“Maintain a positive attitude, expect a lot of yourself and only expect your best."
Play better and smile for the cameras.
“Don’t sulk or point fingers, stay positive when things get tough.”
If you suck, you better not whine.
“Every player is a leader in his own way.”
7th defensemen lead by keeping their mouths shut.
“Play with self-disciplined aggression. Control emotions when playing aggressively or you will be controlled by opponents or situations.”
Hurt people every chance you get, but don't take penalties.
“Avoid making excuses. Admit mistakes, errors, lapses in discipline, accept defeat without excuses. Learn from mistakes, focus on improvements.”
When I tell you how much you suck, I better not hear any backtalk.
Now thems are some moteevational phrases.
This made me LOL after a long long day of work thank you good sir.
They should do a throw back to the past. Paint up each stall with pictures, numbers of the best leafs to ever play... Dmen get former dmen, first line forwards get former first line greats.. Etc. Celebrate the past and,motivate the boys to realize they will be imortilized in Toronto if they win it all.
Can't wait to see the finished product. I'm sure some will sarcastically imply that it was the room that was making them lose but seriously speaking, I think the change could be good for their psyche. After the disastrous way they fell down the charts last season, anything that can remind the players that it's a fresh start and to learn from the past rather than dwell on it is good by me.
Edit: Just interesting not that this story made the front page of the Toronto Sun print. It's off season and this team still gets front page news over something as small as a locker room make over.