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.
Great moments are born from great opportunities.
I play a position where you make mistakes. The only people that don't make them at a hockey game are the people watching.
Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
You find that you have peace of mind and can enjoy yourself, get more sleep, and rest when you know that it was a one hundred percent effort that you gave - win or lose.
The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it.
A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.
I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
How would you like a job where, if you made a mistake, a big red light goes on and 18,000 people boo?
Half the game is mental, the other half is being mental.
Ice hockey is a form of disorderly conduct in which the score is kept.
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.
I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out.
A puck is a hard rubber disk that hockey players strike when they can't hit one another.
By the age of 18, the average American has witnessed 200,000 acts of violence on television, most of them occurring during Game 1 of an NHL playoff series.
Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.
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.
You've got to love what you're doing. If you love it, you can overcome any handicap, or the soreness, or all the aches and pains and continue to play for a long, long time.
It's not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that counts; it's what you put into the practice.
We take the shortest route to the puck and arrive in ill humor.
Show me a guy who's afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
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 get nose jobs all the time in the NHL, and we don't even have to go to the hospital.
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