Brian MacLellan


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We're trying to create a competitive environment here. I like Chiasson. Chaisson's played well. Jokipakka's had some periods where he's played well, and we have a bunch of guys in Hershey [of the American Hockey League] that deserve a shot to
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Sep 16 2017
We found 21 articles in which Brian MacLellan said something. The most recent Brian MacLellan’s quote is: “That's the reason for expansion. Vegas came in and there will probably be another team in another couple years. There's extra bodies around. There's good players that are still out there.”. In addition, all sources we refer have quoted Brian MacLellan 42 times. On this page, you will find all of Brian MacLellan’s quotes organized by date and topic.
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Jul 25 2017

Depending on how much money we spend there, they're going to affect how much money we need to get rid of. You have certain levers that you can push as far as the trade route, and we had laid out the options. If we need this much money [in salary cap space], we'll trade Johansson. If we need this much, we'll trade these two

Jul 25 2017

I really like Lucas Johansen, and whether it's now or six months from now or a year from now, I think he's going to be a factor. Christian Djoos got 58 points at the American League level last year. I guess the knock on him is size (6-feet, 162 pounds), but I don't think Schmidt (6-1, 194 pounds) is a big

Jul 25 2017

People make it sound like we're a lottery team. I'm shocked by that. We've got good players. I want people to know: We've got a good

Jul 21 2017

I think having two good goalies somewhat protects us from adding two young defensemen. There's going to be some mistakes initially and we'll rely on our goalies to get them through

Jul 10 2017

We spent the last three years building that team to where it was last year, both player-wise and salary-wise. And I think we were expecting to run into some issues here going forward. It's no different than the teams that have won in the past. I mean, we have the same kind of hangover, but we haven't won a championship -- and we're dealing with it

Jul 10 2017

We knew that this point was coming, where we weren't going to be able to keep everybody, and we were going to lose people that we really

Jul 03 2017

I think there's some untapped potential. We see him as a project, and we might be able to turn him into a player that we can use on the NHL

Jul 02 2017

Evgeny is a premier center in the NHL and we are pleased that he will remain in Washington for at least the next eight years. It is difficult to find a player of his caliber, who is in his prime and makes his teammates better. Evgeny plays with a tremendous skill, speed and tenacity needed to win in the

Jul 02 2017

Evgeny is a premier center in the NHL, and we are pleased that he will remain in Washington for at least the next eight years. It is difficult to find a player of his caliber, who is in his prime and makes his teammates better. Evgeny plays with a tremendous skill, speed and tenacity needed to win in the

Jun 26 2017

He's a young guy who still has some upside. I thought he had a very good year this

Jun 03 2017

It's amazing. You've got to give Pittsburgh some credit here because they keep doing it. They get outplayed for long stretches, and then they counterattack and then they execute on the counterattack. They make the best of their scoring opportunities, and it seems to be a consistent

Jun 02 2017

I think it's a lot easier to make this team worse than it is better. If you make a major change, what's it going to involve? Trading a franchise player? Blowing the whole thing up? I don't know that that makes

Jun 01 2017

He's a young guy that they're trying to teach the game. Sometimes it's through video and then sometimes it's through, you need to sit out and watch.' I think they're trying to hold him accountable for the way he plays on the ice. He definitely has NHL speed, [an] NHL shot, NHL goal-scoring ability. We still project him as a top-six guy, but he's going to have to learn to play the complete game. And that's what we're trying to do. We're trying to develop him into a 200-foot player down there versus when he comes up

Jun 01 2017

We're going to be getting younger, our prospects are developing and they're going to take a bigger role. It's just going to be a different feel to it, I

Jun 01 2017

We'll be competitive. It sure looks like Burakovsky is ready to get to the next level. You put him in a top-six role, I would assume he's going to be successful. How do our bottom fourth line guys pan out, the Hershey guys? I'm not sure. I think we're going to be a good team

May 30 2017

Some stuff has come up that I obviously I need to hold people accountable for and make changes going forward both on the players side and on the coaching side. I think it's easy in hindsight for me to be critical, but the coaches make coaching decisions as they go, and they have to be held accountable for their results,

May 30 2017

I think we're going to be a good team still. I don't know that we'll be at this level. We'll be competitive. I'm not sure what

May 30 2017

It's a good team, and there's issues, too. There's some issues, and they need to be addressed

May 18 2017

I think he's evolving. He continues to be a good penalty-killer. I think the whole thing for him is to keep improving his skill set, become more offensive. The ability to play with skill players is a challenge for him so we can bump him

Apr 20 2017

With more ice time, he's proved that he has the ability to play at that level, to be a top-four

Apr 20 2017

He was caught in the middle a little bit where he was trying to make something happen, and as a result, things were coming the other way and the coach didn't trust him and didn't put him out as

Apr 14 2017

When he has spots when he's not playing as well, he just works harder. He goes to the net, he tries to get involved, even when it's not going good, until it changes. He just changes the energy of it by competing harder, where Kuzy kind of goes the other way. He needs to learn to, I'm going to go harder now when I'm not going

Apr 12 2017

I just think last year when we lost to Pittsburgh, we were a couple of goals short. I don't think our third and fourth lines produced as well as the Penguins' third and fourth lines produced. I thought we needed to upgrade in that area and become more well-rounded instead of being

Apr 12 2017

He always plays with energy. He sets the tone for the

Apr 12 2017

I think he does it on purpose just to frustrate everybody. I mean, that's his game. That's the way he wants to play. … He's a little stubborn in that way. He wants to create a nice play every time he has the puck, where maybe that's not the best thing to do. There's opportunities in a game to do that, and there's other opportunities where just make it

Apr 12 2017

Even his dump-ins, they're nice, you know? It's like he's trying to be creative on dump-ins, the perfect bank

Apr 12 2017

The body language gets down and it looks like there's not much energy there. You'd like it to be more fight through it, get a little more, I'm going to work my way through

Apr 10 2017

Their forward group is impressive with the skill level and speed. They're a confident group, too. They don't lack confidence. They freewheel a little bit, you know? Good specialty teams, and they give a little back on the defensive side. Yeah, it does remind

Mar 20 2017

Obviously, we'd like to have him back. He's been a big part of what we've got going on here. I like everything about the player and the person. He's a great fit. If everything lines up perfectly. It's a tough

Mar 03 2017

I don't know how that would work. We're going to have three of the top UFAs of the free agency market. I think a lot depends on what happens down the stretch, how everybody's role pans out, and we'll make decisions after it's all

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