Empty Netter Assists - 06-10-13

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-"Marc-Andre Fleury (above) is our No. 1 goalie. He's the No. 1 goalie for this franchise, and he will be going forward." - Dan Bylsma.

-Paul Martin played with a "significant" but undisclosed injury the last few games of the postseason.

-"I don’t feel like we got shut down. I felt like we didn’t score. " - Sidney Crosby on the Bruins limiting him and the Penguins' other stars in the Eastern Conference final.

-"Everybody knows I want to be back here. It's a good situation for me personally. Got a chance to play with the best player in the game every night. As far as this city, the fans, my wife and kids want to be here." - Pascal Dupuis on his future.

-Ray Shero will be busy this offseason.

-Bylsma speaks:

-Crosby speaks:

-Fleury speaks:

-Beau Bennett speaks:

-Matt Niskanen speaks:

-Dupuis speaks:

-Brenden Morrow speaks:

-Douglas Murray speaks:

-Robert Bortuzzo speaks:

-Kris Letang speaks:

-Chris Kunitz speaks:

-Jarome Iginla speaks:

-James Neal speaks:

Playoff Stuff
Blackhawks - Bruins

-“Other than what we’ve seen on TV, we don’t really know much about them, other than that they’re a real good hockey club. They’ve probably been the most consistent team since the start of the season. It’s a big reason why they won the President’s Trophy this year.” - Bruins forward Milan Lucic on the Blackhawks. The Bruins and Blackhawks have not played each other since Oct. 15, 2011.

-"We know that Boston is going to be real tough. We've seen some of their games, especially the last series. We know that we're going to have to be at our best and we're going to have to play a good team game to beat these guys." - Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith.

-Growing up a Red Wings fans in Michigan, Bruins defenseman Torey Krug already had a healthy dislike for the Blackhawks.

-Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews (right) has only one goal in 17 postseason games.

Non-Playoff Stuff
Northwest Division

-The Oilers hired Dallas Eakins as head coach. He becomes the 11th head coach in the franchise's NHL history and its fifth in the past six seasons. Eakins spent the past four seasons as the head coach of the Toronto Marlies, the Maple Leafs' AHL affiliate, and compiled a record of 157-114-41.

-EN Says: Eakins was one of the hotter coaching candidates available given his success at the AHL level. He played a role in developing young talents for the Maple Leafs such as Nazem Kadri, Jake Gardiner and James Reimer. He has the credentials to be an NHL coach but he faces a daunting task with the Oilers.

Pacific Division

-Kings general manager Dean Lombardi wants to re-sign former Penguins defenseman Rob Scuderi.

Adams Division

-The new collectiving bargaining agreement has guidelines for the quality of towels NHL clubs are supposed to provide to players.

-Former Wild/Canadiens/Oilers/Avalanche defenseman Shawn Belle has joined Färjestad of Sweden's Elitserien.

(Photos: Fleury-Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press; Toews-Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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