45 Total Quotes

Tomas Vokoun Quotes

We have improved our game and the results are showing. We have been playing much smarter.
Tomas Vokoun
#Game

You got to have dreams and obviously that [the Vezina Trophy] is one of them, ... I want to be the best goalie in the league, not because I think I will be one day just because you have to set your goals as high as you can. I want to win it one day. I'll do everything I can, and I'll know that if I don't win it, that at least I did everything I could. And that's more important to me than actually winning it.
Tomas Vokoun
#Dreams

It's nice to be a part of some history. Our team is a young team and we don't have a lot of records set. That's a lot of wins to put together in this league. It's a great momentum builder.
Tomas Vokoun
#History

I'm just trying to stop the puck. There's nothing fancy about it.
Tomas Vokoun
#Trying

It's always a big momentum shift to give up a short-handed goal. Naturally, we showed a lot of life after that.
Tomas Vokoun
#Life

Look at the game. It was so one-sided. The last game was so one-sided. I just try to do my job and let the other people worry about everything else.
Tomas Vokoun
#Game

Really, that was one of our better defensive efforts. They did a quality job and it shows they're not just minor leagues, but they're waiting for their chance in the NHL.
Tomas Vokoun
#Quality

It's a big win for us. Our goal was to put more space between them and us in the standings.
Tomas Vokoun
#Space

I didn't do very good. But our guys came through and scored a bunch of goals and that's why we won.
Tomas Vokoun
#Goals

Shootouts are fun if you win, but tough if you lose.
Tomas Vokoun
#Fun

We had crucial breakdowns against a good team and that is not going to work. It's hard to win when you are making mistakes. Sometimes you can get away with mistakes, but we're struggling right now.
Tomas Vokoun
#Work

People seem to care about points ? how many points we have and how we finish. I don't play hockey to watch the standings. I play hockey to win.
Tomas Vokoun
#People

Crucial breakdowns to a good team is not going to work. We had opportunities but it didn't work out.
Tomas Vokoun
#Work

There's no way of knowing before you get there. Everything else would be just words and not really based on any evidence. We'll all find out.
Tomas Vokoun
#Words

It could have been a lot worse. If they didn't detect it, the blood clot could have got loose, and then I would have been in big trouble.
Tomas Vokoun
#Blood

I have never taken a shot like that to my neck in a game. It was scary.
Tomas Vokoun
#Game

You get a lot of power plays and you get a lot of shots you can't see,
Tomas Vokoun
#Power

In the past, if a guy comes up to the net, you can cross-check him and push him out of the way. Now you can't do anything. He just stands there. You have two of their guys there and two of our guys there and it's really hard to see the puck. That's the hardest part about the rule changes.
Tomas Vokoun
#Past

I wasn't too busy (last night), ... They were missing a few of their guys but I thought I did pretty well.
Tomas Vokoun
#Night

It's comfortable to know you did it, but the work doesn't stop, ... We have the whole season in front of us. Now I'll worry about the next game.
Tomas Vokoun
#Work

Maybe there are going to be more shots because of power plays and stuff like that, ... It's a good thing. The more shots you get, the more difference you can make.
Tomas Vokoun
#Power

Obviously, I hate shootouts. Every goalie hates it.
Tomas Vokoun
#Hate

I grew up watching Dominik Hasek. Back home he played several years in the Czech Elite League and was the No. 1 guy on our national team. He was really the first Czech goalie to come over to the NHL and do well. He set the standard so high for everybody else, it's unbelievable. I have a lot of respect for him because he's been one of the best if not the best goalie to ever play the game.
Tomas Vokoun
#Home

We didn't cover the slot. A lot of goals were off of rebounds or passes in front of the net. We have been on the fortunate side a few times this season, but you can't think any game is going to be an easy game.
Tomas Vokoun
#Goals

It's a win and they're not always going to be perfect games. They were better than us but we found a way to win.
Tomas Vokoun
#Games

I don't know what the reason is, but we've been getting dominated here lately. This is the NHL, and we're foolish if we thought we were going to start picking up easy wins. It's going to be a grind all the way until the end of the season.
Tomas Vokoun
#Reason

We had been scoring a lot of goals and maybe we felt like we just couldn't lose. We started playing loose, but now we're not scoring four or five goals a game per night. And in this NHL, you're not going to win many goals scoring two goals a night.
Tomas Vokoun
#Goals

It is not every night you are going to have a 40-shot shutout, ... It is fun to play and I am really enjoying playing right now. It's an unbelievable feeling.
Tomas Vokoun
#Fun

I didn't have much choice. Their guy was right behind me and my defenseman went to the other side. You have to play the puck and take the penalty if it's called. You can always kill the penalty.
Tomas Vokoun
#Choice

For European goalies coming over here the toughest thing is learning how to play the puck and deal with the traffic. You often have to fight through the traffic to see the puck. Those things you have to learn. Every European is usually good on breakaways and back door plays because we are so used to it. There are not as many shots back in Europe but (there are) a lot of back door dishes and plays around the net.
Tomas Vokoun
#Learning