39 Total Quotes

Brendan Shanahan Quotes

I haven't heard anything about the betting being on hockey, and that's a very important distinction. It sounds as if it's college football and Super Bowl betting, stuff like that.
Brendan Shanahan
#Betting

I think the fact that referees are going to have consistent partners, and they're usually only going to work just one conference - they'll get more familiar with us and we'll get more familiar with them - we hope that improves your ability to predict what a referee will and will not call.
Brendan Shanahan
#Work

Seeing as I'm on the competition committee, I support the rule changes,
Brendan Shanahan
#Competition

From a players' perspective, and from a league perspective, when the markets are doing well and the season-ticket sales and the fan interest and the merchandise and all these things are going and improving and there's buzz - it's money in everyone's pockets,
Brendan Shanahan
#Perspective

I don't mind that people are counting us out. My first year here was 1997 and that's when a lot of people thought the Red Wings had missed their window of opportunity and we won our first of three Stanley Cups together.
Brendan Shanahan
#Mind

As crazy as this sounds, having the hockey people off for a year gave us time to step back and re-examine the game. ... And this may have been the best thing to happen for our game and our fans.
Brendan Shanahan
#People

Hey, the old style suited me fine,
Brendan Shanahan
#Style

Playing hockey is fun. Going out and hooking and holding really isn't fun.
Brendan Shanahan
#Fun

a guy who spoke his mind, a colorful guy.
Brendan Shanahan
#Mind

I see a lot of young players today who are supposed to be the future of the game and I shake my head. Guys who dive. Guy who don't put the team first,
Brendan Shanahan
#Future

I was just trying to get a piece of the goalie and let it squeeze in, ... That's just kind of a hope play. You're lucky if it goes in.
Brendan Shanahan
#Trying

Shortly after that, we got a couple of power-play goals because we fed off of those penalty-kills. That was the story of the night, the penalty-killing.
Brendan Shanahan
#Goals

Sergei is a great player with world-class talent. Adding a player like that, I'm sure Columbus is hoping it'll get a lot of their young guys excited.
Brendan Shanahan
#Class

They do a better job at marketing their sport. NHL players are a modest group, and the NHL doesn't show our best moments on TV. Fans want to see more. We traditionally put a muzzle on right when things get exciting.
Brendan Shanahan
#Marketing

It's something that's separate from the game of hockey and we're not going to try to prostitute it into wins and losses.
Brendan Shanahan
#Game

I want all the members of the media to know that I finished sixth in the (team's season-long) football pool. And Dan Cleary finished ninth.
Brendan Shanahan
#Football

Some people told me that, with the lock-out, this was the wrong time to do something like this. I thought it was absolutely the right time - even the only time - to do it.
Brendan Shanahan
#People

No one can accuse me of self-interest in all this. You could make a case that a lot of the new rules don't help my game out at all.
Brendan Shanahan
#Interest

This is the way we started games earlier in the season, and we need to get back to that. When teams have to play us from behind and are forced to open things up, we're at our best.
Brendan Shanahan
#Games

It feels good because obviously, you please your teammates. They're not just meaningless goals. You play to win games. You want to be in a situation to get a big goal and provide a win. It's a nice milestone. I don't really care too much for most of those but this one I'm happy with and hope to build on.
Brendan Shanahan
#Games

The league knows that the enforcement of the rules is really going to be judged in the second half of the season and in the playoffs. It will all mean nothing if the standard changes during that time.
Brendan Shanahan
#Rules

In this league, you can never look past opponents. You'll get yourself into trouble. Start thinking about the future, it's going to mess up your present.
Brendan Shanahan
#Future

It definitely is going to test the depth. Hopefully these aren't serious injuries for these guys. Sometimes a little rest at this time of year can be a blessing in disguise for players like that. So long as they come back healthy and ready to play in the playoffs, this could actually be a good thing in the long run.
Brendan Shanahan
#Rest

I definitely missed the game and I was sorry to see it taken away from us,
Brendan Shanahan
#Game

I think with the injuries he's had from his career, it's definitely frustrating for him. But he channels that frustration in a good way. He doesn't sulk about injuries. He just works harder.
Brendan Shanahan
#Frustration

You still have to win the games.
Brendan Shanahan
#Games

Since the first day of training camp, he talked about us playing more like a playoff team and scoring playoff-style goals. It's a theme we hear every day. Sometimes you don't like the news the coach is delivering, but he's the coach. It's not his job to fit in with us. It's our job to fit in with him. You need one guy in charge, and he's the guy.
Brendan Shanahan
#Job #Training Camp #Coach

Everybody said this was going to be a tough series, so nobody expected us to win all four games. We knew we'd have to win a game in Edmonton.
Brendan Shanahan
#Game