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The day I stop giving is the day I stop receiving. The day I stop learning is the day I stop growing. You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.
Only one thing is ever guaranteed, that is that you will definitely not achieve the goal if you don't take the shot.
Hockey is a unique sport in the sense that you need each and every guy helping each other and pulling in the same direction to be successful.
You'll never catch me bragging about goals, but I'll talk all you want about my assists.
The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it.
A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.
No matter who you are, we're creatures of habit. The better your habits are, the better they will be in pressure situations.
Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.
Maybe it wasn't the talent the Lord gave me-maybe it was the passion.
I missed 100% of the shots I didn't take
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
I couldn't beat people with my strength; I don't have a hard shot; I'm not the quickest skater in the league. My eyes and my mind have to do most of the work.
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You know, I've held women and babies and jewels and money, but nothing will ever feel as good as holding that Cup.
It's easier to lose than to win.
One hundred percent of shots not taken don't go in.
It doesn't matter what I think. It doesn't matter what other people think. You have to get on the ice and participate and play and the best team wins.
Sometimes people ask, 'Are hockey fights real?' I say, 'If they weren't, I'd get in more of them.
The biggest difference between L.A. and Edmonton was that instead of people looking at me I was looking at them.
You miss every shot you don't take.
When I was 5 and playing against 11-year-olds, who were bigger, stronger, faster, I just had to figure out a way to play with them.
Everything I did in hockey, I worked for.
I don't think any one person will ever be bigger than the game.
The only shot I ALWAYS miss, is the one I don't take!
I'm probably the only guy in hockey who can win a scoring title and everybody is saying I had a bad year. I don't worry about it.
Not doing it is certainly the best way to not getting it
I think a lot of parents live their lives through the kids. Because they didn't make it [achieve something], they want their kids to make it. It puts a lot of undue pressure on the kids.
When you're playing an exhibition, you're kind of letting everyone get an opportunity.
It's kind of ironic when I broke in at 17, I was told I was too small, too slow and I wouldn't make the NHL
One of the key qualities that you need to be a great hockey player is fantastic anticipation and feel for the game - if you know where the puck is going before it is hit, that is half the battle.
I think the Americans are ready to play, they want to beat us. I think that players like Chris Chelios and his leadership over there goes a long way.
It really doesn't matter or concern me what people are saying or who thinks who is the favorite. The bottom line is you have to play.
I can remember hockey. It was my life, my passion. It's what I love the most.
A lot of times, I can turn and pass without even looking.
The greatest thing about playing obviously is winning, and you can't replace that experience with anything.
People in general want to build somebody up and then try to knock them down. They always root for the underdog.
Hockey is my life. I love every minute of it.
Gordie Howe and Bobby Hull and Jean Béliveau probably looked at us in the '80s and said, "These guys are soft. We used to take the train."
That's the hardest part of this whole process. The best part is picking the players and the worst part is telling basically five players they are not going to play tonight.
Nothing can replace the Olympics. I love the Olympics. I was so proud when I played in '98 and I was so proud when we won in 2002.
By no means could I play at the level of these kids who play in the NHL now but as 50-year-olds go, I feel really good and I feel blessed that I'm still healthy.
I grew up such a fan. It was my life. Everything I did was hockey related and everything I have is because of hockey and the NHL.
The only way a kid is going to practise is if it's total fun for him... and it was for me.
It's just amazing how many companies suddenly want you to hold up their products after you've held up the Stanley Cup.
There's no perfect coach in the world. Coaches are human, too. Mistakes are made. But, fundamentally, if you're sound, you eliminate as many mistakes as possible.
Most players go where the puck is. I go where the puck will be.
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.
Most people marry their mother. I married my father.
I think the greatest thing about playing obviously is winning, and you can't replace that experience with anything.