Quotes worth reading :

There are still two or three guys who aren't willing to pay the price to win a game. This is not Wal-Mart. There are no discounts in this league."
Toronto Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson

Jaromir Jagr and Matthew Barnaby spent some time joking around doing impressions of each other. Says Jagr, "He’s easy to do. Sit on the bench. Play about 10 minutes a game.

"We’re looking forward to building the type of team the Rangers are able to buy."
Phoenix GM Bobby Smith

As SLAPSHOT plays in Japan the working title translation is "The Roughhouse Hockey Players who Curse a Lot and Play Dirty."

Some people skate to the puck.  I skate to where the puck is going to be. 
Wayne Gretzky

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
John Wooden

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination
Tommy Lasorda

Winners never quit and quitters never win.

Show me a guy who's afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
Lou Brock

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
John Wooden

The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime.
Babe Ruth

The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuses, that's the day you start to the top.
O.J. Simpson

Before you can win a game, you have to not lose it.
Chuck Noll, ex-Pittsburgh Steelers Coach

The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do.
Dennis Waitley

You need to play with supreme confidence, or else you'll lose again, and then losing becomes a habit.
Joe Paterno

That's so when I forget how to spell my name, I can still find my #%@# clothes.
Stu Grimson, Chicago Blackhawks left wing, explaining why he keeps a color photo of himself above his locker.  

Son, looks to me like you're spending too much time on one subject.
1987 Shelby Metcalf, basketball coach at Texas A&M, recounting what he told a player who received four Fs and one D.

They always try to play with our minds. But that won’t work with our club. We’ve got 20 guys without brains.- Bobby Clarke