Wayne Gretzky Quotes.
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.
You miss every shot you don’t take.
Most people marry their mother. I married my father.
The biggest difference between L.A. and Edmonton was that instead of people looking at me I was looking at them.
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.
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.
A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.
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.
Ninety percent of hockey is mental and the other half is physical.
It’s easier to lose than to win.
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
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.
Maybe it wasn’t the talent the Lord gave me-maybe it was the passion.
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.