It didn't feel like it was anything too major, but if you had to look at one hit that would be it.— Sidney Crosby
The most gorgeous Sidney Crosby quotes that will inspire your inner self
I think that everyone has an equal right to play and I think we've been supportive of that. With the Olympics and the controversy around that I think those decisions and those laws aren't necessarily something that I agree with personally ... their laws and their views.
I try to stay pretty level-headed and just do what I have to do.
Whether youre trying to learn in hockey or trying to learn in life, Ive always tried to be observant and tried to learn more, tried to evolve, whether its as a hockey player or as a person. With each year, I try to do that.
Love isn't lying, it's loose in a lady who lingers, saying she is lost, and choking on hello.
I've always had a passion for hockey, .
.. That's the key. You can't be putting in time. You have to enjoy doing what you do.
When I saw that goal, the first thing I said was, 'You won't see a goal like that ever again.' It's one thing to have second effort but, on top of that, the athleticism he showed. It's just an example of the talent that he has.
I have been practising since I was 4 or 5 years old, but that wasn't really practice. I was just having fun.... I just loved to play hockey.
I'd never complain about the attention - ever.
I feel very fortunate to be doing what I love to do. Not everyone gets that chance every day. This is just part of it, and it comes down to managing my time to make sure I concentrate on my passion, which is the hockey, and have time away from hockey.
I realize there will not be another Gretzky, and I will be the first one to say I will not break his records, .. But for him to say that I could, it means I am doing something right. It was probably the best compliment I could get. I'm going to remember it.
It is so important to me to have my time away from hockey.
Obviously, hockey is my passion; I love it. But definitely for me, time away from the rink and time when my mind isn't thinking about hockey is important.
I want to be the best player possible.
I was anxious to get started, There was so much anticipation.
I wanted to get in the routine of playing games. It was just nice to be on a team, not competing against these guys in camp [but] trying to work together to win.
It's been really slow obviously, but I'm not worried about that.
I feel like from where I was a couple months ago, things are a lot better. Just being able to skate and stuff was encouraging. Hopefully the next step doesn't have any hurdles.
It seems like yesterday I was up there watching my first NHL game, and I was skating on the ice this time. It brings back memories, but at the same time it's something I'll remember forever.
I want to reward this city. Pittsburgh is a great hockey town.
Passion is the most important part. It's not skills or talent or any of that stuff.
It was amazing. You don't have a choice but to play your best. They force you do do that because they're smart and that's the fun part for me, I'm being challenged to think faster and be creative.
I feel comfortable, I'm definitely feeling challenged but with each day I gain more experience. I'm just trying to improve each day.
The more you hesitate in a game, the more your chance of getting hit.
Your focus isn't there. When you hesitate, usually you're in trouble.
The best way for me to lead is through my game.
I am doing what I love to do.
It's really football, tennis, and golf that I watch other than hockey.
The biggest thing for me is the passion that I've always had for hockey.
I remember growing up, no matter what I did in life, my parents always told me to try to do my best at it and be my best. I can say going through different things that passion is the most important part. It's not skills or talent or any of that stuff.
Wouldn’t it be amazing, getting up everyday and playing; doing something that you love to do?
I always wanted to be the best and to get the most out of myself.
My dad introduced me to the game, gave me a stick. Since then I've had a passion for it.
I need to work on defensive play and being consistent.
People are going to have their opinions.
Whether it's good or bad, I don't really think about it either way.
Teach your parents well.
I don't think you're human if you don't get nervous.
I'm most comfortable definitely when I'm on the ice.
I love to play. It's something that I just love to do.
I look at it as a challenge, ... I'm not going to put too much added pressure on myself. I want to play in the NHL, and after that [happens], I can worry about things beyond that.
Dreams are so important. You need to have big goals and expect a lot of yourself but you have to enjoy the ride too.
I don't think there's ever a time where I step back and say I wish I was something different. I'm doing what I love to do.
For me, I've learned that the best thing is to focus on the team you play for and yourself and what you need to do.
For every whack I've given, I've gotten four or five.
I was better at both ends, defensively and offensively, It was more of a well-rounded game. I want to add to that.
I'll be the first one to admit my first couple of years I was pretty hard on the refs.
I don't have one favourite band. I like everything.
It's not that hard to stay grounded. It's the way I was brought up.
There's no doubt I'm emotional.
Challenging someone is good. You need to do it. Sometimes they don't even realize you're doing it, like when you joke with a goalie, 'What's wrong today? You losing it?
Breakaway goals are fun.
I promise to play for the logo on the front, not the name on the back
Growing up in Canada, I didn't watch football much.
I want to play as soon as possible, You want to play but I don't pick and choose. It's not my job.
It's more frustrating. My expectation probably wasn't that I'd play [during the playoffs], but I was just trying to make sure that if there was any chance that it was possible to come back that I was ready and that I'd done everything I could to be ready. It's frustrating, disappointing. But can't really control any of that.
I am putting pressure on myself to do my best and perform to my potential.
I want to be the best. So whatever comes with that, I have to accept it.