Let me start with issuing you a challenge: Be better than you are. Set a goal that seems unattainable, and when you reach that goal, set another one even higher.— Herb Brooks
Delightful Inspirational Hockey quotations
I knew when I met you an adventure is going to happen.
When you pull on that jersey, you represent yourself and your teammates, and the name on the front is a hell of a lot more important than the one on the back. Get that through your head!
I play a position where you make mistakes.
The only people that don't make them at a hockey game are the people watching.
Just because my path is different doesn't mean I'm lost.
Great moments are born from great opportunities.
You've just got to go out there and try to control the things you can control.
Deal with things and stay mentally strong.
You win with people, not with talent.
So the quality of the people is very important in building your team. I always looked for people with a solid value system. Then I recruited kids from a cross-section of different personalities, talents and styles of play.
Fear has two meanings - Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything And Rise. The choice is yours.
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.
People would say, 'Girls don't play hockey. Girls don't skate.' I would say, 'Watch this.'
Sometimes people ask, 'Are hockey fights real?' I say, 'If they weren't, I'd get in more of them.
One day, you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the thing you've always wanted. Do it now.
What is courage? Let me tell you what I think it is.
An indefinable quality that makes a man put out that extra something, when it seems there is nothing else to give. I dare you to be better than you are. I dare you to be a thoroughbred.
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.
We get nose jobs all the time in the NHL, and we don't even have to go to the hospital.
You have the power to say - This is not how my story will end.
Do everything you need to do to keep the passion alive and never forget that it is a privilege to do what you love.
Half the game is mental, the other half is being mental.
Risk something or forever sit with your dreams.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
You don't have enough talent to win on talent alone.
My recruiting key - I looked for PEOPLE first, athletes second.
I wanted people with a sound value system as you cannot buy values. You're only as good as your values. I learned early on that you do not put greatness into people...but somehow try to pull it out.
Play with passion and heart. If you don't carry passion into sport - or into any job for that matter - you won't succeed.
I hope to arrive to my death, late, in love and a little drunk.
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.
Stop saying athletes do it for the love of the game.
They do it for the love of their 32-room mansion with the live shark tank in the living room. If pro sports paid minimum wage, Shaquille O'Neal would be a bouncer at Scores, and Anna Kournikova would be a mail-order bride from Minsk.
One bad chapter does not mean your story is over.
If you want something as bad as you want to breathe, then you can do it.
Losing is essential to anyone's success. The more you lose, the more you want to win.
Put the kids in with a few old pappy guys who still like to win and the combination is unbeatable.
Don't let the past steal your present. Your past has not defined, deterred or defeated you. It has only strengthened who you are today.
A puck is a hard rubber disk that hockey players strike when they can't hit one another.
I mean, the best thing for my knee, for anyone's knee, is to never play again and retire. But I'm not going to do that.
Ice hockey is a form of disorderly conduct in which the score is kept.
There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.
Street hockey is great for kids. It's energetic, competitive, and skilful. And best of all, it keeps them off the street.
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.
I also developed an interest in sports, and played in informal games at a nearby school yard where the neighborhood children met to play touch football, baseball, basketball and occasionally, ice hockey.
The pain will leave once it has finished teaching you.
The goalie is like the guy on the minefield.
He discovers the mines and destroys them. If you make a mistake, somebody gets blown up.
We profoundly regret the suffering this has caused our fans, our business partners and the thousands of people who depend on our industry for their livelihoods.
People talk about skating, puck handling and shooting, but the whole sport is angles and caroms, forgetting the straight direction the puck is going, calculating where it will be directed, factoring in all the interruptions. Basically, my whole game is angles.
We need to look at what Europe is doing to get better and try to get better ourselves. We need to make some changes and that can only be good for the game. Tolstoy once said, 'Everybody wants to change the world, but they don't want to change themselves.' So we all have to change our thinking and focus on getting our kids better.
In a weird way, [hockey] is like church and therapy and exercise all rolled up into one.