I interviewed [Tampa Bay goalie] Sean Burke the morning before a [preseason game] start, something he normally doesn't do.

I thought I made a mistake because I don't think a coach from another team should be criticizing a player from another team, ... But that (elbow) was cheap. There was no honor in it, and that's (what) our game was built on.

This game is not special to me, ... I don't give a [expletive] about Tampa.

The arena was only half full for a preseason opener, ... I was surprised because you think of Detroit as a hockey town.