contract is made up, Florida has 100 percent say in who's coaching and who's playing. When (Amerks) fans holler, they need to holler loud because the decision-makers are in Florida."
"Obviously there was a lot of talk in the [Amerks' dressing] room this morning; guys had a lot of questions. What was the point of getting two more veterans? What’s the plan now?"