Jim Matheson in today's Edmonton Journal:

The question was put to Edmonton Oilers' coach Ralph Krueger at the tail-end of his media scrum Saturday afternoon.

"How do you think Ryan Whitney's playing?"

Krueger, usually voluble on any subject–the man fills many a notebook and his comments are never 15-second sound bytes–didn't say a word. There was no attempt from Krueger, who believes in positive reinforcement, at putting a fake spin on a player who is clearly struggling.

When I read the opening paragraph, I immediately though of this exchange in Tommy Boy: