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by Paul on 09/21/10 at 07:55 AM ET
from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,
Q: Nobody’s won back-to-back Stanley Cups since the Red Wings did it back in 1997 and ’98. You’re going to have to deal with the effects of all the players that you lost [due to salary cap pressure], plus the effects of that short summer. Do you think maybe some of the changes actually help you because it puts a lot of hungry hockey players into your lineup, all of whom want to win their first championships?
A: That’s what we’re kind of noticing now. You talk to somebody like [new No. 1 goalie] Marty Turco. We’re all excited about winning the Stanley Cup. He’s excited about winning one this upcoming year. He’s so enthusiastic about the season. He wants to get back on top of his game, he wants to be a big part of the team. … Sometimes, you talk to a guy like that and it just gives you motivation to get back on the ice and want to do it for him because you were in the same position last year.
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