NHL Coaches Quotes

Quotes from NHL Coaches

"The only difference between this and Custer's last stand was Custer didn't have to look at the tape afterwards."

 ~Tampa Bay Lightning coach Terry Crisp after a 10-0 loss
"When he's not injured or acting like a self-centred little dink, he's a very good player." 
 ~Mike Milbury speaking about the Sabres' Tim Connolly during an NESN television broadcast  

Red Wings Coach Mike Babcock:
"They talk about five o'clock heroes and seven o'clock bums. There's guys who can deliver in batting practice, hit them over the wall or whatever, but when the game is on, they can't do it. That's not what you're looking for."

Oilers' coach Craig MacTavish, after ripping the tongue from the head of Flames' mascot Harvey the Hound.
"(Harvey) was in a place he shouldn't have been."
"Have another donut you fat pig!"

~New Jersey Devils head coach Jim Schoenfeld to referee Don Koharski during the 1988 NHL playoffs.

"If I knew the answer to that I'd bet $10,000 on the game and retire from coaching." 
 ~Montreal Canadiens coach Toe Blake after being asked if his team would win an upcoming game.

 “We know that hockey is where we live, where we can best meet and overcome pain and wrong and death. Life is just a place where we spend time between games.” 
 "Arrive at the net with the puck and in ill humor."
 ~Fred "The Fog" Shero, who was the head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers during their Broad Street Bullies days. "

 "I slept like a baby. Every two hours I woke up and cried." 
 ~Tom McKvie on sleeping after a los.

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