-"Tuesday, guys were excited about [an NHL proposal] and anxious to see what was going to happen. And then now it's kind of a Debbie Downer." - Penguins defenseman Matt Niskanen (right) on negotiaions with the NHL.
-"You just got to be patient and believe the approach we’re taking. We believe we’re going to get a good deal. Just got to be patient." - Penguins forward and NHLPA negotiating committee memer Craig Adams on negotiations with the NHL.
-"When you look at a contract that was signed in good faith, and one that you expect to be honoured, you expect to get the full dollar value of that contract." - Tanner Glass on negotiations with the NHL.
-The NHL cancelled another week of games. In addition to missing out on the first six games of their season, the Penguins have now had the following contests cancelled:
Oct. 25 - vs. Rangers
Oct. 26 - at Senators
Oct. 31 - at Capitals
-The NHL has lost a total of 135 games due to cancellations this season.
-Sidney Crosby. He still uses the same phone your parents use. (PG+)
-Dustin Jeffrey recorded an assist for Medvescak Zagreb in a 5-0 win against TWK Innsbruck in the EBEL.
-Jeff Zatkoff made 23 saves for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in a 4-2 loss to the Springfield Falcons. The Penguins will hold their home opener at Mohegan Sun Arena tonight against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers beginning at 7::05 p.m.
-Patrick Killeen made 24 saves for the Wheeling Nailers in a 4-2 loss to the Elmira Jackals. The Nailers face the Jackals on the road again tonight at 7:05 p.m.
-"It's like Christmas. It's money you thought was lost. It's almost like receiving another week's paycheck. It's a great feeling." - Flyers forward Scott Hartnell on receiving an escrow check.
-Rangers defensive prospect Dylan McIlrath, a first-round pick in 2010 (No. 10 overall), underwent knee surgery.
-“We proposed three different offers in relation to theirs, but when all get shut down in 10 minutes it’s discouraging and shows that they don’t really want to negotiate. I never thought it would get to this point; especially because of the way this game has been going.” - Bruins forward Milan Lucic on negotiations with the NHL
-"I don’t think it’s really… especially with the article that came out on Deadspin this past week about the NHL having hired a PR firm, I think today just shows what I thought all along: (this week’s publicly released NHL proposal) was more a PR play to try to put some pressure on the guys and spin what’s really going on." - Canadiens forward Erik Cole (right) on negotiations with the NHL.
-“We're not being greedy. We're asking for a fair deal.'' - Red Wings forward Dan Cleary.
-“It seems like they don't want to hear anything from our side. Maybe they are better businessmen than we are but we know a fair deal when we see one. Imagine if we reacted to their proposal in the same way. There would be shock and horror from their side.” - Canucks forward Chris Higgins on negotiations with the NHL.
-Kings forward Dwight King (right) signed an AHL contract with the Manchester Monarchs, the Kings' AHL affiliate.
-Oscar Dansk made 37 saves for the Erie Otters who defeated the London Knights, 3-2, in a shootout.
-Nardo Nagtzaam had a goal and an assist for the Mercyhurst men's team which lost to Ferris State, 7-3.
-Matthew Skoff made 23 saves for the Penn State men's team in a 3-0 loss to Buffalo State.
-Kristen DiCiocco made 20 saves for the Robert Morris women's team which opened its season with a 2-0 defeat of Yale.
-Nicole Paniccia made 26 saves for the Penn State women's team which fell to Sacred Heart, 2-1.
-Amanda Makela made 24 saves for the Mercyhurst women's team which lost to Clarkson, 3-0.
(Photos: Niskanen-Jamie Sabau/Getty Images; Cole-Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images; King-Christian Petersen/Getty Images)