Playing goal is like being shot at.
You don't have enough talent to win on talent alone.
Half the game is mental, the other half is being mental.
Hockey belongs to the Cartoon Network, where a person can be pancaked by an ACME anvil, then expanded - accordion-style - back to full stature, without any lasting side effect.
Yeah, I'm cocky and I am arrogant. But that doesn't mean I'm not a nice person.
We take the shortest route to the puck and arrive in ill humor.
It's not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that counts; it's what you put into the practice.
Hockey captures the essence of Canadian experience in the New World. In a land so inescapably and inhospitably cold, hockey is the chance of life, and an affirmation that despite the deathly chill of winter we are alive.
Hockey s a funny game. You have to prove yourself every shift, every game. It's not up to anybody else. You have to take pride in yourself.
The only way you can check Gretzky is to hit him when he is standing still singing the national anthem.
It's not whether you win or lose - but whether I win or lose.
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
He brings something special. I don't know what it is, but if you ask him, you couldn't understand his answer.
Call them pros, call them mercenaries - but in fact they are just grown - up kids who have learned on the frozen creek or flooded corner lot that hockey is the greatest thrill of all.
When I look at the net I don't see a goalie.
It takes brains. It's not like a forward, where you can get away with scoring and not play defense. On defense you have to be thinking.
If you've only got one day to live, come see the Toronto Maple Leafs. It'll seem like forever.
My teeth weren't that good to begin with, so hopefully I can get some better ones.
One of the key qualities that you need to be a great hockey player is fantastic anticipation and feel for the game - if you know where the puck is going before it is hit, that is half the battle.
Canadians send us great hockey players. You also send us wonderful performers, from the beginning, with Mary Pickford.
I want to reward this city. Pittsburgh is a great hockey town.
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