Wayne Gretzky Quotes.
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.
Sometimes people ask, ‘Are hockey fights real?’ I say, ‘If they weren’t, I’d get in more of 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.
Growing up, I was always the small guy.
My kids are no different than anyone else’s – they tend to disagree with everything I say!
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.
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.
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
The only way a kid is going to practice is if it’s total fun for him… and it was for me.
And people who know me would tell you that away from hockey I’m really not that competitive.
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.
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.
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 skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.
I get a feeling about where a teammate is going to be. A lot of times, I can turn and pass without even looking.