"We need a new voice, we need a new start, we need new expectations, we need a new discipline, and it’s time to look forward here."
Steve Tambellini, on expectations *** "Mac really thought he couldn’t do any more with the group."
Kevin Lowe, on accountability [note how it is “the” group and not “our” group let alone “my” group] ***
"The thing that was maybe most disappointing for me was our culture took a hit, in terms of our work ethic and our selflessness."
Craig MacTavish, on professionalism *** "I’m always proud of the way I play, I’m always proud of the way I prepare and proud of the way I carry myself."
Ethan Moreau, on himself ***
"If you’re in the NHL, if you want to have a good career, you should be able to motivate yourself."
Ethan Moreau, on others *** "We have some good veterans that hopefully want to be a part of this going forward. But I can tell you things are going to change as far as expectations and preparation from the players’ standpoint."
Steve Tambellini, on the future ***
"We got behind the 8-ball right away, we took an undisciplined penalty. I love Scottie Hartnell’s emotion but he’s got to find that line of discipline and I don’t really think he did tonight. He’s a guy we count on to kill penalties, he’s a guy we count on a lot. ... He ends up in the penalty box way too much and that’s something we’re going to have to correct."
John Stevens, coach of an actual playoff team, on Real accountability