"It was awesome. It was everything I expected and more. The pace of the game is so much faster. It's just fun to play. Everything's happening so quick. There's no standing around."
"The first couple of shifts, I just wanted to go out, get on a body. Lot of adrenaline pumping through."
And coach Mike Babcock on Abdelkader ...
"He seemed to have good instincts. Who knows? He'll be a Red Wing one day."