You miss 100% of the shots you never take.
There's no perfect coach in the world. Coaches are human, too. Mistakes are made. But, fundamentally, if you're sound, you eliminate as many mistakes as possible.
I heard people say, 'Why would he want to do this?' My answer is 'Why not?' It is what I love. It's what I know.
My answer is, why not? ... It's what I love, it's what I know. Glen Sather was the best coach that I had and what made him good was his confidence in what he did. I believe that I'm going to be a good coach.
Let me tell you, if Luongo doesn't play the way he did in the Czech game, we don't win the World Cup. It's as simple as that. And we now know what a guy like him can do.
He just has to get off to the kind of start that he's capable of and it's as simple as that.
This team seems to be more talented. Whether we win or not though remains to be seen.
I'm thrilled to be back in the hot seat, ... This is what I love, what I know, and I felt I was the best person to coach this team. We finally feel like we've got a pretty good hockey club, and I wanted to be part of it, simple as that.
We're in a tough situation because of teenage children, and then we have a 2-year-old and a 5-year-old, so my family and my responsibilities is sort of a juggle.
I'm ecstatic to have this staff.
By no means am I Scotty Bowman, but I know the game, I love the game, I have a really good staff and we have a really good team. It's exciting. I haven't felt this way since I was 17.
I missed the game.
[The Great One isn't promising great things right away from the Phoenix Coyotes. Merely contending for the Stanley Cup would be fine for a start.] There's no perfect coach in the world, ... Coaches are human, too. Mistakes are made. But, fundamentally, if you're sound you eliminate as many mistakes as possible.
I'm thrilled to be sort of back in the hot seat.
I'm glad the NHL has finally stepped in and put him back in the game and reinstated him.
But you know it's time to move forward. We will invite him to our training camp. He's an elite player and I expect him to have a great year and be part of Team Canada come February in Italy.
Over the last couple of months, I've really been leaning toward stepping in and taking on this responsibility, ... I'm really excited about it. I'm really excited to be back in the locker room and back on the ice. I'm sort of back on the hot seat. And I'm looking forward to it. I don't have to sit up top anymore. I can be on the ice. That's the part I'm looking forward to.
I watched him and how much he enjoyed it. His success was probably a factor on my wanting to be a coach.
Todd feels worse about what happened than anybody, ... He has been punished and served his time.
We finally feel like we have a pretty good hockey club here and I wanted to be a part of that, simple as that.
[But the most convincing determinant was the] fun ... I found a passion for coaching and liking it, so here I am today.
I remember walking by the dressing room before the gold medal game and the trainer said to me: `If it was a Game 7 in the playoffs, I probably wouldn't let him play he has such a bad knee,'.