Craig Conroy
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"Craig Michael Conroy" is an United States/American former professional ice hockey player and currently the Assistant General Manager of the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League. A sixth round selection of the Montreal Canadiens at the 1990 NHL Entry Draft/1990 National Hockey League (NHL) Entry Draft, Conroy played 1,009 NHL games for the Canadiens, St. Louis Blues, Calgary Flames and Los Angeles Kings during a professional career that spanned from 1994 to 2011. Internationally, he twice played with the United States men's national ice hockey team/United States National Team – at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey and the Ice Hockey at the 2006 Winter Olympics/2006 Winter Olympics.

Developed as a defensive specialist through much of his career, Conroy was twice a finalist for the Selke Trophy as the league's top defensive forward and was nominated for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy as its most gentlemanly player. He played over List of NHL players with 1000 games played/1,000 games in the NHL and was the second oldest player in league history to reach that milestone. Conroy, who enjoyed his greatest offensive seasons with the Flames, is a former Captain (ice hockey)/captain of the team and was twice honored by the organization for his leadership, dedication and humanitarian efforts.

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That weighs on people's mind, and I think Dave thought about it and said, 'I'm going to make a change right now and move forward.

I think a wake-up call is sometimes needed. Andy was here a long time ... now John's in and we have to get ready. We don't have much time.

I knew he was upset; he didn't say much in the room. He just kind of packed up his stuff, took a shower and he left.

We got to come through for him.

We talked as a team that his was a big game. If we won we'd be up by 10 points, if we lost we'd be up by six, so we wanted to put some distance between the teams behind us. It doesn't matter how pretty the wins are, we have to get as many points as we can.

A wake-up call, sometimes it's needed. Andy was here a long time. If we didn't make the playoffs, there was going to be changes - players, personnel, everybody.

We need someone that's impartial, that hasn't been here a long time to get guys going to that next level.

If we get them back, that's great. But until then, everyone else is going to pick it up. We can't cry about it now. We've got only 22 games left and we've got to go out there and get it done.

I think we played nervous at the beginning and we were tense. We know they're a team that's struggling, but that's a dangerous kind of team.