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    Since the beginning, I always loved the game. When you grow up in Montreal, one day you want to be a professional hockey player. When I was six or seven, I knew that was what I wanted.

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    Some guys score and some guys don't. We got a lot that don't.

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    Some guys are more worried about their Vegas trip at the end of the season than playing the games, than playing every minute of the games. Quite frankly, I don't care about your Vegas trip right now.

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    Some of these guys... I've worked with Ice Cube, I think he's an immensely talented rapper and actor.

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    Some things cannont possibly happen, because they are both too improbable and too perfect. The U.S. hockey team cannot beat the Russians in the 1980 Olympics. Jack Nicklaus cannot shoot 65 to win the Masters at age forty-six. Nothing else comes immediately to mind.

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    So here I am running at guys who aren't taller than 5-foot-8, and I'm the one who tears up his knee.

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    Sometimes guys need to cry. Some hockey players think they're too tough to cry.

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    Sources also confirm that there is no one left in Canada who can remember when hockey was a simple game, played for fun.

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    Sometimes you can press a little bit and you're trying to do too much and you're trying too hard. You want to win so bad and you want to help the team so badly that you end up trying too much instead of letting the play come to you.

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    Sure, Daniel wears number 22 and Henrik number 33.

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    Sometimes you think they must have come out of the chimp cages at the Bronx zoo.

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    Talented people can predict with great accuracy what's about to happen just a tiny bit ahead of their competitors. It might be two seconds ahead, or two hundredths of a second, or two days. Napoleon on an eighteenth century battlefield had something more like a two-day advantage. Wayne Gretzky in a hockey game was probably a second ahead of everyone else on the ice.

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    Talent is a gift, but you can only succeed with hard work.

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    That I walk around calling people 'dummy' and 'hockey puck'. I do have a different life apart from being sarcastic on stage. I might kibitz around with my friends, but I'm nothing like the person who does stand up. Nothing like that.

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    That's great. I'm 100 years old and people are still interested.

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    Thank you for reminding Canada that I'm a disappointment to them. I like hockey, I love it, but I'm not an avid hockey - let's face it, true Canadian - fan. I've always been more into snowboarding and skateboarding and sort of the alternative sports, I'm not crazy about hockey - but love it!

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    The atmosphere was even greater than in Winnipeg last year. The place was almost packed for warm-ups, which was fun for us. You look at the group and you get your salute and you get the standing ovation and that means a lot to us.

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    The biggest thing for me is the passion that I've always had for hockey. I remember growing up, no matter what I did in life, my parents always told me to try to do my best at it and be my best. I can say going through different things that passion is the most important part. It's not skills or talent or any of that stuff.

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    That's so when I forget how to spell my name, I can still find my (expletive) clothes.

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    The Canadian franchises and Canada as a market for NHL hockey has always been a priority for us.

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    Suffering is the sole origin of consciousness.

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    The excitement of the fans in Montreal, especially in the playoffs, I don't think you can get that anywhere else. For a hockey player, I kind of wish everyone could go through that and experience what it is to play there. It's very unique.

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    The greatest country in the history of the world being attacked. So all of this doesn't mean very much today.

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    The first thing I noticed about him was that he was born the same year I was drafted. ... That's a pretty scary thought.

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    The first thing I would do when I saw Bobby coming down at me was to say a little prayer if I had time. I'm sure I wasn't the only goalie who did that.

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    The difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull: At some point, a pit bull does stop whining.

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    The guillotine has to fall somewhere when the team under-produces, and more times than not it's fallen on me.

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    The great thing about hockey players is that they are able to separate the on-ice from the off-ice and not let the latter distract them.

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    Their toys are alive and can sometimes come to their aid, or get lost and Olie has to find them. They go to other planets. They go to the ice cream planet.

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    The goal is too small and the goalies are too big.

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    The kids just aren't the same today.

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    The mastery of the true self, and the refusal to permit others to dominate us, is the ultimate in living and self-expression in athletics.

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    The Ice Storm, because of the movie, has had, or is to have, a vigorous life in other cultures.

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    The most-honored ancestors of your matriarch besmirched the season of the orange blossom.

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    The media has changed. We now give broadcast licenses to philosophies instead of people. People get confused and think there is no difference between news and entertainment. People who project themselves as journalists on television don't know the first thing about journalism. They are just there stirring up a hockey game.

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    The one thing I'd always wanted to do in my career is push myself out of my comfort zone - I think I'm really comfortable with being uncomfortable. So that's why I played pro men's hockey, that's why I played softball and hockey at the same time, that's why I'm not afraid to speak up - that's just who I am.

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    The only difference between this and Custer's last stand was that Custer didn't have to look at the tape afterward.

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    The kid looks good in his first game.

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    Then going out on the ice usually about 15 minutes before and certain things I would do for the different races, aspects that you run through your mind.

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    The only difference between the Coyotes and 'Days of Our Lives' is that nobody has been shot on our team yet.

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    The only job worse is a javelin catcher at a track - and - field meet.

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    The only way you can check Gretzky is to hit him when he is standing still singing the national anthem.

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    The quintessential bad - luck position. Pucks can go off bodies, skates, bounce into the net.

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    There are rough players and there are dirty players. I'm rough and dirty.

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

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    The only pressure I'm under is the pressure I've put on myself.

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    There are two types of forwards. Scorers and bangers. Scorers score and bangers bang.

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    There is no escalator to [hockey] success only steps.

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    There is nothing so uncertain as a sure thing.

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    There's nobody you'd rather beat than your good friend.