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.
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 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.
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.
When you're young, you don't realize the sacrifices that people are making for you.
Blood, sweat, tears. No practice tomorrow 'cause there's no one left to beat.
Everyone should have the same opportunity, and in many areas that's not the case because programs are built around the elite.
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.
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.
Hockey is a tough game.
We're professional athletes. People know who we are, and if there's some way we can help with a friend or someone in need, that's a responsibility we have. I really strongly believe that.
There are no environments where you're only going to win, because life just isn't like that.
Growing up, if I hadn't had sports, I don't know where I'd be. God only knows what street corners I'd have been standing on and God only knows what I'd have been doing, but instead I played hockey and went to school and stayed out of trouble.
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.
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.
We've got to do a better job with our kids. Teach good values, teach the fundamentals.
I'm really no different than anybody else; except that sometimes I get my name in the paper.
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.
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 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.
Staying out of the penalty box will really help.
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.
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