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It's a heck of an experience for them. We paid the ultimate price. But we're not in school anymore.
Tom Renney
#Experience

I'm sort of playing a hunch, and there's a history as well. I like to make informed decisions and do my research.
Tom Renney
#History

He has a pretty good history there.
Tom Renney
#History

(Without Jagr) it probably gave our opponents some confidence at least.
Tom Renney
#Confidence

I'm sort of playing a hunch as much as anything. That's the paradox of coaching. You have to coach for the moment to get wins, but you have to invest when you can in the future.
Tom Renney
#Paradox

It certainly changed the complexion of our team. We're looking to develop some confidence and create some momentum. If we got a goal there, that's probably it.
Tom Renney
#Confidence

I thought he showed a lot of courage tonight. I thought he protected the puck as best he could and could make plays only he could make. He wasn't able to manufacture much offensively off the shot. He played to the best of his ability and it was important to have him in the lineup and in our dressing room.
Tom Renney
#Courage

Mission important and possible. It's a race to four games and they've only got three. As far as I'm concerned, we can certainly do that.
Tom Renney
#Games

The guys really understood the game plan. We worked with them all night long. We kept them to the outside; they didn't get a lot of second chances.
Tom Renney
#Night

But there's not much to like about the game.
Tom Renney
#Game

We really can't afford to look past the next 20 minutes of hockey. There are some neat things building between the Devils and ourselves and we're happy about that for everybody concerned.
Tom Renney
#Past

We're beginning to see a bit of personality in the other three lines. They can contribute, game in and game out.
Tom Renney
#Beginning

They're well aware of that reputation. They're aware of it and their objective is to prove people wrong.
Tom Renney
#People

It's a reference point, that's probably the biggest advantage we created for ourselves out of tonight. We did come from behind to beat a real good hockey team and we have to use that for what it's worth.
Tom Renney
#Advantage

We had a very professional conversation. It was not any kind of confrontation, it was just sharing thoughts.
Tom Renney
#Conversation

We'll take it, you'd better believe it. We haven't had too many games that bark. This one was a big dog.
Tom Renney
#Games

I knew what kind of coaching staff I wanted because I knew how I like to work. I think we cover each other real well. We have a philosophy about the game, having not played, that forces us to really identify with the work habits required to get anywhere.
Tom Renney
#Work

It's 82 games. Sometimes it might not click as quickly or as well as you want it to, or sometimes not at all. For our team, we've clicked more than we haven't . . .
Tom Renney
#Games

We're preparing for a team we love to play and who loves to play us. My feeling is we'll be much better.
Tom Renney
#Love

We really do have to get our heads around the way the game is being called. We're growing up in a hurry here, and we cannot afford to play hockey like we did tonight or our growth will be stunted in a real hurry.
Tom Renney
#Growing Up

They really care about where this team is going. They have an ear to the past and what's happened here, but they've also really assumed the responsibility for where this team is going to go - the effort we're trying to make to gain respect back from our fans and from the NHL.
Tom Renney
#Past

We've got to get back to good habits of how we start our games ... how we manage the circumstances in those first six, eight, 10 minutes. We have to try to dictate the terms.
Tom Renney
#Circumstances

I just like his good, honest work habits. And he's a caring player and a good teammate. And when you reward people like that with good ice time and opportunity, more often than not they'll deliver to your expectations - as long as they're realistic.
Tom Renney
#Caring

Jaromir really cares about this kid. He's helped him with his language; he talks to him all the time in English.
Tom Renney
#Language

There are teams in the league and teams I've coached in the past for which the puck is inconsequential - we're not really built that way. We want the puck as much as we can. We want to make sure we are the ones taking care of it, not Pittsburgh.
Tom Renney
#Past

We had a good transition game and passed the puck up quickly. We got the puck behind people and deep. The best way to beat the trap is not let it set up.
Tom Renney
#People

Kevin was fine. I thought (the switch) was more an opportunity to wake up 18 guys and make a statement.
Tom Renney
#Opportunity

We're a work in progress and we're scrambling and scratching and clawing to kind of be what we were so proud to be earlier. And we're close. We're getting there sort of in fits and starts. But it's a matter of settling down, calming down and believing in everything that we're capable of doing within our system and we'll be fine.
Tom Renney
#Progress

He's a proud guy and a professional. To be honest with you, I'm not so sure the game off was the difference. We could have had a chat about it, and I think he would have come out and done everything he could to be the same player he was [Wednesday]. I thought he responded real well.
Tom Renney
#Game