Ken Dryden

Ken Dryden

Because the demands on the goalie are mostly mental, it means that for a goalie the biggest enemy is himself. Not a puck, not a opponent, not a quirk of size or style. The stress and anxiety he feels when he plays, the fear of failing, the fear of being embarrassed, the fear of being physically hurt, all symptoms of his position, in constant ebb and flow, but never disappearing. The successful goalie understands these neuroses, accept them, and put them under control. The unsuccessful goalie is distracted by them, his More Ken Dryden quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There are two types of forwards. Scorers and bangers. Scorers score and bangers bang.More Ken Dryden quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It was the kind of light blow that is exchanged without notice or consequence hundreds of times in a game.More Ken Dryden quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In an athlete, it is not the legs that go firstMore Ken Dryden quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Game in, game out, year in, year out, just a kid cruising the ice looking to cause trouble - a wicked wristshot for a goal, a crushing bodycheck, a fight - opponents' bodies littered on the ice, fans out of their seats, the place in an uproar, and Wendel, no expression on his face, looking around wondering what the commotion was about.More Ken Dryden quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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