We know that hockey is where we live, where we can best meet and overcome pain and wrong and death. Life is just a place where we spend time between games.— Fred Shero
Powerful Hockey Coach quotations
A coach is someone who tells you what you don't want to hear, who has you see what you don't want to see, so you can be who you have always known you could be.
You need a lot of leaders, but a hockey team needs a voice, not only in the community, but more importantly between the coaching staff and the players. There are always ups and downs in a season; the captain is the guy players look to in those situations.
I tried to talk my daughter out of going with a hockey player but, he's a good kid. He asked me if he could marry Carrie before he asked her. I said: You want to what? I thought he was just going to ask for more ice time.
A coach is someone who can give correction without resentment.
We get nose jobs all the time in the NHL, and we don't even have to go to the hospital.
I was three-quarters down the list of guys I would be facing in my first game when I realized I was looking at our own roster.
You don't have enough talent to win on talent alone.
A good coach will make his players see what they can become rather than what they are.
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.
Not only is there more to life than basketball, there's a lot more to basketball than basketball.
Arrive at the net with the puck and in ill humor.
To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.
There is something about Game 7 that there's a memory there for you for sure.
You want to be a coach or a manager or a player or a goaltender that gets it done, because to me, that's all part of sports. That's what you dream about when you're a little kid - scoring the winning goal.
I slept like a baby. Every two hours, I woke up and cried.
Nobody gives a crap about hockey down here - nobody.
I coach kids' hockey down here and you can start to see the disinterest in the game here with the kids
Yeah, I'm cocky and I am arrogant. But that doesn't mean I'm not a nice person.
It's not who wins the fight that's important, it's being willing to fight.
If you get challenged and renege, everyone wants to take a shot at you.
A puck is a hard rubber disk that hockey players strike when they can't hit one another.
I was a multi-millionaire from playing hockey. Then I got divorced, and now I'm a millionaire.
When I broke into professional hockey at 17 I was told that I was too small and too slow and I wouldn't make the NHL. Now it's kind of flip-flopped and the sense is I can't be a good coach because I was a great athlete.
The only difference between this and Custer's last stand was that Custer didn't have to look at the tape afterward.
When we've got the puck, they can't score.
Ice hockey is a form of disorderly conduct in which the score is kept.
That's so when I forget how to spell my name, I can still find my (expletive) clothes.
Listen, everything I have in my life is because of the NHL and because of hockey, and I love the game and I loved every minute of being a player, I loved coaching, I loved being involved in the NHL.
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.
People didn't know the difference between a blue line and a clothes line.
This is the only thing that has seen more parties than us.
Coaches are like ducks. Calm on top, but paddling underneath. Believe me, there's a lot of leg movement.
Nobody's more important than the team.
I coach hockey players—some of them just happen to be girls.
When I’m coaching youth hockey, I put the boys and girls together and they can’t tell the difference. They are just playing hockey.
I didn't know that I'd like it this much, coaching both boys and coming out all the time and seeing how excited they are to play hockey. It reminds you of when you were that age and you wanted to be out on the ice.
I used to coach a lot of hockey. I'd love to be a hockey coach, a bit more of a dramatic role and not comedic. I would go back to my hockey roots, that would be fun.
I guess the prime example is in North America there's a thing where if there's no opportunity to move forward with the puck, then a [hockey] player is told to dump the puck into the other zone. Just give up the puck and dump it in. Give it to the other team. And to the Soviet mentality in coaching, it just doesn't make any sense. If you're a skilled player, why are you going to give the puck away to the other team? Just give it away, right?
In the U.S., coaches could be the father next door. They had no formal training. They're like old hockey players. They don't go to school and study.
When it comes to hockey, it's been in my blood since I was 3 or 4 years old.
I love coaching the kids, especially at that level.
Anything coach Babcock needs me to do, I'll do it and if it's face-off well, I'm willing and ready to do that obviously.