41 Stanley Cup Quotes On Success In Life

These Stanley Cup quotes will inspire you. The Stanley Cup is the championship trophy awarded annually to the National Hockey League (NHL) playoff champion.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Stanley Cup quotes, Stanley Cup sayings, and Stanley Cup proverbs.

Best Stanley Cup Quotes

  1. “I think to compare any time you win a Stanley Cup would be unfair to all the players from all the teams.” ~ Mark Messier
  2. “People ask if I regret not winning a Stanley Cup, but winning the series against the Soviet Union was the best. It was the greatest experience of my hockey career by far.” ~ Marcel Dionne
  3. “We have to get better at that. All of the Stanley Cup-winning teams throughout the past few seasons, when they needed to play defense, they did it. If you can play defense, that’s when you know it’s game over.” ~ Steve Yzerman
  4. “He’s only 4 years old, so I don’t think he realized, you know, that I played so many years. Of course, we watch tapes here from the Stanley Cup years, but I don’t think he realized how many years I played.” ~ Mario Lemieux
  5. “One of the great rules of hockey is: On the Stanley Cup, all germs are healthy.” ~ George Vecsey

  6. “Lifting the Stanley Cup for the first time. There’s nothing like it. It’s the greatest story. In my era, they used to say you couldn’t be a superstar without winning one. I remember thinking when I lifted it: “Now they can’t say that about me.”” ~ Wayne Gretzky
  7. “As a kid, you dream of winning the Stanley Cup. As you get older, you understand the importance of winning the Olympics.” ~ Joe Sakic
  8. “Individual honors and scoring championships are great, but my No. 1 goal is to win the Stanley Cup.” ~ Sidney Crosby
  9. “Growing up in Canada, most kids from Canada dream of playing in the NHL, and they also hope one day to be on a Stanley Cup team. That was a big goal.” ~ Bobby Orr , Stanley cup quotes NHL
  10. “Winning the Stanley Cup in ’99 was a dream come true. I’ll never forget it.” ~ Ed Belfour

  11. “As long as I could remember since I was 5 years old, I watched the Stanley Cup. I stayed up, made a point of watching it presented, watched the celebration in the locker room, and always dreamed that maybe I’d get there.” ~ Steve Yzerman
  12. “I didn’t hear him because my two Stanley Cup rings were plugging my ears.” ~ Patrick Roy
  13. “You do not play hockey for good seasons. You play to win the Stanley Cup. It has to be the objective.” ~ Guy Lafleur
  14. “Two or three years ago, every game I want to score. And after I score a goal I have a spark and I’m so happy I want more. Now I’m kind of different. I’m not saying I lost my spark – I still have it – but I don’t chase the goal as much as I used to. I’m playing for the team and I still know I can score, but it’s different than two or three years back. Look at great teams like Detroit a couple of years ago; they win the Stanley Cup and guys only score 25 goals, nobody has a really big season. You have to play defense, that’s how you win.” ~ Peter Bondra
  15. “Stanley Cup winners don’t hand back the Stanley Cup.” ~ Rob Ford

  16. “Through the years, I have so many wonderful memories of playing with the Red Wings: winning four Stanley Cups, scoring big goals, going into battle every night side by side with my teammates, playing with every ounce of effort I could muster.” ~ Ted Lindsay
  17. “It’s just amazing how many companies suddenly want you to hold up their products after you’ve held up the Stanley Cup.” ~ Wayne Gretzky
  18. “My only goal is to win the Stanley Cup and do what I have to to win that.” ~ Jeremy Roenick
  19. “I’d never won the Stanley Cup so I asked Cournoyer right after the final if this was like winning the Cup. He said, ‘This is ten times better.’ I believed him.” ~ Dennis Hull
  20. “As a sports fan, the Los Angeles Kings winning the Stanley Cup makes me feel very alive.” ~ Five for Fighting

  21. “Individual records are nice to get, but before the season starts, you want to play to win the Stanley Cup!” ~ Guy Lafleur
  22. “Being drafted by the Montreal Canadiens, that was the greatest moment in my career. And stealing the Stanley Cup in 1978 and bringing it back to my hometown of Thurso.” ~ Guy Lafleur
  23. “We should’ve been better, more disciplined. We made untimely mistakes defensively, as a group. This is really humbling for us. After winning the Stanley Cup, we got brought back down to earth, hard. Maybe the humbling is good for us in the long run.” ~ Steve Yzerman
  24. “The 2006 playoffs were such a rollercoaster for me. I was able to lean on God and know that no matter what things were going to work out the way they were meant to work out. I had that trust that allowed me to go into the games without fear. When I prayed before games, I was able to just let it go. When I played in game seven of the Stanley Cup Finals, I prayed more that day than I have my whole life. That was a day that I leaned on the Lord a lot. It helped me to face some of my fears.” ~ Matt Cullen
  25. “What pitching is in a short series in baseball, goaltending is in the Stanley Cup playoffs.” ~ Jack Adams

  26. “My dad was so influential in my career. It was a fulfillment of every athlete’s dream. I dreamed about it as a kid. We played hockey in the backyard. We had silver buckets we carried around like the Stanley Cup. It was everything that you would hope.” ~ Matt Cullen
  27. “My dad was so influential in my career. It was a fulfillment of every athlete’s dream. I dreamed about it as a kid. We played hockey in the backyard. We had silver buckets we carried around like the Stanley Cup. It was everything that you would hope.” ~ Matt Cullen
  28. “I’m competitive. I’d love another chance to be part of a Stanley Cup championship team. That’d be awesome.” ~ Ed Belfour
  29. “….goal directed self-imposed delay of gratification is perhaps the essence of emotional self-regulation: the ability to deny impulse in the service of a goal, whether it be building a business, solving an algebraic equation, or pursuing the Stanley Cup.” ~ Daniel Goleman
  30. “I can’t hear what Jeremy says because my ears are blocked with my two Stanley Cup Rings.” ~ Patrick Roy

  31. “After referees negated a line change that led to Tampa Bay”s winning goal in the Stanley Cup Playoffs: After all these years in the league, am I that stupid that I would put four forwards and one defenseman in a 3-3 tie, in the third period? I think everybody that knows me here knows I”m not that stupid. I might be halfway stupid, but not that stupid.” ~ Pat Burns
  32. “At the 1974 Stanley Cup Finals: Win today and we walk together forever.” ~ Fred Shero
  33. “I could not hear what they say about me, my 2 Stanley Cup rings were stuffed in my ears.” ~ Patrick Roy
  34. “Here in Denver, we want to thank Jeremy Jacobs for the way he runs his business. Otherwise, we wouldn’t have gotten Ray Bourque and won a Stanley Cup.” ~ Joe Sakic
  35. “What I’ve learned so far from researching is that to win the Stanley Cup, you have to make the playoffs.” ~ Ted Leonsis

  36. “I won eight Stanley Cups as a player, and I’ve been told it’s because I played on great teams. I won two as a general manager, and I’ve been told it’s because I was lucky.” ~ Serge Savard
  37. “I’d rather have a 16, as in Stanley Cup playoff wins.” ~ Lindy Ruff
  38. “Winning a Stanley Cup for Toronto, that’s the biggest dream and the biggest goal.” ~ Mats Sundin
  39. “I will openly admit that I’ve never really followed hockey. Given my New England upbringing, I have always adhered to the Celtics, Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins mantra of professional sports fandom, but hockey was definitely the lowest sport on the totem pole – even when the Bruins won the Stanley Cup.” ~ Rachel Nichols
  40. “Bob Kelly was so dumb, they shoulda written his name on the Stanley Cup in crayon.” ~ Gene Hart
  41. “Look at great teams like Detroit a couple of years ago; they win the Stanley Cup and guys only score 25 goals, nobody has a really big season.” ~ Peter Bondra

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