100 Total Quotes

Ron Wilson Quotes

This road trip, I think, gives us a lot of confidence. They were all tough games.
Ron Wilson
#Confidence

They looked sluggish at times and we took advantage of that. And a lot of that had to do with the pressure we created at the right times.
Ron Wilson
#Advantage

We can expect more of the same. We're going to have a tough nut to crack in goal. We've got to be persistent.
Ron Wilson
#Crack

They were tight and squeezing the sticks. That team is totally drained because they're surrounded by a negative atmosphere.
Ron Wilson
#Atmosphere

We didn't come here to win just one round. That's not why we played so hard down the stretch. We want to continue to improve. We want a shot at the Cup, simple. We've got to wait, see who we play, prepare and go at them equally as hard.
Ron Wilson
#Hard

This is a result of hard work from teachers and administrators. Being one of the six schools in Arkansas to accomplish this is exciting.
Ron Wilson
#Hard Work

Fortunately for us, with their having back-to-back games, I don't know if they really had the energy to take advantage.
Ron Wilson
#Energy

In the third period of back-to-back games, I don't know if they really had the energy to take advantage of the power play. We talked about if we pushed the pace, there's a good chance we'll draw penalties tonight.
Ron Wilson
#Energy

Each one of them wants to score so bad, they go to the net hard and they live to see the red light go on. That's what's common amongst them all.
Ron Wilson
#Hard

The feel on the bench is that something good's going to happen. Generally speaking, we hang in there.
Ron Wilson
#Bench

Tonight was kind of an anomaly. You're not going to threaten teams with five power play goals. Since we picked up Joe, though, we've had one of the most dangerous power plays in the league.
Ron Wilson
#Goals

That's counting. Our guys spend so much damn time watching poker you figure they'd learn how to count. They know how to count the cards in poker so it should be easy to count the guys on the ice.
Ron Wilson
#Poker

This was the fastest exhibition game I've ever seen. It was faster than some regular-season and even some playoff games. That doesn't always translate into goals, but the transition, the up and back, is fun.
Ron Wilson
#Exhibition

And it's not about playing Nashville. You never know what's going to take place in other series. The way the league is now, the 5-6-7-8 seeds could win, and then you're left with home ice. Our goal is to finish with as many points as possible because home ice does matter, especially at the Tank.
Ron Wilson
#Nashville

That one shift he hit everything in sight, got the crowd going, and really sparked up our bench.
Ron Wilson
#Bench

I don't want to accuse somebody of not doing their job. We're certainly going to look into that.
Ron Wilson
#Accuse

I'm a teacher and by the time I get to school, practice is starting. Katie gets them ready before I get there, so her leadership is very important.
Ron Wilson
#Practice

We desperately need the space. Our high school, especially, is severely crowded at this point and has been for years. We've known this for a long time.
Ron Wilson
#School

You just never know what a preseason means. Is it an illusion or reality? I truly believe we're a good team and I think if we've gotten anything out of the preseason, it's the process you go about, and winning will take care of itself. Our players understand that and they're focused on doing things right.
Ron Wilson
#Illusion

It's hard for the defensemen to clear people when you can't tackle them in front of the net. You can still play defense, but you have to work much harder. You have to move your feet, and defensemen have to be mobile, which is how we tried to build our team.
Ron Wilson
#People

Electric blankets, portable heaters, insulating, all that type of winterizing, weatherizing (items) are selling early this year. Electric space heaters seem to be taking off early this year, too.
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#Space

It certainly helped us to get back the focus we needed. We were set up on the wrong side of the ice, and we obviously want to get the puck in Joe's hands.
Ron Wilson
#Focus

We lost a little bit of our discipline in the third period and ended up having to kill some, too, but the first two periods, we stayed really disciplined. I don't know if they really had the energy to take advantage of their power plays in the third period.
Ron Wilson
#Discipline

I don't think that's a big part of the game right now. It's about power plays and penalty kills, it's not about fighting. And it's a little different if the tough guy can play. ... I'm not going to knock some of these other guys who can play only three minutes and if you ignore them they're totally useless.
Ron Wilson
#Power

I didn't like either one of those goals. I've seen this happen before, the floodgates open so I stepped in to try and stop it.
Ron Wilson
#Goals

They end up scoring to make it 4-0 and there goes your energy.
Ron Wilson
#Energy

We had an opportunity to jump on a loose puck in our end and we didn't. Then we got a little tired in the end and didn't know what was going on around us.
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#Opportunity

Toward the end we were running out of gas but we got a point so I'm not disappointed. I'm not going to view this as a loss.
Ron Wilson
#Running

Basically you can't fear failure. We've got to go out there and be ready and play on the edge. We're going to need everybody ready to compete.
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#Failure

There comes a point when we have to have some people step up and play as well as you can. That's a lack of trust if you're trying to do too much. If one guy tries to play 1-on-1 hockey, that's telling your teammates they aren't good enough.
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#People