You don't win by being good. You win with hard work and sacrifice. Without that, skill is just potential.
Forget about style; worry about results.
The biggest thing we get out of it is seeing the kids smile. And hopefully we will also see that the lessons we're teaching - not only the fundamentals of hockey, but also the life values - are sinking in.
I couldn't wait to get on the ice. I couldn't wait to get to practice. As a kid, I couldn't wait to shoot pucks or play in parking lots, or play on the river or play on the bay.
You never know how a single interaction with a person might affect their life, so you must constantly try to be at your best.
I've been a very lucky guy. I played on championship teams. I played for Canada. I've won some awards and I'm very proud of those accomplishments. But I don't think there's anything greater than to come home and to be recognized at home. This is the pinnacle.
Everyone should have the same opportunity, and in many areas that's not the case because programs are built around the elite.
Minor sports in the community is fun and recreation for everyone, not just the elite. I think back to my days in minor hockey and those are my fondest memories, having fun.
Blood, sweat, tears. No practice tomorrow 'cause there's no one left to beat.
There are no environments where you're only going to win, because life just isn't like that.
Hockey is a tough game.
Developing better people should be the number one goal for any coach when dealing with kids. In trying to develop better people, we are going to develop more and better pros.
On sheer ability, Mario is good enough to win scoring titles with a broken stick. On pure talent, he's the best there is. But Wayne almost never disappoints you. He comes to work every night.
My Dad was my biggest supporter. He never put pressure on me.
If you're going to help somebody, sneak in, sneak out, do what you can. I just sneak along and do my thing and meet wonderful people, some people I've never met, new friends.
Staying out of the penalty box will really help.
When you're young, you don't realize the sacrifices that people are making for you.
If a player is trying to intimidate a skilled player on your team, what do we want? We want our skilled players playing, so we shouldn't be doing that.
I didn't want to do a book just to do a book. I wanted to do a book that, if you should read it, you might take one thing from it. Until that was clear in my mind, I wasn't going to do one.
I was the happiest guy in the world when I was on the ice. You're being paid to play a game! That's pretty special.
The kids wait for it to be organized. They want to go play all of these tournaments, for a little practice time. I learned my skills by dropping the puck just with the kids. I think that's missing today.
I always tell Bobby he was up in the air so so long that I had had time to shower and change before he hit the ice.
I never looked at hockey as work. Now that I'd finished playing, I had to go to work.
If you talk to most athletes, the place you're most comfortable is your playing field. I'm not so comfortable at a podium or talking about events.
We're going to have more kids playing, and we're going to have a better chance of finding those players Minor sports in a community is for fun and recreation. For everyone.
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