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Pat Quinn Quotes

Right now we're trying to build some team work, we're trying to build some confidence,
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#Confidence

The 26 players we selected today are the ones who we feel will get us (back) to that gold-medal circle.
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#Gold

One of the things Team Canada management wanted to do, because we have so many talented Canadian players, was that availability of selecting the guy who's hot at the time.
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#Canada

Clearly, [the power play] has won us some games. The team that has special teams are getting the points.
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#Games

Even though he was here just one year he really helped people come along. He has that empathy that great leaders do. He knows how to help his teammates through tough times. ... He was part of our leadership package along with Roberts and of course Mats.
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#Empathy

The problem is that we haven't seen them at this next elite level. All these players we selected have proved well at these levels.
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#Elite

I think the idea as a coach is you put out a lineup that can win that night. The present is more important than the future. You try to put the guys out there who will get us one more victory.
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#Night

I believe that it comes from who you are and what you learn when you're younger, not necessarily just when you look down at what's on your chest.
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#Believe

He's probably the biggest reason they won gold in 1998, and he would have been the dark horse to carry them to gold again.
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#Gold

Emotion is powerful in sport. We want it. We want the positive emotions and we fight the negative ones. It's pretty hard to look at your job and know exactly what you need to do when emotions get a hold of you.
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#Emotions

It could be (McCabe or one of his ilk prevail). It has helped their game that we're using them a lot more on power play and penalty kills.
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#Game

They have been three solid teams. They are always competitive games anyway because the crowds are fired up. We hope we can meet the challenge.
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#Crowd

He's a hockey person, a hockey dad, and secretly, I think he loves the Leafs.
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#Dad

Our defensive zone coverage cost us the other night (against Ottawa) and it cost us tonight,
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#Night

You bet I'm upset, ... That's trying to hurt people and there should be no place in the game for that. We'll see what things are made of here. It's a bloody disgrace.
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#Hurt

He promotes it. That's his history.
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#History

They have a lot of talent. Many of the advantages entering this season went to clubs like Atlanta, Calgary, ones that have been lousy for awhile, but were not only able to have good young guys but have the (salary)cap in the right spot too.
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#Talent

It takes some work,
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#Work

(If you think) you can come to games and turn it on, already you are in a frame of mind you should not be in.
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#Games

(Rookie dinners) even got out of hand as far as people trying to run up the bill on these kids.
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#Kids

has a reputation of sending his guys out head hunting.
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#Hunting

To see the little kids around looking at their heroes. That's one of the intangible sides of this business that is the good in the game. It was really a pleasure out there this morning.
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#Business

I wanted to get O'Neill with Allison, which is where I kind of planned on having him all the way along.
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#Kind

(We like their) youth and enthusiasm.
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#Enthusiasm

They have a lot of talent,
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#Talent

They were head-hunting, there should be no place in the game for that. Cowardly, that's all it is ... a bunch of cowards.
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#Hunting

They (the officials) obviously didn't know how to handle it. This was a disgrace.
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#Disgrace

He's showing a responsibility and an accountability that we were hoping we'd get, but you never know, and he's showing it right now.
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#Responsibility

They battled us hard and it was one of those games that was going to get decided along the boards and in the pits, it wasn't a wide-open affair.
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#Games

We can't win games like that at the end, and if we think we can, we're fooling ourselves. In the last 10 minutes, they didn't pick anything up, we just gave them a lot of room. Our forwards didn't much in the offensive zone except get caught.
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#Games