Montreal Canadiens:Memorable Guy Lafleur Quotes

Daniel ArouchianSenior Analyst IAugust 22, 2010

EDMONTON, CANADA - NOVEMBER 22:  Guy Lafleur #10 of the Montreal Canadiens and teammate Benoit Brunet #17 shovel ice between periods against the Edmonton Oilers during the Molson Canadien Heritage Classic Megastars Game on November 22, 2003 at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Canada.  (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images)
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Guy Lafleur played a total of 1255 games including the playoffs while playing for the Montreal Canadiens,New York Rangers and Quebec Nordiques.  He won five Stanley Cups while playing with the Montreal Canadiens.

Here's a list of his most memorable quotes.

  • "After 13 years, I couldn't accept to be number two."
  • "I realized that my family was more important to me than downtown night life."
  • "Play every game as if it is your last one."
  • "The day you hear someone call me captain will be the day I buy a boat."
  • "It's nice to see the young ones 7, 8, 9 years old. It seems like they know you through their parents."
  • "That's why I made a comeback in 1988. I knew there were chances of not making it, but I didn't want to end up at sixty years old and say I should have tried when I was thirty-eight."
  • "I would compare that to when I first started with the Montreal Canadiens; it was a big family then, where the guys really stuck together and worked like a unit. But when I came back in '88, it was not like that anymore."