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What I go to bed praying for, and what I get up thinking about, is that the Tampa Bay eight (the seven players plus Dan Boyle, an alternate for Canada) stay healthy. It's a big-time concern. Look, we're damn proud of our Olympians. But at the end of the day, the issue for us is the NHL season. From that standpoint, so little good can come from it, and the negative could be catastrophic. We've told all of our players to light a candle.
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#Bed

When you have a veteran player who desperately wants to be with your hockey club, I think it's important that you be mindful of that.
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#Club

I'm certainly willing to let my reputation rise and fall on those two guys, ... We added two very good hockey players. We discovered some underutilized talents, and they can both be more than what they were allowed to be with their old franchises.
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#Reputation

I'm certainly willing to let my reputation rise and fall on those two guys. We added two very good hockey players. We discovered some underutilized talents, and they can both be more than what they were allowed to be with their old franchises.
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#Reputation

As we've said repeatedly during the past three years, Brad is one of the cornerstones of our franchise and it is great to have him signed and ready to go before the start of training camp.
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#Past

Brad Richards is a very special hockey player. The key for Brad is to continue to build on his performance and help move our club into elite company as well.
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#Performance

We are very pleased to have Andy under contract as we believe he has an incredibly bright future with our organization, ... He came into training camp and through his play earned himself a contract now, as opposed to us going through another full year of evaluating his play in junior hockey. At the same time, it was the consensus of the coaching staff that we would not be furthering his development by keeping him in Tampa as the sixth defenseman right now. We want him to go back to Prince George and have a big year for his team, make the Canadian National Jr. Team, and help lead his team into the playoffs. We are confident that Andy is going to have a very long career with the Lightning, and getting him signed today and returning him to his junior team are the next steps on what has been an incredibly positive path thus far.
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#Future

We are now the greatest cheerleaders in the league for seeing that every building is sold out every night, ... If we're not right about this sport taking off again, if in fact the revenues go the other way, it's very risky.
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#Night

The game is so much in him and is so much a part of who he is and what he is. The thought of retiring, the thought of not having the game every day, is something he can't wrap his mind around. I never believed after we won it that he would ride into the sunset, a la Ray Bourque. I think it's everything he is, the game.
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#Game

I just think that what happened with Gerald in terms of his maturity, is his mental toughness improved dramatically last season. I think that mentally he is very, very strong. He really did respond last year. A lot of times guys will pout, they'll bemoan their situation is not fair and all that -- none of that from him. Whenever they asked him to go in, all he did was stop the puck and win. I think he has matured tremendously, and we're excited about the possibilities with him.
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#Maturity

I think he's a player who has multiple gears, and he's a deceptive guy. He clearly can score goals, he can finish, he can set up plays, ... All of us who were in Traverse City are anxious to see him here.
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#Goals

Jimmy, when he was here, didn't show anywhere near the desperation that we needed him to. We were a little disappointed. Actually, we were a lot disappointed in that. Then he went (back to Springfield) and became very much a perimeter player. We can't have guys playing on the perimeter. So the feeling was maybe a change of scenery was something he needed.
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#Desperation

In terms of the money itself, we have room. I don't feel we're constrained because we are so tight up against the cap. Being able to bring in a contract worth $3 million, that's pretty good.
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#Money

Thus far, there has not been a real sentiment to move players for draft picks. People want bodies back.
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#People