2-5-09:

The Quotable Harry Neale

One of Neale's most famous quotes from his coaching career came after coaching the Canucks to a loss during the 1981–82 season:

"Last season we couldn't win at home. This season we can't win on the road. My failure as a coach is I can't think of any place else to play."

Also:

"Our system of fore checking is to shoot the puck and leave it there."

"I know my players don't like my practices, but that's okay because I don't like their games."

Once, he put a 24-pack of beer at center ice at the end of a practice.

"I told 'em, 'The winning team gets the beer.' Honest to God, I was sorry I did it. I thought those guys were going to kill each other in that scrimmage."