- Jeremy Rutherford: Sabres Chris Stewart on his trade to Buffalo: “It was pretty plain and simple. They wanted a big goalie and I got voted off the island. I was a casualty. It sucks, but that’s the business.”
- Igor Eronko: Islanders prospect Kirill Petrov will remain in the KHL for at least one more year.
- Mark Spector of SportsNet: Canucks GM Mike Gillis on Vancouver radio when asked if he expects head coach John Tortorella back next year.
“David, I’m not sure if I’ll be back,” began Gillis.
His vision of the Canucks is no longer the guiding light.
“I’m tired of chasing a moving target,” Gillis told the TEAM 1040 on Thursday. “We’re going to get back to the fundamentals and principles that I believe in, and that’s how we’re going to play. If people don’t want to comply… We did this six years ago. We made hard choices. Those hard choices are going to come again if we don’t see people get on the same page.”
“Players have severely under-performed. Our team has under-performed,” Gillis said.
“Our problems are far reaching, and they will be addressed. If people don’t want to get onside with how I view this team and how it is supposed to play, then they won’t be here.”
- Hockey Central at Noon talking about Nonis’ comments.