? Harry Neale, coach of the Vancouver Canucks: "Last season we couldn't win at home, and this season we can't win on the road. My failure as a coach is that I can't think of anyplace else to play."
? Eleanor Holm, a gold medalist in swimming at the 1932 Games, when asked by The Washington Post's Jane Leavy about an Olympic boycott: "I want to tell you something, hon. I'd think twice about going to Russia. Of course, it's easy for me to say, an old broad who's had her day."
? Bill Fitch, Boston Celtic coach: "I don't have an ulcer. I'm a carrier. I give them to other people."