Trevor Linden
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"Trevor John Linden", Order of Canada/C.M., Order of British Columbia/O.B.C. is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player and current president of hockey operations and alternate governor of the Vancouver Canucks. He spent 19 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL), and played Centre (ice hockey)/centre and Winger (ice hockey)/right wing with four teams: the Vancouver Canucks (in two stints), New York Islanders, Montreal Canadiens, and Washington Capitals. Before joining the NHL in 1988–89 NHL season/1988, Linden helped the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League (WHL) win consecutive Memorial Cup championships. In addition to appearing in two NHL All-Star Games, Linden was a member of the 1998 Winter Olympics/1998 Ice hockey at the 1998 Winter Olympics/Canadian Olympic team and participated in the 1996 World Cup of Hockey.

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[The NHL is expected to present a revised hard-cap submission to the union within the next 10 days. It will be summarily rejected, no matter the] compromises ... Just send it by e-mail so we don't have to waste any more of our time traveling to see it.

If you take away Oates you take away everyone on the ice, ... But it's hard because he's so aware.

I feel like I'm skating as well as I ever have right now, ... From a physical standpoint, I feel as strong with my skating and shooting as I ever have. I'm just really enjoying playing the game right now.

It's important for both sides to take a little time to reassess.

Bettman and the owners hold the key to getting the season under way.

Jason King has no gimmicks in his game. He's a real heady player and he's a good thinker. Jason is a mature guy, and he thinks the game well. He's got very good talent, really good hands and a knack to score. I was joking that I don't get called into the power-play meeting anymore, which is a good thing. I'm not complaining, I'm happy about us having depth like that. That's a good thing.

To get right back at it and start firing proposals, I'm not sure that's the right way to do it. To reflect, to decide which way to go, I think is important. At the appropriate time, there'll be discussion and we'll get back to it.