61 Total Quotes

Craig MacTavish Quotes

The ceremony itself was inspiring. But it was a debacle from the outset.
Craig MacTavish
#Ceremony

We have to play a much more intelligent game then what we played the last three games. We've been sloppy for three straight games now and you can't hope to win at this level making those types of mistakes.
Craig MacTavish
#Game

It's going to be very entertaining, very pressure-filled hockey from here till the end. When you find yourself five points out of the division lead and three points out of ninth, there's a lot at stake.
Craig MacTavish
#Entertaining

When we get that lead, we have to widen the gap. We have to get another goal.
Craig MacTavish
#Gap

It has implications for guys we have on the wing and we're faced with what kind of tangible element we want to add for the 12th, 13th, 14th forward. We'll be choosing between power-play help, toughness and physical help, so there's a lot on the line for two or three players. We see him right now as a very viable option for us in terms of helping us 5 on 4, 4 on 3 and 5 on 3 and those are going to be significant minutes in today's game.
Craig MacTavish
#Elements

I don't know how serious the injury is, but we prefer him watching the game rather than playing, that's for sure.
Craig MacTavish
#Game

We took ourselves out of the game for two periods, then couldn't get it going in the third period. A lot of it was a product of playing a good team.
Craig MacTavish
#Game

He took care of business. A punch like that goes around the league in a hurry. News like that travels fast. A big part of Georges' game is that intimidation that he has, and certainly something like that will enhance that level of intimidation.
Craig MacTavish
#Business

You miss a guy with that intensity. He sets a great example for everybody, in terms of work ethic and selflessness.
Craig MacTavish
#Example

Who knows what makes individuals tick. But right now he's bringing more energy to his game.
Craig MacTavish
#Energy

(The loss is) hard to slough off. It's going to linger for a while. Given any other circumstances, this would be a game we could quickly get over and start focusing on San Jose Friday. It was one of those games where we deserved better.
Craig MacTavish
#Circumstances

As the course of the playoffs roll on, I really believe we're a better team leaving here than we were when we arrived, and that's what you need to be successful.
Craig MacTavish
#Believe

We played much better tonight. We're gonna have to be that much better to win a hockey game.
Craig MacTavish
#Game

I liked the composure he showed. It's always important to see how a young goalie is going to react.
Craig MacTavish
#Composure

When that happens, it's a tactical mistake on our part. We can't blame the goalie on that one.
Craig MacTavish
#Blame

We had lots of opportunities to win the game ourselves.
Craig MacTavish
#Game

Hockey moulds and reveals character. The root of it is really built into the character of the person.
Craig MacTavish
#Character

He gives us experience. He can play center, he can play the wing and he's a penalty killer.
Craig MacTavish
#Experience

There are a lot of teams looking for one more save a night. We're one of them.
Craig MacTavish
#Night

Even a guy with as much experience as Dwayne, it takes a while to get comfortable. You get out of your routine. Having been traded at about the same age as he is now, I know it's a little unsettling.
Craig MacTavish
#Experience

We haven't had too many trips this year below .500. Three points out of four games isn't a total disaster.
Craig MacTavish
#Disaster

We've got to answer back and it's in a much tougher building now. It's well documented how important these games are for both teams. We've got to bounce back.
Craig MacTavish
#Games

It's another example that you have to take care of every aspect of our game. Otherwise it ends up being a loss.
Craig MacTavish
#Example

Players like him are seldom available. He's just good all-around. Reading the rush, good stick, use of his body, making the outlet pass, reading plays.
Craig MacTavish
#Body

It's another example of how you have to lock down every last detail, or you don't win. We played a very good third period, only allowed them four shots on goal and they scored on two of them because they were quality chances that came as a direct result of our mistakes.
Craig MacTavish
#Example

The guys are starting to play well in front of him, and we're getting the consistent performance we were looking for from the position.
Craig MacTavish
#Performance

It was a great opportunity for us. We knew what this one meant. If we won it would effectively be a five team race.
Craig MacTavish
#Opportunity

It's a huge cop-out to talk about a goalie when you only score two goals. Playing goal for our team, the way we're putting the puck in the net lately, is very difficult.
Craig MacTavish
#Goals

He'll get the opportunity. The rest will be up to him. He showed the ability at his first rookie camp, but he was inconsistent. I guess you expect that out of a young kid.
Craig MacTavish
#Ability

He's too calm and cool to let that happen to him.
Craig MacTavish
#Calm