"The NHL says we have to have to announce Khabibulin as our starting goalie, but we will have a cardboard cutout of him in net," said coach Joel Quenneville. "Then when the game starts, the extra skater will pick up the cutout and throw it in our bench."
“I was over at Wrigley enjoying my usual on-the-house Stanley Cup full of Old Style when I was told there was a practice or something?” said Sharp. “So I ran right over. Well … finished what was left. Then took a cab.”
"Man, this headache is killer but I've got to get to the parade," said Crawford, who thought it was Friday and had no recollection of attending the parade Friday and delivering an epic, profanity-laced 20-second speech at the team's victory rally in Grant Park. "I better get going if I don't want to miss anything."
"Glove side, shmove side, I say," said Mike Milbury of NBC Sports. "He led them to a Cup just like I always knew he would ... but I didn't want to say it out loud and just state the obvious."
"It will really help me get my confidence back on the glove side," Crawford said. "This foam finger is just comically massive so it will be much better at getting in the way of the puck than my glove ever was. It will cushion the blow more too."
A friendly visit to the locker room by Red Sox first baseman and lifelong pariah Bill Buckner nearly backfired on Corey Crawford and the Blackhawks during a wild Game 4 victory in the Stanley Cup Final.
"Look, Corey has played admirably, but if it wasn't for the goalpost, we would be down two games to none," said Quenneville. "So I think it deserves a chance, don't you?"