Wayne Gretzky Quotes.
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.
One hundred percent of shots not taken don’t go in.
Sometimes people ask, ‘Are hockey fights real?’ I say, ‘If they weren’t, I’d get in more of them.
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.
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.
You miss every shot you don’t take.
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.
A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.
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.
I think that from the time you start playing sports as a child you see that your responsibility to your team is to play the best that you can play as an individual… and yet, not take anything away from being part of a team.
Growing up, I was always the small guy.
It’s easier to lose than to win.
The only way a kid is going to practice is if it’s total fun for him… and it was for me.
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