Wayne Gretzky Quotes.
As a player, you have one responsibility, to focus yourself and be ready for the game. As a coach, your responsibility is to get 20 guys ready and have them all on the same page. If you can’t get every guy ready every night, you’re going to struggle.
It’s easier to lose than to win.
Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.
It’s an honour and a thrill and a privilege just to play in the NHL.
The only way a kid is going to practice is if it’s total fun for him… and it was for me.
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
Listen, everything I have in my life is because of the NHL and because of hockey, and I love the game and I loved every minute of being a player, I loved coaching, I loved being involved in the NHL.
I knew at a young age, whether I was playing baseball or hockey or lacrosse, that my teammates were counting on me, whether it be to strike the last batter out in a baseball game or score a big goal in a hockey game.
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.
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.
The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it.
The biggest difference between L.A. and Edmonton was that instead of people looking at me I was looking at them.
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.
I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.