Hockey QuotesAlexander Ovechkin:
"My weapon isn’t my shot. It’s me."
"A player must be able to skate, have hockey sense, be able to shoot - not necessarily able to score - and have drive."
“It's too easy when you're not winning to look for excuses and point at others for reasons. You can say 'Oh well, it's this guys fault or they don't do this well' or you can say 'I've got to play better and contribute more'. You've got to find another gear and come up with big games."
"You can have all the talent in the world, but if the pumper's not there, it doesn't matter."
Hockey Quotes on Scoring
"You miss 100% of the shots you never take."
"There are two types of forwards. Scorers and bangers. Scorers score and bangers bang."
"If you want money, go to the bank. If you want bread, go to the bakery. If you want goals, go to the net."
Hockey Quotes on Defense
“I need to work on defensive play, and being consistent."
"It takes brains. It's not like a forward, where you can get away with scoring and not play defense. On defense you have to be thinking."
"When we've got the puck, they can't score."
"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."
Hockey Quotes on Practice
"What a player does best, he should practice least. Practice is for problems."
"It's not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that counts; it's what you put into the practice."
"Practice your Backhand."
"The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital."
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