Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.
A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.
The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it.
I don't like my hockey sticks touching other sticks, and I don't like them crossing one another, and I kind of have them hidden in the corner. I put baby powder on the ends. I think it's essentially a matter of taking care of what takes care of you.
Hockey is a unique sport in the sense that you need each and every guy helping each other and pulling in the same direction to be successful.
I think that from the time you start playing sports as a child you see that your responsibility to your team is to play the best that you can play as an individual... and yet, not take anything away from being part of a team.
People talk about skating, puck handling and shooting, but the whole sport is angles and caroms, forgetting the straight direction the puck is going, calculating where it will be directed, factoring in all the interruptions. Basically, my whole game is angles.
I miss all the shots I don't take.
One hundred percent of shots not taken don't go in.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
I wasn't naturally gifted in terms of size and speed; everything I did in hockey I worked for, and that's the way I'll be as a coach.
I think sports for kids is the greatest thing in the world because it teaches you how to share, about winning and losing and pressure. But I don't think you should force your kid to become a professional athlete.
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