This was a great hockey game. Both teams played hard the entire 60 minutes and you couldn't rest for one shift.
Serge has been contributing to our success for the past four years. He is a very important part of our success. Serge is a leader and is well deserving of this award. I am very proud of his efforts and accomplishments.
Even though he is not a veteran, Paul plays like a vet. He is cool and calm under pressure. We can trust him to do the job and do it well. He is the type of guy I depend on a lot in special team's situations. He can skate well and he moves the puck well. I am hoping he can help the young kids out that we have coming into camp.
Dion was a big part of the organization and we thank him for all he did for us. We wish him the best of luck in Fort Worth.
I respect what Tracy has done here in the Rio Grande Valley, and I thought it would be good to have him on the bench for the game. The bottom line is, I really felt that he deserved to be an All-Star coach because of the job he's done here.
We don't make any excuses. We have to play the game with him or without him. We can't dwell on him not playing. We've played without him before. Once he's back, it's a plus. You have to grab the bull by the horns and have somebody step up and be accounted for. There better be somebody to step up and be accounted for.
There's about three or four other guys I wouldn't mind picking from that team. I really like the team down in Rio. I know the players selected will be very good players.
Chris had a very successful junior and college career. He isn't the biggest guy, but he is an extremely hard worker who has a good touch around the net. I like those attributes and I am looking forward to seeing him in training camp.
They're going to come at us. We know it. Everybody else knows it. They're going to come at us, they're going to play hard, they're going to play physical. Just like the two games they did here. We've got to weather the storm somewhat, and hopefully our power play unit can get one or two goals and hold on as long as we can and try and squeak out a win.