Sunday, August 16, 2009

Famous Maple Leafs Quotes

The Toronto Maple Leafs have been around for a long time and as the team gets closer to their 100th year Anniversary, we have decided to gather some of the better quotes from the team, as we look at players, management and even owners famous quotes of all time. There are even quotes from players or management that were one time members of the franchise but may have said this famous hockey quote as part of another team but they were just too good to pass up on so we have included them in our list.

Famous Quotes:

"I was happy to have an attraction in out building that we didnt have to pay for"
Harold Ballard

"Half the game is mental and the other half is being mental"
Jim McKenny

"Hockey is like a disease, you cant really shake it"
Ken Wregget

"I just made up my mind that I was going to lose my teeth and have my face cut to pieces"
Johnny Bower

"Its going to be good to be on his side for a change. Ill save a lot of energy since I dont have to concentrate on whacking him. Im pretty excited about that"
Doug Gilmour

"Playing goal is like being shot at"
Jacques Plante

"One road trip we were stuck on the runaway for seven hours. The plane kept driving until we arrived at the rink and then I realized we were on a bus"
Glenn Healy

"Put the kids in with a few old pappy guys who still like to win and the combination is unbeatable"
Conn Smythe

"Maybe Im hanging around with Dennis Rodman too much"
Dmitri Yushkevich

"Its not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that counts, its what you put into the practice"
Eric Lindros

"How would you like a job when everytime you make a mistake a red light goes on and 18,000 people boo"
Jacques Plante

"Empty net goals are for homos"
Al Iafrate

"If someone gave the Russians a football they would win the Super Bowl in two years"
Frank Mahovlich

"Thats a 12 year olds goal pads and its illegal, its tough to comment on these changes, if that pad I showed is illegal on a 12 year old then I think if they want more goals, they should take away our helmets"
Trevor Kidd

"There are a lot of things to see out there. a couple of highways, Im going to go check out the cars"
Alexander Mogilny

"Ive got nothing to say and Im only going to say it once"
Floyd Smith

"We just wanted to play an ugly game"
Bryan McCabe

"Hockey is a mans game and the team with the most real men wins"
Brian Burke

"I get paid for the practices, Id play the games for free"
Tim Horton

"If you got a chance to screw the government out of a few bucks you would do it too"
Harold Ballard

"Lose a game in this town and people want to put bullets in your boat, you guys think this is easy"
Pat Quinn

"Let me fight your toughest guy, if I win I get a spot on your team"
Tie Domi

"Optimism and hope are for teams that dont believe, we believe we can make the playoffs"
Darcy Tucker

"Your hunt for a goaltendeer is over"
Mike Palmateer

"Obviously we played all right, we lost a one goal game in double overtime"
Gary Roberts

"We were in disarray for a while, squeezing our sticks and thinking too much"
Mats Sundin

This is a special bonus quote from an unknown fan.

"Id trade Larry Murphy for a shaved monkey who could skate and a bucket full of pucks"
Angry Maple Leafs Fan

These are some of the better quotes we recall here at TML Fan Fury, feel free to post any other comments you may remember from anyone who at one point was part of the Maple Leafs organization.

1 comment:

  1. thanks for pointing out Dopita, guess we missed that between his 600+ European
    games played but the 12 goals didn't amount to much in the league