“It’s a different feeling. You’re pretty disappointed. I’ve never played in the world championships where I’ve been done this soon, but you always go there a little bit disappointed. As the tournament goes on, you get into it, you bond with the guys and it feels like it’s playoffs. You feel like you’re playing for the same thing the guys in the playoffs are.”
– Ottawa’s Jason Spezza on playing in the annual IIHF World Championship.