I mean, jeez, Dominik Simon, anyone ever teach you to take a dive when a stick's flung up into your face? "It's not what I'm used to," he'd answer me...
"Yeah, you know what? I think they were faster than we were. That's a fact." Those were the first dozen words from Paul Maurice's mouth.
Sorry, but I've OD'd on AB. So if it's OK with you, I'll just push some loose pucks your way.
"I start with the thumb." That was Mike Tomlin talking about accountability. Talking about himself. As if.
Antonio Brown freaked out on one of his fellow Steelers last week, was placed on the injured list with a mythical or exaggerated injury, then was held out of a...
"Questions," came the command from the podium, one final time this winter at Heinz Field. And that's how Mike Tomlin phrases it, by the way. In the form of a...
"I don't know. Not really." This was Phil Kessel, of course. Because that's a classic comeback upon being asked whether he'd made any meaningful difference on this night.
Mariano Rivera's the ultimate reliever and, in some utopian voting process, he'd be a unanimous selection to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year on the ballot.
Rosie Nix isn't a man of few words. He's a man of a single syllable. And that's in the brightest, bubbliest of times. Which this, most assuredly, was not.
Jake Guentzel reports for duty each day with the Penguins with the understanding that, on one hand, he'll be skating alongisde the NHL's greatest player.
Kris Letang couldn't sleep. Not a wink. "Wired," he was explaining to me late Thursday night. "I tried. No chance. Way too wired, you know?"
Cam Heyward's headed to the Pro Bowl, Joe Haden's heard more praise in these parts than any corner since Rod Woodson, and Vince Williams earned the most stunning honor.
Full, open and essential disclaimer: Patric Hornqvist is exempt from absolutely every syllable I'm about to type. All clear on that, right?
T.J. Watt heard it. Then he felt it. Then he breathed it in, exhaled it out and experienced an exhilaration, as he'd later tell me, he'd never experienced at Heinz...
This hard, Matt Murray. This is how hard you've got to go Saturday night against the Kings.
As Greg Bedard has kindly done for our readers, I'll offer a primer of what to expect from these mercurial Steelers this weekend.