"I think you have to reach a point sometime where it's not words, it's action (that's needed) to deliver a message. In Sergei's case, we have expectations, we had objectives that were laid out and it's important for the players to understand that we want them to respect that. We feel that he needs to work at his game. He needs to understand what's expected of a professional.”
- Montreal coach Jacques Martin after the team cut 22-year-old Sergei Kostitsyn.