PrintHockey: Quotes
Here are some "opinions" when it comes to the sport of Hockey...

"Hockey"s a funny game. You have to prove yourself every shift, every game. It"s not up to anybody else. You have to take pride in yourself." ~Paul Coffey

"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."
~Stephen Leacock

"A puck is a hard rubber disc that hockey players strike when they can"t hit one another." ~Jimmy Cannon

"Ice hockey is a form of disorderly conduct in which the score is kept." ~Doug Larson

"Half the game is mental; the other half is being mental." ~Jim McKenny

"Some guys play hockey. Gretzky plays 40mph chess." ~Lowell Cohn, Sportswriter

"I have been practising since I was 4 or 5 years old, but that wasn't really practice. I was just having fun.... I just loved to play hockey."Sidney Crosby

"I had to play the same style all the way through. I couldn't beat people with my strength; I don't have a hard shot; I'm not the quickest skater in the league. My eyes and my mind have to do most of the work."Wayne Gretzky

"The only way a kid is going to practise is if it's total fun for him... and it was for me."Wayne Gretzky

"When I broke into professional hockey at 17 I was told that I was too small and too slow and I wouldn't make the NHL. Now it's kind of flip-flopped and the sense is I can't be a good coach because I was a great athlete."Wayne Gretzky

"You'll never catch me bragging about goals, but I'll talk all you want about my assists."Wayne Gretzky

(About hockey) "I don't think any one person will ever be bigger than the game."Wayne Gretzky

(About winning the Stanley Cup) "You know, I've held women and babies and jewels and money, but nothing will ever feel as good as holding that Cup." ~ Wayne Gretzky

"Little girls now have a chance to look up and see women playing soccer, basketball, softball and now hockey - and know they can win a gold medal, too."Angela Ruggiero

"It would be a good thing if there were a challenge cup, which should be held, from year to year, by the champion hockey club of the Dominion."Lord Stanley