Stralman said that he considers it to be a "bonus" if the two sides talk during the season and that he doesn't expect anything to happen until he hears otherwise. (Daily News)
Dave Maloney said on Hockey Night Live, "the best defenseman since day 1, the most consistent believe it or not has been Anton Stralman. That probably cost Michael Del Zotto his career in NY. Del Zotto couldn't supplant him to be a top four defense.
Marty Biron said, "Stralman loves the game and we used to call him Mr. Casual because he would make a mistake in the first period and say, 'eh, that's all right, I'll get in in the third, don't worry about me. He just skates around, no pressure."