CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 30: Mike Rupp #27 of the Minnesota Wild checks Michal Rozsival #32 of the Chicago Blackhawks over the boards while trying to control the puck in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 30, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.
I worry about our older guys like Richie and [since-departed Mike Rupp] who aren’t playing [in Europe]
It’s not an easy time of year for young kids, and that’s also a real compliment to Charlie [Coyle] and Brods [Jonas Brodin] that they’re still able to go out and play and not play like young kids ... But it’s a tough time right now. And the game is tough and we’ve got to make sure that we’ve got everybody in the lineup going out and helping us to get to our game, playing the game the way that we should see it being played.
You know me. I like physical hockey ... I like going in straight lines and finishing checks. This time of year that should be everybody. We’re coming home and we should be playing a hard game [Sunday] and we expect everybody to do that.More quotes »
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