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Eddie Olczyk Quotes

The lineup we'll have in there, I think the people will enjoy seeing. It will be an exciting night, I think, for everybody.
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#Night

Instead of being proactive, we were reactive. I'm not sure if we came into this game obviously having [too much] respect for the Red Wings. Certainly, standing and watching didn't help.
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#Game

There will be guys in this camp who might play really well but might not get an opportunity. But yes, there is room. Guys come in and out, guys are hurt, there's opportunity. It just comes down to where we think guys fit in for us.
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#Opportunity

We weren't scoring a lot of goals [earlier in the season] and Dickie was playing a lot and plus-minus kind of goes hand in hand. The only way that you'd ever be able to really get an honest assessment is to have the National Hockey League hire someone on a nightly basis just like they do in Major League Baseball and give players errors instead of plus-minus.
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#Goals

There's a lot more structure in penalty-killing.
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#Killing

We'll give guys an opportunity. That may be the difference for them being here, or not.
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#Opportunity

Tonight I was extremely happy with our penalty killing. I thought Marc-Andre played extremely well. I liked the way our power play started but I didn't like the way it finished.
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#Killing

I think the urgency and the desperation have gone up. We've gotten points in three straight games and we've had opportunities, now we need the consistency aspect. In order to win in this league, you've got to play 60 minutes, and I have the utmost confidence we'll do that.
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#Desperation

He was in playoff form the first game of the season. I don't know a higher compliment you can pay.
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#Compliments

We want to give him the opportunity to become the best player he can, in all three zones. When a guy wants to play all the time and he wants the puck, it's important for us to give him those chances.
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#Opportunity

By Sunday night, I'm hoping that we're going to have a pretty darn close look to what we're going to have on Wednesday. We're still trying some things, putting some guys in situations maybe they're not ready for, but the only way we're going to find out is to put them in there.
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#Night

We're really happy with the way that he's played. I don't think there's any doubt he'll be heading back to Pittsburgh with us. He's earned that right.
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#Doubt

Desperation is a good word, but just working smarter and doing the little things, especially in our own zone, will take care of everything else.
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#Desperation

We're passed the stage of frustration.
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#Frustration

I just know he had a stomach virus or flu symptoms last week and sometimes those things stick with you. And when you try to work through them and play at the level that he expects to play at, sometimes you don't let yourself get back (to being) completely healthy.
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#Flu

It's game we should have won. But the other night, the Kings led by four goals and lost. You're going to see games like this now.
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#Goals

He's been battling something the past few days. He will not play. We will see how he feels Thursday.
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#Past

He's starting to feel more comfortable. Guys of his stature, they just kind of let their ability and their hockey sense and anticipation take over.
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#Ability

The execution wasn't there. This is the last thing we saw coming. ... This is the toughest game of the season.
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#Execution

He's a tremendous hockey mind, and he's been around a long time. I'm sure he's brought a lot to that team.
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#Mind

To be quite honest, since he got hurt, he looks more confident. I don't want to say he looks fresher, but it seems those couple of days off did him good.
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#Hurt

I'm extremely happy for the guys. They showed a lot of moxie and a lot of courage and I couldn't be more proud of them. There have been games we've been down before, and that's a credit to them (to come back). I couldn't be any happier for them.
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#Courage

Andy struggled. I don't think there's any doubt about that. We're going to let the goaltending kind of shake [itself out] in these exhibition games, and just kind of go from there.
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#Doubt