We’ve always enjoyed talking to Andy Murray – he’s a guy who definitely thinks outside the box.
The other day the St. Louis coach listed his most hated sports cliches:
“There’s two words that I hate in hockey: I hate the word momentum, and I hate the word confidence, and I hate when a coach talks about pride – when a player has no pride or no guts or that kind of stuff. If they didn’t have pride and they didn’t have guts, they wouldn’t be in this league.”
“Confidence: I hate that word. You see it all the time when a coach gets fired, ‘Oh geez, he didn’t give me any confidence.’
It’s nothing. You can’t pick it off a tree.
Once, I coached one team (at Brandon University). They were talking about confidence, so I gave them all an envelope and I put the word ‘confidence’ in the envelope and said, ‘Here’s your confidence.’
To me, just play good and you’ll feel good. If you played bad, you should feel lousy.”