"I know what it feels to lose a game seven in the final. It happened to me while I was playing for the Oilers in 2006 when we lost to the Carolina Hurricanes. We had won game six which tied up the series and everyone saw us winning the cup, and we lost. So I know how they felt. It’s better not to make the playoffs than to make it all the way to the ultimate game seven and lose because, in the end, you got the same thing as the teams that didn’t make it: nothing and your summer is so short… There is no way to make those guys feel better. You never know when you will get that chance again, and as a kid, when you play hockey, you always dream of playing game seven of the Stanley Cup final and scoring the winning goal, the opposite is just a nightmare…"
- Georges Laraque