A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.— Wayne Gretzky
Jittery Hockey Player quotations
It's better to be a pirate than to join the Navy.
All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity.
Since the beginning, I always loved the game.
When you grow up in Montreal, one day you want to be a professional hockey player. When I was six or seven, I knew that was what I wanted.
A good coach will make his players see what they can become rather than what they are.
The excitement of the fans in Montreal, especially in the playoffs, I don't think you can get that anywhere else. For a hockey player, I kind of wish everyone could go through that and experience what it is to play there. It's very unique.
Canada is a country whose main exports are hockey players and cold fronts.
Our main imports are baseball players and acid rain.
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.
Of course, my father was a soccer player. He used to play very good. Then I was young, eight or nine years, ten years old, I just want to be like my father.
You see a hockey player, you'd never know he's a professional athlete.
But you put the skates on him, and he becomes a beast.
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.
Hockey players wear numbers because you can't always identify the body with dental records.
We get nose jobs all the time in the NHL, and we don't even have to go to the hospital.
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.
Canadian hockey players always find a way to get along.
You don't have enough talent to win on talent alone.
For as long as I can remember I wanted to be a professional hockey player.
There are rough players and there are dirty players. I'm rough and dirty.
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.
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.
There's no reason why a player is done at 33, 34.
They train better, they eat better, they drink better. This isn't the old days when everybody sat around and drank beer.
If Colleen Howe had been a hockey player, she would have been a centremen.
I can see her as a centreman because you can do what you want and go wherever you want to go.
I know my players don't like my practices, but that's OK because I don't like their games.
Milt was one of the men who discovered Bobby Orr.
He once said that if a player comes along who is better then Bobby Orr, may the Good Lord let me be alive to see him because he is going to be one hell of a player to watch. Enough said.
Usually when you play a team, you want to focus on one line.
Pittsburgh is the only team where you have to focus on one player [Mario Lemieux]. When he's coming toward you, all you see is him.
Like I said, a 30-year-old hockey player, even when I came to New York when I was 30, I was on the downside of my career, pretty much the end of my career.
Heroes? Vietnam Vets are heroes. The guys who tried to rescuse our hostages in Iran are heroes. I'm just a hockey player.
I believe Bobby Orr had the greatest impact of any player to come along in my lifetime. He earned his place in hockey history by single handedly changing the game from the style played in my day. In my mind there can be no greater legacy.
What kind of respect do I get? ... Just because I'm a physical player, it's O.K. to come at me and do what you want? Hey, it's a hockey game. It's not figure skating. You know what? I can take a hit and I can give a hit. I don't care who it is. No one gets a free ride out there. I don't get a free ride, and no one gets a free ride from me.
A puck is a hard rubber disk that hockey players strike when they can't hit one another.
If I can be half the hockey player that Bobby Orr was, I'll be happy.
As a hockey player, playing for an Original Six team at Madison Square Garden, where its packed every night, theres nothing like it.
Playing goal is like being shot at.
I like ice hockey, but it's a frustrating game to watch.
It's hard to keep your eyes on both the puck and the players and too much time passes between scoring in hockey. There are usually more fights than there are points.
I found my prince - he's a hockey player and we met at an NHL event, the last place I'd ever expect to meet someone, but there he was.
I had all the usual ambition growing up.
I wanted to be a writer, a musician, a hockey player. I wanted to do something that wasn't nine to five. Acting was the first thing I tried that clicked.
Sometimes guys need to cry. Some hockey players think they're too tough to cry.
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.