"I don't recall every single word I said to him."
- WAYNE SIMMONDSa hockey player for the Philadelphia Flyers, on the accusation he directed a homophobic epithet at Sean Avery of the New York Rangers during an on-ice scuffle on Monday; Avery, who is not gay, had supported New York's gay marriage bill
"The situation remains unfortunate, and a string of air crashes which happened this summer shows that. We cannot go on like that."
- DMITRY MEDVEDEVRussian president, on the need for better aviation safety after the tragic plane crash carrying members of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavi hockey team just northeast of Moscow. 43 people were killed
"That's all he does — think about hockey every day. It's amazing. I wish I would have had that discipline back then."
- MARIO LEMIEUX,former Pittsburgh Penguins star and current co-owner, on the Penguins' Sidney Crosby, after Pittsburgh won the Stanley Cup, beating the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 in Game 7
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