Found June 10, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
PLAYERS: Sergei Gonchar
TEAMS: Dallas Stars
“I am very excited because I know they are going to be doing everything to make sure the team is going to be turned around and move forward, and the team is going to be better next year. I feel like the organization is going to improve the team over the summer, and I am really excited to be part of it.” “My priority at this stage of my career is to really have a chance to win every night. You want to be on a team that is competing every night, trying to win every night and has a chance to make the playoffs and go far in the playoffs and win a Cup. I just don’t want to sign and be somewhere where you make your money and you be happy. The most important reason I signed with Dallas is because after I talked to them I find out they are going to sign more players, they are going to improve the team and they are going to do whatever it takes to make that next step. That’s what made me sign with them.” -Sergei Gonchar on signing with the Dallas Stars, via Mark Stepneski of the Dalla...
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