quote by Wayne Gretzky

You'll never catch me bragging about goals, but I'll talk all you want about my assists.

— Wayne Gretzky

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We can no longer ignore the stupidity of the hits that are still happening today despite the fact that the players know the concussion aspect is such a big part of the game and sports in general.

I heard Rolex makes nice watches.

Every time you sustain a head injury, the risk gets higher and higher.

I always said that if there ever was a point where the risk was more than minimal, I would stop playing.

What scares me is how easily it happened.

Very few cities in the NHL have the history or the following of the Detroit Red Wings.

It didn't feel like it was anything too major, but if you had to look at one hit that would be it.

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.

You've just got to go out there and try to control the things you can control.

Deal with things and stay mentally strong.

It was the kind of light blow that is exchanged without notice or consequence hundreds of times in a game.

I might have practiced stick-handling with my head up a bit more.

I've been fortunate. I've had no residual effects whatsoever. I got out just in time.

My first season Butch Bouchard accidentally sent me to the hospital for three days with a concussion, but I never backed away from Butch or anyone else after I came back.

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.

This is a sad, regrettable day that all of us wish could have been avoided.

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.

There are two types of forwards. Scorers and bangers. Scorers score and bangers bang.

It takes brains. It's not like a forward, where you can get away with scoring and not play defense. On defense you have to be thinking.

Hockey is the only job I know where you get paid to have a nap on the day of the game.

I'm not dumb enough to be a goalie.

We get nose jobs all the time in the NHL, and we don't even have to go to the hospital.

Half the game is mental, the other half is being mental.

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.

I've never had major knee surgery on any other part of my body.

Do everything you need to do to keep the passion alive and never forget that it is a privilege to do what you love.

I just tape four Tylenols to it.

Everything was set for us to play a real good game.

Then we left the dressing room and everything went to hell.

You don't have enough talent to win on talent alone.

I can't wait for the crowd, the noise, the energy in the building.

I can't wait to take that all away from them.

The goal is too small and the goalies are too big.

Right now I'm scoring goals and I'm the king of the world.

And a couple weeks ago I was almost in the toilet. So maybe you just forget to flush me.

OK, they fire the puck from the blue line.

Chief usually yelling 'block the shot' at the defensemen. They doesn't have the goalie gear, but they have to block the shot. So who is more crazy, me or the defensemen? Who is more weird?

Play with passion and heart. If you don't carry passion into sport - or into any job for that matter - you won't succeed.

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