David Hukalo on Thursday's game: "There's a lot of stuff we have to work on mentally. The hard work is there, but metally it's not always there I don't think. You need to be able to use your heads or the hard work isn't for much. That's given us some problems in the last six, seven games. It's creating problems for us."
Al Sims on starting four rookie defensemen: "You have to play them and let them make mistakes and then show them their mistakes on video and work with them in practice. You have to try to make them better players in March than they are right now, and I think all our guys have potential to have great upside because they are all great skaters except for Danko and he's probably got the best defensive instincts of any of them. Boulay and Holladay and Warner can really skate. That's a big part of it."
Mathieu Curadeau on getting called up: "Last year I was probably more nervous (going to Worcester), but here they know me already and what I'm able to do so it's a little bit different. Last year I was just going to a place where I didn't know anybody and I was just trying to make a surprise. Here I was already able to show what I can do, and when they released me at the beginning of the year, they told me when they were going to call me up they wanted a player who was going to make a difference in the game. I have to go there and think that way."
You may not know the story on Tommie Shears so I'm going to post it on the first comment of this post. He's pretty remarkable.