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Mark Messier Quotes

16 Mark Messier quotes:

"I don't know that I ever really considered it. I was definitely open to listening to his offers but I knew in my heart that if I was going to play it was going to be in New York."
Author: Messier Quotes Category: Listening Quotes
"It's not easy winning or leading a team sport because there are so many different agendas and individuality, ... I feel lucky to have been part of some of the best hockey ever played [in Edmonton] and to be part of a team [in New York] that was willing to sacrifice themselves for the benefit of the team."
"My jersey hanging from the ceiling is going to be a symbol of the hard work of the people I played with."
Author: Messier Quotes Category: Hard Work Quotes Canadian Athlete Quotes
"It's just a testimony to the commitment that we had to each other for them to be able to show up here. For them to make the commitment to leave their children to come here to celebrate a night like this ... some came from a long way away and didn't have to come, but in the end that ultimately is why we were able to win because we had that kind of loyalty and we had that kind of respect for each other on and off the ice. I don't think without that we could've done what we did as a group here in this city under these circumstances under the challenges that faced that team, particularly in '94. [There was] unbelievable character in that dressing room. That was the only reason we were able to win."
Author: Messier Quotes Category: Commitment Quotes
"That process in itself was an education for me."
Author: Messier Quotes Category: Education Quotes
"I'll go to my grave with the feelings and emotions and the memories of 1994, ... When I was traded from Edmonton, I told my agent that I wanted to go to New York to help them win a Stanley Cup. We had a great team and 1994 was a magical year for us and the city."
Author: Messier Quotes Category: Emotions Quotes
"I knew all the past history of the teams in New York ... but I don't think anything can really prepare you for going to play in New York until you get there. I felt that I was fairly confident in what it took to win a Stanley Cup."
Author: Messier Quotes Category: History Quotes
"He was what the Rangers should be all about. I guess for him, it'll be a tough night emotionally. My advice to him, having been there before, is just relax and enjoy it. He deserves it."
Author: Messier Quotes Category: Night Quotes
"I went to New York with one thing in mind, to win a Stanley Cup, ... When the time came, Glen Sather asked me where I wanted to go and I said I'd like to go to New York and win a Stanley Cup. He was able to make it happen."
Author: Messier Quotes Category: Mind Quotes
"Having lived in New York for 10-plus years, it becomes a part of you, ... I love the city and I love the team and what we were able to do. Obviously, that's a good fit for me."
Author: Messier Quotes Category: Love Quotes
"He earned the respect and admiration of all the people here in New York."
Author: Messier Quotes Category: Admiration Quotes
"He was a coach, GM, mentor, father, just about anything you can think of. Other than my dad, nobody has been behind me more and did more for me as a person and a player."
Author: Messier Quotes Category: Coach Quotes
"It's been an unbelievable experience playing in New York and to do the things, after the success we had in Edmonton to come here and have success in New York, it was a dream come true. I came here wanting to win the Stanley Cup, and what I got was a life of experience."
Author: Messier Quotes Category: Experience Quotes
"When you experience something like we did here, there's no introduction or uneasiness when you get back together. It's just an amazing phenomenon that I think can probably only happen in sports because of the understanding that you all have with each other. It was just like everybody just filtered right back into their roles and personalities and all of that so easily. Because of it, it was just a real comfortable, easygoing time. ... It was just awesome. Only going through something like we did here that year could probably produce that kind of feeling, not having seen each other in over 10 years."
Author: Messier Quotes Category: Experience Quotes
"I came here wanting to win the Stanley Cup and what I got was a life experience. I learned more about life coming here and seeing there were more important things than just playing hockey. That was sharing in the compassion and the overall care and sincerity of the people of New York. That changed not only my life, but the life of my whole family."
Author: Messier Quotes Category: Experience Quotes
"his emotion and his compassion for the game. Inside of all those things, there was his ability to excel and his expectations to win. But it was always on a team level, it was never the expectation to go out and score three goals when the score was 7-1. Mark was the kind of guy who always seemed to excel when it was a 2-1 game or a 3-2 game."
Author: Messier Quotes Category: Ability Quotes

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