" 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."
- Paul Coffey
"You've got to love what you're doing. If you love it, you can overcome any handicap, or the soreness, or all the aches and pains and continue to play for a long, long time."
- Gordie Howe
"As a captain, I think it's important that the players really know who you are, and what you stand for, what your beliefs are, and to be consistent in those if things are going good, or things are going bad."
- Mark Messier
"I want speed and excitement, and I want our players to go out there and have the times of their lives. We're not going to be hanging around waiting for something to happen. We're going to make things happen ourselves."
- Herb Brooks Coach of the 1980 Olympic "Miracle" Team
"The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day. Than I never dog it."
- Wayne Gretzky
"The Great One"
"Goals live on the other side of obstacles and challenges. Be relentless in pursuit of those goals, especially in the face of obstacles. Along the way, make no excuses and place no blame."
- Ray Bourque
" It's not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that counts; it's what you put into the practice." - Eric Lindros
"When we've got the puck, they can't score."
Is hockey hard? "I don't know, you tell me. We need to have the strength and power of a football player, the stamina of a marathon runner, and the concentration of a brain surgeon. But we need to put all this together while moving at high speeds on a cold and slippery surface while 5 other guys use clubs to try and kill us, oh yeah did I mention that this whole time we're standing on blades 1/8 of an inch thick? Is ice hockey hard? I don't know, you tell me. Next question."
“A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.”