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Words of Wisdom
Here are some words to live by this season:

- "Hustle and Heart set us Apart"
- ”Hockey is a man's game. The team with the most real men wins.” - Brian Burke
- ”Goaltending is a normal job, sure. How would you like it in your job if every time you made a small mistake, a red light went on over your desk and 15,000 people stood up and yelled at you.” - Jacques Plante
- "You can have all the talent in the world, but if the pumper"s not there, it doesn't matter." - Glen Sather
- "A puck is a hard rubber disc that hockey players strike when they can't hit one another." - Jimmy Cannon
- "You find that you have peace of mind and can enjoy yourself, get more sleep, and rest when you know that it was a one hundred percent effort that you gave - win or lose." - Gordie Howe
- "The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it." - Wayne Gretzky
- "Ability's what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well u do it."
- "The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual."
- "Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way."
- Non-Reciprocal Laws of Expectations:
Negative expectations yield negative results.
Positive expectations yield positive results.
- "There are no perfect Men in this world, only perfect intentions"
- "He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat."
- "Almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades."
- "Leadership is action, not a position."
- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard... is what makes it great." - Tom Hanks
- "A team that is a real team playing against slightly more talented individuals can win if they execute better tactics and systems tailored to their talent level, have more desire, and work harder as a team - just like in real life."
- "When teams playing each other are about at the same talent levels, the team that puts disciplined defensive team tactics and systems ahead of offensive tactics, and executes that way, normally will win."


- "Strive for success, expect no less. Together we will make it, reach out and take it"
- "It is amazing how much you can accomplish when it doesn't matter who gets the credit"
- "The only statistic's worth keeping, can't be measured... Sportsmanship, Heart, Teamwork, Intensity"
- "In practice, if you don't like to do it, it is probably good for you"
- "If I was given eight hours to chop down a tree. I would spend seven hours sharpening my axe" Abe Lincoln.
- "It takes no talent to hustle"
- "A successful team beats with one heart"
- "I've never known anybody to achieve anything without overcoming adversity." Lou Holtz
- "Victory isn't defined by wins or losses. It is defined by effort. If you can truthfully say, I did the best I could, I gave everything I had, 'then you're a winner." Wolfgang Schadler
- "Together we stand, and together we fall, together were winners and winners take all."
- "Don't be content with average, because average is as close to the bottom as it is to the top." - Danielle Ballentine
- "Play like your in first, but train like your in second."
- "There's nothing greater in the world than when somebody on the team does something good, and everybody gathers around to pat him on the back." Billy Martin
- "Never underestimate the heart of a champion." - Rudy Tomjanovich
- "Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man's doing but my own. I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice; my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the keys to my destiny" - Elain Maxwell
- "I believe in playing with your heart, with every fiber in your body--fairly, squarely, by the rules--to win. And I believe that any man's finest moment, the greatest fulfillment of all he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out and lies exhausted on the floor of battle--victorious" Bela Karolyi
- "The ones who want to achieve and win championships motivate themselves." - Mike Ditka
- "Every team requires unity. A team has to move as one unit, one force, with each person understanding and assisting the roles of his teammates. If the team doesn't do this, whatever the reason, it goes down in defeat. You win or lose as a team, as a family." - Jack Kemp
- "Hard work and togetherness. They go hand in hand. You need the hard work because it's such a tough atmosphere...to win week in and week out. You need togetherness because you don't always win, and you gotta hang tough together." - Tony Dungy
- "We not Me"


- "United we stand, Divided we fall"
- "It's not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that counts; it's what you put into the practice."
- "The country is full of good coaches. What it takes to win is a bunch of interested players." - Don Coryell
- "There are only two options regarding commitment. You're either IN or you're OUT. There's no such thing in life as in-between." - Pat Riley
- "The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the others willing to let them." - Robert Frost
- "Show me a guy who's afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time." - Lou Brock
- "Coming together is the begining, keeping together is progress, and working together is success" - Henry Ford
- "Whether you think you can or can't, your right" Henry Ford
- "It's not the situation... It's your reaction to the situation that counts" - Bob Conklin
- "If you can't excel with talent, triumph with effort" - Dave Weinbaum
- "Discipline can be the difference between success and failure" - Unknown
- "Obstacles are those things a person sees when they take their eyes off their goals" - Unknown
- "Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results" - Unknown
- "Challenges can be stepping stones or stumbling blocks, It's just a matter of how you view them" - Unknown
- "What matters is not the size of the dog in the fight, but rather the size of the fight in the dog" - Bear Bryant
- "I am a great believer in luck, and I find that the harder I work the more I have of it" - Thomas Jefferson
- "Failure is success, if we learn from it" - Malcolm S Forbes
- "The best inspiration is not to outdo others, but to outdo ourselves" - Unknown
- "There is nothing we cannot live down, rise above and overcome" Ella Wheeler Wilcox
- "An ego trip is something that never gets you anywhere" - Suzan L Wiener
- "You will be remembered for two things; the problems you solve or the ones you create" - Mike Murdock
- "Our greatest glory is not never failing, but rising every time we fall" - Confucius


- “Practice as if you are the worst, perform as if you are the best."
- "Being defeated is a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent."
- "They know what I expect. I don’t have to be on them every moment. I don’t say they have to win every day, but let them not perform to their maximum and then they’re going to hear about it". Joe Torre, New York Yankees
- "If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain as he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be."
- "What seperates the bets from the rest, is that the best keep getting better."
- "You may have heard it said that if you do not continue to move forward then you will be moving backwards. This is very simply explained by the fact that there are other people working hard to get better and if you are doing enough just to get by then these others will pass you by. Don’t settle for average. Work hard to reach your ultimate potential in all areas of your life. Always strive to become your best and the rest will take care of itself."
- "I won't accept anything less than the best a player's capable of doing, and he has the right to expect the best that I can do for him and the team." Lou Holtz
- "You have no control over what the other guy does. You only have control over what you do." - A.J. Kitt
- "The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination." - Tommy Lasorda
- "Some people dream of success while others stay up and work hard at it."
- "Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates." - Magic Johnson
- "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
- "The minute you start talking about what you're going to do if you lose, you have lost." - George Shultz
- "Winners never quit and quitters never win." - Unknown
- "The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary." Vidal Sassoon
- "My father taught me that the only way you can make good at anything is to practice some more." - Pete Rose


- "I promise never to be outhustled. I will play both ends of the ice and fight for every loose puck. I will sacrifice my body for my team. I will always choose grit over flash, substance over style. I will work and sweat and suffer so that come game time, my team can shine. I am a KINGS hockey player."
- "Luck is when preparation and opportunity meet."
- "You were not born a winner, and you were not born a loser. You are what you make yourself to be."
- The Winner says 'It may be difficult but it's possible'; The Loser says 'It may be possible but it's too difficult.'
- "Play for the name on your chest, not the name on your back."
- "When we've got the puck, they can't score." ~Paul Coffey
- "You've got to go to the net if you want to score." ~Tom McVie
- "You miss 100% of the shots you never take." ~Wayne Gretzky
- "Some people skate to the puck. I skate to where the puck is going to be." ~Wayne Gretzky
- "Hockey's a funny game. You have to prove yourself every shift, every game. It's not up to anybody else. You have to take pride in yourself." ~Paul Coffey
- "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
- "If you want to compete... practice. If you want to win... practice harder."
- "The more you sweat in practice, the less you bleed in battle."
- "There is no glory in practice, but without practice there is no glory."
- "Play till the whistle blows."
- "Good is the enemy of Great"
- "It's not about being the fastest player on the ice. It's about the first one to the puck" - Sidney Crosby.
- "He shoots, He scores!"
- "The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will."
- "Impossible isn't a fact, it's an opinion" - Laila Ali


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