We get nose jobs all the time in the NHL, and we don't even have to go to the hospital.
By the age of 18, the average American has witnessed 200,000 acts of violence on television, most of them occurring during Game 1 of an NHL playoff series.
Hockey is a fast, body-contact game played by men with clubs in their hands and knives laced to their feet.
Hockey is the only place where a guy can go nowadays and watch two white guys fight.
Hockey players wear numbers because you can't always identify the body with dental records.
High sticking, tripping, slashing, spearing, charging, hooking, fighting, unsportsmanlike conduct, interference, roughing......everything else is just figure skating.
Street hockey is great for kids. It's energetic, competitive, and skilful. And best of all, it keeps them off the street.
A puck is a hard rubber disk that hockey players strike when they can't hit one another.
How would you like a job where, if you made a mistake, a big red light goes on and 18,000 people boo?
Hockey is the only job I know where you get paid to have a nap on the day of the game.
Ice hockey is a form of disorderly conduct in which the score is kept.
Great moments are born from great opportunities.
Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.
I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out.
A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.
I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.
I don't like my hockey sticks touching other sticks, and I don't like them crossing one another, and I kind of have them hidden in the corner. I put baby powder on the ends. I think it's essentially a matter of taking care of what takes care of you.
The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it.
You find that you have peace of mind and can enjoy yourself, get more sleep, and rest when you know that it was a one hundred percent effort that you gave - win or lose.
Every day is a great day for hockey.
Whoever said, 'It's not whether you win or lose that counts,' probably lost.
Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.
Hockey would be a great game... if played in the mud.
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