David Quinn said that when he gathers the team together at the start of training camp that the message for the season will be built around "we." (MSG)
Quinn said that the coaches and players need to "be on the same page" and the players need to buy in and believe that the coaches "care" about them and want to do everything possible to "help them succeed." (MSG)
Jimmy Vesey said that when he spoke with Quinn they discussed that "that the answers for us are in our own locker room."
Quinn said that it's up to the coaches to "demand a high level" in how the players practice and train and that "the greater the sacrifice from each player, the more each player prospers and the team prospers as a whole." (MSG)
Chris Kreider said that outside expectations shouldn't impact the Rangers and that they shouldn't be higher than the expectations that the players have themselves. (Salem News)
He added that everyone starts the season with a clean slate and that the onus is on the players to meet the expectations that they have. (Salem News)
Jesper Fast said that the Rangers need to focus on trying to make the playoffs this year and that no one believed Vegas would have the success that they did. (HockeySverige)
Quinn said that he defines leadership as someone who puts the team above himself and is "committed" to delivering the message that the coach wants to send. (NY Post)
Asked if he had any slogans, Quinn said "you are what you repeatedly do." (NY Post)
Quinn said on the first day of training camp, "we have to do this together, this is a we thing and that is the message we have been telling the players since we got together."
Adam Rotter: The only way the Rangers have any success this season and play past Game 82 is for everyone to completely buy in. Health and the development of some players will be important as well, but if the Rangers are all on the same page and roll four lines with the same kind of structure and style, they will be in a lot close games and win more than you might thing.
The Rangers need everyone pulling in the same direction and guys who are going to work hard, be selfless and play responsible defensively. No one is saying that if the Rangers play like this that they will do what Vegas did, but if they can play a team game they will be fun to watch, fun to root for and set the rebuild off in the right direction.