quote by Wayne Gretzky

I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.

— Wayne Gretzky

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A good hockey player plays where the puck is.

A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.

Nobody ever tells me to give them a pass or anything.

My job is to score goals, and if I don't shoot the puck, I can't score goals.

In Russia, we had tough times. Only one puck, I always wanted the puck, so I learn how to keep it and make space and get puck when other guy has it.

I say, 'I will not be your weakness, Sean Kendrick.

' Now he looks at me. He says, very softly, 'It's late for that, Puck.


I saw the rebound and when the puck came to me, I said, oh my God, puck, I must shoot.

Keep attacking. The whole key is look after the puck and keep attacking. I don't think you adjust your personnel. You adjust your mindset.

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?

Arrive at the net with the puck and in ill humor.

I think the idea of the obstruction through the neutral zone and away from the puck was an excellent rule.


I couldn't wait to get on the ice. I couldn't wait to get to practice. As a kid I couldn't wait to shoot pucks or play in parking lots, or play on the river or play on the bay.

Goalies often react quickly to shots with no regard for what might happen to their body because we are trained to stop pucks first and ask questions later.

All that matters is that you find a way to put the puck in the net.

It doesn't matter how. I learned that from Mario.

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.

Every time a puck gets past me and I look back into the net, I say, 'uh-oh.'


In the old days, that was my ad-lib for hecklers in the joints I worked.

It stuck with me. I hardly say it now, say, to fans, even though people do send me hockey pucks.

People here want the team to win and to do well. The thing is, we know when to shoot the puck.

That I walk around calling people 'dummy' and 'hockey puck'.

I do have a different life apart from being sarcastic on stage. I might kibitz around with my friends, but I'm nothing like the person who does stand up. Nothing like that.

Good news, they found Nemo! The bad news is, they found him in one of Wolfgang Puck's puff pastries.

A puck is a hard rubber disk that hockey players strike when they can't hit one another.


We take the shortest route to the puck and arrive in ill humor.

The kids wait for it to be organized.

They want to go play all of these tournaments, for a little practice time. I learned my skills by dropping the puck just with the kids. I think that's missing today.

Most players go where the puck is. I go where the puck will be.

It's lacrosse that helped teach me to spin off checks, take shots and protect the puck under pressure. My stick skills, the way to read the play quickly comes from lacrosse. The hand-eye coordination, is just one of the little things that helps you in hockey.

Discoveries cannot be planned, they pop up, like Puck, in unexpected corners


You watch a hockey game, and the hand-eye coordination and the speed is really miraculous; how those guys track the puck alone, just following it with their eyes.

There's an old Wayne Gretzky quote that I love.

'I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.' And we've always tried to do that at Apple. Since the very, very beginning. And we always will.

We found out tonight how important and how crucial momentum swings can be.

I thought we were playing very well. We were doing a lot of positive things but then we lost the puck two times in our zone and things swung their way. You can't afford to give teams momentum.

When I'm able to see the ice ahead of time when I get the puck, I'm able to make some pretty good plays.

Don't go where the puck's been; go where it's gonna be


When we've got the puck, they can't score.

I don't think you ever stopped Bobby Orr.

You contained Bobby Orr, but you never stopped him. When we played the Bruins and Bobby had to give up the puck, it was a good play.

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.

There are a lot more shots coming at the net and guys are just shooting it at the net because they have more time and pucks are going in off legs and feet and shoulders and heads, so you might have to play out a little further on the shot and hope it hits you.

You can't be happy, taking away something I've worked on all my life to do and help my teammates and help my defense, ... It's just part of me, playing the puck. So, definitely, you can't be happy.

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