"There's some players they're regular-season guys, and there's some players who are playoff guys. I feel like when it comes around to the playoffs that feels like my time. It brings the best out of me.”
Corey Crawford on hearing fans chanting his name in Game 5 of the Western Conference quarterfinals:
“Twenty-two thousand people chanting that? Maybe caught a couple seconds of it. It felt good to have our crowd behind me.”
Duncan Keith on witnessing his child’s birth and playing in a playoff game in the same day:
“I think the adrenaline helped out, but I’m not going to sit here and say I felt great. But definitely just the whole excitement of having a baby gets you through that for sure.”
“The guy grabbed him, got a couple free shots. I figured it was enough. I just decided to go in there and grab his head.”
Brandon Bollig through Twitter on Justin Bieber stepping on the team’s logo:
“After this stunt I'm not sure who's disliked more in Chicago. Bieber or Torres? #TossUp.”
Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford didn't hold back while speaking to fans at the Grant Park rally.
Crawford at the Blackhawks’ Grant Park rally:
“F***** right, Chicago! Biggest bunch of beauties in the league, f***** worked their n*** off for this trophy! Wooo! No one will ever take this away from us! We're the champs!”
President Barack Obama on Crawford’s speech:
"Speaking of Grant Park, we were originally going to let Corey Crawford say a few words today, but we thought we'd keep this family event family friendly. You guys have been hanging out with [Chicago Mayor] Rahm Emanuel too much.”
Patrick Sharp on Brent Seabrook’s knack for playoff overtime goals:
"He was nervous. He wasn't talking very much courtside there. He knew he was going to meet LeBron and get his picture taken, so he was a little antsy.”
Obama on the Blackhawks winning the Stanley Cup:
"To the Bulls, Bears, Cubs, White Sox, I am term limited, so you guys got to get moving. I need to see you here soon. Championships belong in Chicago. So to the Blackhawks, thank you for bringing them back home. Thank you for bringing the Stanley Cup."
"[I was] happy; it's like a big rainbow in my head. Ah, couldn't even skate. Had to drop to my knees."
Rocky Wirtz on Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals:
“I got a hold of my lucky coin; I was rubbing it, rubbing it, rubbing it. I’m lucky it didn’t tear my pocket off."
Marian Hossa on the day after the Blackhawks’ three-overtime win over the Bruins in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals:
“To tell you the truth, I fell asleep around 3 o'clock, woke up early. I think my neighbor decided he was going to drill in the morning. So that wasn't really pleasant. Hopefully, he's going to get his message for the next time and we won't drill.”
Toews on winning the Stanley Cup for the team’s veterans:
“I just had a quick conversation with Sheldon Brookbank and Jamal Mayers, and I handed the Cup right off to Michal Handzus,” Toews said. “You want to win for guys like that, that have been in the league for a long time and worked very hard. They’ll do anything for their teammates and anything for team. Those are guys you want in your group. ... It’s amazing to win for yourself and your family, especially those guys. They’re more deserving than anybody. It’s amazing.”