507 BEST NHL Ice Hockey Pre Game Motivational Speeches Quotes (Top)

David R Grant Jan 09, 2024
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  1. List of 507 BEST NHL Ice Hockey Pre Game Motivational Speeches Quotes
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When the ice is slick and the lights are bright, every hockey player knows the thrill of the game isn't just born out of the competition itself, but also from the words that ignite the fire within.


It's the pregame speeches and motivational quotes that can bring the team together, spark unparalleled energy, and carve a path to victory.


These 507 top NHL Ice Hockey pregame motivational speeches and quotes will serve as your beacon, whether you're a player stepping onto the rink or a coach looking to inspire your team.


Remember, in the game of hockey, the mental game is just as important as the physical one.

Let's dive in and find the words that will fuel your drive to succeed.


List of 507 BEST NHL Ice Hockey Pre Game Motivational Speeches Quotes


1. "You've got to seize the opportunity if it presents itself." - Wayne Gretzky

 

 

2. "The only way to do great work is to love what you do." - Sidney Crosby

 

 

3. "Success isn't measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace." - Mike Ditka

 

 

4. "Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever." - Lance Armstrong

 

 

5. "You're never a loser until you quit trying." - Mike Ditka

 

 

6. "To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them." - Picabo Street

 

 

7. "Believe you can and you're halfway there." - Theodore Roosevelt

 

 

8. "The only way to prove you're a good sport is to lose." - Ernie Banks

 

 

9. "It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get up." - Vince Lombardi

 

 

10. "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." - Wayne Gretzky

 

 

11. "Never let your fears be the boundaries of your dreams." - Sidney Crosby

 

 

12. "The harder the battle, the sweeter the victory." - Les Brown

 

 

13. "Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must first set yourself on fire." - Fred Shero

 

 

14. "Champions keep playing until they get it right." - Billie Jean King

 

 

15. "Tough times never last, but tough people do." - Robert Schuller

 

 

16. "The ultimate victory in competition is derived from the inner satisfaction of knowing that you have done your best and that you have gotten the most out of what you had to give." - Howard Cosell

 

 

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

 

 

18. "If you can't outplay them, outwork them." - Ben Hogan

 

 

19. "You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them." - Michael Jordan

 

 

20. "The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer." - John Madden

 

 

21. "The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital." - Joe Paterno

 

 

22. "You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get." - Michael Phelps

 

 

23. "Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is." - Vince Lombardi

 

 

24. "It's not the will to win that matters—everyone has that. It's the will to prepare to win that matters." - Paul Bryant

 

 

25. "A champion is someone who gets up when he can't." - Jack Dempsey

 

 

26. "The only way to overcome is to hang in. Even I'm starting to believe that." - Dan O'Brien

 

 

27. "You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is a real joy." - Arthur Ashe

 

 

28. "Make sure your worst enemy doesn't live between your own two ears." - Laird Hamilton

 

 

29. "There may be people that have more talent than you, but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do." - Derek Jeter

 

 

30. "You can't win unless you learn how to lose." - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

 

 

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

 

 

32. "The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning." - Pele

 

 

33. "You have to believe in yourself when no one else does." - Venus Williams

 

 

34. "It's hard to beat a person who never gives up." - Babe Ruth

 

 

35. "I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." - Michael Jordan

 

 

36. "Success is not in never failing, but rising every time you fall!" - Vince Lombardi

 

 

37. "The only way to achieve your goals is to bite off more than you can chew, and fu**in’ chew it!" - Paul Maurice

 

 

38. "Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records." - William Arthur Ward

 

 

39. "You miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take." - Wayne Gretzky

 

 

40. "The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination." - Tommy Lasorda

 

 

41. "The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day." - Wayne Gretzky

 

 

42. "The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary." - Vidal Sassoon

 

 

43. "It's not about the name on the back of the jersey, it's about the badge on the front." - David Beckham

 

 

44. "Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again." - Bob Feller

 

 

45. "The more I practice, the luckier I get." - Gary Player

 

 

46. "The key is not the will to win…everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important." - Bobby Knight

 

 

47. "The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand." - Vince Lombardi

 

 

48. "Winning is not everything - but making the effort to win is." - Vince Lombardi

 

 

49. "When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less." - Paul Brown

 

 

50. "You were born to be a player. You were meant to be here. This moment is yours." - Herb Brooks

 

 

51. "You don't win once in a while, you don't do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit." - Vince Lombardi

 

 

52. "I never left the field saying I could have done more to get ready and that gives me peace of mind." - Peyton Manning

 

 

53. "Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision." - Muhammad Ali

 

 

54. "The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary." - Vince Lombardi

 

 

55. "The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses - behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights." - Muhammad Ali

 

 

56. "You can motivate by fear, and you can motivate by reward. But both those methods are only temporary. The only lasting thing is self motivation." - Homer Rice

 

 

57. "The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender." - Vince Lombardi

 

 

58. "If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it." - Ronnie Lott

 

 

59. "The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will." - Vince Lombardi

 

 

60. "Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it." - Michael Jordan

 

 

61. "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." - Wayne Gretzky

 

 

62. "It's not about winning, it's about fun." - Alex Ovechkin

 

 

63. "When your team is winning, be ready to be tough, because winning can make you soft." - Scotty Bowman

 

 

64. "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." - Wayne Gretzky

 

 

65. "A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be." - Wayne Gretzky

 

 

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

 

 

67. "Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser." - Vince Lombardi

 

 

68. "We get nose jobs all the time in the NHL, and we don't even have to go to the hospital." - Brad Park

 

 

69. "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." - Wayne Gretzky

 

 

70. "You don't win by being good. You win with hard work and sacrifice. Without that, skill is just potential." - Ken Dryden

 

 

71. "Success isn't measured by the position you're in, but by the obstacles you've overcome." - Theoren Fleury

 

 

72. "Sacrifice personal glory for the sake of the team." - Joe Sakic

 

 

73. "When people think of greatness, they think of the results, not the work it took to get there." - Mark Messier

 

 

74. "Play every game as if it's your last one." - Guy Lafleur

 

 

75. "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." - Wayne Gretzky

 

 

76. "You've got to love what you're doing. If you love it, you can overcome any handicap or the soreness or all the aches and pains, and continue to play for a long, long time." - Gordie Howe

 

 

77. "You're not going to get any sympathy from me. You want sympathy, look in the dictionary between shit and syphilis." - Pat Burns

 

 

78. "I went to a fight the other night and a hockey game broke out." - Rodney Dangerfield

 

 

79. "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." - Bobby Hull

 

 

80. "You have to know what you stand for, not just what you stand against." - Lori Myers

 

 

81. "It's not how big you are, it's how big you play." - John Tortorella

 

 

82. "You can't get big unless you are willing to fall and pick yourself up." - Brett Hull

 

 

83. "The difference between winning and losing is most often not quitting." - Walt Disney

 

 

84. "Of course, my father was a soccer player. He used to play very good. Then I was young, eight or nine years, ten years old, I just want to be like my father." - Pavel Datsyuk

 

 

85. "The day you think there is no improvements to be made is a sad one for any player." - Lionel Messi

 

 

86. "To me, teamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one. You become selfless." - Mike Krzyzewski

 

 

87. "I don't need it to be easy, I need it to be worth it." - Liya Kebede

 

 

88. "You can't get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good." - Jerry West

 

 

89. "I've been blessed to be somebody that's been climbing that success mountain top for years of hard work, you know, but now it's all connecting. And now, the whole world is watching, you know what I'm saying, and it feels good 'cause it's good energy. This is all positive vibes, and good vibes and good energy, so it feels incredible." - DJ Khaled

 

 

90. "I've got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end." - Larry Bird

 

 

91. "Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other." - Walter Elliot

 

 

92. "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard." - Tim Notke

 

 

93. "The only way to prove that you're a good sport is to lose." - Ernie Banks

 

 

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

 

 

95. "Victory is in having done your best. If you've done your best, you've won." - Bill Bowerman

 

 

96. "You were born to be a player. You were meant to be here. This moment is yours." - Herb Brooks

 

 

97. "If you aren't going all the way, why go at all?" - Joe Namath

 

 

98. "You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get." - Michael Phelps

 

 

99. "Today, you have 100% of your life left." - Tom Landry

 

 

100. "Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is." - Vince Lombardi

 

 

101. "Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever." - Lance Armstrong

 

 

102. "Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps." - Tiger Woods

 

 

103. "It ain't over till it's over." - Yogi Berra

 

 

104. "I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." - Michael Jordan

 

 

105. "Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way." - Satchel Paige

 

 

106. "Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding." - Jim Valvano

 

 

107. "The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning." - Pele

 

 

108. "You're never a loser until you quit trying." - Mike Ditka

 

 

109. "You're never a loser until you quit trying." - Mike Ditka

 

 

110. "It's not the will to win that matters—everyone has that. It's the will to prepare to win that matters." - Paul Bear Bryant

 

 

111. "The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer." - John Madden

 

 

112. "Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is." - Zig Ziglar

 

 

113. "A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever." - Mary Lou Retton

 

 

114. "It ain't over till it's over." - Yogi Berra

 

 

115. "Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts." - Dan Gable

 

 

116. "The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer." - John Madden

 

 

117. "I've learned that something constructive comes from every defeat." - Tom Landry

 

 

118. "Your biggest opponent isn't the other guy. It's human nature." - Bobby Knight

 

 

119. "Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character." - John Wooden

 

 

120. "Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play." - Mike Singletary

 

 

121. "Out of every setback, the seed of an equivalent advantage springs up in its place." - Evgeni Malkin

 

 

122. "The only pressure I’m under is the pressure I’ve put on myself." - Mark Messier

 

 

123. "Failure is not the opposite of success, it's part of success." - Henrik Lundqvist

 

 

124. "The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day." - Wayne Gretzky

 

 

125. "I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been." - Wayne Gretzky

 

 

126. "Your love makes me strong, your hate makes me unstoppable." - Alex Ovechkin

 

 

127. "You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy." - Sidney Crosby

 

 

128. "Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future." - Steve Yzerman

 

 

129. "I'm not looking to escape from anything. I'm happy playing hockey." - Connor McDavid

 

 

130. "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." - Wayne Gretzky

 

 

131. "A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be." - Wayne Gretzky

 

 

132. "Every day is a great day for hockey." - Mario Lemieux

 

 

133. "The only way to do great work is to love what you do." - Patrick Kane

 

 

134. "It doesn't matter who scores the goals, it's who can get the job done." - Brett Hull

 

 

135. "You can have all the talent in the world, but if the pumper's not there, it doesn't matter." - Glen Sather

 

 

136. "I can't promise to be the best player. I promise to work the hardest." - Pavel Datsyuk

 

 

137. "If you're not nervous, you're not ready. But once the puck drops, instinct takes over." - Braden Holtby

 

 

138. "The name on the front is a hell of a lot more important than the one on the back." - Joe Pavelski

 

 

139. "One thing I hate is people screaming at me. If you want me to do something, talk to me." - Peter Forsberg

 

 

140. "Winning means you're willing to go longer, work harder, and give more than anyone else." - Vincent Lombardi

 

 

141. "There's always something to prove. If you don't play well, things aren't going to go your way." - Jaromir Jagr

 

 

142. "The more time you spend in this game, the more you realize it's just a game." - Wayne Gretzky

 

 

143. "To succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure." - Bobby Orr

 

 

144. "People ask me what I do in summer when there's no hockey. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for winter." - Brendan Shanahan

 

 

145. "The only way you can check me is to give me a room at the Holiday Inn." - Phil Esposito

 

 

146. "The harder the battle, the sweeter the victory." - Les Brown

 

 

147. "I never dreamed about success. I worked for it." - Estée Lauder

 

 

148. "You're playing worse every day and right now you're playing like the middle of next week." - Herb Brooks

 

 

149. "I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying." - Michael Jordan

 

 

150. "The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day." - Wayne Gretzky

 

 

151. "Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must first set yourself on fire." - Fred Shero

 

 

152. "You can't get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good." - Jerry West

 

 

153. "You were born to be a player. You were meant to be here. This moment is yours." - Herb Brooks

 

 

154. "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." - Pat Riley

 

 

155. "The key is not the will to win… everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important." - Bob Knight

 

 

156. "Victory is fleeting. Losing is forever." - Billie Jean King

 

 

157. "You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them." - Michael Jordan

 

 

158. "Failures are made only by those who fail to dare, not by those who dare to fail." - Lester Pearson

 

 

159. "It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get up." - Vince Lombardi

 

 

160. "You're never a loser until you quit trying." - Mike Ditka

 

 

161. "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." - Wayne Gretzky

 

 

162. "Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." - John Wooden

 

 

163. "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill

 

 

164. "The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning." - Pele

 

 

165. "The only way to prove you are a good sport is to lose." - Ernie Banks

 

 

166. "The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination." - Tommy Lasorda

 

 

167. "The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer." - John Madden

 

 

168. "The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day." - Wayne Gretzky

 

 

169. "Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future." - Steve Yzerman

 

 

170. "The name on the front is a hell of a lot more important than the one on the back." - Joe Pavelski

 

 

171. "To succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure." - Bobby Orr

 

 

172. "Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character." - John Wooden

 

 

173. "There's always something to prove. If you don't play well, things aren't going to go your way." - Jaromir Jagr

 

 

174. "Every day is a great day for hockey." - Mario Lemieux

 

 

175. "It doesn't matter who scores the goals, it's who can get the job done." - Brett Hull

 

 

176. "If you're not nervous, you're not ready. But once the puck drops, instinct takes over." - Braden Holtby

 

 

177. "One thing I hate is people screaming at me. If you want me to do something, talk to me." - Peter Forsberg

 

 

178. "It's not the will to win that matters—everyone has that. It's the will to prepare to win that matters." - Paul Bear Bryant

 

 

179. "Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is." - Zig Ziglar

 

 

180. "I can't promise to be the best player. I promise to work the hardest." - Pavel Datsyuk

 

 

181. "The moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else." - Martina Navratilova

 

 

182. "What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle, and giving 110% all the time." - Don Zimmer

 

 

183. "You have to do something in your life that is honorable and not cowardly if you are to live in peace with yourself." - Larry Brown

 

 

184. "Success is where preparation and opportunity meet." - Bobby Unser

 

 

185. "Adversity cause some men to break; others to break records." - William Arthur Ward

 

 

186. "The man who has no imagination has no wings." - Muhammad Ali

 

 

187. "All the talent in the world won't take you anywhere without your teammates." - Joe Thornton

 

 

188. "You find that you have peace of mind when you know that it was a 100% effort that you gave, win or lose." - Gordie Howe

 

 

189. "Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines." - Robert Schuller

 

 

190. "I've worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals." - Mia Hamm

 

 

191. "Make sure your worst enemy doesn't live between your own two ears." - Laird Hamilton

 

 

192. "My goal is to deny yours." - Martin Brodeur

 

 

193. "Success is not counted by how high you have climbed but by how many people you brought with you." - Wil Rose

 

 

194. "The difference between winning and losing is most often...not quitting." - Walt Disney

 

 

195. "Winners never quit and quitters never win." - Vince Lombardi

 

 

196. "The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary." - Vidal Sassoon

 

 

197. "Your love makes me strong, Your hate makes me unstoppable." - Cristiano Ronaldo

 

 

198. "It's not about the name on the back of the jersey, it's about the badge on the front." - David Beckham

 

 

199. "Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way." - Satchel Paige

 

 

200. "You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right there." - Venus Williams

 

 

201. "A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning." - Billie Jean King

 

 

202. "Remember this, the choices you make in life, make you." - John Wooden

 

 

203. "Success is not in never failing, but rising every time you fall!" - Jonathan Taylor Thomas

 

 

204. "If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it." - Ronnie Lott

 

 

205. "The more you sweat in practice, the less you bleed in battle." - Maurice Cheeks

 

 

206. "The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender." - Vince Lombardi

 

 

207. "A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever." - Mary Lou Retton

 

 

208. "It's not how big you are, it's how big you play." - John Wooden

 

 

209. "It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size in the fight of the dog." - Archie Griffin

 

 

210. "There may be people that have more talent than you, but theres no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do." - Derek Jeter

 

 

211. "You're never a loser until you quit trying." - Mike Modano

 

 

212. "Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps." - Tiger Williams

 

 

213. "Ice hockey players can walk on water." - Steve McMichael

 

 

214. "Play for the name on the front of the jersey, not the one on the back." - Wayne Gretzky

 

 

215. "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." - Wayne Gretzky

 

 

216. "The fastest way to the other team's goal is a straight line." - Gordie Howe

 

 

217. "We have the will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach our full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence." - Eddie Shore

 

 

218. "Your job is not to skate. It is to help the team win the game." - Bobby Orr

 

 

219. "The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing." - Scotty Bowman

 

 

220. "Great moments are born from great opportunities." - Herb Brooks

 

 

221. "I can't hear what Jeremy says, because I've got my two Stanley Cup rings plugging my ears." - Patrick Roy

 

 

222. "Every shift counts. Every inch is crucial. The game is on my stick." - Mark Messier

 

 

223. "Hockey is a man's game. The team with the most real men wins." - Brian Burke

 

 

224. "I found out that if you are going to win games, you had better be ready to adapt." - Scotty Bowman

 

 

225. "It's not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit." - Terry Sawchuk

 

 

226. "You can't win unless you learn how to lose." - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

 

 

227. "The only pressure I’m under is the pressure I’ve put on myself." - Mark Messier

 

 

228. "You've got to be good or as bad as the devil. Even worse than that, you've got to be good one time and bad another." - Wayne Gretzky

 

 

229. "We get nose jobs all the time in the NHL, and we don't even have to go to the hospital." - Brad Park

 

 

230. "Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever." - Eric Lindros

 

 

231. "Every day I wake up and I lay in bed counting my blessings and saying my prayers for how fortunate I am to have great fans and health and family." - Sidney Crosby

 

 

232. "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." - Wayne Gretzky

 

 

233. "The more you dream, the farther you get." - Michael Phelps

 

 

234. "Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss." - Bobby Hull

 

 

235. "Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do." - Pele

 

 

236. "It's not the will to win that matters—everyone has that. It's the will to prepare to win that matters." - Paul Bear Bryant

 

 

237. "Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful." - Herman Cain

 

 

238. "It's not about perfect. It's about effort. And when you bring that effort every single day, that's where transformation happens. That's how change occurs." - Jillian Michaels

 

 

239. "It's not about the destination, it's about the journey." - Zig Ziglar

 

 

240. "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." - Aristotle

 

 

241. "The only way to do great work is to love what you do." - Steve Jobs

 

 

242. "Either you run the day, or the day runs you." - Jim Rohn

 

 

243. "The future depends on what you do today." - Mahatma Gandhi

 

 

244. "The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

 

245. "Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going." - Sam Levenson

 

 

246. "You just can't beat the person who never gives up." - Babe Ruth

 

 

247. "Believe you can and you're halfway there." - Theodore Roosevelt

 

 

248. "Don't count the days, make the days count." - Muhammad Ali

 

 

249. "The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence." - Confucius

 

 

250. "It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up." - Vince Lombardi

 

 

251. "Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play." - Mike Singletary

 

 

252. "Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny." - C.S. Lewis

 

 

253. "Winning isn't everything, but wanting it is." - Arnold Palmer

 

 

254. "Every strike brings me closer to the next home run." - Babe Ruth

 

 

255. "I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." - Michael Jordan

 

 

256. "The key is not the will to win… everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important." - Bobby Knight

 

 

257. "The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning." - Pele

 

 

258. "You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them." - Michael Jordan

 

 

259. "The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will." - Vince Lombardi

 

 

260. "Make sure your worst enemy doesn't live between your own two ears." - Laird Hamilton

 

 

261. "A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be." - Wayne Gretzky

 

 

262. "I've worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals. I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down." - Mia Hamm

 

 

263. "Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever." - Lance Armstrong

 

 

264. "It’s not the will to win that matters—everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters." - Paul "Bear" Bryant

 

 

265. "There may be people that have more talent than you, but theres no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do." - Derek Jeter

 

 

266. "If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way not to win." - Carl Lewis

 

 

267. "It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it." - Lou Holtz

 

 

268. "A champion is someone who gets up when he can't." - Jack Dempsey

 

 

269. "Victory is in having done your best. If you’ve done your best, you’ve won." - Bill Bowerman

 

 

270. "The only way to prove that you're a good sport is to lose." - Ernie Banks

 

 

271. "You were born to be a player. You were meant to be here. This moment is yours." - Herb Brooks

 

 

272. "The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day." - Wayne Gretzky

 

 

273. "You've got to love what you're doing. If you love it, you can overcome any handicap or challenge." - Gordie Howe

 

 

274. "I don’t like to lose — at anything — but I’ve mellowed. I maybe understand a little bit more about being on the losing end." - Bobby Orr

 

 

275. "It's not about talent, it's about heart. It's about who can go out there and play the hardest." - Joe Thornton

 

 

276. "The day you think there is no improvements to be made is a sad one for any player." - Lionel Messi

 

 

277. "You have to do something in your life that is honorable and not cowardly if you are to live in peace with yourself." - Larry Brown

 

 

278. "I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying." - Michael Jordan

 

 

279. "It's always about wanting to one-up myself from the day before. There's never an absolute 100% perfect performance, but going out and striving for that perfect performance is what keeps me going." - Cat Osterman

 

 

280. "Believe in yourself, and the rest will fall into place. Have faith in your own abilities, work hard, and there is nothing you cannot accomplish." - Brad Henry

 

 

281. "You're never a loser until you quit trying." - Mike Ditka

 

 

282. "The harder the battle, the sweeter the victory." - Les Brown

 

 

283. "What makes something special is not just what you have to gain, but what you feel there is to lose." - Andre Agassi

 

 

284. "The only one who can tell you 'you can't ' is you. And you don't have to listen." - Nike

 

 

285. "You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get." - Michael Phelps

 

 

286. "It ain't over till it's over." - Yogi Berra

 

 

287. "It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get up." - Vince Lombardi

 

 

288. "I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'" - Muhammad Ali

 

 

289. "The most effective way to do it, is to do it." - Amelia Earhart

 

 

290. "The more I practice, the luckier I get." - Gary Player

 

 

291. "Defeat is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently." - Henry Ford

 

 

292. "The pain of today is the victory of tomorrow." - unknown

 

 

293. "It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog." - Archie Griffin

 

 

294. "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." - Wayne Gretzky

 

 

295. "Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding." - Jim Valvano

 

 

296. "The past is not dead, it is living in us, and will be alive in the future which we are now helping to make." - William Morris

 

 

297. "The future rewards those who press on. I don't have time to feel sorry for myself. I don't have time to complain. I'm going to press on." - Barack Obama

 

 

298. "The only time you should ever look back, is to see how far you've come." - unknown

 

 

299. "Remember this. Hold on to this. This is the only perfection there is, the perfection of helping others. This is the only thing we can do that has any lasting value or meaning. This is why we're here." - Andre Agassi

 

 

300. "Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up." - Rocky Balboa

 

 

301. "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." - Aristotle

 

 

302. "You're playing like this is some throwaway game up in Rochester. Who wants to play here? I want to see it!" - Herb Brooks

 

 

303. "You can't afford to live in potential for the rest of your life; at some point, you have to unleash the potential and make your move." - Eric Thomas

 

 

304. "The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer." - John Madden

 

 

305. "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." - Vince Lombardi

 

 

306. "I've got a theory that if you give 100% all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end." - Larry Bird

 

 

307. "It's not how big you are, it's how big you play." - John Wooden

 

 

308. "Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." - Winston Churchill

 

 

309. "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." - Wayne Gretzky

 

 

310. "Play like you're in first, train like you're in second." - Unknown

 

 

311. "Every day is a great day for hockey." - Mario Lemieux

 

 

312. "The name on the front is a hell of a lot more important than the one on the back." - Herb Brooks

 

 

313. "When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less." - Paul Brown

 

 

314. "You can't get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good." - Jerry West

 

 

315. "Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it." - Lou Holtz

 

 

316. "It's not about the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference." - Bear Bryant

 

 

317. "I can't promise you that we will win, but I can promise you that we will leave everything out on the ice." - Herb Brooks

 

 

318. "There are no shortcuts to any place worth going." - Beverly Sills

 

 

319. "The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary." - Vidal Sassoon

 

 

320. "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

 

 

321. "Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships." - Michael Jordan

 

 

322. "You can't win unless you learn how to lose." - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

 

 

323. "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard." - Tim Notke

 

 

324. "Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game." - Michael Jordan

 

 

325. "To me, teamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one." - Mike Krzyzewski

 

 

326. "I've always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn't have a chance to win." - Arnold Palmer

 

 

327. "One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team." - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

 

 

328. "We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret." - Jim Rohn

 

 

329. "Don't aspire to be the best on the team. Aspire to be the best for the team." - Unknown

 

 

330. "I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been." - Wayne Gretzky

 

 

331. "You miss 100% of the saves you don’t anticipate." - Martin Brodeur

 

 

332. "The goalie is like the guy on the minefield. He discovers the mines and destroys them. If you make a mistake, somebody gets blown up." - Arturs Irbe

 

 

333. "A puck is a hard rubber disc that hockey players strike when they can't hit one another." - Jimmy Cannon

 

 

334. "The three important elements of hockey are: forecheck, backcheck and paycheck." - Gil Perreault

 

 

335. "You don't win by being good. You win with hard work and sacrifice. It's not about skill." - Brooks Orpik

 

 

336. "Every time you put on that jersey, you know you're part of something bigger than yourself." - Anze Kopitar

 

 

337. "When you pull on that jersey, the name on the front is a heck of a lot more important than the one on the back." - Herb Brooks

 

 

338. "The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day." - Wayne Gretzky

 

 

339. "You know, I've held a lot of trophies over the years, but nothing will ever top the sensation of holding that Cup." - Mario Lemieux

 

 

340. "I don't play to prove anything to anyone else. I play because I love the game. I love winning. I love the challenge." - Joe Sakic

 

 

341. "I've never met a hockey player who didn't want to play in the NHL. It's the ultimate challenge." - Patrick Roy

 

 

342. "Hockey is like a religion in Canada. You're either a believer, or you're not." - Steve Yzerman

 

 

343. "I go out there every night with one goal in mind - to be the best player I can be." - Bobby Orr

 

 

344. "Hockey is not a one-man show. It's a team effort. If you don't work as a team - even if one guy isn't working - it's not going to work." - Mark Messier

 

 

345. "The only pressure I feel is the pressure I put on myself to win." - Sidney Crosby

 

 

346. "The more you sweat in practice, the less you bleed in battle." - Normand Leveille

 

 

347. "You're not going to win every game, but if you fight hard, you're going to win a lot of them." - Teemu Selanne

 

 

348. "You can't control what the other team does. You can only control what you do. And if you do your job right, it should be enough." - Brett Hull

 

 

349. "It's not about the name on the back of the jersey, it's about the logo on the front." - David Backes

 

 

350. "The only thing better than winning a championship is defending it." - Jonathan Toews

 

 

351. "The best players in the world are those who are willing to push themselves to their limit." - Mike Bossy

 

 

352. "You can't just beat a team. You have to leave a lasting impression in their minds so they never want to see you again." - Maurice Richard

 

 

353. "If you aren't going all the way, why go at all?" - Joe Namath

 

 

354. "Success isn't given, it's earned on the track, on the field, in the gym. With blood, sweat, and the occasional tear." - Nike

 

 

355. "If you can't outplay them, outwork them." - Ben Hogan

 

 

356. "The harder the battle, the sweeter the victory." - Les Brown

 

 

357. "What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle and giving 110% all the time." - Don Zimmer

 

 

358. "It's not the will to win that matters, everyone has that. It's the will to prepare to win that matters." - Paul Bryant

 

 

359. "If your dreams don't scare you, they aren't big enough." - Muhammad Ali

 

 

360. "You're never a loser until you quit trying." - Mike Ditka

 

 

361. "Don't count the days, make the days count." - Muhammad Ali

 

 

362. "Pain is temporary, pride is forever." - Bob Probert

 

 

363. "The only way to prove you are a good sport is to lose." - Ernie Banks

 

 

364. "Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision." - Cassius Clay

 

 

365. "Fall seven times, stand up eight." - Japanese Proverb

 

 

366. "The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team." - Phil Jackson

 

 

367. "The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning." - Pele

 

 

368. "Victory is in having done your best. If you've done your best, you've won." - Billy Bower

 

 

369. "I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." - Michael Jordan

 

 

370. "The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination." - Tommy Lasorda

 

 

371. "The only way to overcome is to hang in." - Dan O'Brien

 

 

372. "In the end, it's the extra effort that separates the winners from the second place." - Jesse Owens

 

 

373. "I've learned that something constructive comes from every defeat." - Tom Landry

 

 

374. "The more you dream, the farther you get." - Michael Phelps

 

 

375. "The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender." - Marv Levy

 

 

376. "To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

 

 

377. "Champions keep playing until they get it right." - Billie Jean King

 

 

378. "The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital." - Joe Paterno

 

 

379. "If you train hard, you'll not only be hard, you'll be hard to beat." - Herschel Walker

 

 

380. "It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog." - Archie Griffin

 

 

381. "Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period." - Lou Holtz

 

 

382. "It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get up." - Vince Lombardi

 

 

383. "It's what you do before the season starts that makes a champion." - Paul Bryant

 

 

384. "The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

 

 

385. "Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going." - Sam Levenson

 

 

386. "You've got to take the initiative and play your game. In a decisive set, confidence is the difference." - Chris Evert

 

 

387. "If you aren't going all the way, why go at all?" - Joe Namath

 

 

388. "What makes something special is not just what you have to gain, but what you feel there is to lose." - Andre Agassi

 

 

389. "The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible." - Charles Kingsleigh

 

 

390. "The principle is competing against yourself. It's about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before." - Steve Young

 

 

391. "Success isn't owned, it's leased. And rent is due every day." - J.J. Watt

 

 

392. "You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them." - Michael Jordan

 

 

393. "The reward isn't as good without the struggle." - Wayne Gretzky

 

 

394. "Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday's success or put its failure behind and start over again." - Bob Feller

 

 

395. "Don't let success get to your head or failure get to your heart." - Phil Jackson

 

 

396. "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." - Wayne Gretzky

 

 

397. "You have to believe in yourself when no one else does - that makes you a winner right there." - Venus Williams

 

 

398. "It's a game of inches. One inch can make all the difference." - Scotty Bowman

 

 

399. "The only way to prove a rule is to apply it in your game relentlessly." - Guy Lafleur

 

 

400. "I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been." - Wayne Gretzky

 

 

401. "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." - Wayne Gretzky

 

 

402. "It's not over 'til it's over." - Yogi Berra

 

 

403. "We become what we think about most of the time, and that's the strangest secret." - Earl Nightingale

 

 

404. "If you aren't going all the way, why go at all?" - Joe Namath

 

 

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

 

 

406. "There's no secret to success. It's the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure." - Colin Powell

 

 

407. "The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary." - Vidal Sassoon

 

 

408. "The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare." - Juma Ikangaa

 

 

409. "The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible." - Charles Kingsleigh

 

 

410. "It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get up." - Vince Lombardi

 

 

411. "A champion is someone who gets up when he can't." - Jack Dempsey

 

 

412. "You're never a loser until you quit trying." - Mike Ditka

 

 

413. "You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get." - Michael Phelps

 

 

414. "It's not the will to win that matters, everyone has that. It's the will to prepare to win that matters." - Paul Bryant

 

 

415. "Success is where preparation and opportunity meet." - Bobby Unser

 

 

416. "To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them." - Picabo Street

 

 

417. "It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game." - Grantland Rice

 

 

418. "Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character." - John Wooden

 

 

419. "If you can't outplay them, outwork them." - Ben Hogan

 

 

420. "The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination." - Tommy Lasorda

 

 

421. "Success isn't given. It's earned. On the ice, in your mind. It's earned by sweating, bleeding and grinding it out." - Unknown

 

 

422. "Every game is an opportunity to measure yourself against your own potential." - Bud Wilkinson

 

 

423. "The harder the battle, the sweeter the victory." - Les Brown

 

 

424. "Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny." - C.S. Lewis

 

 

425. "It's not about the name on the back of the jersey, it's about the badge on the front." - David Beckham  

 

 

426. "You can't be common, the common man goes nowhere; you have to be uncommon." - Herb Brooks

 

 

427. "Passion is the genesis of genius." - Tony Robbins

 

 

428. "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." - Wayne Gretzky

 

 

429. "It's not the size of the player but the size of the heart that matters most." - Unknown

 

 

430. "Pain is temporary, pride is forever." - Unknown

 

 

431. "Show them what crazy dreams can do." - Serena Williams

 

 

432. "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard." - Tim Notke

 

 

433. "Your love makes me strong, your hate makes me unstoppable." - Cristiano Ronaldo

 

 

434. "The only way to do great work is to love what you do." - Steve Jobs

 

 

435. "Life is a lot like hockey; it goes by way too fast so wake up and play hard." - Unknown

 

 

436. "One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than 50 preaching it." - Knute Rockne

 

 

437. "The only disability in life is a bad attitude." - Scott Hamilton

 

 

438. "Don't count the days, make the days count." - Muhammad Ali

 

 

439. "A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be." - Wayne Gretzky

 

 

440. "Champions believe in themselves even when no one else does." - Unknown

 

 

441. "The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do." - Walter Bagehot

 

 

442. "Some people say I have attitude - maybe I do... but I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right there. " - Venus Williams

 

 

443. "The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

 

 

444. "If you train hard, you’ll not only be hard, you’ll be hard to beat." - Herschel Walker

 

 

445. "You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them." - Michael Jordan

 

 

446. "You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get." - Michael Phelps

 

 

447. "The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination." - Tommy Lasorda

 

 

448. "The principle is competing against yourself. It’s about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before." - Steve Young

 

 

449. "If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?" - Joe Namath

 

 

450. "Champions keep playing until they get it right." - Billie Jean King

 

 

451. "You're playing against the game of hockey, not the opponent." - John Tortorella

 

 

452. "Failing to prepare is preparing to fail." - Mark Messier

 

 

453. "Never let your fear decide your future." - Patrick Roy

 

 

454. "Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships." - Mike Babcock

 

 

455. "Leave everything on the ice, and you'll have no regrets." - Sidney Crosby

 

 

456. "Believe you can and you're halfway there." - Mario Lemieux

 

 

457. "You don't win by being good. You win with hard work and sacrifice." - Bobby Orr

 

 

458. "Hockey is not a one-man show; it's a team effort. If you don't work as a team - even if you've got the best player in the world - you're not going to win." - Gordie Howe

 

 

459. "What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle, and giving 110% all the time." - Don Zimmer

 

 

460. "If you work harder than somebody else, chances are you'll beat him though he has more talent than you." - Bart Starr

 

 

461. "You miss 100% of the shots you never take." - Gordie Howe

 

 

462. "Hockey is like a disease, you can't really shake it." - Ken Wregget

 

 

463. "Hockey players wear numbers because you can't always identify the body with dental records. " - Unknown

 

 

464. "Half the game is mental; the other half is being mental." - Jim McKenny

 

 

465. "Excellence is not a singular act but a habit. You are what you do repeatedly." - Shaquille O'Neal

 

 

466. "Every battle is won before it is fought." - Wayne Gretzky

 

 

467. "What separates the good from the great is determination and work ethic." - Wayne Gretzky

 

 

468. "It's not the team with the best players that win. It's the players with the best team that wins." - Wayne Gretzky

 

 

469. "Practice like you’ve never won. Perform like you’ve never lost." - Bernie Parent

 

 

470. "The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day." - Wayne Gretzky

 

 

471. "It's what you get from games you lose that is extremely important." - Pat Riley

 

 

472. "Adversity cause some men to break; others to break records." - William A. Ward

 

 

473. "Success demands singleness of purpose." - Vince Lombardi

 

 

474. "To succeed... You need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you." - Tony Dorsett

 

 

475. "Victory is in having done your best. If you've done your best, you've won." - Billy Bowerman

 

 

476. "Winning isn't everything, but wanting it is." - Arnold Palmer

 

 

477. "Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard." - Kevin Durant

 

 

478. "Your biggest opponent isn't the other guy. It's human nature." - Bobby Knight

 

 

479. "I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." - Michael Jordan

 

 

480. "Winning takes precedence over all. There's no gray area. No almosts." - Kobe Bryant

 

 

481. "The best players don't necessarily make the best team, but the best team always has the best players." - Tom Renney

 

 

482. "To win, you have to score. To score, you have to shoot." - Brett Hull

 

 

483. "There is no glory in practice, but without practice, there is no glory." - Unknown

 

 

484. "You've got to love what you're doing. If you love it, you can overcome any handicap or the soreness or all the aches and pains, and continue to play for a long, long time." - Gordie Howe

 

 

485. "The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team." - Phil Jackson

 

 

486. "You're not going to get any where just sitting on the sidelines waiting for life to come to you. You have to go get it." - Hayley Wickenheiser

 

 

487. "There may be players better than you, but there's no excuse for anyone working harder than you." - Derek Jeter


 

 

 

488. "There is no 'I' in team but there is in win." - Michael Jordan

 

 

489. "You can't win unless you learn how to lose." - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

 

 

490. "Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it." - Michael Jordan

 

 

491. "You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy." - Arthur Ashe

 

 

492. "A champion is someone who gets up when he can't." - Jack Dempsey

 

 

493. "An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head." - Emil Zatopek

 

 

494. "The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning." - Pele

 

 

495. "The key is not the will to win… everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important." - Bobby Knight

 

 

496. "It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get up." - Vince Lombardi

 

 

497. "The only way to prove you are a good sport is to lose." - Ernie Banks

 

 

498. "The harder the battle, the sweeter the victory." - Les Brown

 

 

499. "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." - Vince Lombardi

 

 

500. "If you can't outplay them, outwork them." - Ben Hogan

 

 

501. "It's not the will to win that matters - everyone has that. It's the will to prepare to win that matters." - Paul "Bear" Bryant

 

 

502. "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." - Wayne Gretzky

 

 

503. "Good teams become great ones when the members trust each other enough to surrender the 'me' for the 'we'." - Phil Jackson

 

 

504. "The principle is competing against yourself. It's about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before." - Steve Young

 

 

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

 

 

506. "It is not always that we need to do more but rather that we need to focus on less." - Nathan W. Morris

 

 

507. "It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog." - Mark Twain

 

  


FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) on NHL Ice Hockey Pre Game Motivational Speeches

1. What is the purpose of a pre-game motivational speech in NHL Ice Hockey?

Pre-game motivational
speeches in NHL Ice Hockey are meant to encourage the players, boost their
morale, instill a sense of camaraderie, and prepare them mentally for the game
ahead

 

 

2. Who usually delivers the pre-game motivational speech?

Typically, the coach or
the team captain delivers the pre-game motivational speech, although sometimes
a respected player may also be tasked with this

 

 

3. What are some key elements of an effective NHL Ice Hockey pre-game motivational speech?

Key elements of an
effective pre-game motivational speech include clear communication, relevance
to the game, focus on team spirit, motivating words, and sometimes a reference
to a past success or overcoming a challenge

 

 

4. Does every NHL Ice Hockey team do a pre-game motivational speech?

While the practices may
vary slightly from team to team, most NHL Ice Hockey teams do incorporate some
form of pre-game motivational speech as part of their routine

 

 

5. How long is a typical pre-game motivational speech in NHL Ice Hockey?

The length of a pre-game
motivational speech can vary, but most speeches tend to last between 2 to 5
minutes

 

 

6. Are pre-game motivational speeches only given before important matches?

No, pre-game motivational
speeches are typically given before every game, regardless of its perceived
importance. The aim is to maintain a consistent level of morale and motivation
among the team members

 

 

7. Are pre-game speeches scripted or impromptu?

Pre-game speeches can be
both scripted and impromptu, depending on the coach's or speaker's preference.
Some may prepare notes, while others speak from the heart

 

 

8. Can pre-game motivational speeches turn the tide in favor of a team?

While a motivational
speech alone cannot win a game, it can certainly uplift the team spirit, boost
player confidence, and positively influence their performance

 

 

9. Are there any famous pre-game motivational speeches in NHL Ice Hockey history?

Yes, there are several
famous pre-game motivational speeches in NHL history, such as the one given by
coach Herb Brooks before the "Miracle on Ice" game during the 1980
Winter Olympics

 

 

10. Can the contents of a pre-game motivational speech be different for home games versus away games?

Yes, the contents of a
pre-game motivational speech can change depending on whether the team is
playing a home game or an away game. The tone, message, or focus may be
adjusted according to the team’s needs and situation

 

 

11. Does the coach give a pre-game motivational speech even if the team has been on a losing streak?

Yes, in fact, it is
during such times that a motivational speech becomes even more critical. The
coach uses the speech to lift the team's spirits, remind them of their skills,
and encourage them to push through the difficult phase

 

 

12. Are pre-game speeches ever delivered by someone outside the team?

On rare occasions,
someone outside the team, like a former player or a significant figure in the
sport, may be invited to give the pre-game speech

 

 

13. Are pre-game speeches only about winning the game?

No, pre-game speeches are
not just about winning. They also focus on team spirit, playing fair, giving
one's best, and enjoying the game

 

 

14. How are the contents of the speech decided?

The content is often
decided by the coach or whoever is giving the speech. It might reflect on the
team's current situation, the strengths and weaknesses of the opponent, or
reiterate the game plan

 

 

15. Are pre-game speeches ever recorded or released to the public?

Pre-game speeches are
typically private moments for the team. However, on some occasions, parts of
these speeches might be shared with the public, especially if they are
particularly inspiring or noteworthy

 

 

16. Is the pre-game motivational speech a recent phenomenon in NHL Ice Hockey?

No, the tradition of
pre-game speeches has been a part of sports, including NHL Ice Hockey, for a
very long time

 

 

17. What is the role of the audience in a pre-game motivational speech?

In most cases, the
pre-game motivational speeches are given in the locker room, and the audience
is the team itself. The idea is to motivate the players and prepare them for
the game ahead

 

 

18. Do players contribute to the pre-game motivational speech?

While the coach or team
captain usually gives the speech, players may also contribute with their
thoughts or a few words of encouragement

 

 

19. What is the tone of a typical pre-game motivational speech?

The tone of a pre-game
motivational speech is usually positive, encouraging, and inspiring. It's
designed to boost morale, build confidence, and motivate the team to give their
best

 

 

20. Can a pre-game speech be humorous?

While the tone of most
pre-game speeches is serious and focused, sometimes a touch of humor can be
incorporated to lighten the mood and relieve any tension before the game. It
ultimately depends on the speaker's style and the team's dynamic. Overall, it plays
a crucial role in pumping up the players and setting the tone for a successful
game. So next time you watch an NHL Ice Hockey game, remember that behind every



21. Do pre-game speeches contain
tactical instructions?

Yes, sometimes coaches
use the pre-game speech to remind players of important strategies or tactical
moves that need to be executed on the ice. However, the main focus of such
speeches is generally on firing up the team and boosting their spirits

 

 

22. How do players respond to pre-game motivational speeches?

Responses can vary widely
depending on the team and individual players. Some players may feel motivated
and energized after a powerful speech, while others may prefer to internalize
the message and focus on the game. Nevertheless, the overarching aim is to
create a positive mindset before the game

 

 

23. Is there a difference between pre-game and post-game speeches?

Yes, there is. Pre-game
speeches are generally focused on motivation, strategy, and preparation for the
upcoming game. Post-game speeches, on the other hand, usually reflect on the
game's outcome, the team's performance, and areas for improvement

 

 

24. Who decides who will give the pre-game speech?

The decision is typically
made by the coach or the team management. While the coach or team captain
commonly gives the speech, other respected members of the team or occasionally
guest speakers may be asked to deliver the speech depending on the situation

 

 

25. Is the content of the pre-game speech ever shared with the opponents?

Pre-game speeches are
private moments for the team, aimed at boosting their own morale and focus. The
content of these speeches is usually not shared with opponents or the public,
maintaining the element of confidentiality and team unity

 

 


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