Monday, November 17, 2008

Creatures of habit

Wayne Gretzky, head coach of the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes, on the difference between younger players and older veterans:

"The younger guys that come in are a little bit more eyes wide open, a little bit more attentive because that's the way they should be. The older players, throughout the league, are all good guys, but what happens to older guys sometimes is they become creatures of habit. And I was the same way. You want to do what the coach says, just habits creep in that are harder and harder, as you get older, to break."