The biggest difference between L.A. and Edmonton was that instead of people looking at me I was looking at them.— Wayne Gretzky
Courageous Edmonton quotations
Edmonton is not the end of the world but you can certainly see it from there.
On his attempt at the Edmonton Oilers empty net: I guess they respect my shot because they were all ready at the blue line.
I was assistant in Edmonton with Wayne as captain, and Kevin Lowe was the other assistant.
I use Graf Edmonton for boots and John Wilson blades.
I won't miss him. Maybe the West Edmonton Mall will miss him, but not me.
We had built up a team in Edmonton that really knew who each other was from a personal standpoint and from a professional standpoint. Our nucleus had stayed together for a long time.
If I had to compare any of the two, I'd compare the first one in Edmonton, the first one here in New York because it had been so long in New York since we had won. Obviously, being the first time to ever win the cup in Edmonton, they were fairly similar in that regard.
I'm not a famous celebrity of any kind.
I'm a guy from Edmonton who's got a great job and I'm loving it.
To a reporter after Ray was pounded by Edmonton's Georges Laraque: What are you, the fight doctor now or something? You've never been in a fight in your life, so what are you talking about?
[ If I wasn't making music ] I'd probably end up going to school, I never went to school. Or just give up and get my plumber's ticket and move back to Edmonton and become an alcoholic.
My first official consulting job, therefore, was for a scrap metal dealer (he resented the term "junk dealer") in East Edmonton named Benny Sugarman.
I always wanted to be an actor, but in Edmonton, Alberta, that's not a success-oriented career. So I said, 'I'll get my (teaching) degree and then I'll see what happens, but I'll always have that to fall back on.' So if anybody were to look at me and say, 'Oh, you're an actor,' I could always say, 'Hey man, I'm a teacher!'
Edmonton is Canada's answer to Omaha.
Solid, unassuming, and surrounded by a whole lot of nothing. It's a place that makes you think of sensible shoes.
We can no longer tolerate what's going on in Ottawa and Edmonton.
What I would challenge you to do is to put a lot of effort into trying to see whether there's a legal way of throwing our so-called leaders into jail because what they're doing is a criminal act.
All my career I've gone to teams on the decline.
I went to Quebec when they were losing the Stastny brothers. I went to Edmonton after they lost Gretzky and Messier. I went to Anaheim when it was an expansion team. I came to Montreal after they'd won the Cup and were headed down. I was beginning to think it was me.