Joseph Jacques Omer "Jake the Snake" Plante (January 17, 1929 – February 27, 1986) was a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender. He won the Stanley Cup six times, of which five were in a row. He made the first good goaltender mask.
- "Hockey is an art. It requires speed, precision, and strength like other sports, but it also demands an extraordinary intelligence to develop a logical sequence of movements, a technique which is smooth, graceful and in rhythm with the rest of the game."
- Simple: Hockey is like drawing a picture. It needs speed, being exactly right, and strength, as are other sports, but it also needs someone who is very smart to learn the right ways to move, having a smooth technique, and being graceful and in rhythm with everything else in the game.
- "How would you like a job where, every time you make a mistake, a red light goes on and 18,000 people boo?"
- Simple: Would you like a job where many people were angry every time you made a mistake?