Hockey quotes

  • I grew up trying to play for the Toronto Maple Leafs, not Team Canada. Didn't even know it existed.
    -- Adam Oates

    #Team #Hockey #Play

  • I was 19 years old, pumping gas and going nowhere. I was kind of a high school dropout at that point because I had left school to play hockey, but no one drafted me.
    -- Adam Oates

    #School #Hockey #Years

  • I robbed them, and I killed them as cold as ice, and I would do it again, and I know I would kill another person because I've hated humans for a long time.
    -- Aileen Wuornos

    #Hockey #Ice #Long

  • The first thing I noticed about him was that he was born the same year I was drafted. ... That's a pretty scary thought.
    -- Al MacInnis

    #Hockey #Years #Nhl

  • People didn't know the difference between a blue line and a clothes line.
    -- Al Michaels

    #Hockey #Blue #Differences

  • I guess I lost a little bit of self-esteem that time that you made it with the whole hockey team.
    -- Al Yankovic

    #Self Esteem #Team #Hockey

  • Guys, I don't want to tell you half-truths, unless they're completely accurate.
    -- Alain Vigneault

    #Hockey #Guy #Want

  • 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.
    -- Alain Vigneault

    #Attitude #Real #Hockey

  • You can't control the opposition, but you can control how you play, your energy level, your intensity on the ice. That's what we're going to do.
    -- Alain Vigneault

    #Hockey #Ice #Play

  • We're trying to work on Sami to get through that and shoot the puck. MacInnis shot the puck all the time. If there was a fool who wanted to stand in front and break an ankle, tough luck.
    -- Alain Vigneault

    #Hockey #Nhl #Luck

  • It would have been worse if we hadn't blocked the kick after Toronto's second touchdown.
    -- Alex Delvecchio

    #Hockey #Toronto #Blocked

  • Let's make like a hockey player and get the puck out of here.
    -- Alexander Gordon Smith

    #Hockey #Player #Puck

  • 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.
    -- Alexander Medvedev

    #Hockey #Greatness #Nhl

  • Fighting is necessary in hockey. But if you fight, you have to choose your partner carefully. If you're an experienced player and you want to fight, you can't choose a player who has never fought in his life.
    -- Alexander Ovechkin

    #Hockey #Fighting #Player

  • 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.
    -- Alexander Ovechkin

    #Team #Hockey #Thinking

  • Hockey is my life, you know. If I do not play hockey, I do not know what I do.
    -- Alexander Ovechkin

    #Hockey #Play

  • Maybe's he's just jealous I have hair.
    -- Alexander Ovechkin

    #Jealous #Hockey #Hair

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

    #Girl #Hockey #Nhl

  • If I'm playing hockey, I want to win all the (trophies) I can.
    -- Alexander Ovechkin

    #Hockey #Winning #Want

  • I'm okay. Russian machine never breaks.
    -- Alexander Ovechkin

    #Hockey #Machines #Break

  • I always look forward to playing in Toronto because it's such a historic city when it comes to hockey.
    -- Alexander Ovechkin

    #Hockey #Cities #Looks

  • Right now I'm scoring goals and I'm the king of the world. And a couple weeks ago I was almost in the toilet. So maybe you just forget to flush me.
    -- Alexander Ovechkin

    #Kings #Couple #Hockey

  • The place was always cold, and I got the feeling that the fans would have enjoyed baseball more if it had been played with a hockey puck.
    -- Andre Dawson

    #Baseball #Hockey #Feelings

  • As opposed to living the rich life and consuming as much as possible, people have to take a step back. Instead of buying the biggest diamond or having 18 cars, do other things. Buying the biggest thing is outdated and there is no excuse for it.
    -- Andrew Ference

    #Hockey #Nhl #People

  • My focus was always first and foremost to stop the puck. I never let the other players on the other team get to me.
    -- Andy Moog

    #Team #Hockey #Player

  • 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.
    -- Andy Rooney

    #Eye #Fighting #Hockey

  • There were no women's players I knew of. I didn't even know women's hockey existed.
    -- Angela Ruggiero

    #Hockey #Player

  • I find that I've tried to become a better hockey player every year and not just hold on. At the same time, I've also made it a point to increase or grow in some other area of my life. If I were just playing hockey, I would probably be done with the sport.
    -- Angela Ruggiero

    #Sports #Hockey #Player

  • I still love hockey. It's just I'm at a different stage of my life and I think I'm just ready to grow in other ways outside of just being a hockey player.
    -- Angela Ruggiero

    #Hockey #Player #Thinking

  • In a way, by being fully committed to the Olympic movement globally, I'm better able to promote women's hockey and talk about women's hockey and put a face to women's hockey, to all the IOC members.
    -- Angela Ruggiero

    #Hockey #Movement #Able

  • 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

    #Hockey #Would Be #Olympics

  • 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

    #Memories #Team #Hockey

  • Some of these guys... I've worked with Ice Cube, I think he's an immensely talented rapper and actor.
    -- Anthony Anderson

    #Hockey #Thinking #Rapper

  • The goalie is like the guy on the minefield. He discovers the mines and destroys them. If you make a mistake, somebody gets blown up.
    -- Arturs Irbe

    #Mistake #Hockey #Guy

  • ... I just want to remind the owners and the players: you guys make money because you have a whole bunch of fans out there who are working really hard. They buy tickets. They're watching on TV. Ya'll should be able to figure this out. Get this done.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Hockey #Player #Guy

  • 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

    #School #Hockey #Years

  • It's not who wins the fight that's important, it's being willing to fight. If you get challenged and renege, everyone wants to take a shot at you.
    -- Barclay Plager

    #Fighting #Hockey #Winning

  • We only have one person to blame, and that's each other.
    -- Barry Beck

    #Hockey #Blame #Persons

  • When he gets mad, it's like he's in another world. He'll look at you with those big eyes and they'll be going around in circles.
    -- Barry Beck

    #Eye #Hockey #Nhl

  • We're going to be the best in the league at something. We're deep in anthem singers.
    -- Barry Trotz

    #Hockey #League #Singers

  • Fifty percent of the game is mental and the other 50 percent is being mental. I've got that part down, no problem.
    -- Basil McRae

    #Hockey #Games #Fifty

  • I don't play hockey at all. I'm not comfortable on skates.
    -- Ben Stiller

    #Hockey #Play

  • I was 14 when I lost them [his front teeth]. The main thing was, we won that game, so I was the happiest. You hate to lose your teeth and the game, too.
    -- Bill Barber

    #Hate #Hockey #Games

  • He knows all the golf lingo. You know? You hit your ball, he's like "there's a golf shot. That's a golf shot." Well of course it's a golf shot; I just hit a golf ball. You don't see Gretzky skating around going "there's a hockey shot, that's a hockey shot."
    -- Bill Engvall

    #Funny #Golf #Hockey

  • I grew up in the Midwest, so we really didn't have much hockey going on.
    -- Bill Goldberg

    #Hockey #Midwest #Grew Up

  • We're scared of losing. That's why we win. We know what it's like to lose and we hate it. We enjoy being champions too much.
    -- Bob Bourne

    #Hate #Hockey #Winning

  • I'm just glad it wasn't Machete Night.
    -- Bob Froese

    #Hockey #Night #Machetes

  • I wish that we could tumble them in the dryer for 30 minutes and get them to shrink, but that won't happen.
    -- Bob Hartley

    #Hockey #Wish #Minutes

  • A hockey team is like a puzzle. Every piece is vital.
    -- Bob Hartley

    #Team #Hockey #Pieces

  • Its a great day for hockey
    -- Bob Johnson

    #Hockey #Great Day

  • Hockey players wear numbers because you can't always identify the body with dental records.
    -- Bob Plager

    #Hockey #Player #Numbers

  • Just charge me with the usual.
    -- Bob Probert

    #Hockey #Usual

  • In Chicago, having crashed his motorcycle into a car. According to police reports, his blood-alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit and he told officers: Just charge me with the usual.
    -- Bob Probert

    #Hockey #Blood #Car

  • Bettman is an asshole. A frikkin asshole. I think he's ruined the game of hockey. He's supposed to be impartial. He's supposed to speak for the good of the league, but in my opinion, he's strictly behind the owners. Those 1996 rule changes are a joke
    -- Bob Probert

    #Hockey #Thinking #Games

  • They always try to play with our minds. But that won't work with our club. We've got 20 guys without brains.
    -- Bobby Clarke

    #Hockey #Play #Guy

  • We take the shortest route to the puck and arrive in ill humor.
    -- Bobby Clarke

    #Hockey #Puck #Ill

  • There's no reason why a player is done at 33, 34. They train better, they eat better, they drink better. This isn't the old days when everybody sat around and drank beer.
    -- Bobby Clarke

    #Beer #Hockey #Player

  • We have to get families back in the game, get back where Saturday night, everything stops. A case of beer comes out and a bottle of rye and anyone who comes to the house, they better want to watch hockey.
    -- Bobby Hull

    #Beer #Hockey #Night

  • My job is to suggest and ratify and use any expertise that I might have gained over the 23 years in professional hockey to make our game a better game.
    -- Bobby Hull

    #Jobs #Hockey #Years

  • Nobody gives a crap about hockey down here - nobody. I coach kids' hockey down here and you can start to see the disinterest in the game here with the kids
    -- Bobby Hull

    #Kids #Hockey #Games

  • I wouldn't urinate in his ear if his brain was on fire!
    -- Bobby Hull

    #Hockey #Fire #Brain

  • My former wife made me a millionaire. I used to have three million dollars.
    -- Bobby Hull

    #Hockey #Wife #Dollars

  • I was a multi-millionaire from playing hockey. Then I got divorced, and now I'm a millionaire.
    -- Bobby Hull

    #Hockey #Millionaire #Divorced

  • Orr is the greatest young hockey player that's come along since I've been here.
    -- Bobby Hull

    #Hockey #Player #Nhl

  • We should not have to push you to work hard, you should work hard because you want to be a great player.
    -- Bobby Knight

    #Hard Work #Hockey #Player

  • Forget about style; worry about results.
    -- Bobby Orr

    #Hockey #Worry #Style

  • Hockey is a tough game.
    -- Bobby Orr

    #Hockey #Games #Tough

  • I always tell Bobby he was up in the air so so long that I had had time to shower and change before he hit the ice.
    -- Bobby Orr

    #Hockey #Air #Ice

  • Hockey is a tough game. With all the talk and everything that's going on right now, it frightens me a little bit that we are giving our players an excuse not to hit. I just hope that we don't take that out of our game at the pro level.
    -- Bobby Orr

    #Hockey #Player #Games

  • There are no environments where you're only going to win, because life just isn't like that.
    -- Bobby Orr

    #Success #Sports #Hockey

  • I never looked at hockey as work. Now that I'd finished playing, I had to go to work.
    -- Bobby Orr


  • I just tape four Tylenols to it.
    -- Boris Mironov

    #Hockey #Tape #Four

  • We get nose jobs all the time in the NHL, and we don't even have to go to the hospital.
    -- Brad Park

    #Jobs #Hockey #Nhl

  • We don't care what that bug-eyed fat walrus has to say.
    -- Brandon Prust

    #Hockey #Care #Bugs

  • Basically, I don't like anybody.
    -- Brantt Myhres


  • I was covered in scars from the beatings, and she used to say it was a hockey... She'd apologize. She was on pain. I understand that now, but you don't when you are three and four and you're being beaten to death with a hoover.
    -- Brenda Fricker

    #Pain #Hockey #Abuse

  • 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

    #Hockey #Play #Reason

  • I heard Rolex makes nice watches.
    -- Brendan Gallagher

    #Nice #Hockey #Watches

  • Bert's wallet is like an onion. Any time he opens it, he starts crying.
    -- Brendan Morrison

    #Hockey #Onions #Cry

  • Wrapping Christmas presents is tough. Even peeling a Mandarin orange is tough. I have to get my kids to help me.
    -- Brendan Morrison

    #Kids #Hockey #Nhl

  • 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

    #Football #Moving #Hockey

  • Over the years, Steve has come to understand I need the clicker. He says it's my security blanket.
    -- Brendan Shanahan

    #Hockey #Years #Nhl

  • I think he knows all my tricks. Or the fact I don't have any tricks
    -- Brendan Shanahan

    #Hockey #Thinking #Facts

  • I'm not dumb enough to be a goalie.
    -- Brett Hull

    #Hockey #Dumb #Goalies

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

    #Team #Hockey #Play

  • Bob Goodenow will kill me, but if we're going to be realistic about things, probably 75 per cent of the league is overpaid. But we're not paying ourselves. There are people giving it to us and no one is putting a gun to their heads. Something has to be done if we're going to fix this.
    -- Brett Hull

    #Hockey #Gun #People

  • You know what? I did! I impressed myself just making it.
    -- Brett Hull

    #Hockey #Nhl

  • If you're going to play hockey now, you have to be able to play. If you have the ability to fight and play, you're an unbelievable commodity. But if you can only fight, there might be six of those guys left in the league, and I can guarantee they're going fast.
    -- Brett Hull

    #Fighting #Hockey #Play

  • Hockey is its own game. It's completely different than all the other games, although it's getting way too close to soccer.
    -- Brett Hull

    #Soccer #Hockey #Games

  • How's the game changed in my 15 years in the league? Well, we used to be called hard-working players. Now we're overpaid crybabies.
    -- Brett Hull

    #Hard Work #Hockey #Player

  • It's like the animal kingdom. Adapt or go extinct.
    -- Brett Hull

    #Hockey #Animal #Kingdoms

  • I am 10 times smarter than everyone else in this game. Beyond a shadow of a doubt.
    -- Brett Hull

    #Hockey #Games #Doubt

  • Sometimes guys need to cry. Some hockey players think they're too tough to cry.
    -- Brett Hull

    #Hockey #Thinking #Player

  • You can't get big in hockey. You need to be pliable... they've even taken fighting out of the game, so there's no more of those big huge guys who just fight.
    -- Brett Hull

    #Taken #Hockey #Fighting

  • I don't like hockey. I'm just good at it.
    -- Brett Hull


  • Losing is essential to anyone's success. The more you lose, the more you want to win.
    -- Brett Hull

    #Hockey #Winning #Essentials

  • He's the kind of guy who will stab you in the back right to your face.
    -- Brett Hull

    #Hockey #Guy #Faces

  • Its an honor to be chosen to represent the best hockey game in the world,... Hockey fans are looking for the most authentic experience and NHL 2K6 delivers it.
    -- Brian Boitano

    #Hockey #Nhl #Games

  • I think the game has gotten better. (The two-ref system) keeps players from taking cheap shots behind the play. I never thought I'd like it, considering the way I like to hack.
    -- Brian Skrudland

    #Hockey #Player #Thinking

  • We're right next to Mile High Stadium. I'm no rocket scientist, but...uh...(smile).
    -- Brian Skrudland

    #Hockey #Rockets #Next