All pro athletes are bilingual. They speak English and profanity.
I'm aware that not everyone approved of how I played, but I don't think any apologies are in order. Early in my career, I decided that it was worth it to do whatever was necessary to earn the extra split second it takes to make a pass or shoot the puck.
All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity.
American professional athletes are bilingual; they speak English and profanity.
I helped put in a rink in Cadillac, Michigan, when my wife was very healthy. She helped them put it in and the rink is going full-bore the last time I was there.
I still believe it is important that children have a chance to play other sports because they all offer learning experiences. Soccer is a growing sport and would be a good complement to hockey.
I like to think that I'm a family man first and a professional athlete second.
My mother and dad played the fiddle and the guitar.
I would say it is important to have a good education, as hockey is a career that does not last many years, and you need to be prepared for this.
The first time I met Wayne Gretzky... he never said anything back.
There's always something in the game you wish you would have done different. That's why players improve, because they learn from what they did before. They might have been guessing before, but now they know.
If Colleen Howe had been a hockey player, she would have been a centremen. I can see her as a centreman because you can do what you want and go wherever you want to go.
It's not easy to retire. No one teaches you how. I found that out when I tried it the first time. I'm not a quitter.
It doesn't matter whether I'm in an NHL arena, at a local rink, or on a sheet of ice in the middle of a baseball stadium: when I'm around the game, I feel at home.
It's been said that, while growing up, I ate meals with my skates on. It's true.
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.
You should hold the top hand on the stick like you would hold a hammer when you're driving a nail. You have the most leverage, and you won't get your wrist broken.