A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.
Half the game is mental, the other half is being mental.
Ice hockey is a form of disorderly conduct in which the score is kept.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.
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 captures the essence of Canadian experience in the New World. In a land so inescapably and inhospitably cold, hockey is the chance of life, and an affirmation that despite the deathly chill of winter we are alive.
I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out.
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.
Every day is a great day for hockey.
Hockey belongs to the Cartoon Network, where a person can be pancaked by an ACME anvil, then expanded - accordion-style - back to full stature, without any lasting side effect.
We get nose jobs all the time in the NHL, and we don't even have to go to the hospital.
We take the shortest route to the puck and arrive in ill humor.
It's not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that counts; it's what you put into the practice.
Hockey players wear numbers because you can't always identify the body with dental records.
Street hockey is great for kids. It's energetic, competitive, and skilful. And best of all, it keeps them off the street.
Great moments are born from great opportunities.
Playing goal is like being shot at.
Hockey is a fast, body-contact game played by men with clubs in their hands and knives laced to their feet.