19 Total Quotes

Doug MacLean Quotes

He earned a spot on our roster and will be a tremendous complement to the young talent in our organization.
Doug MacLean
#Talent

He's as tough as they come. All I know he may be the best conditioned athlete in the league, and that's a pretty good start. There's not a team in the NHL that wouldn't like to have Adam Foote, I can tell you that.
Doug MacLean
#Athlete

I would like to believe it was an unbelievable recruiting job, but I don't think that was the case. We came in under the radar as we like to do.
Doug MacLean
#Believe

It's really unfortunate for him, as a kid you hate to see that, it was an awkward type thing. He's out six weeks.
Doug MacLean
#Hate

You have to, that was a conversation between Mike and I, that we had to make the money work for both. You still have to try and get what fits your team but you have to make the money work on both sides.
Doug MacLean
#Conversation

Unfortunately, that's not the case. He's going to be immobilized for the next week. Then we'll start therapy again. From what the doctors told me, if we follow this procedure he should be 100 percent in two weeks.
Doug MacLean
#Therapy

We've always had decent talent, but I haven't always liked our team. Last year's team wasn't a team. I'm excited that the pieces are different.
Doug MacLean
#Talent

We're adding a three-time Stanley Cup champion, a Hart winner, who still has a tremendous skill level and is excited to play. He'll be a terrific addition.
Doug MacLean
#Skill

We're trying to trade him. I've been working with his agent (Lewis Gross) since last night trying to make a deal to move him. The two of us have worked the phone lines, we've talked to a few teams about him. So that's where it stands right now.
Doug MacLean
#Night

Bryan Berard is one of the most courageous and dedicated athletes I've ever been around. To overcome the adversity that he has in recent years has been inspiring. He made a mistake, has acknowledged it and is committed to moving forward. We have every confidence in Bryan and firmly believe there will be no subsequent issues with the new program addressing the use of performance-enhancing substances adopted by the National Hockey League and NHL Players' Association this season.
Doug MacLean
#Adversity

People make mistakes. That's the way I'm approaching it, and I'm going to support Bryan 100 percent.
Doug MacLean
#Mistakes

He is one of the league's most gifted players and a proven winner who will bring tremendous experience, speed and playmaking abilities to our lineup (and) still has a tremendous skill level and is excited to play. He'll be a terrific addition.
Doug MacLean
#Experience

It's been a trying weekend because there was a lot of discussion with a lot of teams. I hoped when I put him back on waivers, because of all the discussions I was having with those teams, that someone would take him.
Doug MacLean
#Trying

Canada is unique in the way it treats hockey. It has been a big part of the culture for a long time and we don't want to lose in it.
Doug MacLean
#Canada

Minnesota?s done a good job. They really have. But would I trade our team for theirs? No way.
Doug MacLean
#Trade

It?s different this year than in the past. I?m not trying to move anybody, and I?m not trying to acquire anybody. I?m listening, but I?m not calling. And right now, I?m not hearing anything that makes me want to do something. I?d like to establish a little stability.
Doug MacLean
#Past

This was a nice opportunity to pay them back.
Doug MacLean
#Opportunity

There were a lot of nights I went home and I said to myself, 'Where did I go wrong here?
Doug MacLean
#Home

The last 50 games, we've proven that we're a team that's getting better.
Doug MacLean
#Games