-Oilers enforcer Georges Laraque on younger players wanting to fight him: "Guys come up and ask you, so politely, `Georges, would you do me the honor? Could we go?' It's almost like they're asking for candy."
-There won't be a lot of broken hearts around the league if Bryan Marchment of the Calgary Flames suffered a serious knee injury on Friday. As he has done so often, he was targeting someone else's knee.- Al Strachan
-So how come Jeremy Jacobs, who has systematically reduced the once-great and all-powerful Bruins franchise to utter irrelevancy in his three Cup-less decades as owner, isn't all over the papers this year telling his stenographers in Boston how smart he is and how much he knows about hockey?- Larry Brooks
-Their four-game homestand complete, the Sharks fly to Boston today for what's expected to be a 48-hour circus surrounding Joe Thornton's return to his NHL roots.
"It's going to be nice to get there," Thornton said Saturday, "but I think after a couple days, it'll be nice to leave."