Craig Patrick Quotes

Craig Patrick (born May 20, 1946) is an American former hockey player, coach and general manager, the son of Lynn Patrick and the grandson of Lester Patrick. During the 1980 Winter Olympics, Patrick was the Assistant General Manager and Assistant Coach under Herb Brooks for the United States men's national ice hockey team, which won the gold medal and defeated the Soviet Union in the "Miracle on Ice". From 1989 to 2006, Patrick was the General Manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins where he oversaw back-to-back Stanley Cup championships in 1991 and 1992, as well as the drafting and signing of some players that would later win a Stanley Cup title for the Penguins in 2009.

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“John is a big, strong winger who is a proven and consistently productive goal-scorer. His presence further strengthens the group of forwards we're assembling here in Pittsburgh.”

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“If we didn't pick up Sidney this year, I'm sure Kris would have been in our lineup.”

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“I'm sure this was weighing on his mind, too, because he did have some tests for it and they couldn't find anything. There was no sign of anything.”

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“He was talking about skating (yesterday) but I'm not sure.”

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“It's been an interesting year for sure, there's no doubt about that. It's the new NHL and it hasn't unfolded as we expected, but there's still a half season left and we'll see how it goes the rest of the way.”

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“Jocelyn brings a wealth of experience to our goaltending corps and will help us tremendously as we move forward.”

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“We did this for the first time in the summer of 2003, and we believe it's a good way for some of our young prospects to come into town and get to know a little bit about our organization and our city before training camp. We'll put them through a series of tests, and they'll also have a chance to meet with our coaches and trainers.”

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“There could be more changes coming, depending on what we see, in the very near future.”

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“He's started his medication already and it will solve his problem. He's in great shape and he's in great spirits. This has been something that has been lingering on and off and they finally figured out what it is.”

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“He made some nice moves on that play. That was great.”

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“We expect that he will be able to begin exercising in a matter of days and return to the lineup in a brief period of time.”

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“We didn't have the budget to give them. Now we do, and we can pay the going rate.”

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“I think the more experience he gets, the better. He could play in a tournament like this every other week as far as I'm concerned. It makes you a better player.”

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“It's good for hockey, and it's good for his area. It's interesting, the way it worked out. It's good to have this many hockey players in town.”

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“We didn't sense that there was any problems with the shoulder. He passed the physical.”

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