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Famous Hockey Quotes - Inspirational, Motivational, Funny etc.

Famous Hockey Quotes - Inspirational, Motivational, Funny etc.

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  • george
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" 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 "Mr. Hockey"



"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."
-Paul Coffey:


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."
-Brendan Shanahan


“A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.”
- 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.
Wayne Gretzky



A series of rumors about my attitude, as well as derogatory remarks about myself and my family showed me that the personal resentment of the Detroit general manager toward me would make it impossible for me to continue playing hockey in Detroit.
Ted Lindsay

All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity.
Gordie Howe

Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football, basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.
John Leonard

Basketball isn't as popular in Canada as it is in the US. Hockey is by far the most popular sport in Canada.
Steve Nash

But if kids take up things like hockey and football they will go back to it.
Daley Thompson

But inside of me I knew that the Olympics were still there. I was still young enough. I knew that once I transitioned out of hockey, it would be really hard to go back.
Angela Ruggiero

But the truth is, growing up in California, we knew nothing about hockey.
Leigh Steinberg

By 1946, I knew Detroit was the best hockey city in the Original Six.
Ted Lindsay

Canada is hockey.
Mike Weir

Canadian hockey fans... They boo me every time I go anywhere. Because I play for Team USA.
Brett Hull

Canadians send us great hockey players. You also send us wonderful performers, from the beginning, with Mary Pickford.
Jamie Farr

Every day is a great day for hockey.
Mario Lemeiux

Figure skaters have awful perceptions of hockey players.
Kristi Yamaguchi

For as long as I can remember I wanted to be a professional hockey player.
Mario Lemeiux

For the next approximately three years, I have got Nathan to take care of. I know that once he graduates from high school, he will be off doing whatever it is he is going to be doing - probably playing ice hockey.
Barbara Mandrell

Free agency screws everybody's allegiances up. Whether it be football, baseball, hockey, basketball, whatever it may be. It's really hard.
Bill Goldberg

Growing up, if I hadn't had sports, I don't know where I'd be. God only knows what street corners I'd have been standing on and God only knows what I'd have been doing, but instead I played hockey and went to school and stayed out of trouble.
Bobby Orr

Hockey has given me everything, most importantly it brought me to Swift Current, where I met my wife Deb.
Joe Sakic

Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps.
Tiger Woods
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Hockey is a tough game.
Bobby Orr



Hockey is the original extreme sport.
Tom Ward

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.
Steven Chu

I am like the Jack Nicholson of the Kings - every single game. If there was a game tonight I wouldn't be here. I used to play hockey. That was my original thing. My first thing, I wanted to play professional hockey.
Rob Zombie

I didn't know that I'd like it this much, coaching both boys and coming out all the time and seeing how excited they are to play hockey. It reminds you of when you were that age and you wanted to be out on the ice.
Joe Sakic

I don't like my hockey sticks touching other sticks, and I don't like them crossing one another, and I kind of have them hidden in the corner. I put baby powder on the ends. I think it's essentially a matter of taking care of what takes care of you.
Wayne Gretzky

I feel honored and privileged to have represented the USA program over the past 16 years. USA Hockey will always be a part of me and I will cherish the experiences and memories with this team.
Angela Ruggiero

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This one is from Yogi Berra, a famous baseball player, but I think it fits with goaltenders.

90% of the game is half mental.

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I love hockey, and I don't love it for any other reason than when I get out there and play, I enjoy it.
Brendan Fehr

I love my hockey, but if you can do that and go home and just be a dad and husband, then you have the best of both worlds.
Curtis Joseph

I love those hockey moms. You know what they say the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull is? Lipstick.
Sarah Palin

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I wasn't naturally gifted in terms of size and speed; everything I did in hockey I worked for, and that's the way I'll be as a coach.
Wayne Gretzky

I watch a lot of hockey. There are some good hockey players and there are some awfully stupid hockey players.
Ted Lindsay

I'm leaving the game of hockey with nothing but great memories.
Joe Sakic

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"Half the game is mental; the other half is being mental."
Jim McKenny
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I just posted some great hockey quotes by goalies:
www.thehockeynetwork.com/forum/welcome-t...ional-some-funny.php

some are motivational or inspirational, a lot are just funny

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"You can't afford to go out there and watch too much. If you get caught watching, you're not going to get the puck and not going to make good plays." -Sidney Crosby

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You don't have to be crazy to be a goalie. But it helps! Bernie Parent

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  • TheKristie111
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You should have posted he said Ge skipped dating girls to hit hockey picks into a dryer. Lol

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"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

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Goaltending is a normal job, sure. How would you like it in your job if every time you made a small mistake, a red light went on over your desk and 15,000 people stood up and yelled at you.” - Jacques Plante

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"All hockey players are bilingual, they know English and profanity"
- Gordie Howe

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"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take"
-Wayne Gretzky

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“It’s not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that counts; it’s what you put into the practice.” – Eric Lindros

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  • SFHockeyLover
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"I'm just glad it wasn't Machete Night."

Rangers goalie Bob Froese said after fans at MGS threw mugs on the ice on "Mug Night".

Who's stupid idea was that?

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"The ice is too hard for diving and you can't swim in it either."

-Referee George "Gertie" Gravel said to Detroit's Ted Lindsay after he dove in attempt to draw a penalty

Of course, nobody can swim in ice unless you're a fish
Slap me silly, Sidney!!

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"It's a great day for Hockey"-"Badger" Bob Johnson
I played but now I am a fan. Love the game.

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  • bretsky5
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“Goaltending is a normal job, sure. How would you like it in your job if every time you made a small mistake, a red light went on over your desk and 15,000 people stood up and yelled at you.”
― Jacques Plante

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