Two Inspirational Hockey Quotes from the Stanley Cup Playoffs

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The Stanley Cup Playoffs indeed are one of the most popular events not only in North-American but also worldwide sports . This is perhaps of the excitement and thrill it provides to NHL fanatics and followers. The intensity and greatness of the National Hockey League carry out the other side of many coaches and players, and thus, you hear them speak things about their opponents and themselves as well.  It doesn’t matter if it is a trash talk, or motivating the team or oneself, or even assaulting for someone, coaches and players are more open and vocal in the NHL playoffs and football fanatics love that.

Here are 2 motivational quotes by Brett Hull and Steve Yzerman, two hockey legends that played in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. These quotes give an insight on the mindsets of these athletes and shows their passion for this sport and their motivation to strive for success.

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“I mean, the best thing for my knee, for anyone’s knee, is to never play again and retire. But I’m not going to do that.” – Steve Yzerman

Detroit’s important player getting ready to limp in another National Hockey League playoffs run. His main objective is to make it to the champion round once and for all.


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“Those are the people you need the most… your home base you expect to be with you. When they kind of turn on you, it’s just kind of like, well, okay, we’ll stick it up their ass too” – Brett Hull

A quote by Brett Hull, player of the Detroit Red Wings after the team dropped the opening two fights of the opening round in opposition to Vancouver. They are booed off and bullied in the hometown. This makes him feel sad as instead of lifting up their spirit they are the one who make them feel useless. However, Red Warrior uses this as the inspiration to become stronger and practice more so as to become one of the powerhouses in the game.


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“I mean, the best thing for my knee, for anyone’s knee, is to never play again and retire. But I’m not going to do that.” – Steve Yzerman

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“Those are the people you need the most… your home base you expect to be with you. When they kind of turn on you, it’s just kind of like, well, okay, we’ll stick it up their ass too” – Brett Hull

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