Joe Thornton quotes

  • It's a good start. Seems like all the lines have chemistry right now. It's tough to tell after one game, but with only one practice all the guys looked like the flowed pretty good out there after the first period.
    -- Joe Thornton

    #Hockey #Practice #Games

  • I'm just an average Canadian kid playing hockey.
    -- Joe Thornton

    #Kids #Hockey #Average

  • You don't realize the atmosphere in the arena until you're down on the ice for real, especially during the playoffs. You come out of the gate, you hear the fans going crazy, you know you're at home and in for a good time. It's something special, that's for sure.
    -- Joe Thornton

    #Crazy #Real #Home

  • Being injured sucks. When you see all your buddies out there playing it's tough.
    -- Joe Thornton

    #Tough #Injured #Buddy

  • We brought him [Raffi Torres] in because he was an emotional, physical player. He's had nothing but a great attitude and a great work ethic with us all year long. He comes to play, prepares himself real well. We need him to play the way he does. You know, he's a little bit sometimes outside the box, but you've got to let him be who he is.

  • The NHL's opinion of itself is so high.... Let them get drunk on their greatness. We'll see how many Euros look our way.

  • I don't care what people say about me and what they think about me. I care about my team and I care about myself. Lots of people watch hockey, and I think everybody has different thinking.

  • Girls, where are you? I can't find you.

  • Art without accomplishment becomes a form of faith, sustained more by the intensity of its common practice than by the pleasure it gives to its adherents in private.

  • Let's face it, I only practice yoga because the classes are always packed with beautiful women.

  • The thing you realize as you get older and you play, that you don't really understand when you're a backup the first few offseasons, how important that mental rest is. It's a grind physically during the season, dealing with the hits and the physical pain that goes with playing in this game. But mentally it's probably more taxing, so you need that ability to find that escape.

  • The pressure I put on myself is the only pressure I'm feeling once I get into the game.

  • The open ocean often takes you past your physical limits and when it does, sailing becomes a mental game.

  • I think Lady Gaga is great and is changing pop music and bringing back a certain rock 'n' roll spirit, swagger to the game.

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