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Born: 1961-01-26
Profession: Athlete
Nation: Canadian
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A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.

Tags: Good, Great, Sports

You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.

Tags: Miss, Shots

Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.

Tags: Common, Happiness, Success

I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.

Tags: Puck, Skate

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.

Tags: Hockey, Sense, Successful

Ninety percent of hockey is mental and the other half is physical.

Tags: Half, Hockey, Physical

I don't like my hockey sticks touching other sticks, and I don't like them crossing one another, and I kind of have them hidden in the corner. I put baby powder on the ends. I think it's essentially a matter of taking care of what takes care of you.

Tags: Another, Care, Put

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.

Tags: Best, Sports, Time

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.

Tags: Game, Life, Love

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.

Tags: Hockey, Speed, Worked

The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it.

Tags: Dog, Hard, Work

And people who know me would tell you that away from hockey I'm really not that competitive.

Tags: Away, Hockey, Tell

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.

Tags: Against, Playing, Stronger

I'm very proud of our NHL players. I think they all handle themselves extremely well and they all work really hard.

Tags: Hard, Proud, Work

The only way a kid is going to practice is if it's total fun for him... and it was for me.

Tags: Fun, Him, Practice

Growing up, I was always the small guy.

Tags: Growing, Guy, Small

It's an honour and a thrill and a privilege just to play in the NHL.

Tags: Honour, Privilege, Thrill

The biggest difference between L.A. and Edmonton was that instead of people looking at me I was looking at them.

Tags: Between, Difference, Looking

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.

Tags: Mind, Strength, Work

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.

Tags: Blessed, Good, Kids

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.

Tags: Age, Baseball, Game