Goalies Quotes by Jens Lehmann, John Katzman, Brett Hull, Martin Brodeur, Jacques Plante, Chris Osgood and many others.
You don’t feel sorry for yourself, you get on with life.
(after not being picked starting goalie)
(after not being picked starting goalie)
I played street hockey in Riverside Park when I was a kid. I played goalie. I didn’t make the hockey team in college, so I played lacrosse instead. I didn’t play hockey again for 20 to 25 years, and then my son became interested in the game. I decided to pick it up again. A friend let me play backup on his team.
I’m not dumb enough to be a goalie.
Goalies often react quickly to shots with no regard for what might happen to their body because we are trained to stop pucks first and ask questions later.
Only a goalie can appreciate what a goalie goes through.
I don’t doubt myself ever, but people that don’t know me do. I’ve been playing for 15 years, and have the most playoffs wins in Wings history for a reason, and not because I’m a bad goalie.
Each team has a net liner, a goalie, and five attackers. We have two defenders on the ice and three forwards. Our forwards are left winger, centre man and a right winger. We work as units of five. In ice hockey you go out and you go as hard as you can for 35 to 45 seconds, then we change.
In my teams, the goalie is the first attacker, and the striker the first defender.
I can’t hear what Jeremy says because my ears are blocked with my two Stanley Cup Rings.
When I played in a 21-team league, there were six or seven goalies who were just average, and the equipment and pads were smaller. I came in the right era. I played for the right team. It was all speed, and creativity and imagination.
Leon, no offense, but you don’t exactly look like a hockey player.” “I told ’em I was a goalie. That’s where they put the guy who can’t skate, right? Just like in baseball when they put the worst player at catcher.
I’m not on this earth to be a goalie. I’m not here to stop somebody from accomplishing their goals. If you’re not hurting anybody, I’m here to either assist or get out of the way
If our goalies were in a divorce case, they could sue for lack of support and be millionaires tomorrow.
Goalies almost never get credit for winning a game, but they always get blamed for losing a game.
I have recall. I don’t know why or how. I had a guy once who said he played against me in novice [league, for kids under nine], for the Detroit Lasers. And I said, “Oh yeah, we beat you in the tournament, 8-1 and I think I scored seven goals, and the goalie was left-handed.” And he was, “Oh my God. I was the goalie!” .
When I played in Holland, I always tried to lob the goalkeeper. People used to say, ‘Oh, you’re always only trying to make a nice goal’. But I said, ‘Listen, if the goalie is a little bit off his line, how much space do you have on his left or right?’ It’s not a lot. ‘And how much space do you have above him?
In biblical times, I stoned people to death. Now they are repaying me by hurling pucks at my head.
I don’t fear stopping a 100 mph slap shot. I fear not stopping it!
Well, I’ve got something to tell you, In my last life I was a Spanish Count and one of the things I loved to do when I was a count in Spain was take all the commoners, line them up against a wall and throw rocks at them, being a professional hockey goalie is punishment for my bad habits in past lives.
There is no position in sport as noble as goaltending.
Hockey is the only job I know where you get paid to have a nap on the day of the game.
Challenging someone is good. You need to do it. Sometimes they don’t even realize you’re doing it, like when you joke with a goalie, ‘What’s wrong today? You losing it?
For [Malcolm Subban] I know that he’s the No. 1 ranked goalie in North America and the world right now, he’s got a great opportunity. He’s got to enjoy this whole process because it only comes once. Not that many players get the opportunity to walk up on that stage and get that jersey.
Your best penalty killer is your goalie.
Wins are the most important measure for goalies, I think. Certainly it’s a great accomplishment.
The first thing I would do when I saw Bobby coming down at me was to say a little prayer if I had time. I’m sure I wasn’t the only goalie who did that.
I’ve told you guys before, goalies don’t think.
Playing goal is like being shot at.
Over the weekend, Vladimir Putin scored eight goals during a hockey game. It happened just after he had the goalie executed.
OK, they fire the puck from the blue line. Chief usually yelling ‘block the shot’ at the defensemen. They doesn’t have the goalie gear, but they have to block the shot. So who is more crazy, me or the defensemen? Who is more weird?
It’s tough to look great as a goalie. Most of the time, you’re the one either letting in a goal or losing the game, so no one wants to say anything or upset you, but at the end of the day you might need some talking to.