‘McKee’s bruised knee is still a little tender. Pyatt told Ruff he’s feeling real good and could be cleared for non contact practice.’
Archives for January 14, 2004
'"The third period was really embarrassing to ourselves," Hitchcock said. "That's not like our hockey club. We haven't done that since the day I came here. You win and you lose, but I thought for the first time we really did embarrass ourselves … the way we acted. I think that's uncharacteristic of what we're doing. Hopefully this has bottomed out and we can build from here."'
'"What's embarrassing is getting hit in the face," he said. "Look at me. Wake up, NHL, already. It's a joke. NHL, wake up. Make the referees responsible for their actions, too. When I'm bleeding like a stuck pig, it's ridiculous."'
'Noronen looked much more comfortable in the second period. The Flyers held a 16-7 shot advantage in the frame and sometimes looked like they were on the power play even when the Sabres were at full strength.'
'"In the third period, I'm going in on a breakaway and the kid's stick comes up and gets me in the face. Blaine Angus is standing right in front of me. He says he doesn't see it. What the hell is he looking at?"'
'"I told (Angus) to go (expletive) himself," said Roenick, who was angry about the referee not calling a penalty on the play, which cost him a tooth.'
'"We took a four-minute minor (Mike Comrie) that was a retaliation penalty, we took an additional two-minute minor (Michal Handzus) that was uncharacteristic and then the five-minute spear (Chris Therien) and that was the hockey game. We had some people who totally lost their composure."'
'"It's a tough time for us and for the organization… . I've been around this team a year and a half and I have not seen this… . It was embarrassing."'
'And the Flyers, as a team, had sunk to a level that only could be described as rock bottom.'
'This wasn’t just another midseason loss for the Flyers, it was a nuclear winter of a night.'