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I mean, they should be in consideration of him; he gave them 250 grand this year."
Coyote coach, Jim Schoenfeld, commenting on a crucial goal
It was a good play......and Tocchet's usually where he is, scoring goals."
Teammate Jeremy Roenick, joking after taking 6 more stitches in the face
have the record. Take a look at his face...it looks like Grand Central Station."
Wayne Gretzky, after the 1987 Canada Cup tournament
He's the one who managed to turn things around and get us going
in that final game. I'd be proud to have him for a teammate anytime."
After the trade sending Tocchet to the Penguins
I think he felt the team didn't want him or appreciate him anymore.
When you feel that way, well, it's sad."
in Pittsburgh.He's a good player who won't disappoint anyone in this city.
He has the heart the size of a building. He'll do what it takes to win."
Pittsburgh trainer Skip Thayer, on Tocchet's refusal to leave a game after breaking his jaw.
a competitor. It had to be hurting him, no doubt about it.
But he was able to go out there and keep a positive attitude."
Pens' GM Craig Patrick, on that same injury
That was just another example."
After Tocchet's public feud with Flyer coach Mike Keenan concerning his benching during a game in November, 1987, possibly due to his refusal to fight.
Flyer GM Bob Clarke
"Rick is a physical player, and we never want to change that."
Mick Vukota, threatening Tocchet after the alleged-gouging of Dean Chynoweth in 1988
Flyer coach Paul Holmgren on Toc's return from injury during a Flyer slump
Clarke on Toc's reputation
No, not 'pretty well' - it's known everywhere: Rick Tocchet doesn't back down."
Concise honesty from Hall-of-Famer Mario Lemieux
Then-Pens' coach Scotty Bowman on Tocchet's coming alive in the playoffs in 1992
to beat you a lot of ways: with his shot, with his savvy, and with his body."
Keenan, after giving Tocchet the captain's C after running with three assistants
Keenan, after Tocchet's incredible scoring tear in 1988
He's a tireless worker who enjoys playing under pressure. He's a leader and he
wants responsibility, and he's gotten a tremendous amount of respect around the league."
Then-Red Wing coach Jacques Demers after a hat trick against his club
A left winger who plays against him doesn't get to touch the puck often."Bobby Clarke, justifying the trade that returned Toc to Philly, March 8, 2000
He has always been a good team player, the team has always comes first."