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In Quotes: Stanley Cup Finals Game Six

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jun 10, 2010 2:40PM

The Players

  • "The party in Chicago is going to be all-world. It's been a long time." - Coach Joe Quenneville []
  • "It was crazy. At the moment it's just like, 'We won the Stanley Cup' and that's all you're thinking about. To play this game, this is the only thing I want to do in the world and be a part of moments like this." - Patrick Kane [Tribune]
  • "We're brothers for life now. We're champions. We're champions for life. This is the pinnacle of our sport, and we won it, and I can't tell you how I feel." - Kris Vertseeg [ESPN]
  • "We just thought it was meant to be. We just thought we were going to find a way once again. In a few days, we all might be able to appreciate a little more the run we were on, the things we made happen. Now it just hurts." - Flyers' Danny Briere [Philly Inquirer]
  • "I don't think any of us actually knew it went it. We just followed the flow. Kaner started celebrating so we figured it must have gone in." - Troy Brouwer []
  • "It means everything. It’s unbelievable just to see everybody on the ice, to see our families who supported us all year long. I dreamed about holding [the Stanley Cup] my whole life — what a feeling." - Patrick Sharp [Sun-Times]
  • "This tops everything, for sure." - Jonathan Toews []
  • "I'm so happy I finally did it. We couldn't just put our heads down. We had to work, and we knew we could do it." - Marian Hossa [ESPN]
  • "I was so happy for my dad and grandfather (Arthur) that we could do this, so I hoisted that Cup in honor of them. I've never felt this exhilaration in my life. We put the right people in place and anything can happen if you dream big." - Rocky Wirtz [Tribune]

The Press

  • "That the Hawks finally captured hockey’s Holy Grail on the road in overtime after a killer turn of events proved a fitting end to a season of grace and grit, a fitting conclusion to a second consecutive season where a young team had shown a remarkable learning curve." - Steven Rosenbloom [Tribune]
  • "The lamp never lit, not a buzzer was sounded, but nothing about the Chicago Blackhawks' Stanley Cup championship was anticlimactic." - Melissa Isaacson [ESPN]
  • "The Hawks looked faster, stronger and better, probably because that's what they are. When Quenneville split up the line of Toews, Kane and Dustin Byfuglien before Game 5, it spread out the talent throughout the lines, and it quickly became apparent the Flyers couldn't keep up." - Rick Morrissey [Sun-Times]
  • "How big is Jonathan Toews now? In rinks all over Canada, kids will set up behind the net and pretend to be Toews, looking for that perfect pass. In Chicago, he was already a star, getting TV commercials and the like, but now he's a legend. Heck, Michael Jordan wears Toews' jersey, both on his statue outside the United Center and on his person at a recent playoff game. There is no better homage than the greatest team sport athlete in history wearing your name on his back." - Jon Greenberg [ESPN]