Quote of the Day

"The last two weeks when they've been in the dressing room I've been so cognizant of trying to be calm and not use that word."
Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau, on HBO's "24/7" series showing him repeatedly use the F-word. ("NHL Live," NHL Network, 1/3)
Thursday January 6, 2011 Vol. XVII — No. 79 Print This Issue

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