11 Total Quotes

Andrew Ference Quotes

To us, it's about climbing the standings. You win eight games and you're still tight with everybody. That's just the nature of the beast. It's nice to win, obviously, but you can't get too excited about it or you'll let it slide. Start patting yourself on the back too much and you're one or two games away from getting caught again. It doesn't give you a comfort zone.
Andrew Ference
#Games

We also share in the belief we do have what it takes in this locker-room and there's no great piece of the puzzle out there we're missing.
Andrew Ference
#Belief

I was happy, going from Pittsburgh to here. I was pumped. Coming back to Alberta, coming back to Canada, coming to a good team. But now, if it happened again, I'd be really disappointed. Everyone likes it here -- we win, good atmosphere, good town.
Andrew Ference
#Canada

It was a step back. It was a missed opportunity.
Andrew Ference
#Opportunity

After we had a successful (2004) playoff run. I think that's when the priorities changed. It's the environment everybody wanted to be a part of, with higher expectations and setting our sights higher. That's what good teams do.
Andrew Ference
#Environment

We're not the team that is on the highlights every night with the pretty goals. But we're also not on the highlights giving up the pretty goals. We didn't change much this year. With this team, the emphasis is always going to be on our end.
Andrew Ference
#Goals

Getting Dion this year made up for losing a lot of other people. Of course he has a learning curve, but he doesn't have big holes in his game. He just has tiny details he has to work out, and the coaches love working with a guy with that much talent.
Andrew Ference
#Learning

There's strong character in our dressing room. Right now, it's just a matter of execution. If everybody shows up and does their job, I think there's a ton of confidence.
Andrew Ference
#Character

We just haven't had that consistency. We've thrown some good periods together, but from game to game that consistency hasn't been there. It's something we've got to look back to getting back on track (Wednesday).
Andrew Ference
#Consistency

I think we said, 'Oh, Edmonton won,' and that was about it. There are a lot of people who want us to get ahead of ourselves but, as players, it's our job to keep our focus.
Andrew Ference
#People

Mario would be the guy who would take over a game with his unbelievable skill that nobody else could really match.
Andrew Ference
#Skill