Steven Stamkos quotes

  • I'm a guy who works very hard and if I want something bad enough, I'm going to do anything possible to get it.
    -- Steven Stamkos

    #Want Something #Guy #Enough

  • I don't see this as Marty [St. Louis] replacing me. I see this as Marty getting the opportunity he deserves.
    -- Steven Stamkos

    #Opportunity #Marty #Deserve

  • Knowing your coach has confidence in you is big for a young player.
    -- Steven Stamkos

    #Player #Knowing #Young

  • Staying away from junk food and the pops-it's something that, for me, is harder than doing the actual workouts. It's so easy to get off-track. Like when you're out with your buddies and they're stopping at McDonald's. You can't have a Big Mac with them.
    -- Steven Stamkos

    #Workout #Mcdonalds #Track

  • My parents, especially my dad, had a big influence on my hockey career. He introduced me to the game when I was younger, and I stuck with it.
    -- Steven Stamkos

    #Dad #Hockey #Careers

  • I came into the League at 18-years-old. I didn't have a lot of experience in training the right way. I probably came into the league at 175 pounds; now I'm 190 ... It's all about training the right way and training for my needs.
    -- Steven Stamkos

    #Years #League #Training

  • It was a tough. Sixteen games into my career, we had a coaching change. It was something I never experienced before, and something I had to go through a lot earlier in my career than I expected.
    -- Steven Stamkos

    #Games #Careers #Coaching

  • Do we want something more from our car? ... To perhaps be a partner, a coach, someone that can use their understanding of the situation to help us reach our potential.

  • In the back of your mind you always want it to be successful and you want things to happen, but I've learned in my life that if you want something too much, even when it happens it may not be what you wanted if you set your expectations too high.

  • That emphasis, from my parents, was always, "if you want something different from this" - they didn't say "better than this," because I'm not sure that they knew anything better, "then get an education."

  • With a DVD, you want something you can own, you can watch, you can come to grips with and you can explore. It's something larger than the film, when it's going out to a fan base.

  • 'Fantasy' is one of the fewer tracks where it's more literal than most of our things, but at the same time it's totally open-ended. Clearly it's a song about things not really appearing as you want them to, or things either getting what you want and not being satisfied with it because it wasn't how you hoped it would be, or thinking you want something and not getting it and the realisation of that.

  • You have no control over what the other guy does. You only have control over what you do.

  • The guys who stick around are the smartest guys and the guys who are the most self-driven. You have to have drive. The coaches can only take you so far. You have to want to learn and work.

  • You never really know the guy until you sit down with him.

  • And in a world without heroes, as the movie trailer voice-over guy might say, the slightly awkward can be slightly cool.

  • When the journey's over/There'll be time enough to sleep.

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